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A call to clinicians: Contrary to what you’ve been taught, use social media

From the beginning of medical school, one of the first things “instructional videos” that we had to watch during orientation was about “social media” and what “not to do.” There began this stigma, and it was frowned upon to use social media if you were a clinician. There are the obvious things that physicians should […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA


A Note on Stigma from a Woman Who Is Trying to Fit In

The Super Bowl party that I attended was a quiet affair, about seven couples, with sloppy joes, a vegetable tray, chicken wings and beer and wine. Like magic, the men landed in the great room in front of the television and the women fixed themselves in the kitchen around the food. It was an older crowd; almost all of us were in our 50s somewhere. We had kids and some of us even had a grandkid or two. The hostess was impeccable, asking each of us about our lives and our families. “So when is y...
Tags: Psychology, Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorder, Psychotherapy, Mom, Stereotypes, Stigma, Stigmatization


You Can Finally Feel Cute Wearing a Pimple Patch Thanks to These Adorable Pink Hearts

Wearing a pimple patch doesn't exactly make me feel cute, but then again, I've never worn a heart-shaped one. After discovering these Truly Organic Heart-Shaped Acne Patches ($6), I'm inspired to toss out my blah-looking dots in favor of these selfie-worthy cuties. As sweet and innocent-looking as they are, these patches also get the job done, according to online reviews. They contain hydrocolloid, which is effective at drawing out fluid and getting all the gunk out of a blemish (a gross but sat...
Tags: Shopping, Acne, Valentine's Day, Beauty, Skin Care, Urban Outfitters, Beauty Shopping, Acne Treatments


Hmm, This Anti-Vaccination Rally Amid a Major Measles Outbreak Is a Little Too on the Nose

Amid a measles outbreak in Washington state that officials have confirmed has spread to at least 51 people and suspect to have spread to over a dozen others, hundreds of people showed up to a rally on Friday to demand the right to keep exposing their kids to the possibility of contracting easily prevented, potentially…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Washington, MMR, Outbreak, Vaccines, Measles, Antivaxxers, Vaccinate Your Children, Mmr Vaccine, Anti Vaccination Rally Amid


The dark side of music: Using sound in torture

General Augusto Pinochet's authoritarian regime, in Chile from 1973 to 1990, was known for its kidnappings, imprisonments and torture. One prisoner remembers it all too well.
Tags: Health, Chile, Augusto Pinochet


Why bioethicists fall short of connecting with clinicians

An excerpt from Rethinking Health Care Ethics. Health professionals have not been well served, or at least not well enough served, by the academic community of bioethicists — the philosophers, theologians, lawyers, and social scientists of various sorts who have come to dominate, worldwide, the diverse fields of health care ethics over the last half-century. The […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, Rethinking Health Care Ethics Health


Opioid strong enough to sedate elephants on rise in Ohio, coroners warn

Carfentanil, described as ‘extremely potent’ and often undetectable, involved in multiple overdose deathsCoroners in two of Ohio’s largest counties have issued drug abuse warnings following the reappearance of an opioid so powerful it’s sometimes used to sedate elephants.Dr Anahi Ortiz is coroner in Franklin county in central Ohio. She said Friday that the county which calls Columbus home had at least three carfentanil-related overdose deaths in January. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Drugs, US news, Ohio, Columbus, Franklin County, Opioids, Carfentanil, Anahi Ortiz, Opioids crisis


Mancow Muller: James MacDonald is Out at Harvest Bible Chapel (UPDATED)

Updates at the end of the post… For several days, sources have told me that an announcement would be made today or tomorrow from Harvest Bible Chapel that James MacDonald was leaving Harvest Bible Chapel. I have been unable to confirm them but yesterday radio personality and former (?) friend of MacDonald broadcast his contention that MacDonald was out. The transcript of the announcement is at The Elephant’s Debt and was the subject of tweets from Muller. Here is a portion: And this weekend, the...
Tags: Health, Florida, Chicago, Infertility, Hbc, Luke, Rick, MacDonald, Landon, Roys, James MacDonald, Elders, Executive Leadership Team, Julie Roys, Harvest Bible Chapel, Mancow Muller


5 things emergency physicians should consider when looking for jobs

Whether you recently completed your residency as an emergency medicine (EM) physician or are ready to move on from your current position, potential locations for work are undoubtedly a big factor in determining which emergency physician jobs you’re willing to consider. If you have children, location is especially important, because you want to be confident they can […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Feeling Completely and Utterly Alone Because You Have a Mental Illness? This Can Help

You have a mental illness, and you feel incredibly alone. Intellectually, you know that you are one of millions of people who also have a mental illness—people who also have depression or an anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. You know that you’re not the only person on this planet to be in pain. But it doesn’t matter. Because it looks like everyone around you is just fine. You’re the only one who has a hard time getting out of bed, who feels overwhelmed by everything, no matt...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Support, Disorders, Self-help, Mental Illness, Loneliness, Stigma, Inspiration & Hope, Chapman, Louisville Kentucky, Saenz Sierzega, Chandler Ariz, Irvine Calif, Kingman


The Simplest Way To Feel Relaxed And Safe (M)

The technique lowers the heart-rate and turns off the body's threat response. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Jeremy Dean, Acceptance, Subscribers-only


The Common Vitamin Linked To Weight Loss

The vitamin was also linked to losing more belly fat. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Weight Loss, Jeremy Dean


Judge critical of Mass. mental health services for children

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A federal judge has criticized Massachusetts for being too slow to provide mental health services to low-income children. The Boston Globe reports U.S. District Judge Michael Ponsor in Springfield rebuked the state in an order Thursday and denied its request for those services to be removed from court oversight. The judge […]
Tags: Health, News, Massachusetts, Ap, Nation, Springfield, The Boston Globe, Springfield Mass, Michael Ponsor


Just 6% of vulnerable detainees released from UK immigration centres

Freedom from Torture says keeping at-risk abuse survivors ‘locked up’ is ‘unacceptable’Only 6% of detainees classified as “vulnerable and at risk” following abuse including torture, sexual violence or trafficking were subsequently released from UK immigration centres, according to shocking data.Annual government figures reveal that just 364 of 6,300 individuals who were identified by doctors and social workers as at particular risk of harm were subsequently allowed out of detention. Continue rea...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Mental Health, Torture, Sajid Javid, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal


Media literacy - Can you believe your lyin eyes?

Editor's note: An area why this idea of misperception is especially egregious is in witness testimony in criminal trials where innocent people are falsely identified and purported to have done things they did not do. Witness testimonies are often inaccurate and unreliable. We tend to see what we think we should see rather than what is really there. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G Markham


Coroners issue warnings following new opioid death spikes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Coroners in two of Ohio’s largest counties have issued drug abuse warnings following the reappearance of an opioid so powerful it’s sometimes used to sedate elephants. Dr. Anahi Ortiz (AN’-ih-hee ohr-TEEZ’) is coroner in Franklin County in central Ohio. She said Friday that the county which calls Columbus home had at […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Ohio, Columbus, COLUMBUS Ohio, Franklin County, Anahi Ortiz


Pediatrician: How I partnered with parents who didn't want to vaccinate

Vaccinating, like all parenting decisions, is one that is made from a place of love and caring. A parent who chooses to vaccinate has their child's best interest at heart, as does a parent who chooses not to vaccinate.
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Media narrative about gun violence is not based on the facts

From Psychatric Services, December, 2018 by Jeffrey Swanson Since 2000, more than 1.5 million people in the United States have been injured by a firearm, and a half-million have died. This total surpasses the combined U.S. military combat death toll of World Wars I and II. Of these gun deaths, 59% were suicides, and 37% were homicides ( 1 ). Mass shootings accounted for less than one-tenth of 1% ( 2 ).  Still, the national conversation about gun violence tends to focus on senseless rampages b...
Tags: Health, Guns, United States, Infertility, David G Markham, Jeffrey Swanson, False Narrative


Depression 101: Dallas schoolkids learn about mental health

DALLAS (AP) — In a scenario playing out in more and more classrooms around the world, a Dallas teenager recently asked her classmate if anything was wrong, noting that she hadn’t been acting like herself. The brusque reply: “Just leave me alone.” The ninth-graders at the Uplift Hampton Preparatory school were role-playing as part of […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Dallas, Uplift Hampton Preparatory


Psychology Around the Net: February 9, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers the APA’s “Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men” (and Dr. Jordan Peterson’s reaction to it), how psychological placebos affect us, difficult things you need to start doing for yourself now, and more! Jordan Peterson: It’s Ideology vs. Science in Psychology’s War on Boys and Men: The American Psychological Association (APA) has released its Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men, which science writer Stephanie Pap...
Tags: Psychology, England, APA, Cardi, American Psychological Association APA, Stephanie Pappas, Jordan Peterson


MKSAP: 32-year-old man with an intermittent pruritic rash

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 32-year-old man is evaluated for an intermittent pruritic rash of 8 years’ duration. Medical history is significant for mild persistent asthma. His only medications are an albuterol inhaler and an inhaled glucocorticoid. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. There […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Dermatology, American College of Physicians, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well

‘A consistent seven to nine-hour sleep each night is the most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health’Do you think you got enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm clock, feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed nations fail to obtain the recommended eight hours of nightly sleep.Indeed, surveys by the and YouGov r...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Obesity, Cancer, Life and style, Society, Heart Attack, Britain, Health & wellbeing, Alzheimer's, Yougov, Sleep apnoea



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