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Alex Trebek diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A brave journey begins.

The news that Alex Trebek has advanced stage IV pancreatic cancer has been met with an outpouring of support and good wishes, as would be expected for someone who has been a part of our lives for so many years. The fact is, pancreatic cancer is a difficult disease to treat effectively. That is due in no small […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Alex Trebek diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A new journey begins.

The news that Alex Trebek has advanced stage IV pancreatic cancer has been met with an outpouring of support and good wishes, as would be expected for someone who has been a part of our lives for so many years. The fact is, pancreatic cancer is a difficult disease to treat effectively. That is due in no small […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Alex Trebek, Conditions, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Another cost of the Washington measles outbreak: The 800 students kept out of school

If measles is diagnosed in a school, anyone -- student or teacher -- who does not have proof of vaccination has to be kept out of school. Students are struggling to keep up at home, parents are juggling child care and teachers have to shift duties.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Washington, Local Politics, Local News


California looks to lead nation in unraveling childhood trauma

Imagine identifying a toxin so potent it could rewire a child's brain and erode his immune system. A substance that, in high doses, tripled the risk of heart disease and lung cancer and reduced life expectancy by 20 years.
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Study finds significant gender and racial disparities in osteoporosis treatment

New research indicates that elderly men are significantly undertreated for osteoporosis compared with elderly women, and blacks have the lowest treatment rates among racial/ethnic groups.
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Call for aged care homes to have regular screening for depression

Co-author of study finding 140 suicides from 2000 to 2013 says transition programs needed for new nursing home residentsAn aged care expert is calling for nursing homes to introduce special programs to help new residents settle in as well as regular screenings for depression.A study released last year by Monash University researcher Briony Murphy and Professor Joseph Ibrahim uncovered 140 nursing home suicides in Australia between 2000 and 2013. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Mental Health, Depression, Monash University, Aged Care, Royal commission into aged care quality and safety, Briony Murphy, Joseph Ibrahim


Patients question how FDA approves medical devices

There’s no doubt that surgically implanted medical devices can improve lives. Hip and knee replacements can help people regain their mobility. Drug pumps can deliver doses of pain-relieving medicine on demand. And metal rods can stabilize spines and broken bones.
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Eugenics and Republicans: What Dinesh D’Souza Should Learn from History

Last week in a Twitter response to Princeton historian Kevin Kruse, Dinesh D’Souza linked to a 2017 article from Breitbart in which he claimed the following: Hitler learned a great deal from the Democrats and from American progressives.  He got some of his core policy strategies from them. Specifically, D’Souza claimed Hitler copied three policies from American Democrats – the treatment of native Americans, the segregation of African-Americans, and sterilization laws and the eugenics movement fr...
Tags: Health, Twitter, California, France, Germany, America, Gop, United States, Davis, San Diego, Norway, Hitler, Republican, Johnson, Princeton, Charlottesville


Esketamine nasal spray approved for management of treatment-resistant depression

The United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) have approved for sale a new nasal spray containing Esketamine for the management of treatment-resistant depression.
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Intense weight loss with the soups and shakes could reverse type 2 diabetes

A new study looking at the long term effects of losing substantial amounts of weight has found that it could reverse type 2 diabetes in more than a third of the patients. With the rising epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes around the world, this could be an important finding.
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Ankle FAK - musings

Refurbished my aging AFAK today and with time on my hands, pondered it. Have not seen this in general use outside of very particular applications, but for many years I have worn an AFAK (ankle first aid kit) when travelling and working. It's handy, discreet, always "on", and surprisingly useful even when First Aid is not called for. It's especially useful when you are on business or casual travel and you need one or more items from it. (It's not intended to be in any way a replacement for my ...
Tags: Health, US, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid, Coleman, Leatherman, Laerdal


Large study finds no connection between MMR vaccine and autism

Finally the verdict is out. A large study has proven conclusively that there is no association between Measles Mumps and Rubella combined vaccine or the MMR vaccine and autism. The results of the landmark study were published in the latest issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Cocoa can benefit patients with multiple sclerosis

A new study has shown that drinking hot chocolate daily could help to reduce fatigue and tiredness among people suffering from MS (multiple sclerosis). The results of this new study were published in the latest issue of the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Tags: Health, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery


The most loving thing: end of life and saying goodbye

“Grandma fell and we’re in the emergency room. She’s very distressed and does not look good. I’m going to put the doctor on the phone.” I could hear my mother’s voice strain on the other end of the phone line as I braced myself for my conversation with the emergency department physician. The emergency physician […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Conditions, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Alzheimer's disease often detected late due to lack of screening finds report

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is fast becoming an important presence. A new survey released as part of the Alzheimer's Association's 2019 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report has revealed that there is often a delay in seeking help for dementia and associated cognitive decline.
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6 Mental & Emotional Flaming Hoops You Jump Through for Your Kids

Few parents, if any, will say that parenting is a walk in the park. The truth is that parenting is real, raw, and involves a great deal of hard work. It’s not all rainbows and butterflies. While the happy moments are certainly there, they tend to get overshadowed by moments of anxiety, frustration, and fatigue. Our lives change once kids come on the scene and nothing is ever the same again. From dealing with the toddler tantrums to the taxing teen years and their eventual adulthood, nothing a...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Self-help, Guilt, Peer Pressure, Shame, Adolescence, Motivation And Inspiration, Children And Teens, Reneau, Risky Behaviors


Abortion back on agenda in NSW as decriminalisation push gathers pace

Labor, Greens and key independent signal they will pursue changes to Crimes ActAbortion decriminalisation is likely to be back on the agenda in the next New South Wales parliament, with Labor, the Greens and a key independent signalling they will pursue it.On Wednesday federal Labor announced a national sexual and reproductive rights strategy to improve access to contraceptives and abortion, and vowed to work with the states on decriminalisation. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Labor, Women, Australia news, New South Wales, Abortion, New South Wales politics, Labor party, Australian Greens, Labor Greens, Labor the Greens, Gladys Berejiklian, New South Wales election 2019


Symposium: On a petition that does not exist

Kyle Hawkins is the solicitor general of Texas. SCOTUSblog has asked me to assess whether the Supreme Court should grant a cert petition that does not exist. That petition, should it ever come to be, would probably be styled June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee, though we can’t be 100 percent sure until we see it. It presumably would be about a Louisiana law that, operating within the confines of the Supreme Court’s 2016 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, requires abortion providers t...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, U S Court of Appeals, Casey, Hellerstedt, 5th Circuit, Merits Cases, Whole Woman 's Health, Southeastern Pa, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Brett Kavanaugh, Kyle Hawkins


In scathing ruling, judge rips insurer for putting 'bottom line' over patients' health

In a scathing decision, a federal judge blasted a subsidiary of the nation's largest insurance company for focusing on the "bottom line as much or more" than patients' health, saying the insurer illegally denied treatment to thousands of people. The judge also slammed the company's medical directors for being "deceptive" under oath.
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Higher rates of anxiety and depression found among patients with atopic dermatitis

A British Journal of Dermatology study has found substantially higher rates of anxiety and depression among US adults with atopic dermatitis, compared to those without. The study also found that anxiety and depression often go undiagnosed in these individuals.
Tags: Health, US, British Journal of Dermatology


Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection

Hospital admissions for a dangerous heart infection related to intravenous drug use increased by 436 percent from 2012-2017 at a medical center in a region hit hard by the nation's opioid crisis, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
Tags: Health, American College of Cardiology


Study shows resistance training as viable option to prevent type 2 diabetes

A new study published in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews points to the benefits of exercise, especially resistance training, for preventing type 2 diabetes.
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Using Paid and Free Facebook Methods to Recruit Australian Parents to an Online Survey: An Evaluation

Background: The prevalence of social media makes it a potential alternative to traditional offline methods of recruiting and engaging participants in health research. Despite burgeoning use and interest, few studies have rigorously evaluated its effectiveness and feasibility in terms of recruitment rates and costs, sample representativeness, and retention. Objective: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of using Facebook to recruit employed Australian parents to an online survey about m...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia, Paid Facebook, Free Facebook Methods, Facebook Recruitment, Facebook Retention


Become more than a clinician. Be a healer.

When a patient goes to the doctor, they usually have a specific health problem in mind. Sometimes, the treatment is straightforward; a urinary tract infection warrants antibiotics. A laceration can be sutured. Other issues, however, are more complex. For example, communicating a terminal diagnosis to a patient. Consoling his grieving widow two months later. In […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


WOMAN AGE 40 CONCEIVES NATURALLY AFTER 7 FAILED IVF'S OVER 14 YEARS

Wow, what a story. This article talks about a woman who tried to get pregnant for 14 years.She had numerous failed IVF's and even tried surrogates. Imagine the time, money, and emotional turmoil she went through only to get pregnant naturally. 25% Of Women With Failed IVF Go On To Get Pregnant Naturally Fertility Jewelry at the Fertility Shop, click here  She did have complications with her pregnancy, but I wonder how much sooner she may have gotten pregnant had she not been...
Tags: Health, London, Infertility, Louis, Tommy, Sandy Robertson, St Thomas Hospital, Fertility Shop, Lucy Fitzpatrick, Andy Shennan, Standard Mrs Fitzpatrick


Low-carb diets linked to atrial fibrillation

Low-carb diets are all the rage, but can cutting carbohydrates spell trouble for your heart? People getting a low proportion of their daily calories from carbohydrates such as grains, fruits and starchy vegetables are significantly more likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder, according to a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session.
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Even with measles outbreaks across the US, at least 20 states have proposed anti-vaccination bills

Across the country, counties are reporting measles cases: at least 206 in 11 states, per the latest count. On social media, platforms such as Facebook and YouTube are facing pressure to crack down on conspiracy theories and misinformation about vaccines. And on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are discussing what they're calling "a growing public health threat."


Knee pain not associated with daily walking levels in people with knee osteoarthritis

Knee pain was not associated with daily walking levels in an Arthritis Care & Research study of individuals with mild-to-moderate, symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.
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Nevada cites US warnings in bid to block plutonium shipments

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s latest bid to block incoming shipments of weapons-grade plutonium points to the U.S. Energy Department’s own scientific warnings about the dangers of prematurely moving the highly radioactive material out of South Carolina. State lawyers say in briefs filed this week with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, US, Nation, Nevada, South Carolina State, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, RENO Nev AP, U S Energy Department


Cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes

Individuals who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at higher risk for developing high blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and eventually type 2 diabetes, according to an analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
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