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Have bad news for your patients? Mind your metaphors.

First, the cancer diagnosis. Then, the barrage of trite encouragements: You can beat this! Don’t give up. Keep fighting! It’s not only friends and family members who utter these clichés — usually at a loss of what else to say. Health care providers also attempt to bolster patients’ morale with well-intentioned but well-worn phrases too. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Mental Health and Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is defined as abnormally excessive sweating unrelated to heat or exercise. If you have this condition you might find yourself sweating so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands. Hands, feet, underarms and the face are areas that are typically affected, and the sweating usually occurs on both sides of the body. The most common form of hyperhidrosis is known as primary focal (essential) hyperhidrosis. The nerves responsible for signaling sweat glands be...
Tags: Psychology, Mental Health, Dehydration, Sweat, Mental Health And Wellness, Glaser, Sweating, Hyperhidrosis, International Hyperhidrosis Society, Dee Anna Glaser


State public health-care plan clears Washington House

The proposal would create a state insurance option that would be offered at a discounted rate to some. It would also require officials to plan expanded state subsidies for private insurance, including for part of the middle class.
Tags: Health, Business, News, Local Politics, Local News, Northwest, Washington House


Oklahoma judge denies delay requests in opioid lawsuit

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has denied a request by 13 pharmaceutical companies to delay the state’s lawsuit accusing them of fraudulently marketing drugs that have fueled the opioid crisis. The Oklahoman reports that Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman rejected the motion Friday and says “the wheels of justice will continue to […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Nation, Oklahoma, Cleveland County, NORMAN Okla AP, Thad Balkman


Physicians are now lab rats

Pay for performance (P4P) is all the rage in health care. Big Pharma led the way, and the popular press would have you believe that one can “incentivize” physicians and their clinical colleagues with as little as a sandwich and a bag of chips. Corporations have used bonuses, stock options, and commissions for years as […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Practice Management, Big Pharma, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children, finds study

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution.
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Study finds high rate of viral suppression among people new to HIV care

Eighty-six percent of individuals who entered HIV care soon after diagnosis maintained viral suppression after 48 weeks during a clinical trial conducted at four National Institutes of Health-funded Centers for AIDS Research across the United States.
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Surveys show 13% decrease in consumption of fruit and vegetables by Canadians

Two surveys taken 11 years apart show a 13-per-cent decrease in the amount of fruit and vegetables being consumed by Canadians, new University of British Columbia research has found.
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Zinc could help develop new non-antibiotic treatment for bacterial diseases

New details about the role of zinc in our immune system could help the development of new non-antibiotic treatment strategies for bacterial diseases, such as urinary tract infections.
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Social Conformity Begins At This Age (M)

Some people in the study followed other people's advice even when they knew it was wrong. → 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 Yo...
Tags: Psychology, Jeremy Dean, Child Psychology, Subscribers-only


#MeToo: A culture change is needed in health care

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. The #MeToo movement exploded into the national spotlight in October 2017 with The New York Times exposé of sexual abuse allegations against Hollywood media mogul Harvey Weinstein. It has since encouraged thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of people to come forward and share their stories of sexual harassment, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Hollywood, Policy, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


7 Ways to Help a Child Deal with Traumatic Stress

Life is stressful. That’s a fact. To grow and learn we must try new things. Struggling, prevailing, and tolerating failures along the way builds confidence and the deep feeling in a child that “I can do it.” But the positive aspects of struggle and stress are lost when the amount of stress becomes too great and/or sustained. Persistent and long-lasting stress on the mind and body caused by overwhelming emotions leads to traumatic stress, a condition characterized by a nervous system in ove...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Immigration, Ptsd, Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Child Sex Abuse, Children And Teens, Attachment Theory, John Bowlby, Play Therapy, Emotional Expression, Posttraumatic Stress, Hypervigilant, Polyvagal theory, Ways to Help


The Familiar Drink Linked To Easy Weight Loss

People in the study lost 5.5 pounds, without changing their diet or doing any more exercise. → 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...
Tags: Psychology, Weight Loss, Jeremy Dean


Health: How to wrap your head – and your internal clock – around springing forward for Daylight Saving Time

By Dennis Hwang, MD Contributing writer March 10, 2019 is Daylight Saving Time. Daylight Saving Time normally signals the incoming spring season, extra sunshine in the evenings for those late walks, but for some, like parents with young children, you’re dreading the hour of sleep we are all going to lose on Sunday – and the effects can be noticeable. Dennis Hwang, MD (Courtesy of Kaiser Permanente) We are living in a time where numerous studies are showing that 1/3 of Americans are sleep dep...
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Senior Living: Families facing early Alzheimer’s disease are not alone

By David W. Hart, Ph.D. Contributing writer One of the questions that I receive most frequently goes something like this: why are there so many more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other dementias today compared to two or three generations ago? The simple answer is that more of us are living longer today than ever before and age is the number one risk factor for developing dementia. In fact, about 40 percent of individuals over the age of 80 have some form of cognitive ...
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Ebola treatment center in Congo is attacked again; 1 dead

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Armed assailants again attacked an Ebola treatment center in the heart of eastern Congo’s deadly outbreak on Saturday, with the mayor reporting one police officer killed. The early-morning attack in Butembo came less than a week after the treatment center reopened following an attack last month that forced aid group Doctors […]
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Congo, KINSHASA Congo, Butembo


"Newness or difference from the norm is a very urban, almost postmodern, quest. It is recent. It is class-based."

Said NYT food-studies scholar Krishnendu Ray, quoted in "The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day" by Joe Pinsker in The Atlantic. Pinsker goes on:So, when accounting for the totality of human experience, it is the variety-seekers—not the same-lunchers—who are the unusual ones....The daily rituals of office life are characterized by their monotony and roteness, and bringing a different lunch each day is a sunny, inspired attempt to combat all the repetition. I do genuinely appreciate the optim...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Food, Marriage, Sleep, Law, Friends, Fish, Boredom, Cnbc, Ray, Tupperware, Normal, Cooper, Ann Althouse, Krishnendu Ray


Tips for managing an anxiety attack - "Grounding"

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Psychology Around the Net: March 9, 2019

Happy Saturday (or whatever day you’re reading this) sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers a personal account of how running helped one author’s anxiety and fear, how green spaces work to boost your well-being and social connections, why “hip” office settings aren’t benefiting employees the way employers would like them to, and more. Enjoy! Moving the Body, Boosting the Mind: Running Your Way to Better Mental Health: Bella Mackie, author of Jog On: How Running Saved My L...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Research, Depression, Anxiety, Running, Detachment, ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Green Spaces, Self-compassion, Anxiety And Panic, Motivation And Inspiration, Psychology Around The Net, Health-related, Industrial And Workplace


MKSAP: 40-year-old man with a new skin rash of 10 days’ duration

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 40-year-old man is evaluated for a new skin rash of 10 days’ duration. The rash appeared abruptly and is not tender or pruritic. The patient has poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus. His current medications include metformin and glyburide. Family […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Dermatology, American College of Physicians, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Low adherence to cholesterol-lowering drugs also has beneficial effect in patients with type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes patients' risk of cardiovascular disease and death decreases if they actually take the cholesterol-lowering drugs as prescribed. However, research shows that the risk is also reduced if they do not take the full dosage.
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I’m No Longer Allowed to Enjoy Something with My Friend

Hello. For my issue, it might seem silly. I feel as if I’m no longer allowed to enjoy something with my friend G. My friend G and I enjoy certain things together, like the video game of Splatoon. I find it great to talk to her about that game that we love so much. However, I got into Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and at first, she wasn’t into it. All of a sudden, she changes her mind and tries to make it her own thing. It’s like you get into the sport of basketball, and your friend gets i...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Friendship, Disappointment, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Jealousy, Zelda


Researchers explore how the brain changes over the course of Alzheimer's disease

What changes in the brain are caused by Alzheimer's disease? How do these changes differ from those observed in the normal aging process? Researchers from the CNRS, the école pratique des hautes études and the University of Valencia explored these questions by analyzing over 4,000 MRI scans of healthy and diseased brains using the "volBrain" platform.
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Study on families of children with pediatric-onset MS examines baffling, often-overlooked disease

Seemingly overnight, healthy children develop mysterious, potentially disabling symptoms. When children finally receive a diagnosis, often after weeks of tests and office and hospital visits, the parents may be shocked to learn that they have multiple sclerosis - a potentially disabling autoimmune disease once believed to affect only adults.
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Comprehensive analysis of sewage reveals antimicrobial resistance levels worldwide

A comprehensive analysis of sewage collected in 74 cities in 60 countries has yielded the first, comparable global data, which show the levels and types of antimicrobial resistant bacteria that are present in mainly healthy people in these countries.
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FDA announces sweeping plan to review safety of surgical staplers

The Food and Drug Administration announced a sweeping plan on Friday to review and address the safety of surgical staplers, including a new examination of seven years' worth of hidden reports highlighted Thursday in a Kaiser Health News investigation.
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An alternative to Alternative Medicine?

( = || []).push({}); There cannot be two kinds of medicine — conventional and alternative. There is only medicine that has been adequately tested and medicine that has not, medicine that works and medicine that may or may not work. Once a treatment has been tested rigorously, it no longer matters whether it was considered alternative at the outset. If it is found to be reasonably safe and effective, it will be accepted Marcia Angell (first wo...
Tags: Health, Featured, Atlantic, Darwin, Robert Koch, Barry Schwartz, Pasteur, Marcia Angell, Joseph Murphy, James Randi, Harriet Hall, Hahnemann, NEJM Louis Pasteur, Antoine Bechamp, Bechamp, James Esdaille



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