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Multistate E. coli outbreak says CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking at a Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli outbreak that has spilled across state borders to affect people living in at least five states.
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New HIV drug that is like a "Swiss Army knife of immunotherapies"

HIV is a tricky virus that causes a unique phenomenon where the virus hides within the immune cells of patients when they are on treatment with the antiretroviral therapy (ART) drugs. When they are off the drugs, the virus comes back.
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On average 6 people die every day in the U.S. from Alcohol overdoses

In the United States,  six people die each day  from periods of extreme binge drinking that lead to alcohol overdose, also known as alcohol poisoning. When taking into account all alcohol-related causes of death (e.g., liver disease, motor vehicle crashes), there were  88,424 alcohol-attributable deaths  per year on average from 2006 to 2010.  [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, United States, Infertility, David G Markham


Narcotics are not necessary for recovery after plastic surgery

When it comes to plastic surgery, I have found that many people — doctors included — expect post-surgical pain, so they plan for that assumption. This means preparing for days, weeks, or months of narcotics use. This mode of thinking begins long before any incisions are made, virtually guaranteeing a patient will be taking opioids. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Pet first aid awareness month

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Tags: Health, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid


Vitamin D

Does anyone know the lab process for measuring one’s vitamin D? I am not looking for a main in test. I would like to be able to do some of my own blood lab testing. Vitamin D is my focus right now. Maybe there is an indirect test. I mean a measurement of blood that would not measure vitamin D directly but would vary based on the vitamin D level. What ever you have know will be appreciated.
Tags: Health, Weapon, Vitamin D, Fitness and First Aid


7 Relationship Benefits of Good Communication

Are you listening? Relationships can be tough. Building a “context” of what your mate is really saying significantly increases emotional intimacy and closeness between the two of you. And, equally important, not only does building context help you learn how to be a better listener, but it also significantly lessens the disagreements couples have and improves your communication skills. We don’t always exactly mean what we say in our conversation. We open our mouth and some sentences come out. ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Trust, Communication, Intimacy, John, Publishers, Yourtango, Communication Skills


Mental health service should be expanded to an opt-out model, expert says

Many people receiving compulsory mental health treatment are not even aware the advocacy service existsAn advocacy service for people who have been involuntarily detained in mental health wards should be expanded to an opt-out model so patients do not slip through the cracks, an independent evaluation has found.The Independent Mental Health Advocacy service (IMHA) was established in 2015 to support people receiving compulsory mental health treatment in Victoria and ensure they are aware of their...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Mental Health, Victoria, Independent Mental Health Advocacy, IMHA


Bias when treating supporters of President Trump

President Donald Trump held a rally near my medical school last week. While sitting in a small conference room during a lecture the morning of the event, my professor chuckled while clutching his phone. He looked up and around at all of us, remarking that his friend had texted him about the Trump supporters waiting […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Donald Trump, Trump, Medical School, PA NP, Washington Watch, CRNA


Mozambique recovers from cyclone, fights threat of cholera

BOPIRA, Mozambique (AP) — As battered notebook in the lists the people still alive in this village after a devastating cyclone. But sip by sip, a deadly threat remains. Nearly a month after Cyclone Idai made landfall and unleashed flooding that reached the tops of trees, more than 1,300 people in Bopira have been drinking […]
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Mozambique, BOPIRA Mozambique, Bopira


An Early Alzheimer’s Indicator Is In The Eyes (M)

Early diagnosis is critical to Alzheimer's disease as it allows treatments to begin sooner. → 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, Dementia, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


What physicians miss when thinking about side gigs

In the search of looking for alternative sources of income in the last couple of years, I’ve had somewhat of an existential crisis that I think is worth sharing. As physicians looking for side gigs, we naturally limit the scope of that search to jobs that for the most part capitalize on our MD/DO credential. […] 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, CRNA


9 Tips and Tricks for Creating a Calming Bedtime Routine When You Have Kids

It’s safe to say that everyone knows about the importance of having a bedtime routine for helping us get a good night’s sleep. But when you have kids, things can get tricky, because there are plenty of competing factors. Sometimes, it takes forever, plus an hour, to get your child to bed, and by that point, you’re exhausted — and restless. Maybe you find yourself zoning out on the couch or staring at the ceiling, thinking about the 100,000 things you need to do. And maybe you start doing the...
Tags: Psychology, General, Parenting, Sleep, Children, Habits, Self-help, Hyperactivity, Mental Health And Wellness, Robinson, Clark, Sleep Habits, Sara Robinson, Sleep Hygiene, Bedtime, Keely Clark


This Easy Breakfast Reduces ‘Bad’ Cholesterol Levels

'Bad' cholesterol can block the arteries, leading to cardiovascular disease. → 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, Cholesterol, Jeremy Dean


Smoking pot vs. tobacco: What science says about lighting up

NEW YORK (AP) — As more states make it legal to smoke marijuana, some officials, researchers and others worry what that might mean for one of the country’s biggest public health successes: curbing cigarette smoking. The juxtaposition strikes some as jarring after generations of Americans have gotten the message that smoking endangers their health. Meanwhile, […]
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1/3 OF COUPLES CONCEIVE NATURALLY AFTER IVF STUDY SAYS

I have posted a number of articles about women and couples who conceive naturally either after having a baby through IVF or after failed IVF.  A recently published study confirms that about 30% of couples will go on to have a natural conception after IVF.  These numbers are certainly encouraging if you are currently undergoing fertility treatments and want to quit or if your fertility treatments failed.   Although I wasn't part of the study, you can count me in as a so called "hopeless ca...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, IVF ICSI


New health care bills before California Legislature aim for better access and affordability

Dr. Anjali Mahoney, regional medical director for AltaMed, chats with patient Teressa Silver, 60, at the Huntington Beach office on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. About 20 percent of the patients who visit this clinic are uninsured, Mahoney said.(Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Dr. Anjali Mahoney, regional medical director for AltaMed, in Huntington Beach on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Mahoney said about 20 percent of the patients who visit the clinic don’t have health ins...
Tags: Health, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Palmer, Orange County, Wood, Gavin Newsom, Univision, Huntington Beach, Legislature, California Legislature, Department of Finance


7 Simple Ways to Ease Anxiety

Anxiety serves a life-saving role when we are in real danger. Adrenaline pumps through our system, and suddenly we can run like Usain Bolt and lift a 200-pound man without much effort. However, most of the time, anxiety is like a fire alarm with a dead battery that beeps annoyingly every five minutes when there is absolutely nothing to worry about. We experience the heart palpitations, restlessness, panic, and nausea as if a saber-toothed tiger were 20 yards away. Thankfully there are a few simp...
Tags: Psychology, California, Research, Self-help, Anxiety, New York Times, Relaxation, Philadelphia, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Anxious Thoughts, Coping Skills, Loma Linda University, Benedict Carey, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, University of California at David Medical Center


A physician’s love-hate relationship with her pager

When my colleagues and I reported for new intern orientation 19 years ago, we were given navy scrubs emblazoned with the residency program’s logo, a couple of creased and blindingly clean white coats, and, of course, a standard issue pager. I will admit that there was something thrilling about having my own tools of the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Migraine sufferer says sea swimming 'helps ease' her illness

Beth Francis takes a dip in the cold sea for the 100th time today as she seeks a Migraine cure.
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