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Bill to allow medical marijuana in school, administered by parents, advances in Olympia

Democratic and Republican lawmakers described the legislation as aimed at students that need medical marijuana for relief from chronic illnesses. The bill would allow marijuana-infused products, but specifically bans smoking pot and products high in the psychoactive chemical THC.
Tags: Health, News, Education, Republican, Local News, Northwest, Olympia


Psychedelic renaissance: could MDMA help with PTSD, depression and anxiety?

As Australia’s first trial for psychedelic therapy for terminally ill patients gets under way, a growing movement says it could also help other conditionsIn August 2016 I went to New York for the first time. On the second evening, as the sun slipped behind the building across the street, I was sitting on a long couch on the top floor of an old church. All around me instruments were scattered on the floor – singing bowls, tuning forks, rainsticks, Tibetan bells. At the foot of a wall carpeted com...
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As a cardiologist, I’m concerned that California isn’t very heart healthy

California is often perceived as a state where healthy habits abound — with a yoga studio on every block and kale salads on every plate. Unfortunately, I know in my daily practice as a cardiologist that this is far from the truth and that diseases due to poor diet and lifestyle are abundant here in […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The 10 Warning Signs of Having a Victim Mentality

When you feel like a victim, you’ll end up stuck. It can be depressing to be around someone who is always negative and constantly complains about everything. Someone with a victim mentality and negativity bias usually finds things wrong with their life or feel that they do not deserve the good things in life. Thus, their life goes nowhere. In order to detect if someone is playing the victim, they usually look at the glass half empty as a reflection for what is really going on deep down inside...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Negativity, Self-confidence, Responsibility, Publishers, Victim, Yourtango, Negativity Bias, Self Love, Making Excuses, Self-destructive, Victim Mentality, Self-sabotaging, Co Dependency, Coping Behavior


A medical student’s reflection on burnout

From the moment we begin medical school, we strive to achieve the best we can. That ranges from getting good grades to filling our CV with community work and research experience. With the increasing competitiveness of residency programs, this can be aggravating. The striving, although needed, keeps sucking our energy, our souls, and sometimes our […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School


Face-to-Face Versus Video Assessment of Facial Paralysis: Implications for Telemedicine

Background: Patients with facial nerve paralysis (FNP) experience challenges in accessing health care that could potentially be overcome by telemedicine. However, the reliability of telemedicine has yet to be established in this field. Objective: This study aimed to investigate the consistency between face-to-face and video assessments of patients with FNP by experienced clinicians. Methods: A repeated-measures design was used. A total of 7 clinicians assessed the FNP of 28 patients in a face-to...
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Privacy-Preserving Record Grouping and Consent Management Based on a Public-Private Key Signature Scheme: Theoretical Analysis and Feasibility Study

Background: Clinical and social trials create evidence that enables medical progress. However, the gathering of personal and patient data requires high security and privacy standards. Direct linking of personal information and medical data is commonly hidden through pseudonymization. While this makes unauthorized access to personal medical data more difficult, a centralized pseudonymization list can still pose a security risk. In addition, medical data linked via pseudonyms can still be used for...
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How to zap work worries, beat stress and raise your life expectancy

Stress and anxiety at work is a killer — but these tips can help you tackle the negative feelings the 9 to 5 can bring [Author: Kelly Jenkins]
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Should you think about having a home birth like Meghan? Mums share their views

The Duchess of Sussex is considering a 'natural' home birth but mums who have been through it are divided on the issue [Author: Kelly Jenkins]
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What are the top non-clinical physician jobs and salaries?

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. When considering a career in the medical field, many people only think of physicians and nurses who work in clinics, give shots, and diagnose patients. However, there’s a wealth of other career opportunities in fields related to health care which are classified as non-clinical positions. A new physician […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician


How do you convince people to vaccinate? Clark County measles outbreak highlights the difficulties

One of the biggest challenges in public health right now isn’t about medicine. It’s about messaging. In trying to convince people to vaccinate, doctors face myriad challenges, from falsehoods spread on social media, to lax laws, to tailoring messages for a wide range of audiences.
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Why humor is an essential life skill

Studies have shown that a sense of humor can improve your mental and physical health, boost your attractiveness, and improve your leadership skills.There are a variety of theories and styles of humor, each of which can improve your understanding of the subject.Humor may be a critical life skill, but can it be taught? None Mark Twain said that "Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Productivity, Stanford, John Cleese, Happiness, Depression, Creativity, Innovation, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Aristotle, Personal Growth, Plato, Northeastern University, Cleese


Four Steps to Manage Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

When I was a young girl, I struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder. I believed that if I landed on a crack in the sidewalk, something terrible would happen to me, so I did my best to skip over them. I feared that if I had bad thoughts of any kind, I would go to hell. To purify myself, I would go to confession and Mass over and over again, and spend hours praying the rosary. I felt if I didn’t compliment someone, like the waitress where we were eating dinner, I would bring on the end of the ...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Self-help, Intrusive Thoughts, OCD, Obsessions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Compulsions


The Lazy Secret To Faster Learning (M)

Practice is not the key faster learning: it's something much easier. → 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
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A Simple Sign That You Are Depressed

The symptom occurs in 50 percent of people with depression. → 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
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Psychology Around the Net: April 13, 2019

Ready for the latest in the benefits of animal-assisted therapy, a sneaky but super effective way to compliment your kids, why certain habits can be signs of mental illness, and more? Let’s get this week’s Psychology Around the Net going, then! The 5-Minute Workout That Could Boost Brain Function: According to preliminary results from a study out of the University of Colorado at Boulder, five minutes of Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST) a day can help sharpen our memory, as well as ...
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MKSAP: 62-year-old woman with a sun allergy

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 62-year-old woman is evaluated for a “sun allergy,” manifesting as a rash on her scalp, eyelids, upper back, and knuckles. This started 2 years ago, but is less pronounced over the winter months. Medical history is unremarkable. Her only medication […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Conditions, Rheumatology


In South Sudan, midwives bring down deaths despite the odds

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Seated in a stifling hallway in South Sudan’s main hospital, the midwife recounted the day she watched a young mother bleed to death after giving birth. “She died while holding my hand,” said Aber Evaline, hanging her head. Her patient was one of more than 40 women who died in […]
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