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The powerful phrase that’s ruining medicine

Within the clinics, hospital corridors, and halls of medicine, a new phrase has emerged and taken hold of the practice of medicine. Whenever confronted with the challenging, inconvenient, undesirable, underinsured or maybe when just overwhelmed, health care personnel have begun to utter the phrase “I’m not comfortable with …” Upon the utterance, all responsibility to […] 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


The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.
Tags: Health, Leia


The Dangers of Cyberchondria

We’ve all done it, or at least most of us have. I know I’m certainly guilty of it. I’m talking about turning to the internet for answers to our health concerns. Just type in our (or our loved ones) symptoms and away we go. That rash we have? Turns out it could be anything from contact dermatitis to cancer. Which is it? Not sure? Well, search some more. There is always another website to check. And as many of us know, these searches can be never-ending. Excessively scouring the internet f...
Tags: Psychology, General, Anxiety And Panic, Health-related, Cyberchondia, Hyperchondria, Hyperchondriasis


Finished medical training? Get your finances in order. Now.

You’re finishing your training this year and finally have a job. Never mind the fact that you have never had a “real” paying job and this is the first time you’re going to have more money left at the end of the month. And I’m not talking about a little bit of money left over; […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


How does the U.S. economy stack up compared to other countries over history?

The optimal functioning of Democracy depends on educated, well informed citizens. Most Americans are woefully ignorant or they could not have elected as incompetent a chief executive as Donald J. Trump in 2016. One of the goals of this blog is to provide information so that people are better informed of the world around them and can make better decisions about things that affect their own and the mutual welfare of humanity. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, Donald J Trump, David G Markham


Pharmacist's hay fever home remedies as pollen bomb blasts the UK

As Easter bank holiday heatwave triggers spike in tree pollen levels - causing sore throats, streaming ­noses and scratchy eyes - these tips may come in handy [Author: Antonia Paget]
Tags: Health, UK, Antonia Paget


Blind Liverpool fan now able to watch the footie thanks to RooVision helmet

Ian Wood, 41, has been blind since he was five but now thanks to an incredible vision helmet he can follow the match and jeer at the ref [Author: Amy Sharpe]
Tags: Health, Ian Wood, Amy Sharpe, Blind Liverpool


One-in-Five Suffer From This Mental Disorder (M)

There is a new epidemic of this mental disorder. → 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, Anxiety, Jeremy Dean, Subscribers-only


Report: 'Church' Advertising 'Miracle Cure' Event in Washington, Despite FDA Warnings It's Just Bleach

The Food and Drug Administration warned the public not to attend a “miracle cure” event being thrown by group using the name Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in Leavenworth, Washington on Saturday, noting their supposed medical marvel is a highly toxic substance.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Washington, Alternative Medicine, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Quackery, Leavenworth Washington, Miracle Mineral Solution, Church Advertising Miracle Cure Event, Genesis II Church of Health and Healing


6 Symptoms of Postpartum Depression and 6 Ways to Recover

According to a 2013 study published in JAMA Psychiatry, one out of seven mothers suffers from postpartum depression (PPD). That’s 14 percent of all new moms. Katherine Stone, founder of Postpartum Progress, makes a good point that more women will suffer from postpartum depression and related illnesses this year than the combined number of new cases for men and women of tuberculosis, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Even though, according to Dr....
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Pregnancy, Self-help, Depression, Apathy, Women's Issues, Mental Health And Wellness, Postpartum, Depressive Episode


Why aren’t patients with eating problems following your advice?

What do you think about your patients whom you believe need to lose weight? Do you consider them lazy or non-compliant? Or wonder why they don’t they take better care of themselves and listen to your diet or exercise advice? You’re not alone in feeling frustrated and maybe even professionally inadequate treating patients who struggle […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


The Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Brain Damage

Brain shrinkage was six times more likely in those with low levels of this vitamin. → 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, Nutrition, Jeremy Dean


TUBAL LIGATION REVERSAL, PREGNANCY RATES AND FERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40 After Tubal Reversal There is a segment of women over the age of 40 who previously completed their family, have their tubes tied, but for whatever reason decide they want a child later in life. Many times, these women are in a new relationship or are in a point in their life that they want another child. Here is an article in its entirety about how tubal ligation reversal may be better than IVF:Study The Success Rate Of Tubal ReversalBy Den Hamphery Click here f...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, EzineArticles, Atchafalaya Obstetrics, Tubal Ligation Reversal


Psychology Around the Net: April 20, 2019

Get the latest on the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of trigger warnings, the cognitive perks of coffee you might get without even drinking it, why businesses lose when they ignore mental health, and more in this week’s Psychology Around the Net. Espresso Yourself: Coffee Thoughts Leave a Latte On the Mind: Researchers from the Monash Business School and the University of Toronto studied the association between coffee and arousal to find out if the brain’s exposure to stimuli can deliver the...
Tags: Psychology, Coffee, Celebrities, Sports, Social Media, Research, Game Of Thrones, Dr Phil, Caffeine, Trigger Warnings, Cbd, Brain And Behavior, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net, Industrial And Workplace, Sophie Turner


39-year-old woman with fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 39-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain over the past 2 months. She reports that the bleeding is not accompanied by anal pain or itching. She has experienced an unintentional 2.3-kg (5.1-lb) weight loss since […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, CRNA


Are you protected from measles? It may depend on when you were born

Nearly two decades after measles was declared eliminated in the US, the country and the globe have seen an upsurge of cases -- including adults who thought they were protected by the vaccine. Now, some are questioning whether they are properly vaccinated and whether they are still at risk for getting measles.
Tags: Health, US


MKSAP: 39-year-old woman with fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 39-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain over the past 2 months. She reports that the bleeding is not accompanied by anal pain or itching. She has experienced an unintentional 2.3-kg (5.1-lb) weight loss since […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, Gastroenterology, PA NP, CRNA


Breast cancer surgeon who got breast cancer

Liz O'Riordan had to stop working as a breast cancer surgeon because of her own cancer. How did she move on?
Tags: Health, Liz O Riordan


Australian election 2019: Bill Shorten pledges to 'stop the rot' on penalty rates

Labor leader says low-paid workers are losing hundreds in penalty rates during the 10 days from good FridayBill Shorten has used the Easter public holidays to highlight that low-paid workers are losing hundreds of dollars from cuts to penalty rates, and that they will face further hits to their income if the Coalition is re-elected.As both leaders hit the trail again on Saturday after the Good Friday break, Labor focussed on the penalty rates debate while the Coalition was set to announce $100m ...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Industrial relations, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Wages growth, Australian election 2019



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