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Don’t forget the power that words and acts of kindness and comfort carry

Abraham Verghese’s must-read book, Cutting for Stone, addresses powerfully the human side of medicine. It is a poignant reminder of the sacredness within medicine created by the unique bond that is the doctor-patient relationship. We are allowed into that most intimate space, the life of a person at their most vulnerable and frightened time. In […] 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, Abraham Verghese, CRNA


Breathing Habits Are Related To Physical and Mental Health (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal, written by James Nestor: Breathing is a missing pillar of health, and our attention to it is long overdue. Most of us misunderstand breathing. We see it as passive, something that we just do. Breathe, live; stop breathing, die. But breathing is not that simple and binary. How we breathe matters, too. Inside the breath you just took, there are more molecules of air than there are grains of sand on all the world's beaches. We each i...
Tags: News, Mental Health, Wall Street Journal, BeauHD, Stanford Harvard, James Nestor


Coronavirus: When can we hug our friends and family again?

Advice on how to look after your mental health during the pandemic crisis.
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Confessions in the time of COVID-19

Anguish festers, not having being caring doing enough Not enough to salve the suffering, Like a medic behind the front lines, Arbitrary lines, enemy lines too – Synesthete to unseen struggles, Bearing witness to uncertainty. Loss. Sheltered and “safe,” guilt echoes with every knock. Overwhelmed, retreating, But oh please, not too far. Beyond walls, masks, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Black Coronavirus Patients Land in Hospitals More Often, Study Finds

Compared to white or Hispanic patients, black patients seeking care have more advanced cases of Covid-19, researchers reported.
Tags: News, Obesity, California, Sutter Health, Diabetes, Black People, Minorities, Electronic Health Records, Hispanic-Americans, Race and Ethnicity, Deaths (Fatalities, Health Affairs (Journal, Your-feed-science, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


"On average, the human body sheds its entire bag of skin — more than a billion cells — every 28 days."

"Since the beginning of self-quarantine, I have shed my husk more than twice, casting off thousands of skin cells each second.... Household dust, a lively field of scientific study, is thought to contain domestic life in microcosm: mainly sloughed-off skin and hair, but also sweater fibers and pet dander, dried-out bugs and tracked-in outdoor dirt.... My dust is me, and the friends I can’t have over. Yours is you, and the life outside your window, and the life of every tenant before you. Gross —...
Tags: Psychology, Cleaning, Law, Wikipedia, Things, Hayao Miyazaki, Jamie Lauren Keiles, Ann Althouse, Body Parts, Coronavirus


Are there reasons to doubt remdesivir?

On April 29th Anthony Fauci announced the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, an institute he runs, had completed a study of the antiviral remdesivir for COVID-19. The drug reduced time to recovery from 15 to 11 days, he said, a breakthrough proving “a drug can block this virus.” Now people are clamoring for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Anthony Fauci, Medications, Meds, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


I’m Terrified of My Father

I have just turned 11 years old and my dad can be pretty weird at times. He isn’t mean or anything and I love him but I’m scared of him. He often threatens to beat me and calls me words such as useless, and worthless and that I should be ashamed of myself over small things like forgetting something he told me a week ago. He screams and yells and (Both of my brothers are Autistic nonverbal 13 and 9) tells me I should be put on drugs, not my brothers (As my younger brother, 9, is extremely hyper a...
Tags: Psychology, School, Family, General, Bullying, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Parenting & Children, Abuse, New Zealand, Violence


Memorial Day weekend: Americans visit beaches and attractions with pandemic warnings in mind

While the Covid-19 pandemic continued to grip the US, some Americans ventured out to beaches on Memorial Day weekend. Experts urged them to play it safe while having fun.
Tags: Health, US


Europe's Covid predicament – how do you solve a problem like the anti-vaxxers?

Compulsory vaccination risks boosting a protest movement gaining ground in Europe’s citiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate a politically incongruous crowd of protesters gathered yesterday. They wore flowers in their hair, hazmat suits emblazoned with the letter Q, badges displaying the old German imperial flag or T-shirts reading “Gates, My Ass” – a reference to the US software billionaire Bill Gates.Around the globe, millions are ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Berlin, US, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus outbreak


Vulnerability gives us strength in a time when so much seems beyond our control

I pull my car into the garage and exhale wearily.  I’ve just finished rounds at the hospital, including PUIs for COVID-19.  I’m lucky.  I get a new N95 every day, but still, I’ve seen the steady reports of diligent physicians getting infected, so I know I must be careful.  I strip off my scrubs in […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


A physician wedding in the age of COVID

April 2020 was to be a month of personal milestones. I would be traveling to Mexico with sixty closest friends and family to marry the woman of my dreams. Twelve days later, I would celebrate my thirtieth birthday. Suffice it to say, I was looking forward to April with the excited anticipation of a child […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Mexico, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


I have discovered the immense strength it takes to be vulnerable

As I sit through another meeting discussing our facility’s preparedness for COVID-19, my mind circles back to my infant at home. Husband and I are both frontline physicians, fully aware we may need to take on more shifts and responsibilities. Do I have a COVID-19 preparedness plan for my family? What will I do if […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Breathing Habits Are Related To Physical and Mental Health

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal, written by James Nestor: Breathing is a missing pillar of health, and our attention to it is long overdue. Most of us misunderstand breathing. We see it as passive, something that we just do. Breathe, live; stop breathing, die. But breathing is not that simple and binary. How we breathe matters, too. Inside the breath you just took, there are more molecules of air than there are grains of sand on all the world's beaches. We each i...
Tags: Tech, Mental Health, Wall Street Journal, Stanford Harvard, James Nestor


If you’re falling apart, should you still perform the pancreas biopsy?

Many radiologists choose the specialty because they don’t like interacting with sick people. As a highly sensitive person, I went into radiology to distance myself from patient suffering, as a means of self-protection. Radiology has allowed me to compartmentalize, sort of. It allowed me to have three healthy babies: one in residency, one at the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Orthopedics, Physician, PA NP, Radiology, CRNA


How To Find The Right RN Staffing Agencies

In order to be sure that you are choosing the right company to take care of your staffing needs, you need to do some research on that specific company. Ask for referrals, read some reviews, and see what people are saying about your prospective firm.
Tags: Jobs, Nursing, RN, Career Advice, Right RN Staffing Agencies


A digital vaccination scar for the 21st century

In the 1800s, smallpox ravaged the world.  Fortunately, a vaccine had been developed that could protect individuals.  This vaccine left a scar at the site of injection and identified the individuals as “immune.” As we look towards the future of the COVID-19 pandemic, unless the virus burns out or an effective therapeutic intervention becomes available, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr....

White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx presents data about which US areas still have a high rate of positive tests for the coronavirus.
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How to help children with ADHD thrive in a virtual schoolhouse

An ADHD coach and educator share how parents can help their kids thrive in remote learning, balance homeschooling with a neurodivergent child while working from home and work through frustrations together.
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Federal officials accuse two groups of selling fake coronavirus vaccines and treatment

Federal officials issued warning letters to two groups this week, accusing them of selling fraudulent and unapproved products related to Covid-19.
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A letter to my post-lockdown self: ‘Keep listening to the birds’

Author Bernardine Evaristo, broadcaster Hugh Pym, playwright James Graham and more pen letters to themselves, to be opened in May 2021James Graham, playwright Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Theatre, Life and style, Society, Culture, Health & wellbeing, Stage, Health policy, Julian Baggini, James Graham, Bernardine Evaristo, Hugh Pym, Coronavirus outbreak


Some beaches will have police to enforce social distancing rules over Memorial Day weekend

After weeks spent holed up indoors to stop the spread of coronavirus, Americans will emerge from lockdowns to venture outdoors for Memorial Day.
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