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A physician moves from the exam room to the C-suite [PODCAST]

“The dictionary definition of learning is ‘the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught.’ For leaders, the most crucial and common way of learning happens through experience, and as we often say, leadership is flying the plane while building it. Moreover, the onus of making the process of learning an […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN? HOW TO ANSWER IF YOU'RE TTC

Trying To Conceive Over 40, Pregnancy Over 40, Dealing With The Intrusive Questions I heard an old saying once:When you're in your 20's, you care what everyone thinksWhen you're in your 30's, you don't care what anyone thinksWhen you're in your 40's, you realize nobody was thinking about you anyway!I found this to be true now that I'm well into my 40's. Why do I bring it up here? When you're trying to CLICK HERE FOR SANDY ROBERTSON'S BOOK, VIDEO AND AUDIO have a baby and you're no...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson


Australia's Covid vaccines: everything you need to know

Analysis: As pharmaceutical companies release trial results, many questions remain about controlling coronavirus. Here is what we knowAround the world about 200 Covid-19 candidate vaccines are being developed, with more than 40 in human clinical trial stage. The Australian government has agreements to secure four of the most promising vaccines, and will roll them out if they prove to be safe and effective.All four vaccines require two doses, spaced a few weeks apart. As the pharmaceutical compan...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Managing through COVID-19: a virtual doctor’s story

It was early February when I first felt the tides changing. I remember it well. I was having lunch with a friend – another doctor – and the situation in China was bleak. We agreed it was only a matter of time before the novel coronavirus would erupt in the United States. As medical professionals, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, China, United States, Mobile Health, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Yes, Virtual Santa Claus Meet and Greets Are Happening on Zoom

If you, like me, ever asked yourself, “What’s next? Santa Claus on Zoom?” during the coronavirus pandemic, let me just say: 2020 is the year of virtual hangouts. It’s now clear that anything can happen on video chat, from work meetings to birthday parties. I can personally attest that I gave my maid of honor speech…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Santa, Zoom, Coronavirus, Covid 19


A society that values evidence is more resilient in the face of health crises

In a world of unprecedented access to information and incredible connectedness, everyone is an expert. Public health has been one of the many victims of this phenomenon, yet it is the single most important strategy for managing the global crisis we are in. The problem with public health is that it is not particularly likable. […] 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


Camilla Pang: 'You have to acknowledge the hilarity of what it is to be human'

Prize-winning author Camilla Pang talks about her autism and ADHD diagnoses and her desire to challenge myths about neurodiversityThis month Camilla Pang won the Royal Society book prize for her debut, Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships. She has a PhD in bioinformatics from UCL and works as a postdoctoral researcher. Dr Pang was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of eight and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at 26.Why did you d...
Tags: Health, Books, Science, Neuroscience, Society, Autism, Culture, Ucl, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Pang, Science and nature books, Mind And Body Books, Camilla Pang


I could not save this life with every possible medical tool at my disposal

An excerpt from The Healer’s Burden: Stories and Poems of Professional Grief. Leaning on the door of Trauma Bay 1, I survey the remains of my latest failure. The story is told in the bloody and jumbled instrument trays, monitors now silent and dark. In the center of the room sits a gurney covered with […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, Trauma Bay, CRNA


Nadhim Zahawi appointed minister in charge of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

UK business minister to take on additional role as NHS prepares for mass deploymentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNadhim Zahawi, the minister for business and industry, has been placed in charge of overseeing the deployment of the Covid-19 vaccine, Downing Street has announced.No 10 said the Stratford-on-Avon MPwould take on the role until at least next summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Avon, Stratford, Nadhim Zahawi


'I was at war with my body': my year as a day patient on an eating disorders ward

At 32, I was given a choice: go to hospital every day – or risk a long wait to become an inpatient. Could I face down the demons that had stalked me since I was a child?I throw the bread. It misses the nurse and lands in the metal sink with a pathetic thud. I run out of the kitchen, through a door labelled “quiet room” and kick a beanbag. I kick it again and again, until all I can see is the red fabric and white wall blurring into pink. I want to smash something, I want to break things until I c...
Tags: Health, Society, Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Homelessness, Social exclusion, NHS


Normalizing infertility conversations in the workplace

I am a medical doctor—a hospitalist working in an environment with many talented professionals.  We share our knowledge and our approach to medicine with one another in ways that profoundly affect our patients and other personnel in the hospital. At our best, we are a community whose foundation is a willingness and openness to discuss […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Conditions, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


How to call for the police Crisis Intervention Team

Chapter 7 of Family Guide to Mental Illness and the Law is titled “When Police Are Called to Help” and deals with two types of circumstances: those involving people with mental illness as victims of crime and those in which families seek help from police during a mental health crisis. This blog post contains one small excerpt from that chapter. When you call 911 for assistance with someone whose mental health symptoms are out of control: 1. Ask for the Crisis Intervention Team Specifically ask f...
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Is it worth carrying on as a guinea pig, if a vaccine has already been found? Francis Beckett

I am 75 and taking part in the Novavax trial but the success of the Oxford jab has given me a dilemmaMy third appointment with researchers this week, as a participant in Covid-19 vaccine trials, was overshadowed by the news that the Oxford vaccine will probably be available to older folk like me in the early part of next year – maybe as early as January or February.The vaccine I am trialling – the Novavax one – will have test results in January, and probably be available in the summer. So what h...
Tags: Health, Oxford, Older people, Vaccines and immunisation, Novavax, Coronavirus, Francis Beckett



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