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Who should give bad news?

I’m starting this post with a disclaimer, and while it’s been a hell of a lot of days since I posted, disclaimers are only an occasional thing. Generally. So my return starts with a disclaimer. Please enjoy this setup Tweet, and enjoy the foreshadowing: https://twitter.com/gruntdoc/status/1342323360580202497 then https://twitter.com/gruntdoc/status/1342325476929503233 Let’s start with the premise, and then I’ll fill in the details. Who is the best person to break bad news? Short version, it’s ...
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The family with no fingerprints

A family in Bangladesh struggles with an extremely rare genetic condition, "immigration delay disease".
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Talking politics in the exam room [PODCAST]

“The medical profession now understands that social determinants of health are probably the most important driver of a patient’s overall health, and these determinants are largely the result of political decisions. Clearly, we have a professional responsibility to teach our patients the science underlying their health issues. Don’t we also have a professional obligation to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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HOLIDAYS WITH INFERTILITY MAY LEAD TO DEPRESSION

SEE ALSO SANDY ROBERTSON'S FERTILITY SHOP Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive Over The Holidays One thing that backfired when I was trying to conceive was going through fertility treatments right before the holidays. I had these great ideas about how I was going to get pregnant right before Christmas and announce my pregnancy at a family gathering. All I can say about that is BAD IDEA. I did get pregnant, but miscarried just in time to squash any holiday cheer I might have had t...
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My first end-of-life conversation

As a third-year medical student finally in the clinical arena, I’ve seen much more real medicine in the last three months than the entirety of my life. I’ve learned that the ethical dilemmas and the difficult patients are not restricted to TV medical dramas—it’s real life. On a Saturday morning on my inpatient Internal Medicine […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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COVID vaccine resistance in underrepresented communities

Despite advances in the science of diabetes, including a huge armory of new drugs, over 34.2 million people still suffer. More than 88 million adults are at risk for diabetes, disproportionately affecting Black and brown communities. Individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease are also the same people at the highest risk of contracting and […] 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


A praying 82-year-old COVID-19 patient was beaten to death by another patient with an oxygen tank, police say

The incident occurred in Antelope Valley Hospital (not pictured) in Lancaster, California, on December 17. Getty The police in California arrested a man accused of killing an 82-year-old patient being treated for COVID-19 in a hospital on December 17. Jesse Martinez, 37, was arrested and charged with murder, hate-crime enhancement, and elder abuse, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said this week. Detectives said Martinez became enraged when the man started to pray. They said Mar...
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A praying 82-year-old COVID patient was beaten to death by another patient with an oxygen tank, police say

The incident occurred in California's Antelope Valley Hospital (not pictured) on Thursday. Getty Police have arrested a man accused of killing an 82-year-old patient being treated for COVID-19 in a California hospital. 37-year-old Jesse Martinez was arrested and charged with murder, hate crime enhancement, and elder abuse. Detectives say that Martinez became enraged when the victim started to pray. Martinez, who shared a hospital room with the victim, then allegedly attacked the victim...
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How Improved Eye Sight is Equivalent to a Healthier Lifestyle

Not everyone is blessed to have perfect eyesight. But that’s not a hindrance anymore. How? It’s because, like any other industry, technology advancements are evolving in the healthcare industry as well. To those who are still scratching their heads about how that’s related to improved eyesight, you might have heard about Lasik surgery. It is the best reliable problem-solver that will help improve vision and an improved lifestyle. In this blog, we will discuss details related to Lasik surgery a...
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UK scientists trial drug to prevent infection that leads to Covid

Exclusive: Antibody therapy could confer instant immunity to Covid-19 on at-risk groupsSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish scientists are trialling a new drug that could prevent someone who has been exposed to coronavirus from going on to develop the disease Covid-19, which experts say could save many lives.The antibody therapy would confer instant immunity against the disease and could be given as an emergency treatment to hospital inpatients and care home residents to help contain outbreak...
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Give Yourself a Mental Boost With Some Joyscrolling

As we learned pretty early on in the year, what starts out as a quick check of what’s going on in the world can quickly devolve into a doomscrolling session. Not that 2020 has a monopoly on bad news (the end of 2016 and then all of 2017-2019 held their own), but it has been coming in especially hard and fast this…Read more...
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The 12 days of COVID

On the first day of COVID my hospital administrator gave to me, A pep talk and some shoddy PPE. On the second day of COVID my hospital administrator gave to me, Two nitrile gloves, And a pep talk and some shoddy PPE. On the third day of COVID my hospital administrator gave to me, Three […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: West Hills couple focuses on helping now — and helping to forge the next generation

  Pandemic-Era Heroes Names: Andrew and Deanna Thomas Ages: Andrew, 53; Deanna, 55 Hometown: Both raised in Northern California, now reside in West Hills. Role: Andrew and Deanna are the founders of Young Ambassadors Leadership Academy (YALA), devoting their time to guide young African-American boys into men of character, who are responsible leaders. The program features focus on community service, career perspectives and college tours, as well as providing an etiquette day and financial li...
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: Couple focuses on helping now – and helping to forge the next generation

  Pandemic-Era Heroes Names: Andrew and Deanna Thomas Ages: Andrew, 53; Deanna, 55 Hometown: Both raised in Northern California, now reside in West Hills. Role: Andrew and Deanna are the founders of Young Ambassadors Leadership Academy (YALA), devoting their time to guide young African-American boys into men of character, who are responsible leaders. The program features focus on community service, career perspectives and college tours, as well as providing an etiquette day and financial li...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Colorado, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Northern California, Thomas, Yala, Andrew, Penny Lane, San Fernando Valley


I am a physician who tested positive for COVID-19. My main symptom is anger.

As cases exploded across the country, I watched with horror as I saw people go on with their daily lives as if hundreds of thousands of people were not dying, as if millions were not infected, as if our health care system was not collapsing. I watched our country – a country I once believed […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The COVID vaccine selfie: The caption matters as much as the picture

COVID-19 has forever changed science. There have been many positives. The virus has forced us to question long-held notions in immunology, virology, and critical care, improving our ability to battle disease. There have been brilliant expressions of creativity and ingenuity. The creation of a new vaccine in less than a year is a true wonder […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Except most of those things we can't do right now, Bob....

A Christmas Message from Bob Dylan:"If you got the holiday blues, I feel for you. I know life is hard. But you don't need anyone to tell you how to feel better. ... What you gotta do is go out and help someone more unfortunate than you." pic.twitter.com/2szVpc147Y— HarryHew (@harryhew) December 24, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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‘Many people did something immense, for complete strangers’ – readers’ heroes of 2020

During the pandemic, there have been many unsung heroes – from supermarket staff to the people who carried on doing essential work for our society. Here are some of themAt the start of lockdown, I interviewed the virologist Dr Jane Greatorex. She was superb, with a gunslinging turn-of-phrase (“corona is the only pathogen in town”) and full of advice that rammed home, like no shambling government press conference ever could, the gravity of our situation. She washed deliveries before they came int...
Tags: Health, Supermarkets, Homelessness, NHS, Nursing, Gps, Waste, Jurgen Klopp, Physiotherapists, Coronavirus, Jane Greatorex She


Covid hotspots NSW: list of Sydney and regional coronavirus case locations

Here are the current coronavirus hotspots in New South Wales and what to do if you’ve visited themAustralia border restrictions: here are the new state and territory Covid rules for NSW travellersSydney Christmas restrictions: how many guests are allowed under Covid rules?Download the free Guardian appNew South Wales health authorities have updated a list of hotspots Covid-positive people have visited while infectious.Those who attended some locations must isolate immediately for 14 days after y...
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I was five and visiting a psychiatric hospital. I had the time of my life!

I toddled round the ward giving sweets to old women and wondering why so many of them were clutching teddies. It taught me not to be scared of people with mental illnessI was two when my mum became a consultant psychiatrist at Lancaster Moor hospital. Opened in 1816 as Lancashire’s first “lunatic asylum”, it was a forbidding place, looming over the M6 like a gigantic haunted mansion. It had neo-gothic towers and echoey corridors and always felt deserted, even though there were still a thousand p...
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As it happened: NSW records seven local cases after 70,000 tests as northern beaches clusters grows to 108

Gladys Berejiklian discourages Sydneysiders from Boxing Day shopping; experts fear Christmas could turn into a superspreading event as ‘Avalon cluster’ rises to 108 and spreads. NSW Covid hotspots – list of venues and case locationsNSW premier calls on shoppers to avoid Sydney’s Boxing Day sales Border restrictions: rules for NSW travellers 7.16am GMT I hope you’ve had a pleasant Christmas so far and thanks for spending part of it here.Here’s a recap of today’s news: 7.07am GMT Victoria ...
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