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Cost-Effectiveness of Telemedicine in Remote Orthopedic Consultations: Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Telemedicine consultations using real-time videoconferencing has the potential to improve access and quality of care, avoid patient travels, and reduce health care costs. Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the cost-effectiveness of an orthopedic videoconferencing service between the University Hospital of North Norway and a regional medical center in a remote community located 148 km away. Methods: An economic evaluation based on a randomized controlled trial of 389 pati...
Tags: Health, Northern Norway, University Hospital of North Norway


Cost of Washington’s measles outbreak tops $1 million; expected to climb higher

Clark County, where the measles outbreak is centered, has dedicated 40 to 50 public-health employees to the response while the state Department of Health has assigned 166 staffers.
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Clark County, state Department of Health


Your Gut Microbiome May Influence Your Heart Health (and Everything Else) – Here’s How to Take Care of It

Contributed by Ryan Peterson. If you’re anything like most people, you’ve likely got a lot of respect for the health of your heart. And rightly so. When your heart is functioning optimally, everything in your life is simply better. Your mood will be better, you will be better able to perform strenuous physical activity, without as much stress, you’ll be healthier across the board, and – perhaps most importantly – you can expect to live significantly longer. When people think about gu...
Tags: Health, Jerusalem, McDonald, Michael Pollan, Lower Cholesterol, Lisa Nelson, Ryan Peterson, Tim Spector


How the sociologists define generations

[Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G Markham


Health care organizations have to take better care of their employees

Anybody who has even a passing interest in health and wellness knows the sobering fact that a large number of medical problems that plague society today are the result of unhealthy living habits. Conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, which are reaching epidemic proportions, are directly linked to poor eating and inactivity. Official statistics […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


WOMAN HAS BABIES OVER 40, 43, 45! STILL FERTILE!

The article I have linked to below talks about how women may actually make new eggs in their ovaries.  Contrary to what most of the literature has claimed, that women may run out of "good" eggs, new research may be proving that wrong. This reporter had babies at 40, 43 and 45 and advocates a healthy lifestyle to preserve egg quality. SEE ALSO: WOMEN WHO HAD A NATURAL PREGNANCY OVER 50 From the article:It may sound simple and in theory it is. It's the practice that lets us down. It's gener...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Huffington Post, Sandy Robertson


Tweet Classification Toward Twitter-Based Disease Surveillance: New Data, Methods, and Evaluations

Background: The amount of medical and clinical-related information on the Web is increasing. Among the different types of information available, social media–based data obtained directly from people are particularly valuable and are attracting significant attention. To encourage medical natural language processing (NLP) research exploiting social media data, the 13th NII Testbeds and Community for Information access Research (NTCIR-13) Medical natural language processing for Web document (MedWeb...
Tags: Health, NLP, NTCIR


Government headed for close to half of nation’s health tab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver “Medicare-for-all,” government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation’s health care tab in less than 10 years, according to a federal report released Wednesday. The government growth is driven by traditional Medicare, which is experiencing a surge in enrollment as […]
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Ap, Nation


How Much Should You Worry About 'Zombie' Deer?

Chronic wasting disease has now been reported in deer, elk, and moose in 24 states, according to the CDC. The disease isn’t new, but its nickname is: you can now read sensational headlines about “zombie deer.” Read more...
Tags: Health, Cdc, Wildlife, Lifehacks, Cwd, Prion Disease


Everything You Didn’t Know About CBD Vapes

CBD is a kind of cannabinoid that helps in easing the symptoms related to various ailments. It helps in reducing pain, inflammation, and even gets rid of toxins from the brain, combatting oxidative stress. You would find a great variety of CBD products, like CBD vape oil , capsules, concentrates, gummies, and many more. One of the common ways to witness the effects of CBD is vaping. Here’s everything you need to know about CBD vapes and vaping. WHAT IS CBD VAPE OIL CBD vape oil ...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Weed, Marijuana, Cannabis, Vaping, Medical Marijuana, Healthy, Cbd, Health & Fitness, Thc, CBD Oil, Cannabis Oil, CBD for Life, Cbd Vape


Novel Approach to Inpatient Fall Risk Prediction and Its Cross-Site Validation Using Time-Variant Data

Background: Electronic medical records (EMRs) contain a considerable amount of information about patients. The rapid adoption of EMRs and the integration of nursing data into clinical repositories have made large quantities of clinical data available for both clinical practice and research. Objective: In this study, we aimed to investigate whether readily available longitudinal EMR data including nursing records could be utilized to compute the risk of inpatient falls and to assess their accurac...
Tags: Health, Seoul South Korea


A physician who’s always in control

My friends and family used to say that I was born 30 years old.  I get it.  From the time I was young, I was controlled, risk-averse, studious, and polite.  In addition to the fact that I was naturally reserved, I learned over time to do my best not to make anyone uncomfortable.  I frequently […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Causal Relationships Among Pollen Counts, Tweet Numbers, and Patient Numbers for Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis Surveillance: Retrospective Analysis

Background: Health-related social media data are increasingly used in disease-surveillance studies, which have demonstrated moderately high correlations between the number of social media posts and the number of patients. However, there is a need to understand the causal relationship between the behavior of social media users and the actual number of patients in order to increase the credibility of disease surveillance based on social media data. Objective: This study aimed to clarify the causal...
Tags: Health, Japan, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan


The folly of using money to improve health care quality

Imagine you’re a CEO in charge of a health care organization with thousands of physicians and 19 hospitals. Overall, the quality of care delivered is good. Prices and costs are low. But there is a problem: Patients rate your service below average. Making matters worse, a swarm of low-priced competitors have moved in, challenging your […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Toward an Objective Assessment of Implementation Processes for Innovations in Health Care: Psychometric Evaluation of the Normalization Measure Development (NoMAD) Questionnaire Among Mental Health Care Professionals

Background: Successfully implementing eMental health (eMH) interventions in routine mental health care constitutes a major challenge. Reliable instruments to assess implementation progress are essential. The Normalization MeAsure Development (NoMAD) study developed a brief self-report questionnaire that could be helpful in measuring implementation progress. Based on the Normalization Process Theory, this instrument focuses on 4 generative mechanisms involved in implementation processes: coherenc...
Tags: Health, Netherlands, Tucker Lewis Index


New study finds strength of imagination not associated with creative ability or achievement

Imagination is sometimes claimed to be a uniquely human ability, and it has long intrigued psychologists. "Nevertheless, our understanding of the benefits and risks that individual differences in imagination hold for psychological outcomes is currently limited," note two researchers who have created a new psychometric test – the Imaginative Behaviour Engagement Scale (IBES) – for measuring how much imagination a person has, and then used it to investigate whether, as some earlier work hinted, ha...
Tags: Psychology, Success, Neuroscience, Personality, Creativity, Innovation, Ucl, Scott, BPS Research Digest, University of York, British Journal of Psychology, Sophie von Stumm, Von Stumm, Stumm, Cognitive Science, Hannah Scott


Former Big 4 Auditor: Dark Clouds Loom for Harvest Bible Chapel

A former “big 4” accounting firm auditor is raising red flags about the future of Harvest Bible Chapel. Jason Watkins, who has analysed Gospel for Asia’s finances on this blog in the past, predicts tough financial times ahead. Given reduced offerings and the outstanding $42-million in debt, the church may need to further reduce staff in order secure additional financing and live within their means. There is also the matter of severance payments for James MacDonald and other departing pastors whi...
Tags: Health, Asia, Infertility, Watkins, Swicegood, James MacDonald, Gateway Church, Jason Watkins, Lawrence Swicegood, Harvest Bible Chapel


How Do Adolescents Use Electronic Diaries? A Mixed-Methods Study Among Adolescents With Depressive Symptoms

Background: Depression in adolescence is common. Less than half of the adolescents with depression receive mental health care; furthermore, treatment tends to be suspended, and its success rates are low. There is a need for these adolescents to have a safe place to share their thoughts. Studies have shown that writing may be a useful treatment method for people with mental health problems. Objective: This study aims to describe the use of an electronic diary (e-diary) among adolescents with depr...
Tags: Health, Finland


The 1 Acne Product I Use When My Skin Has a Case of the Winter Blues

If I had a dime for every time somebody asked me, "What's that green sh*t you always have on your face?," then I would probably have enough dimes for a lifetime supply of said green sh*t, the Yon-Ka Masque 105 ($48). I was first introduced to Yon-Ka Masque 105 by my facialist five years ago with zits on my chin and the skin around my nose peeling off, and not a day has gone by that I haven't used it since. I have combination skin, meaning while my skin is generally very oily - like pizza, a boy...
Tags: Acne, Pimples, Beauty, Skin Care, Dry Skin, Editor's Pick, Sensitive Skin, Toner, Beauty Products, Oily Skin, Combination Skin, Beauty tips, Pores, Beauty Review, Face Mask, Acne Treatments


ദിലീപ് = തുറുപ്പുഗുലാൻ

 ഏറ്റവും ഉച്ചത്തിൽ കരയുന്ന കുട്ടിക്കേ പാൽ കിട്ടു എന്നത് പോലെ ആയി നമ്മുടേ നാട്ടിലേ മീഡിയ നയിക്കുന്ന നീതി വ്യവസ്ഥ . കുറ്റം ചെയ്തവർ പറയുന്നു (അത് സരിത ആയാലും സുനി ആയാലും) എനിക്ക് ഇവരെ ഒക്കെ പരിചയമുണ്ട് അവരുടെ വാക്കാണ് വേദവാക്യം അതിപ്പോ തെളിവില്ലെങ്കിൽ പോലും. ഉടൻ തൂമ്പായും എടുത്തു സോഷ്യൽ മീഡിയ തൊഴിലാളികൾ പണി തുടങ്ങും. ഉമ്മൻ ചാണ്ടിയേ അറിയാം , അങ്ങോരുടെ മോനേ അറിയാം , അബ്ദുള്ളകുട്ടി പീഡിപ്പിച്ചു അങ്ങനെ അങ്ങനെ എന്തോക്കെ നമ്മൾ കേട്ടു . എൽ ഡീ എഫ് ജയിക്കാൻ സരിത കൂട്ട് നിന്നതു പോലെ ആയില്ലേ കാര്യങ്ങൾ . അന്ന്...
Tags: Psychology, Shabbu


How can doctors address patients’ expectations?

No one wants to be sick, especially when no one can tell them what is wrong. In the U.S., we live in a culture where we want instant results; we want easy answers for complex problems. However, in medicine, there are often no easy fixes. Adverse medical events happen, despite our best efforts. For example, […] 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, CRNA


Religion in the psychotherapy office

A client visited my office for the first time shortly after the Christmas holidays and found in my waiting room a pamphlet about Advent.He asked me about half way through our first interview, "Is this a religious place?'I said surprised, "What?""Are you Christian or something?"I said, "No, this is a private counseling office. I am not religiously affiliated.""Oh," he said, "Good."I was still uncertain about what had precipitated his question and concern. Later when I went out to my waiting room...
Tags: Health, Catholic, Infertility, Engel, David G Markham, George Engel


Aim for This Emergency Fund Goal 

When it comes to following standard financial advice, how many of us can say we actually have three to six months worth of living expenses saved in an emergency fund?Read more...
Tags: Health, Personal Finance, Money, Savings, Insurance, Health Insurance, Emergency, Lifehacks, Emergency Fund


An emergency physician with no friends

Every time I call a friend, all I have for them is more work. I’ve never yet called to say: “I hope you’re having a great day. Why don’t you take a break and have some fun? You’ve worked enough.” Nope. I only call to give them extra work. Whether it’s 2 a.m. or 2 […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Emergency Medicine, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


What's your purpose in life?

Yesterday, I had a full roster of clients, and it seemed that a common theme came up with many of them: the lack of purpose in their lives.It is easy to lose one's way in life and become depressed and anxious.Doctors tell people that their depression is related to problems with the neurotransmitters in their brains and that anti-depressants will help. Sometimes they do somewhat, but anti-depressants do not get to the deeper issue which is a lack of purpose and meaning in one's life. What to do ...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Edwards Deming, David G Markham


[email protected] Mindfulness Program: Results From a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial With First Responders

Background: A growing body of research suggests that resilience training can play a pivotal role in creating mentally healthy workplaces, particularly with regard to protecting the long-term well-being of workers. Emerging research describes positive outcomes from various types of resilience training programs (RTPs) among different occupational groups. One specific group of workers that may benefit from this form of proactive resilience training is first responders. Given the nature of their wor...
Tags: Health, New South Wales, New Zealand, CI, RTP


Why are conservatives healthier than liberals? Personal responsibility, study suggests.

A growing body of research suggests there's some relationship between our measurable personality traits and our political beliefs.A recent study examined the relationship between political beliefs, personal responsibility and overall health.The results suggest that an emphasis on responsibility might explain health differences between liberals and conservatives. None It's fairly well documented that conservatives tend to be healthier and than liberals, but what's less clear is why? Some say it's...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Politics, Innovation, CHAN, Individual Differences, Monash University, Eugene Y Chan, PsyPost Politics


With her new leg, 4-year-old Radhika is up and walking

Back in India, Radhika Ennis was badly burned on both her legs before she turned 2. It left her unable to walk. Now with the love of her new parents and the help of experts at Seattle Children's, she has the confidence to take off running.
Tags: Health, Photography, News, India, Local News, Northwest, Seattle Children, Radhika, Radhika Ennis


Physicians: Don’t make these mistakes when looking for your first job

We all have either experienced the fears of starting our first job or will eventually do so at some point in our careers.  It only happens once for everyone.  Those of us who are in the market for a job change will end up reliving some of the challenges in job hunting; hopefully, we all […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The questions clinicians never think to ask

The chief complaint was belly pain. He described the pain as both dull and crampy. It came and went, but bothered him the most on the same night of each week. The notes from the primary care doctor show a thoughtful search for the underlying cause. There were comments about activity logs, blood tests, and […] 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



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