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Faith-based model provides option for those priced out of health insurance, but it comes with risks

By Yesenia Amaro, USC Center for Health Journalism News Collaborative When Bob Stedman suffered a minor stroke in 2017, he received 60 personal checks from strangers, along with get-well cards and notes of encouragement. The 55-year-old Orange County father of five used those checks, provided through a health care cost-sharing ministry, to pay for his $13,000 hospital bill. Thousands of Californians who struggle to afford private insurance have turned to the faith-based, health care cost-sharing...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, California, Sport, Cms, Soccer, Orange County, Better Business Bureau, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Univision, Lax, Legislature, Benner, Centers for Medicare


YouTube’s Content Moderators Are Asked to Contractually Acknowledge the Job Can Give Them PTSD

The contractors charged with keeping YouTube clean from the vilest forms of content that surface on the platform are reportedly being coerced to sign agreements acknowledging that the job could have a severe impact on their mental health, seemingly making any job-related fallout the responsibility of those workers…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Labor, Youtube, Mental Health, Content Moderation


How I Struggled With My TV Addiction: Tips on Giving Up TV

A book a day keeps reality away. A season a day will blow your mind away. I have been addicted to TV series and movies for as long as I remember. I cannot remember a day I haven’t cried with Blair for her breakup or hung on for dear life as the Starks of Winterfell fought to save their family and defend their honor. Each day has been a roller coaster of emotions, following the lives of my favorite characters, experiencing their ups and downs as if they were my own. TV has taught me how to feel a...
Tags: Health, Relationships, Happiness, Lifehacks, Ross, Rachel, Blair, Starks, Dan Harmon, Winterfell


Drug Company Founder Gets 5 Years in Prison for Bribery Scheme to Boost Opioid Profits

John Kapoor, the founder of Arizona-based drug company Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced to just over five years in prison Thursday, far short of the 15 years that federal prosecutors had asked for after he was first found guilty in Boston last year.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, Boston, Arizona, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Vultures, Insys Therapeutics, Drug Companies, John Kapoor


Making humanism in medicine more humanistic

Kahlil Gibran writes, “In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.” What types of outcomes can physicians and patients achieve in healing, living, and life when Gibran’s message is incorporated into the physician-patient relationship? Can humanism in medicine become even more humanistic? “Humanism […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Gibran, Kahlil Gibran, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Nature-deficit disorder: What kids lose by not experiencing the outdoors enough

"Nature-deficit disorder" is the term coined by author Richard Louv, to help put a name to the ever-growing problems associated with children spending less time in nature. Research has provided evidence that prove Richard Louv's theories on the importance of nature to the human body and mind. This research proves a link between time spent in nature and improvements in areas such as motivation, problem-solving and self-esteem. There are many simple, actionable ways parents and educators of young ...
Tags: Health, Garden, Parenting, Children, California, China, Youth, Happiness, Play, Teaching, Mental Health, Creativity, Richard Louv, Nature, United States, Innovation


Why generations need to talk to each other

The words of the year as 2019 ends appear to be “OK Boomer” and “woke.” To this Boomer, it appears that the younger generation is blaming us for all the evil in the world, from their perch of “woke” moral superiority. They consider us to be out of touch and over the hill. According to Merriam-Webster, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Merriam Webster, Boomer, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Make an Emotional Labor To-Do List with Your Partner

Biz Ellis on the One Bad Mother podcast calls it being “president of everything.” In a two-parent household, it is very common for one partner to take on the responsibility of all the little invisible tasks that can bog you down in the day-to-day.Read more...
Tags: Support, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Chores, Housekeeping, Biz Ellis


When should you prescribe statins for older adults?

Although I have never been a big fan of modeling studies, viewing their appropriate role as hypothesis-generating rather than clinical decision-supporting, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine deserves kudos for trying to do what neither the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association nor the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did in their respective guidelines on primary prevention of cardiovascular […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of phys...
Tags: Health, U S Preventive Services Task Force, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


CARBOHYDRATES CAN HARM FERTILITY

Want To Have A Baby?  Bad Carbohydrates May Derail You I am continually hearing about how all the "white stuff" is bad for our bodies. Eating the wrong type of carbohydrates can negatively impact fertility as well.   Good carbohydrates are those with a  low glycemic index.  If you want to learn more about what the glycemic index is, click here.Here is an article which does a good job of explaining why the bad carbohydrates could hurt female Fertility Bracelets with customizations ...
Tags: Health, Harvard University, Infertility, Sandy Robertson


If You're Worried About Coronavirus, Get Your Flu Shot

Coronavirus may make for grabby headlines, but so far it’s just not that big a risk to most of us. There are only a handful of cases worldwide, and if you haven’t been to Wuhan, China, your cough is probably just a garden variety cold. Still, if you’re worried, do this with your nervous energy: get your damn flu shot.Read more...
Tags: Health, News, Flu, Lifehacks, Flu Shot, Wuhan China, Coronavirus


Podcast: Learn About Sex Therapy From a Licensed Sex Therapist

 In today’s digital culture, sex is easy to find. But most of our encounters with it are shallow and unrealistic. Sexual images and films easily capture the lust, or carnality, of sex, but there is very little conversation surrounding intimacy and how sex actually works in a real human relationship. In fact, many people believe there is something wrong with them because their sex life doesn’t look like it does in the media.  In this podcast, our guest Laurie Watson, sex therapist and lic...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Interview, Relationships, Treatment, Sexuality, Psychotherapy, Duke, Marriage And Divorce, Gabe Howard, Psych Central, Gabe, Laurie, John Grohol, Barbara Streisand


HOW TO HAVE A NATURAL MISCARRIAGE

NATURAL MISCARRIAGE VS. D & C I had a number of miscarriage on my journey to a successful pregnancy.  Some miscarriages were so Fertility and Pregnancy protection jewelry, click here early that an early pregnancy test and a few minor symptoms were the only reason I knew I was pregnant.  The pregnancy expelled on its own and I went on to have normal cycles the next month.  However, I did have one pregnancy that had progressed further, miscarried but did not expel.  To make a long...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson


In Pictures: The Differences Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care

Death is inevitable. When a person’s time comes, he’ll probably wish to be comfortable, not alone. He’ll wish to be with the people he loves most. However, this isn’t always the case, especially for individuals with severe illnesses. Many seriously ill Americans die lonely and alone in a hospital or care facilities. Getting diagnosed with a terminal disease is devastating for people. It changes their lives in ways they don’t foresee. It prevents them from doing many things that they love. During...
Tags: Health, Home, World Health Organization, Lifehacks, Hospice Care, About Hospice Care Hospice


Pentagon Says 34 Troops Treated for Traumatic Brain Injury After Trump Downplays It as 'Headaches'

The White House initially minimized the consequences of retaliatory Iranian missile strikes that hit joint U.S.-Iraqi bases in Iraq on January 8 in response to Donald Trump’s reckless decision to assassinate a senior Iranian official. But last week, news broke that at least 11 U.S. troops had actually been treated…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, White House, Iraq, Neuroscience, Iran, US military, Brains, Donald Trump, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injuries


Normal Body Temperature Isn't Always 98.6

For years, I’ve noticed that my temperature is often lower than what it’s “supposed” to be. On a normal day, it might be 97; if I’ve got chills and other clear symptoms of a fever, it won’t necessarily register over 100. Weird, right? But other people tell me they’ve had the same experience. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Colds, Flu, Lifehacks, Temperature, Fevers


Screen Time Causing Mental Health Issues Are Overblown

Screen Time Causing Mental Health Issues Are Overblown Turns out that all the hub-bub about technology affecting the mental health of our teenager by increasing anxiety and depression may be quite over-blown.  It turns out that when you look at all the studies and widen the test-pool academic rese...
Tags: Psychology, Ipad, Images, Mobile, Family, Video, Science, Technology, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Youth, Sem, Phone, Stress, Teenagers


Gratitude collateral: A little thanks can go a long way

In my recent post, “Why Gratitude Is A Superpower,” I told the story about a thank you note that my daughter, Maya, left me one morning for making her coffee. I was literally overcome with warmth and appreciation. My reaction demonstrates the real impact we can have on another person’s emotional state when we express […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Maya, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Why this physician supports Medicare for all

Alexa Karsdan’s medical bill for a sore throat reached over $28,000. NPR told her story recently, but I want you to know why I am actually glad this happened. Why is it good news that her charges were so exorbitant, and that her insurance paid over twenty-five thousand dollars for one laboratory test? This story […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Npr, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Washington Watch, CRNA, Alexa Karsdan


Doctor cautions men against partaking in bizarre online banana trend

A doctor is warning men to please stop masturbating with banana peels. The warning comes after the trend emerged on Reddit. According to guys familiar with the practice, the goo from the peel works as a lubricant and produces a similar feeling to receiving oral sex. Or something. The sensation is purportedly enhanced if you heat the banana up in the microwave first. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); One Redditer reports: “I have been doing it for yea...
Tags: Health, Sex, Life, Lifestyle, Psa, Reddit, Bananas, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Risque, BJ, Gill, Redditer, Diana Gill


Obesity is America’s self-inflicted preexisting condition

Consuming too many potato latkes and Christmas cookies has left its mark on our waistlines. Unfortunately for Americans and their medical care, the seasonal overeating seems to last all year. Indeed, the American Medical Association has declared that obesity is a disease. It may be more accurate to describe obesity as a contributor to certain […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Obesity, America, American Medical Association, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


The Apple Watch hits the gym with Connected program

Wrist-worn fitness trackers tend to do a fine job when exercising outdoors. For those glued to gym equipment, however, things get trickier. GPS can’t really do its job detecting distances, and machines like the elliptic tend to be even trickier. Recent generations of the Apple Watch and WatchOS have worked to bridge the gap, with more sophisticated workout detection and the addition of GymKit in 2017. With the latter, Apple started working with equipment manufactures to ditch the 30-pin iPod...
Tags: Apple, Health, Wearables, Hardware, Fitness, Tech, Nike, Smartwatches, Manhattan, Apple Watch, YMCA, Woodway, Orangetheory Basecamp YMCA


Ironically, our first assigned patient encounter as medical students would be a corpse

“Death comes for all of us. It is our fate as living, breathing, metabolizing organisms. Dealing with the fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live.” – Paul Kalanithi, MD Recently, first-year students of the medical and physician’s assistant classes completed their seventh and final practical exam in clinical anatomy. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, Paul Kalanithi, PA NP, CRNA


Beyond red flags: Beware of black butterfly warnings

I’ve just discharged a kid with a cough, and there are no patients waiting to be seen. “I’ll be back,” I tell the nurse, as I slip away to the hospital kitchen and unlock the door. I steal two frozen grilled cheese sandwiches from the freezer and throw them into the microwave. Minutes later, I’m […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Conditions, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA


Researchers identify liver fibrosis ‘off switch’ in mice

Chronic alcohol abuse and hepatitis can injure the liver, often leading to a buildup of collagen and scar tissue.
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New Distinguished Scholar Award aims to mitigate gender gaps in medical research

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-;an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care-;today announced the recipients of the first-of-its-kind Distinguished Scholar Award, a new annual grant sponsored by the Office of Gender Equity in Science and Medicine. The awards aim to mitigate gender gaps in medical research by supporting researchers with additional project resources while they serve as family caretakers.
Tags: Health, Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine, Office of Gender Equity


Patient multimorbidity increases GPs’ likelihood of burnout

There is a difference between seeing a patient with a catalogue of two or more serious chronic diseases and a healthy patient who just needs a prescription to treat a case of cystitis.
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Researchers win 2019 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize for malaria-fighting technology

A team of nine researchers based in the United States and Burkina Faso will receive the 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for the development of a promising tool in the global fight against malaria and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, including dengue and Zika.
Tags: Health, United States, Burkina Faso, American Association, Newcomb Cleveland Prize, AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize


Researchers observe fast and slow molecular pathways that support memory function

A sustained state of vigilance will generate a different type of memory than a momentary startle, and these differences are linked to distinct signaling molecules in the brains of mice.
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Coronavirus: What are viruses? And how do they spread?

Concerns are growing that the recently-detected coronavirus may spread. Dr Rosalind Eggo explains how that can happen.
Tags: Health, Rosalind Eggo



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