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What physicians should know about investing in real estate

As someone who can’t stop talking about passive income investments, I inevitably end up having a lot of conversations about investing in real estate. I’ve heard countless stories of how real estate investing has helped people achieve their goals, but from those who don’t invest, I often hear this objection commonly voiced, “I don’t want to be called […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Finance, Practice Management


Are generic drug price hikes media hype?

In recent years, it feels like we’ve been inundated by stories of greedy pharmaceutical companies jacking up the price of important generic medications. In 2015, “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, recognized that no other generic companies were manufacturing Daraprim, a drug used to treat infections common among people with AIDS. So he raised the price of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Meds, Medications


39-year-old woman with fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 39-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain over the past 2 months. She reports that the bleeding is not accompanied by anal pain or itching. She has experienced an unintentional 2.3-kg (5.1-lb) weight loss since […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Conditions, Gastroenterology


Why aren’t patients with eating problems following your advice?

What do you think about your patients whom you believe need to lose weight? Do you consider them lazy or non-compliant? Or wonder why they don’t they take better care of themselves and listen to your diet or exercise advice? You’re not alone in feeling frustrated and maybe even professionally inadequate treating patients who struggle […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Conditions, Psychiatry


Predicting Outcomes from Engagement With Specific Components of an Internet-Based Physical Activity Intervention With Financial Incentives: Process Analysis of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Investigating participant engagement and nonusage attrition can help identify the likely active ingredients of electronic health interventions. Research on engagement can identify which intervention components predict health outcomes. Research on nonusage attrition is important to make recommendations for retaining participants in future studies. Objective: This study aimed to investigate engagement and nonusage attrition in the Physical Activity Loyalty (PAL) scheme, a 6-month compl...


Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

In 2019, a surprising second viral wave has just made this flu season the nation's longest in years. Still, this season is not nearly as bad as last winter's in terms of hospitalizations and deaths.
Tags: Health, Nation


The superwoman phenomenon is real

It is not easy being a professional woman, spouse, parent, and content producer all at the same time. The superwoman phenomenon is real. We are surrounded by a community of superwomen. While I find this quite awe-inspiring and cool, I can’t but also wonder if it is truly fair. Do we ask the same out of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Physician, Practice Management


Neuromyth: Brain Scanners “See” Thinking

There are hundreds of intriguing headlines that combine with the general feeling of Big Brother watching your every move to result in the myth that we can somehow “see” brains thinking. Headlines like “Brain Scan that Shows Researchers What You Are THINKING About” are even more disturbing and declare, “brain scans now allow researchers to know exactly what a person is imagining.” 109 Other headlines like, “Mind-Reading Computer Instantly Decodes People’s Thoughts” 110 and “This Camera Records th...
Tags: Neuromyths, Brain Imaging Machine, Brain Scan, Brain Scanner, Neuroscience


The powerful phrase that’s ruining medicine

Within the clinics, hospital corridors, and halls of medicine, a new phrase has emerged and taken hold of the practice of medicine. Whenever confronted with the challenging, inconvenient, undesirable, underinsured or maybe when just overwhelmed, health care personnel have begun to utter the phrase “I’m not comfortable with …” Upon the utterance, all responsibility to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Physician, Hospital-Based Medicine


Report: 'Church' Advertising 'Miracle Cure' Event in Washington, Despite FDA Warnings It's Just Bleach

The Food and Drug Administration warned the public not to attend a “miracle cure” event being thrown by group using the name Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in Leavenworth, Washington on Saturday, noting their supposed medical marvel is a highly toxic substance.Read more...
Tags: Quackery, Miracle Mineral Solution, Alternative Medicine, Health, Fda, Food And Drug Administration


Gourmia GAF680 Digital Free Fry Air Fryer Review

Gourmia.com No Oil Healthy Frying – LCD Display – 8 Presets – 1700 Watt – 6 Qt Basket Pan HEALTHY COOKING: Roast, bake, broil, grill and fry all of your favorite foods with a fraction of the calories. RADIVECTION 360 TECHNOLOGY: Circulates turbo heated air to evenly fry food to crispy perfection without a drop of oil. QUICK RESULTS: The 1700 watt Express Heat System cooks food 30% faster than an oven. 8 CHEF-at-a-TOUCH PRESETS: Enjoy a variety of popular dishes with just a tap, or adjus...
Tags: Chris Voss, Health, Home Automation, Reviews


Finished medical training? Get your finances in order. Now.

You’re finishing your training this year and finally have a job. Never mind the fact that you have never had a “real” paying job and this is the first time you’re going to have more money left at the end of the month. And I’m not talking about a little bit of money left over; […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Finance, Practice Management


TUBAL LIGATION REVERSAL, PREGNANCY RATES AND FERTILITY

Pregnancy Over 40 After Tubal Reversal There is a segment of women over the age of 40 who previously completed their family, have their tubes tied, but for whatever reason decide they want a child later in life. Many times, these women are in a new relationship or are in a point in their life that they want another child. Here is an article in its entirety about how tubal ligation reversal may be better than IVF:Study The Success Rate Of Tubal ReversalBy Den Hamphery Click here f...
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Bowel cancer: Symptoms, prevention and treatment - essential facts

Around 41,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. We take a look at the signs to be aware of… [Author: Adam Beresford]
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MKSAP: 39-year-old woman with fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 39-year-old woman is evaluated for fatigue, intermittent rectal bleeding, and abdominal pain over the past 2 months. She reports that the bleeding is not accompanied by anal pain or itching. She has experienced an unintentional 2.3-kg (5.1-lb) weight loss since […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Conditions, Gastroenterology


This Chatbot Helps You Talk to the Vaccine Deniers in Your Life

Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids may seem so distant from the rest of us that it’s hard to understand how they formed their views. But they all probably had friends and family who were around at the time, but didn’t know what to say. Read more...
Tags: Vaccines, Health, Conversation, Relationships, Social Gps, Friendship, Kids, Parenting


The Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Brain Damage

Brain shrinkage was six times more likely in those with low levels of this vitamin. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Nutrition


How to Turn Criticism into an Opportunity to Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

It has often been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Problem is, others may not agree with how you choose to raise your child, and you won’t always be able to control how they consider a child “should be raised.” Inspired by John Gottman ’s studies, “Emotion Coaching” has been found to lead to fewer behavior problems, better academic outcomes, better self-regulation, and greater emotional and physical health. Put differently, t here is no doubt that treating your child’s emoti...
Tags: Children and Teens, Communication, Parenting, Students, Success & Achievement, Child Development, Emotional Intelligence, Maturity, Perfectionism


Blind Liverpool fan now able to watch the footie thanks to RooVision helmet

Ian Wood, 41, has been blind since he was five but now thanks to an incredible vision helmet he can follow the match and jeer at the ref [Author: Amy Sharpe]
Tags: Health, Amy Sharpe


Housework could keep brain young, research suggests

Even light exertions can slow down ageing of the brain, activity-tracker data indicatesEven light activity such as household chores might help to keep the brain young, researchers say, adding to a growing body of evidence that, when it comes to exercise, every little bit helps.The findings mirror upcoming guidance from the UK chief medical officers, and existing US guidelines, which say light activity or very short bouts of exercise are beneficial to health – even if it is just a minute or two a...
Tags: Science, Mental health, Health, Society, World news, Dementia, Ageing


Australian election: Shorten focuses on Easter pay hits, Morrison on healthcare

Labor leader says low-paid workers are losing hundreds in penalty rates during the 10 days from good FridayBill Shorten has used the Easter public holidays to highlight that low-paid workers are losing hundreds of dollars from cuts to penalty rates, and that they will face further hits to their income if the Coalition is re-elected.As both leaders hit the trail again on Saturday after the Good Friday break, Labor focussed on the penalty rates debate while the Coalition was set to announce $100m ...
Tags: Australian election 2019, Australia news, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Scott Morrison, Labor party, Coalition, Wages growth, Industrial relations, Health, Australian economy


These 4 Signs Of Despair Are Rising In Middle-Aged

People in their late 30s and 40s are experiencing these four indicators of despair. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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North Seattle HIV cluster among drug users and homeless people worries health officials

There was a nearly threefold increase last year in HIV cases in King County among heterosexuals who inject drugs, a spike that public-health officials attribute to rising opioid use and homelessness.
Tags: Health, Local News


Morning exercise may burn more calories

Exercising in the morning rather than in the evening may be more beneficial to health, as research shows that morning exercise burns more carbohydrates.


How does the U.S. economy stack up compared to other countries over history?

The optimal functioning of Democracy depends on educated, well informed citizens. Most Americans are woefully ignorant or they could not have elected as incompetent a chief executive as Donald J. Trump in 2016. One of the goals of this blog is to provide information so that people are better informed of the world around them and can make better decisions about things that affect their own and the mutual welfare of humanity. [Author: David G. Markham]
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The profoundly deaf girl who found her voice after brain surgery

Leia was born profoundly deaf but pioneering surgery and therapy has enabled her to hear sounds.


Nominations invited for prestigious awards at Pittcon Conference & Expo 2020

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One-in-Five Suffer From This Mental Disorder (M)

There is a new epidemic of this mental disorder. → Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Millions of rehab records leak, including patient names – nearly 150,000 affected

Millions of patient records for drug and alcohol rehab were leaked, in a data breach that affects an estimated 150,000 individuals, CNET reports. “Records for potentially tens of thousands of patients seeking treatment at several addiction rehabilitation centers were exposed in an unsecured online database, an independent researcher revealed Friday.” Here's the security researcher's source material, from rainbowtabl.es. Here's an excerpt from CNET's report: The 4.91 million documents include...
Tags: Post, Data Breach, Health, Privacy, Rehab, Security, Steps To Recovery Addiction Treatment Center, Technology



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