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This Spot Treatment Helped My Hormonal Breakout Vanish in 48 Hours

I've struggled with acne for more than a decade. Over time, I perfected my daily skin-care routine down to a science. From finding the right cleanser to a hydrating serum that doesn't break me out, these products have saved my skin. Unfortunately though, they don't always help me combat hormonal breakouts. Like clockwork, right around the time of my period, a blemish pops up. I don't mean a small whitehead or blackhead, I'm talking an under-the-skin throbbing cyst-like pimple. For these, I alway...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Products Review, Dr. Barbara Sturm


Animated LED Face Mask Reminds Others to Stay Six Feet Away

Being stuck at home for weeks on end has given the world’s hardware hackers some extra time to come up with some truly wonderful creations. Chelsea Klukas, a Product Design Manager at Oculus who’s also known for her experiments merging fashion and tech, has created an LED face mask that could be the most coveted…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Safety, Tech, Hacks, LEDs, Oculus, Face Masks, Chelsea Klukas, Lumen Couture


The Different COVID-19 Tests, Explained

There’s a lot of talk about tests for COVID-19, as well as a lot of confusion about what the results might mean. If someone tests negative for COVID-19, does that mean they aren’t sick? If someone tests positive for antibodies against COVID-19, does that mean they are immune? Read more...
Tags: Health, Healthcare, Lifehacks, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Social connection in a world of physical distancing

It has been fascinating to see how our language has become saturated with new vocabulary in the past few weeks, as cases of COVID-19 have exponentially increased worldwide. Terms usually reserved for public health curriculums – flatten the curve, self-isolation, self-quarantine, pandemic – are now part of our daily conversations, and are even available as […] 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, COVID-19 Coronavirus


“Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

One promising way to treat diabetes is with transplanted islet cells that produce insulin when blood sugar levels get too high. However, patients who receive such transplants must take drugs to prevent their immune systems from rejecting the transplanted cells, so the treatment is not often used.To help make this type of therapy more feasible, MIT researchers have now devised a way to encapsulate therapeutic cells in a flexible protective device that prevents immune rejection while still allowin...
Tags: Health, Biology, Medicine, Mit, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Health Care, Bose, Anderson, JDRF, Daniel Anderson, Langer, Robert Langer, Koch Institute, Sigilon Therapeutics


This king of all viral syndromes is here

We are still in the office.  I go daily, either dressed in scrubs or shirt and tie, in an effort to maintain some sense of normalcy.  I can feel the anguish of staff who themselves are deemed “essential.”  Their apprehension about the possibilities of themselves being infected adds a starchy thickener to the office atmosphere […] 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


An anatomy lab partner lost: What would Chris have thought about COVID-19?

Chris was my anatomy partner during medical school. We had the right side of the cadaver across from Felipe and Andrew. Felipe was the son of a famous chemist and would disappear after class. He is now an internist. Andrew was handsome and dated a beautiful classmate. He stayed at one of the teaching hospitals. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Chris, Andrew, Felipe, Medical School, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Andrew Felipe


Dyson Redesigned Its High-Maintenance Humidifier So It Now Cleans Itself

Today Dyson introduced its most all-in-one machine yet with the Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool that promises to thoroughly clean and moisturize the air in your home. More importantly, the machine might be one of Dyson’s biggest product redesigns yet, completely rethinking the company’s original humidifier that was fraught…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Fans, Hygiene, Dyson, Humidifiers, Consumer Tech, Dyson Pure Humidifycool, Dyson Pure Humidifycool Cryptomic


Are you angry, doctor? It’s about time.

It seems that many physicians finally realize that they are expendable. The fact that U.S. health care institutions view doctors (and every other employee) as disposable cogs in a machine is not a new phenomenon. I learned this lesson over a year ago as a vulnerable type of provider – a resident physician. From someone […] 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


Aging Beautifully: How To Stay Looking Young For Longer

Combatting the aging process is no small feat. You want to stay looking young, but you aren’t sure how. Sure, we can do things to stay healthy, like run, go to the gym, and eat a well-balanced diet. These things will keep your body feeling good and your mind in tip-top shape, but looking young is another battle entirely. The external aspect of aging is one that often can’t be stopped. But, we’re going to help you try. Today, we’re going to give you some tips on how to stay looking young for...
Tags: Fashion, Aging, Mental Health, Beauty, Skin Care, Anti-aging, Don, Anti-aging Skincare, Aging / Wrinkles, Aging Skin, Aging skin care


Physician deaths in the era of COVID-19: human sacrifice, not heroism

A COVID-19 positive resident physician in Detroit died recently, and reportedly two more who treated patients with the virus in New York City have died this week as well; although I can’t say for certain, because their names have not been released and their stories exist only in hushed whispers of the resident community. And […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, New York City, Infectious Disease, Detroit, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


COVID-19 has shown us that Americans are sicker than we thought

The current news cycles concerning COVID-19 today are frightening. The media has portrayed COVID-19 as an amazingly deadly virus. And to some people, that is very true. But not to about 98% of those who are COVID-19 positive. The death rates still hover around 2%, and that is only out of the known – testing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression

Isolation, social distancing and extreme changes in daily life are hard now, but the United States also needs to be prepared for what may be an epidemic of clinical depression because of COVID-19.We are clinical psychological scientists at the University of Washington's Center for the Science of Social Connection. We study human relationships, how to improve them, and how to help people with clinical depression, emphasizing evidence-based approaches for those who lack resources. We do not wish ...
Tags: Health, China, US, Mental Health, Depression, United States, Innovation, Disease, Emotions, Minority, University of Washington, Pandemic, University of WashingtonThis, Jonathan Kanter Director of the Center, Katherine Manbeck


Facebook starts prompting US users to fill out a COVID-19 survey to help track the virus

Starting today, some U.S. Facebook users will see a new pop-up on the app asking them to fill-out a survey about COVID-19. The survey, from Carnegie Mellon University’s Delphi epidemiological research center, is one of many new symptom mapping projects that seek to anticipate where the next wave of the virus will hit as COVID-19 sweeps through populations the world over. As if often the case in research, the challenge for these symptom mapping efforts is attracting a large enough sample of re...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, New York, Pinterest, US, Tech, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Mellon, Delphi, Weill Cornell, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


A physician’s first night at the MICU in New York City

Tonight will be my first night shift in the medical ICU (MICU) since COVID began ravaging New York City. I was on the hospital floors as an internal medicine resident during the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, my clinic block was canceled, and I was placed on sick call, though I didn’t […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, New York City, Infectious Disease, MICU, Conditions, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Hold on to humanity while we still can

Washington State has benefited from an early response to COVID-19; organized and isolated, the curve seems to have flattened. Within our hospitals, we continue to prepare for the worst. This includes addressing the reality of limited resources and an insurmountable number of patients, a “crisis” standard-of-care. For many health care workers, fatigue and fear of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Washington State, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


We are losing the COVID-19 war. Here’s how we can turn the tide.

As I sit here writing this, one of my friends and colleagues is on a ventilator. He’s fighting for his life. He’s a very healthy guy who runs marathons; we even did some race training together a couple of years back. And now, he’s in critical condition and may not survive. He’s one of the […] 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, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


I am a hospitalist and I love my job

About a year ago, I had an interesting encounter on my way back home to Texas after visiting my parents. I was casually chatting with an older female acquaintance as I got situated on the plane. She asked me what kind of medicine I practice. This woman is in medicine, not a physician, but knowledgeable […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Texas, Physician, PA NP, Hospitalist, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Coronavirus is forcing us to confront addiction treatment paradoxes

On March 19th, the federal government loosened regulations around methadone and buprenorphine, two medications used to treat opioid addiction. The change was triggered by the novel coronavirus and concerns that current practices would either contribute to its spread or restrict critical opioid addiction treatment. For all the havoc the coronavirus is undoubtedly causing, it is also […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Researchers develop emergency ventilator based on resuscitation bags used in ambulances

The need for innovative solutions to address shortages in crucial medical equipment is greater than ever, and a new initiative from a global team of biomedical engineering experts is a perfect example. The team developed a way for resuscitation bags – common pieces of equipment carried by ambulances and paramedics around the world, and typically in strong supply at hospitals – to be repurposed as emergency ventilator hardware. Georgia Tech and Emory University biomedical engineering professor Su...
Tags: Health, TC, UK, Hardware, Medicine, US, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, World Health Organization, Fda, Cranfield University, Emory University, Georgia Tech, Car Batteries, Ventilator


Study: School Closures May Only Have Small Effect On Stopping Coronavirus

(CNN) — Schools around the world have been shut to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but one team of scientists is questioning whether the havoc the closures are causing to millions of people is actually worth it — suggesting that the impact on the pandemic might be smaller than previously thought. A new study by researchers at University College London said recent modeling studies of Covid-19 suggest that school closures alone would prevent only 2% to 4% of deaths — far fewer than ot...
Tags: Health, China, Singapore, US, Local, America, Cnn, Unesco, United States, United Kingdom, Un, Ucl, University College London, China Hong Kong, University of Portsmouth, Science Media Centre


How dare you, America

I grew up with one guiding principle.  One religion.  One stone temple that I bowed to faithfully.  I kneeled at the glorious shrine of medicine.  It was the only thing I ever wanted to do with my life. My education was vigorous.  I stayed at home and studied while my high school buddies were goofing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Livongo stock jumps over 10 percent on revised earnings guidance, pointing to digital health boom

Livongo Health’s stock jumped over ten percent on a day that saw most . The digital diagnostics and therapeutics company is benefiting from booming demand for digital health services as remote medicine takes center stage for beleaguered health care providers looking to keep treating patients while also responding to the COVID-19 epidemic. Livongo, a provider of behavioral management treatments and diagnostic tools for chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, weight management, an...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Cdc, Articles, Diabetes, Hypertension, Health Care, Seattle, Telemedicine, Startup Company, Livongo Health, Primary Care, Telehealth, Livongo, K Health


I Suffer From Hormonal Breakouts and This Spot Treatment Is a Game Changer

I've struggled with acne for more than a decade. Over time, I perfected my daily skin-care routine down to a science. From finding the right cleanser to a hydrating serum that doesn't break me out, these products have saved my skin. Unfortunately though, they don't always help me combat hormonal breakouts. Like clockwork, right around the time of my period, a blemish pops up. I don't mean a small whitehead or blackhead, I'm talking an under-the-skin throbbing cyst-like pimple. For these, I alway...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Products Review, Dr. Barbara Sturm


MY CLASSMATE GOT PREGNANT AT 49!

This is a reprint of a previous post:I attended my high school reunion not long ago.  I'm not going to say which reunion it was because it makes me feel old, but let just say we are all into our 50's now.  But, what I wanted to mention here is that one of my classmates has a very interesting story...and it's one I hear frequently.First, she got married later in life...sound familiar?Then, she and her husband wanted to get pregnant, but struggled and it was recommended that they go through...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, Rosequartz Amethyst Moonstone


Quotes and songs to help you survive COVID-19

I’m a cardiology fellow on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many, I know suffering. In 2017, I lost my father to rapidly progressive dementia. I was postpartum at the time, and he did not even know I was ever pregnant. My stepfather — my father since I was eight years old — the […] 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


Use the military to organize a national medical system for the coronavirus pandemic

There was a very interesting op-ed in the New York Times recently.  It describes using an aeromedical evacuation system to transfer coronavirus patients to other cities around the United States. There are hospitals sitting idle right now. There is talk of layoffs in some places. Elective surgeries and procedures have been canceled. People are not […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, United States, New York Times, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


The effects of physical distancing will be long-lasting

As a radiologist, it should come as no surprise that I am not a “touchy” person. Not only do I remember the first MeToo movement that coincided with the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings, but I just assume that people don’t want to be touched unless they initiate it. A resident told me that my face […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Clarence Thomas, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


We are all living with serious illness now

At the end of a long shift in the hospital last week, I (Michael) stopped by the room of a patient before he left to go home with hospice. It hadn’t been long since I gave him the news that his cancer had spread and was now incurable. I asked him what was on his […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Michael, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


COVID-19: What can we learn from history?

I was quite young, but I could sense the unease in my mother when she first sent me off to elementary school amidst an uncertain risk of paralytic polio in the 1950’s era. She maintained her frightened countenance until 1960 when the Sabin vaccine miraculously appeared.  Many years later, my wife, a pediatrician, had intubated […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Sabin, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus



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