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COVID-19 adds a new health care gap: internet disparity

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) targets older ethnic and racial minorities with lethal precision, establishing irrefutable evidence that inequality kills. Nearly one-third of those who have died from COVID are Black, while Blacks represent about 14% of the population in the areas analyzed. In Chicago, 78.6% of COVID-related deaths were age 60 or more. While ethnic and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Chicago, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Some Kids Still Have Coronavirus Symptoms Months After Falling Ill

(CNN) — Fourteen-year-old Indiana Evans is a promising dancer from Hertfordshire, southern England, who was doing 16 hours of practice a week on top of school before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Indiana fell ill with a cough in early March, said her mother, Jane Evans. Although she didn’t have any other coronavirus symptoms, her parents kept her home for two weeks in line with government guidance. She was never ill enough to be hospitalized, her mother told CNN. Nonetheless, the teenager — who ...
Tags: Health, England, London, Children, US, California News, Indiana, Cnn, United States, Idaho, National Health Service, Evans, University of Bristol, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, King


Covid-19: only half of Britons would definitely have vaccination

Survey sparks concern over misconceptions about vaccines and scepticism about science Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly half the population of Britain definitely would accept being vaccinated against Covid-19. That is the shock conclusion of a group of scientists and pollsters who have found that only 53% of a test group of citizens said they would be certain or very likely to allow themselves to be given a vaccine against the disease if one becomes available. Rel...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Britain, Preston, Vaccines and immunisation, Don, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


The first day of medical training during a pandemic

The faculty and staff welcome us warmly. They know each of our names as we walk through the door, and further conversation reveals that they have also studied the short biographical sketches we sent in last month. We are reassured – we belong here. I scan the atrium for students I might have seen at […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Women in medicine: a conversation with my daughter about lessons learned 

A few weeks ago, I became a full professor of medicine. The grand moment happened 28 years after graduating from medical school. The week after the promotion letter, my daughter’s MCAT results were in, and she was hitting submit on medical school applications. Fun fact, I had her at age 28, my chief resident year.  […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, MCAT, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Personal development and growth during COVID times

As a physician and proponent of introspection, inner work, and self-awareness as integral components of health, wellness, and spiritual development. I watched with intrigue the dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 related articles, social media posts, and videos purporting to offer solutions for these troubled times. They professed to teach people how to fight […] 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, COVID


Flattening the curve of COVID’s emotional impact [PODCAST]

“Based on the evidence of the effects of trauma, we can predict that our health care teams, patients and families will exhibit signs of this assault through a variety of symptoms–sleeplessness, apathy, depression, and anxiety. The warning signs are already here. We read the desperate accounts and pleas of frontline workers describing the indescribable, holding […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, Psychiatry, Infectious Disease, PA NP, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


COVID-related stressors and increasing instances of substance abuse

Throughout 2020, the United States has been playing catchup against the coronavirus. As several well-researched articles have noted, lack of appropriate and timely response has been at the forefront and can be attributed to numerous factors including the highly contagious nature of the virus and, simultaneously, a delay in formulating an adequate medical management and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, United States, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Navy SEALs: How to build a warrior mindset

The fact that U.S. Navy SEALs endure very rigorous training before entering the field is common knowledge, but just what happens at those facilities is less often discussed. In this video, former SEALs Brent Gleeson, David Goggins, and Eric Greitens (as well as authors Jesse Itzler and Jamie Wheal) talk about how the 18-month program is designed to build elite, disciplined operatives with immense mental toughness and resilience. Wheal dives into the cutting-edge technology and science that th...
Tags: Psychology, Navy, Success, Neuroscience, War, Brain, Military, Innovation, Mind, Performance, Cooperation, Personal Growth, U S Navy, Goggins, Potential, Jesse Itzler


How to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water

Some kids will happily chug water all day, while others would rather shrivel up like a raisin before giving up their milk or juice and succumbing to the wet blandness that is plain old water. Once a kid has juice, they tend to prefer juice (who wouldn’t?)—but even little kids need to drink water regularly to stay…Read more...
Tags: Health, Water, Water Bottles, Lifehacks, Hydration


SPERM HARMED BY SOME SUNSCREENS

See also the Fertility Shop for resources  SUNSCREEN MAY HARM SPERM With nice weather upon us, more and more people are slathering on the sunscreen.  But, if you are trying to conceive, you may want to tell the man in your life to wear a hat and long sleeve shirt.  A recent study has shown that some ingredients in sunscreen can interfere with the function of sperm cells.see also the fertility shop for more information, products and books from the article:The researchers found that...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, Skakkebaek


SCREAM! IT MAY HELP YOU CONCEIVE!

Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive Over 40, Try Screaming! One of the turning points in my journey to get pregnant was when I completely boiled over with frustration.I was on the edge of completely giving up and actually did give up and came to the (supposed) realization that I was never going to have a baby. One day, I was home alone and I started screaming at the top of my lungs. I cursed the world, I cursed the universe and I screamed at God and all my guardian angels for abandoning ...
Tags: Health, London, Infertility, Sandy Robertson


The dangers of the chemical imbalance theory of depression

A study at Harvard's McLean Hospital claims that using the language of chemical imbalances worsens patient outcomes. Though psychiatry has largely abandoned DSM categories, professor Joseph E Davis writes that the field continues to strive for a "brain-based diagnostic system."Chemical explanations of mental health appear to benefit pharmaceutical companies far more than patients. The pharmacological revolution began with tranquilizers. Miltown was the country's first "blockbuster" drug. Toute...
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Study: Thunderstorms Can Trigger Asthma Attacks That Need Hospitalization

(CNN) — The calm before the storm isn’t really so calm, at least not for anyone with asthma or other severe breathing disorders, new research shows. During the days before a major thunderstorm hits, emergency room visits for seniors who suffer from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) rose significantly, according to a research letter published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. Although the study used Medicare data for those 65 years and older, the danger is just as real for y...
Tags: Health, US, Asthma, Lightning, Medicare, Melbourne, Thunderstorms, University Of Georgia, Melbourne Australia, Harvard Medical School, Birmingham England, Jena, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Anupam Jena, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Gender inequities and being a physician-mom [PODCAST]

“As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds day by day at an exponential rate, we as doctors have been called to duty in unprecedented ways. Speak with any physician in the last few weeks, and you will be hard-pressed to find one who didn’t feel an intrinsic obligation- indeed, wish- to rise to the occasion with an […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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New guidelines redefine 'obesity' to curb fat shaming

New guidelines published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal argue that obesity should be defined as a condition that involves high body mass index along with a corresponding physical or mental health condition.The guidelines note that classifying obesity by body mass index alone may lead to fat shaming or non-optimal treatments.The guidelines offer five steps for reframing the way doctors treat obesity. Doctors determine obesity by dividing a patient's weight by their height, producing...
Tags: Health, Obesity, Innovation, Prince, Hamlet, Berry, Canadian Medical Association Journal, University of Calgary, Rebecca Scritchfield, Human body, David C W Lau, Julia MacFarlane Diabetes Research Centre, Elliot M Berry


10 COVID-coping tips from the trenches

There is absolutely no playbook for what we are all experiencing today. The changes coming at us have been swift, mercurial, and frightening. Governments, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals have scrambled to cope with relentless waves of chaos in the wake of COVID-19 and civil unrest. I have continued to keep my solo psychiatry practice in […] 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


A surgeon’s medical mission experience in his own town

Many physicians would like to use their skills on the mission field, but have a hard time finding an option that fits into their busy schedules. Several years ago, I looked for a medical mission, but I couldn’t find one that would work for me, so I came up with the idea of setting up […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Doctors are fleeing the medical field. Here’s why.

The first day I started work as an attending physician in primary care medicine, I knew I had made a terrible mistake. This was not the heroic, selfless, service-oriented job or the romantic life “as seen on TV” I had imagined. Riddled with heavy school debt, despite my best efforts to join debt relief programs, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Delivering health care at a retail clinic isn’t something to be proud of

When I describe it, many of you will instantly recall the Norman Rockwell painting of a doctor holding a stethoscope to the chest of a little girl’s doll. Historian Neil Harris described that iconic image, published in a 1929 edition of the Saturday Evening Post, beautifully: “Such a willingness to place professional expertise at the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Norman Rockwell, Neil Harris, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Ethical humanism: life after #medbikini and an approach to reimagining professionalism

So long as you are trying to fit in, you will never feel like you belong. When the travesty of a “research” publication titled, “Prevalence of Unprofessional Social Media Content Among Young Vascular Surgeons” seemingly metastasized overnight into what will forever be immortalized as the sordid saga that unwittingly catapulted the hashtag #medbikini all across […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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AI-enhanced precision medicine approach lays groundwork for identification of autism subtype

A novel precision medicine approach enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI) has laid the groundwork for what could be the first biomedical screening and intervention tool for a subtype of autism, reports a new study from Northwestern University, Ben Gurion University, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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More than 97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in the last two weeks of July, report says

The report, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association, said there was a 40% increase in child cases across the states and cities that were studied in those two weeks.
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Government had no Covid-19 aged care plan, inquiry told, as ‘catastrophic’ failure alleged over St Basil’s

Regulator admits it knew of outbreak in home four days before telling federal health departmentDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsThe aged care regulator has been accused of a “catastrophic communications failure” causing a “potentially deadly delay”, amid revelations it took four days for the body to inform the government about a Covid-19 outbreak at Melbourne’s St Basil’s aged care home.The...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Department Of Health, St Basil, Janet Anderson, Aged Care, Royal commission into aged care quality and safety, Coronavirus outbreak


Online school: This is what it should look like

Many schools around the world abruptly transitioned to distance learning in March, when Covid-19 forced brick-and-mortar schools to shutter. But much of what students experienced didn't represent real online school, in which teachers are trained to teach remotely and online.
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State Health Department Director Sonia Angell Resigns, Reports Say

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The director of the California Department of Public Health is resigning, according to reports from the Sacramento Bee on Sunday. Dr. Sonia Angell frequently appeared alongside Gov. Gavin Newsom during his coronavirus news conferences Angell was a crucial figure in formulating the state’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. No reason was given for her sudden departure, which comes five months into the pandemic. Newsom appointed Angell director of the state health depar...
Tags: Health, News, Local, Syndicated Local, California News, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Sacramento Bee, state Health Department, Angell, California Department of Public Health, Newsom, Sonia Angell, Dr. Sonia Angell


Formal education is critical for cognitive functioning across the life span

Investing time in education in childhood and early adulthood expands career opportunities and provides progressively higher salaries. It also conveys certain benefits to health and longevity.
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Simon Cowell breaks his back while riding his new electric bicycle

MALIBU — Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California. Cowell was expected to have surgery Saturday evening, according to a spokesperson for the entertainment mogul. Cowell fell off the bike while in the courtyard with his family at his house in Malibu. He was taken to a hospital and was said to be under observation and doing fine. Cowell created “America’s Got Talent” and serves as a judge on the show. He has also been the judge on “Brita...
Tags: Health, News, California, America, Sport, Britain, Soccer, Simon Cowell, Malibu, Cowell


A 'short list' of signature peptides for tracking down SARS-CoV-2 virus

SPI researchers (Marcoule) used proteomics to identify signature peptides of the SARS-CoV-2 virus expressed in vitro.
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Opioid initiation risk in young adults, adolescents may not be as high as previously thought

Young adults and adolescents who are prescribed opioids for the first time may be at a slightly greater risk of developing a substance-related problem later in life, according to a new study co-authored by Indiana University researchers. However, the risk may not be as high as previously thought.
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