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Swasth Alliance, LiveHealth, and others build on the Health Stack, iSpirt key in Swasth projects

At least five players, including the Swasth Alliance, LiveHealth and DRiefcase, have built prototypes upon the National Health Stack APIs. This was revealed in a webinar held by Bangalore-based private think tank iSpirt Foundation on July 4. LiveHealth is working on building API bridges to make health records from 1,500 labs accessible; DRiefcase has built a health locker for longitudinal health records; most importantly, the Swasth Alliance is working on the “Open Health Services Network” with ...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Telemedicine, UPI, Bangalore, Cto, Kapoor, Sharma, Shetty, Narayanan, iSpirt, Sharad Sharma, Ajit Narayanan, IndiaStack


A Chilling Time-Lapse Video Documents Every COVID-19 Death on a Global Map: From January to June 2020

The story of the Coronavirus, at least in the US, has swung between a number of rhetorical tics now common to all of our discourse. Called a “hoax,” then given several racist nicknames and dismissed as a “nothing burger,” the pandemic—currently at around 3 million cases in the country, with a U.S. death toll over 130,000—has now become the “new normal,” a phrase that pops up everywhere you look. “This framing is inviting,” writes Chime Asonye at the World Economic Forum. It conveys “the ...
Tags: Health, Google, Instagram, Youtube, College, China, US, Current Affairs, Facebook Twitter, Beckwith, Durham NC Follow, Asonye, Isao Hashimoto, Chime Asonye, James Beckwith, Johns Hopkins Josh Jones


On the Hunt for a New Pair of Compression Socks? Ask These 8 Questions First!

People wear compression socks for a lot of reasons. These include performance enhancement in sports, greater comfort while standing all day and help to prevent severe medical conditions, just to name a few. Compression socks are designed to improve the blood flow in your feet. As a result, they can cause a lessening of pain in the feet as well as swelling in your legs. Compression socks, worn regularly, can help to prevent lots of serious problems such as deep vein thrombosis and others...
Tags: Fashion, Usa, Compression Socks, Diabetes, Health & Fitness, Don, Compression Garments, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Compression Leggings, Compression Stockings, Varicose Vein Treatment, Varicose Veins, Sockwell


What Would It Mean If the Coronavirus Is Airborne?

COVID-19 is known to be transmitted mainly by respiratory droplets. This is the reasoning behind physical distancing, since it’s hard for those droplets to travel more than a few feet. But scientists are debating whether very small droplets—small enough to float through the air—are common enough and infectious enough…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


Study: ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’ Has Increased During The Coronavirus Pandemic

(CNN) — A study published Thursday found a significant increase in “broken heart syndrome” at two Ohio hospitals among some patients who don’t have coronavirus, suggesting that the physical, social and economic stressors from the pandemic are taking a physical toll. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome — which is often called “broken heart syndrome” — occurs when the heart muscles weaken, leading to chest pain and shortness of breath. It presents like a heart attack, but is trigge...
Tags: Health, Australia, US, California News, Cnn, Ohio, Cleveland Clinic, HOROWITZ, University of Adelaide, Kalra, JAMA Network Open, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Coronavirus, Ankur Kalra, John Horowitz


OK, Sure, Let’s Just Add Some Bubonic Plague to the Mix

On Sunday, officials in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China, recorded a case of bubonic plague, otherwise known as the Black Death, while another case was reportedly detected in neighboring Mongolia. Thankfully there’s no need to freak out about a pandemic yet—other than the one we are currently facing and…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Were Fucked, Pandemic, Bubonic plague, Pneumonic Plague


Complacency fuels the slow burn of COVID-19

In polarizing politics, it seems that somehow the greater good often misses the very grain that comes together and makes it great — the people. After we blindfolded ourselves to a warning from China and then Italy, New York witnessed the grinding impact of COVID-19.  Merely two months later, many other states are showing unprecedented growth in cases.  Surpassing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, China, Infectious Disease, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Italy New York


What we can learn from a palliative care chaplain [PODCAST]

  “Faced with the prospect of not being able to provide all COVID-19 patients with the life support that they may need, physicians and nurses are working in conditions that have been described as ‘hell.’ How are providers to cope with the trauma they are experiencing in New York and Italy, and presumably other nations […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Podcast, New York, Italy, Infectious Disease, Palliative Care, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Children and adolescents need well-child visits and immunizations, even during the COVID-19 pandemic

Now more than ever, children and adolescents need to continue receiving routine well-child visits and regularly scheduled immunizations. From the earliest onset of the COVID19 pandemic, there has been a significant decrease in the number of preventive health visits to clinical practices. Unfortunately, this new reality has led to many patients missing important immunizations and delaying critical developmental […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CR...
Tags: Health, Pediatrics, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


Trump's Plague Rally 'More Than Likely' Boosted Coronavirus Surge, Top Tulsa Health Official Says

That Donald Trump rally inside Tulsa’s BOK Center on June 20 has now resulted in precisely what the president and his re-election campaign were repeatedly warned about, according to Tulsa County’s top health official: a coronavirus spike in the city.Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Medicine, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Tulsa, BOK Center, Tulsa County, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Plague Rallies


The role of medical education in perpetuating health care disparities

Black bodies are dying, and medical schools are partially to blame.  Never did I imagine that I would come to the realization that as a medical student; I was being trained and conditioned to identify and treat conditions predominately in white people.  It is time for medical institutions to address how medical school curriculums, which […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Don’t be afraid to say “Black” when asking about someone’s culture

On the morning of George Floyd’s funeral less than ten miles from our medical center in Houston, I was avoiding the word “Black.” Despite wholehearted pride in the strong Black presence in our community health center’s physicians, staff, and patients, I felt a loss of words that Tuesday morning. There was simply too much pain, grief, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Houston, Primary Care, Physician, Cardiology, PA NP, CRNA, George Floyd


With partnerships at major children’s hospitals, Manatee seeks clinical validation of its CBT-based app

When Manatee founder Damayanti Dapayana’s brother was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the family took all the steps to ensure that he was properly cared for. All of the things that could have been an obstacle to getting treatment weren’t for Dapayana’s family. A comfortably middle class background, a supportive family and ready access to care were all available, but still the therapy didn’t take. For Dapayana, it was witnessing the breakdown between the care provided at sessions and the...
Tags: TC, Los Angeles, Tech, Mental Health, Michigan, Denver, TechStars, Angellist, Headspace, Manatee, CBT, Grand Ventures, Zen Planner, Techstars Los Angeles, Damayanti Dapayana, Dapayana


How to Reach Emotional Sobriety & Why It Matters

When we think of sobriety, it’s usually in terms of no longer using alcohol or recreational drugs, but it’s more complicated than that. According to the definition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), sobriety means “not being intoxicated,” then goes on to explain that sobriety is more…Read more...
Tags: Mental Health, Emotions, Lifehacks, Sobriety, Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM


Functioning Through the Fear: A Conversation With John Balser

(Widge’s note: This interview is about the COVID-19 pandemic. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: nothing in this needs to be considered medical advice, and this is not a substitute for keeping up to date on the latest scientific findings on your own. This pandemic is an ongoing, ever-changing situation. So wear a mask, keep your social distancing game on point, educate yourself, and be safe out there.) Recently Thespia sat down with John Balser of the Army Medical Specialist...
Tags: Health, Interviews, Military, Widge, COVID-19, John Balser, Army Medical Specialist Corps


3 reasons why doctors don’t unionize

In a market economy, business leaders take every opportunity to shrink the cost line of labor on the balance sheet to boost profits and shareholder/investor value. It’s the metric on which they are evaluated, and left unopposed; they will do it more and more. The core strategy for shrinking labor costs (along with automation and […] 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


Monster Musume no Oishasan Lewdly Inspects Monster Girls of All Kinds

Monster Musume no Oishasan‘s debut has the show’s main doctor duo caring for all sorts of precious monster women, from cow girls and cat girls to centaur females, with one particular centaur girl receiving quite the orgasmic grooming as she also gets things stuffed in her mouth. Omake:
Tags: Health, Comedy, Nurses, Fantasy, Medical, Anime, Oppai, Image Gallery, Monster Girls, Arvo Animation, Monster Musume no Oishasan


Don’t become that physician who sees medicine only as a job instead of a calling

“Will I ever get better, Andrew?” my mother asked. She laid in bed, too weak to sit up, unable to eat, her myelofibrosis in the final stages of its relentless course. Her question stunned me – did she not know she was dying? How could she not? Was she in complete denial? Was she simply […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Andrew, Physician, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


Should Refusing To Wear A Face Mask Be As Taboo As Drunk Driving?

(CNN) — Refusing to wear a face mask during the Covid-19 pandemic should be as socially unacceptable as drunk-driving, or driving without using a seat belt, the president of the UK’s Royal Society said Tuesday. Venki Ramakrishnan called for everyone to wear a face covering in public — particularly in enclosed public spaces — pointing to new evidence suggesting that coverings may protect both the wearer and those around them. Ramakrishnan said that people in the UK were “skeptical” about the bene...
Tags: Health, UK, England, California News, Spain, Cnn, United States, Italy, World Health Organization, Royal Society, Venki Ramakrishnan, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ramakrishnan, Face Masks, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company


Recovered from coronavirus? Sick patients need your blood, and hospitals say supplies are low

As coronavirus cases surge and hospital beds fill throughout Southern California, one of the few tools that doctors have to treat the disease — plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients — is in alarmingly short supply. Hospitals and blood banks in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino beseech recovered patients to donate blood so their antibodies can help treat the sick. “Hoag Hospital is putting out an urgent request for plasma donors.” spokeswoman ​Chelsea Kottke said. “As the...
Tags: Health, News, California, Los Angeles, Research, Sport, Hospitals, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Nba, Orange County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Disney World, Brook


Why COVID-19 is a threat to hospital medicine

As hospitals everywhere have been using every health care provider available to them in response to COVID-19, the specialty of hospital medicine has shown itself to be uniquely suited for coordinating the effort, to be the front of the frontline responders. I suspect that many people don’t understand what “hospital medicine” is, even though it’s […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, Hospitalist, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


June Recap – Kind of a Big Month

June! We’ve made it through half of the year. And half of that has been spent at home. It feels like forever ago that we were traveling. Now it’s a big deal if we get to go to the grocery store. So we decided to make June one to remember and got married! I put a ring on it. Eric and I had plans for a small family wedding, but as COVID-19 hit and we could see those plans potentially changing, we realized we should take this as an opportunity. When we were initially planning ...
Tags: Health, Family, Fitness, Current Events, House, Eric


Pearls and pitfalls for medical students entering their clinical years

Transitioning from the classroom to the wards is an uncertain and anxiety-provoking time for many medical students. Schedules are constantly changing, as are expectations and learning objectives. Mentorship and advice from upperclassmen, residents, and attendings was an essential tool in my MS3 toolbox. I would go so far as to say that these pieces of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, Orthopedics, PA NP, CRNA


Lifestyle medicine is a prescription for physician burnout

I lost my mom to breast cancer two months before finding out I was pregnant for the first time … with twins. Trying to navigate being a new mom of two without my own mom was ridiculously hard, both physically and emotionally. While I had help at first, within a month, I often found myself […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Pediatrics, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


UniSA researchers pioneer new method to more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease

University of South Australia researchers are pioneering a new method to more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder which affects around 70,000 Australians, resulting in a loss of control of body movements.
Tags: Health, University of South Australia, UniSA


Bill Nye Shows How Face Masks Actually Protect You–and Why You Should Wear Them

Like many Americans of my generation, I grew up having things explained to me by Bill Nye. Flight, magnets, simple machines, volcanoes: there seemed to be nothing he and his team of young lieutenants couldn't break down in a clear, humorous, and wholly non-boring manner. He didn't ask us to come to him, but met us where we already were: watching television. The zenith of the popularity of his PBS series Bill Nye the Science Guy passed a quarter-century ago, and the world has changed a bi...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Science, Instagram, College, America, Nye, Seoul, Bill Nye, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Maria Popova, 21st Century Los Angeles


The middle school of medicine: a reflection on the first year of medical school

There is a picture of me kneeling in front of the Azure Window, once off the coast of Malta, eating a chocolate ice-cream cone. I am 12 years old, having just finished the sixth grade, wearing high-top “Bathroom Wall” Converse and not-at-all-grungy cargo pants in my attempt to emulate the 2008 aesthetic of Avril Lavigne. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Avril Lavigne, Malta, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Researchers study how vaping is promoted on Instagram

E-cigarettes are highly addictive nicotine products with unclear health impacts, particularly on young people. Instagram is a visual social media platform which is wildly popular, particularly with young people.
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Childhood sleeping problems may signal mental disorders later in life

We spend 40 percent of our childhoods asleep, a time for cognitive growth and development. A recent study found an association between irregular sleep patterns in childhood and either psychotic experiences or borderline personality disorder during teenage years. The researchers hope their findings can help identify at-risk youth to improve early intervention. Sleep is a critical activity in our mental and physical health. Sufficient sleep is necessary for learning, productivity, and emotional r...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Parenting, Sleep, Children, Youth, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Birmingham, Personal Growth, JAMA Psychiatry, Avon England, University of Birmingham s School of Psychology, Steven Marwaha, Morales Muñoz


FERTILITY FOOD CHOICES FROM CHINESE MEDICINE

Fertility Acupuncture: Foods for FertilityGuest Post By John Z WheelerAcupuncture is now widely used to help with Infertility. Chinese Medicine also uses nutrition along with acupuncture to increase fertility. Here are a few tips to increase fertility:Warm cooked foods are strongly recommended, especially root vegetables. Chicken soup with ginger is often recommended in China for women trying to conceive.Add vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. These food...
Tags: Health, Google, China, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, EzineArticles, Viridian, John Z WheelerAcupuncture, Wheatgrass, South West LondonArticle



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