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Watching clot-busting drugs work is science in action

There is no better place to watch science in action than in the world of medicine. It was discovered in the 1930s that blood, in the presence of a certain streptococcus bacteria, did not clot. The agent formed by the bacteria was isolated and eventually called streptokinase, the first “clot-buster.” Through the decades, pharmaceutical companies […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Conditions, Cardiology


New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Monday. The vote, whose outcome remains unclear, comes after more than a year of mostly back-room wrangling since Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy came into office. Murphy […]
Tags: Business, Health, Nation


It’s time to change the face of lung cancer

“Please don’t tell my family,” Mary (identifying information changed) immediately asked me after I disclosed the results of her lymph node biopsy and diagnosis of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. At the time, I was a first-year oncology fellow. Initially, I thought it was a normal reaction (an example of my lack of experience). I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Conditions, Oncology/Hematology


FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and implant makers, as well as from women […]
Tags: Health, Nation


Social indicators - Deathly consequences of unsafe drinking water greater than natural disasters and conflict

Click on image to enlarge. [Author: David G. Markham]
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An image that reminds us what life versus death looks like

This is what life versus death looks like. This is what medicine verses mortality looks like. This is what science verses humanity looks like. After a thoracotomy, a fellow ER doctor Dr. Mitch Li snapped this picture of the spilled blood and Propofol on the trauma bay floor. Blood courses through every one of our veins to sustain life. Propofol courses through […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Physician, Emergency Medicine


Army ads accused of targeting youngsters during 'January blues'

Document reveals campaign aimed at ‘snowflakes’ was planned to coincide with emotional lowThe British army has been accused of targeting its headline-grabbing “snowflake” recruitment campaign at young people when they were facing a post-holiday low.A briefing document seen by the Guardian shows that strategists behind the “Your army needs you” campaign factored in that it would be seen by young people at a time when they were experiencing the “January blues”.
Tags: British army, Military, Young people, Advertising, Mental health, UK news, Media, Society, Health


Better detection of concussions using vital signs

As a father of a young ice hockey player, I’m all too familiar with every parent’s concern about concussions. As a neuroscientist, I chose not to accept that it was okay to rely on subjective and error-prone tests to understand how best to care for our brains after concussion. We dared ourselves to think bigger, and to devise a solution that was larger than concussions – to ask the question: “Why don’t we have objective vital signs for brain function?”We have vital signs for our body like heart ...
Tags: Featured, Health & Medicine, Science & Medicine, A Journal of Neurology, Biomedicine, Brain, Brain Injury, Concussion, Health, Medical Mondays, Neurology, Neuroscience, Ryan CN D’Arcy


The drugs don’t work: what happens after antibiotics?

Antibiotic resistance is growing so fast that routine surgery could soon become impossible. But scientists are fighting back in the battle against infectionThe first antibiotic that didn’t work for Debbi Forsyth was trimethoprim. In March 2016, Forsyth, a genial primary care counsellor from Morpeth, Northumberland, contracted a urinary tract infection. UTIs are common: more than 150 million people worldwide contract one every year. So when Forsyth saw her GP, they prescribed the usual treatment:...
Tags: Antibiotics, Society, Science, Medicine, Research and development, Health


Burning Mouth Syndrome

Other than stopping the medicine that's causing the burning mouth syndrome, is there anything that actually works, and works fast to make this go away? Thanks.
Tags: Health, Fitness and First Aid


MACRO's

Any Nutritionist out there? So I've been on a LCHF diet to control my recently diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes. 45 days ago. AIC 7.1 Not wanting to do "Keto" but am using the recipes to eat some what "normally" Haven't got a appointment with a dietitian yet, TRICARE/VA :upsidedown: Question: How do I figure the "Net Carbs" MACRO's Thought it was Total Carb minus Fiber.... Such as this...... 3-1=2 Total Carbohydrate 3g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 2g Butt........ What about the "sugar" such as this.... T...
Tags: Health, Fitness and First Aid


Carefully consider every aspect of the integration of AI into health care

AI, artificial intelligence, is all the rage right now in medical news media. And this has many practicing physicians, even medical students, concerned. Will AI make diagnose heavy specialties such as dermatology and radiology obsolete? Can AI give rise to new medical specialties? How many tasks traditionally done by doctors will now be handled by […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Tech, Health IT, Hospital-Based Medicine


Diagnosing autism: many nations, one world

I pause for a moment and close my eyes — to center myself in this country, where I am today.   I am about to walk through the door and tell the parents what my assessment has shown. I nod to the interpreter waiting behind me and knock firmly before entering the room.  You see, I […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Conditions, Neurology, Pediatrics


HOW LONG BEFORE OVULATION DO EGGS MATURE?

I have heard that you should start preparing your body for conception up to three months in advance.  I firmly believe that getting pregnant and preventing miscarriage has everything to do with an overall healthy lifestyle.  When your body is getting everything it needs in terms of nutrition, sleep, relaxation etc., it tends to make the right amount of hormones and regulate itself.  This will lead to higher quality eggs when they finally become mature and ovulate.  According to this...
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How social media can help or hurt your health care career

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. We live in a time when social media isn’t just about sharing pictures or ideas with a close circle of friends and family. Between our Facebook statuses, our Twitter profiles and especially our LinkedIn pages, we are always public, all the time — no matter what your privacy settings may have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Social media, Facebook, Practice Management, Twitter


Revealed: no need to add cancer-risk nitrites to ham

Confidential meat industry report shows additives do not prevent food poisoningA bombshell internal report written for the British meat industry reveals nitrites do not protect against botulism – the chief reason ham and bacon manufacturers say they use the chemicals.The study, conducted for the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) by the scientific consultancy Campden, and marked “confidential”, examines the growth of the toxin Clostridium botulinum in the processing of bacon and ham. Con...
Tags: Meat, Food safety, Cancer, The meat industry, Food, Health, Society, UK news


NHS trusts call in the bailiffs to chase ineligible patients’ debts

Despite their heavy-handed methods the collection firms manage to recoup very littleThree-quarters of NHS hospital trusts in England are using private debt firms to chase treatment costs from overseas patients and refused asylum seekers in a practice branded “inhumane” by critics, the Observer can reveal.Debt recovery firms have pursued thousands of patients for millions of pounds in recent years, prompting complaints of harassing phone calls and intimidating doorstep visits. The debts relate to...
Tags: UK news, NHS, Immigration and asylum, Health, Society


Physician keynotes at TexMed 2019 and the 2019 ASPR Annual Conference

Physician Speaking by KevinMD is the only physician-run, all-physician boutique speakers bureau in existence. We are practicing physicians who are as comfortable on stage as we are in the hospital, clinic, or operating room. We have the credibility to inspire your audience, and the authenticity to make a difference. We’re proud to be keynoting the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Social indicators - U.S. has low life expectancy compared to other first world countries and continues to drop

Most Americans think that the United States is exceptional. On most social indicators however it has relatively low rankings for first world countries. One such social indicator is life expectancy and the United States comes no where close to the top ten countries.There are many reasons for the U.S. low rankings in life expectancy as compared to these other countries. The several that come first to mind are our terrible health care system, our gun policy, our drug problems, infant child mortalit...
Tags: David G. Markham


This is it. This is your life. There is no do-over. This is it.

everyone is getting younger and younger and I don't feel like I'm aging. Only the body ages...awareness is ageless and timeless. *** Life force flows through my body bringing me to Healing so that I might come to perfect flow. Flow is thriving good health. The chronically ill body healing is a vehicle into the light. ...
Tags: Chronic Illness, Diet And Nutrition, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Healing, Health, Well-being, Wellness


MKSAP: 49-year-old woman with worsening joint symptoms

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 49-year-old woman is evaluated for recently worsening joint symptoms. She has a 13-year history of Crohn disease characterized by four to six stools daily and mild crampy abdominal pain. She also has a 1-year history of arthritis. She currently has […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Conditions, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology


Are genetic tests useful to predict cancer?

The health secretary’s call for tests to be rolled out on NHS was met with controversyThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, this week shared his shock at discovering that he is at greater than average risk for prostate cancer, despite having no family history of the disease.The revelation came after he took a predictive genetic test that assesses risk for 16 common diseases, including coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma and breast and prostate cancers. Continue reading...
Tags: Cancer, UK news, Matt Hancock, NHS, Health, Cancer research, Medical research, Genetics, Science


Investigating the Effect of Paid and Free Feedback About Physicians' Telemedicine Services on Patients’ and Physicians’ Behaviors: Panel Data Analysis

Background: In recent years, paid online patient-physician interaction has been incorporated into the telemedicine markets. With the development of telemedicine and telemedicine services, online feedback has been widely applied, helping other patients to identify quality services. Recently, in China, a new type of service feedback has been applied to the telemedicine markets, namely, paid feedback. Patients who are satisfied with a physician’s online service can buy a virtual gift or give a tip ...


The Role of Frontline Leaders in Building Health Professional Support for a New Patient Portal: Survey Study

Background: Effective leadership and change management are thought to contribute to the successful implementation of health information technology innovations. However, limited attention has been paid to the role of frontline leaders in building health professional support for new technical innovations. Objective: First, we examined whether frontline leaders’ positive expectations of a patient portal and perceptions of its implementation were associated with their support for the portal. Second,...


A Web-Based Form With Interactive Charts Used to Collect and Analyze Data on Home Births in Italy

Background: The use of Web-based forms and data analysis can improve the collection and visualization of data in clinical research. In Italy, no register exists that collects clinical data concerning home births. Objective: The purpose of this study was (1) to develop a Web portal to collect, through a Web-based form, data on home births in Italy and (2) to provide those interested with a graphic visualization of the analyses and data collected. Methods: Following the World Health Organization’s...


Knowing how artificial intelligence works empowers clinicians to be at the forefront of using it

Physicians and other health care professionals are uniquely suited to understand artificial intelligence. They’ve studied or routinely use mathematics, data analysis, and algorithms. They comprehend pattern recognition, decision trees, rules-based systems, and statistics. These are the very components of AI.  Perhaps the only thing our premed and medical training didn’t teach us was how to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn mo...
Tags: Tech, Health IT


Hey, LA Marathon first-timers! Here’s how to survive — and maybe enjoy — the journey

So, you’re running your first marathon Sunday in Los Angeles? Congrats! And, ahem, what were you thinking? Luckily, we’ve got you covered. For first-timers taking the plunge, we asked a couple of veteran runners and coaches what you should know ahead of the big day to succeed. (And by that we mean finishing the darn thing.) Pat Connelly, 81, of Sherman Oaks is a retired LAPD cop who has run 50 marathons in his life – and has been a runners’ coach for as many years. He even founded the official L...
Tags: Local News, News, Sports, Things to do, Health, LA Marathon, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun


Insulin prices

http://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/new...newstopstories Humalog was ~$35/ vial in 2001, now ~$300. Has been off patent and eli lily is offering a kind of generic at half price. Still $100 more than you can get it in canada. Affordability is an issue here in states, bigger problem in third world. Substantial percentage cannot afford insulin, expected to get much worse.
Tags: Health, Fitness and First Aid


Anti-TB drugs can increase susceptibility to Mtb reinfection

Current treatments for tuberculosis are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. They don't, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens is one of the long-standing questions in TB research.


Our 9 favorite startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 2

Heathcare kiosks, a home-cooked food marketplace, and a way for startups to earn interest on their funding topped our list of high-potential companies from Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 2. 88 startups launched on stage at the lauded accelerator, though some of the best skipped the stage as they’d already raised tons of money. Be sure to check out our write-ups of all 85 startups from day 1 plus our top picks, as well as the full set from day 2. But now, after asking investors and conferrin...
Tags: Apps, Biotech, Food, Funding, GreenTech, Hardware, Health, Logistics, Startups, TC