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Antidepressant use and the climbing rate of the suicide

It is not clear whether Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade were getting drug treatment for depression. What is clear is that suicide in the U.S. has never been higher even as the use of SSRI antidepressants has also never been higher. One in every eight American adults recently took an antidepressant says the CDC and the number is only rising. Are the drugs working? The use of antidepressants almost tripled after direct-to-consumer drug advertising began. Only 13.4 million Americans took antidepres...
Tags: Health, Cdc, Psychiatry, New York Times, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, SSRI, Conditions

Brown recluse or ringworm

I have a nasty sore on my leg. Red ring, whiter in the middle, oozing fluid and a few pus filled spots, itchy, sore. I live in the Keys. Before I head to the doctor....Is it ringworm? Attached Thumbnails  
Tags: Health, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid

Jejas Orang Sekeliling

Kenapa perokok berasakan diri lebih bertenaga dan fokus selepas merokok, terutama dalam keadaan tertekan?Sebatang rokok tembakau mengandungi nikotin (bahan racun serangga), butane (bahan pemetik api), arsenik (racun), metanol (minyak roket), ammonia (pembersih lantai) dan sebagainya bertindak merangsang aktiviti otak.Sebatang rokok mengandungi kira-kira lapan hingga sembilan miligram nikotin yang    .. baca lagi di sini » [...]Jejas Orang Sekeliling is a post from: Blog Penyakit & Rawatan Sakit
Tags: Health, Kesihatan, Sekeliling, Jejas Orang Sekeliling

It’s time to create the safety net by normalizing psychiatric care

I’ve thought a great deal about what to say, if anything, about the two suicides recently of two people who were not merely celebrities in the TMZ sense, but people who represented creativity — perhaps in a way that seemed tangible to the rest of us — and seem to have become celebrities almost by happenstance. Suicide is not an unfamiliar or difficult topic for me. After all, I am someone who has spent the better part of the last nine years addressing someone’s struggle with suicide, day in and ...
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Conditions

A physician was fired for standing up for his beliefs

Dr. Eugene Gu. He is — was — a surgical resident at Vanderbilt University. His resume exemplifies academic perfection: valedictorian in high school, undergraduate degree from Stanford, medical degree from Duke, surgical residency at Vanderbilt. He also founded his own research company. Not once throughout the span of his academic or professional career would one have any reason question his capability or competency. But several weeks ago Vanderbilt fired him, citing “performance” issues. Why? Be...
Tags: Health, Stanford, Policy, Duke, Eugene, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt, Public Health & Policy, Eugene Gu He

Alan Watts – Tribute to Carl Jung

Alan and Carl: Two of my favorite contributors to our understanding of human consciousness.
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Alan, Infertility, Carl Jung, Carl, Alan Watts

Frozen Rat Kidney Shipping Container: The incredibly bounty of the NIH's 3D printables repository

The National Institutes of Health maintain a 3D Print Exchange, a kind of miniature Thingiverse for open-licensed, 3D printable objects for teaching and practicing public health. (more…)
Tags: Health, Post, Happy Mutants, Floss, Science, News, Medicine, 3d Printing, National Institutes of Health, Oshw, Nih, Squeak

It's often cheaper to pay cash for your prescriptions rather than the co-pay, but the pharmacy is legally prohibited from suggesting it

America's health care is totally screwed up, Part Ten Gazillion: in many cases, the medicines your doctor prescribes are cheaper than the co-pay your health insurance charges, which means that if you just buy the meds instead of charging them to insurance, you save money. (more…)
Tags: Health, Post, Business, Money, News, Law, America, Scholarship, Pharma, Class War, Ripoffs, Gag Rules

Call suicide by what it is: the cause of death

As is often the case when flying I was rewarded for offering a greeting to my row mate on the plane with a bit of insight and knowledge I’d have missed had I not simply reached out a hand and said, “Hi, I’m Darrell.” My momentary companion (we each moved to more spacious seats) had been a schoolmate of the recently deceased Kate Spade. He confirmed her years-long struggle with a depression that defied logic and was thus a depression that was as pathological as diabetes or heart disease or cancer...
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain, Darrell, Bourdain, Conditions, Mrs Spade

Mobility Challenges and What An Exoskeleton Can Do For You

In October 2018, I was attending a government luncheon for Canadian delegates who had recently arrived in town and were interested in learning more about life abroad in Taiwan. Although I usually try to avoid using a cane when I go to these luncheons, that day was unavoidable. I had to bring it along. While working our way through a delightful Taiwanese lunch, I listened to a man named Brian Chong from a company called Wistron here in Taiwan who was working on new technology for robotic legs tha...
Tags: Travel, Health, Taiwan, Features, Chronic Illness, Taipei, Robocop, Living Abroad, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Carrie Kellenberger, Fibromyalgia, Expat Life, Reliance, Exoskeletons, Wistron

Calm Down by Putting Life and its Troubles into Perspective

B'SD 4 Tamuz, 5778 Life is interesting, and sometimes I get to write about that from a mental health perspective. Calm down when you read the articles I've written for!  and do let me know what you think  of the articles I've written. Want more calming thoughts and perspective? Buy the E-book or print edition of EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge .  _uacct = "UA-2042588-1"; urchin...
Tags: Health, Mental Health, Diabetes, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Mental Health Resources,

Physician heal thyself: Practice medicine on your own terms

Being intentional about everything in your life is one of the major pillars to having a balanced life. It all begins with organizing your priorities; and once you have set your priorities, you can develop a schedule that reflects them. In my case, my top priority is having a career that will allow me to live life on my own terms. Personally, living life on my own terms means having flexibility to balance my career while being present for my children and the rest of my family. To achieve this, I ...
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician

Trump plan to lower drug prices tests law on government interference

The proposal would require insurers to reduce retail drug prices to reflect the discounts they receive from drug manufacturers. These discounts often take the form of rebates paid to insurers and middlemen known as pharmacy-benefit managers.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Trump, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics

Coffee Sold in California Might Not Get Cancer Warning Labels After All

Officials with California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) have intervened to nullify a recent court ruling saying coffee sold in the state—say, like at a local Starbucks—must be accompanied by warning labels saying brewed coffee contains the carcinogen acrylamide.Read more...
Tags: Health, Coffee, Science, Medicine, California, Cancer, Starbucks, Health Care, Carcinogens

Nine more women may have been affected by gynaecologist's misconduct

Exclusive: Second hospital launches investigation into Emil Shawky Gayed as Manning hospital identifies more patients • Support our independent journalism with a monthly or one-off contributionA New South Wales health district believes a further nine patients may have received inappropriate care from a gynaecologist found guilty of professional misconduct after he performed invasive and unnecessary surgeries on women.The nine patients are in addition to seven patients whose cases were part of an...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Doctors, NSW, Emil Shawky Gayed, Health Care Complaints Commission HCCC, HCCC

Ecstatic dance break

Dance and movement has been one of my most important tools for healing. Dancing is living well. We can do it seated or even laying down if we have to. Just move to the music and feel it.
Tags: Health, Music, Dance, Infertility, Just For Fun, Ecstatic Dance

First look at Instagram’s self-policing Time Well Spent tool

Are you Overgramming? Instagram is stepping up to help you manage overuse rather than leaving it to iOS and Android’s new screen time dashboards. Last month after TechCrunch first reported Instagram was prototyping a Usage Insights feature, the Facebook sub-company’s CEO Kevin System confirmed its forthcoming launch. Tweeting our article, Systrom wrote “It’s true . . . We’re building tools that will help the IG community know more about the time they spend on Instagram – any time should be p...
Tags: Health, Android, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Kevin Systrom, Systrom, Time Well Spent, Jane Manchun Wong, Digital Wellbeing, Instagram Usage Insights, CEO Kevin System, Facebooking Instagram

The story of a physician who fought back against MOC

Today one of my favorite families came for a visit.  The kids were behind on their check-ups, but this wasn’t too surprising. Their young mom was recently diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and was working her way through surgeries and chemo.  The length of time since our last visit made me worry that mom’s health kept the kids from their routine visits,  but upon entering the room she looked well. We chatted for a bit and caught up on her health before moving to talk about the kids. “Sorry, we’re be...
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Physician

Link About It: This Week's Picks: Peach-scented records, LSD for anxiety, windowless planes, gems falling from the sky and more

1. Psychedelics Could Repair Brain Cells "Shriveled" by Depression University of California researchers have observed that psychedelics like LSD and MDMA can rewire the brain—and trigger the growth of new branches between cells—long after the...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Art, Science, Design, Drugs, Planes, Tech, Nature, Records, Hawaii, Nsfw, Exhibitions, Album, Wellbeing, Limitededition

The next time you see a medical student, give support

“I am so happy I’m not in residency anymore!” he said with a big grin on his face. “I mean, I learned a lot, don’t get me wrong,” he tried to rectify the situation after realizing who he was talking to, “I just remember how tired I was and how I never saw my family.” This was not the first, nor the last, time I heard something like this. So many physicians have told me how residency was the worst years of their life, that they are so happy they never have to go through it again, and that they pi...
Tags: Health, Education, Psychiatry, Medical School

MKSAP: 58-year-old man with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 58-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which was diagnosed 2 years ago. He has cough and shortness of breath and now requires supplemental oxygen at rest. Previous evaluations have not identified any cause for his symptoms other than progressive IPF. He has participated in pulmonary rehabilitation and continues in a maintenance program. He i...
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, Pulmonology

NIH ends study of how moderate drinking might improve health

Alcohol industry officials had input into the design of the trial, the investigators found.
Tags: Health, News, Nation, Nih, Nation & World

3 ways to cut years off your medical school loan repayment period

My wife is a urogynecologist lucky enough to get through her seven years of residency plus fellowship with “only” $124,000 of student debt. When we discussed how we were going to get rid of this debt, she had always assumed that it was going to take a couple decades to pay off. With our combined income, we certainly could’ve lived like paupers and extinguished her loans rapidly. However, I knew a strategy that involved extreme deprivation after her long years of training could grow old and not b...
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management

What is an ‘adaptogen’?

“Adaptogen” refers to substances that theoretically “adapt” to what your body needs and help protect against various stressors. The science is as murky as a mushroom drink, but products are trending up.
Tags: Health, News

Elizabeth Holmes reportedly steps down at Theranos after criminal indictment

Elizabeth Holmes has left her role as CEO of Theranos and has been charged with wire fraud, CNBC and others report. The company’s former president, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, was also indicted today by a grand jury. These criminal charges are separate from the civil ones filed in March by the SEC and already settled. There are 11 charges; two are conspiracy to commit wire fraud (against investors, and against doctors and patients) and the remaining nine are actual wire fraud, with amounts ran...
Tags: Health, TC, Lawsuit, Science, Government, Tech, SEC, Bio, David Taylor, Cnbc, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Ramesh Sunny Balwani, Theranos John Bennett

Proses Semula Jadi

Dalam jasmani orang muda yang sihat, 30 peratus berat badannya terdiri daripada otot, 20 peratus tisu adipos, manakala 10 peratus lagi adalah tulang. Pada usia 75 tahun, jumlah jisim otot menyusut sehingga 15 peratus, manakala lemak badan meningkat dua kali ganda sehingga 40 peratus dan lapan peratus adalah tulang.Penyusutan ini berikutan lepas usia 30 tahun, [...]Proses Semula Jadi is a post from: Blog Penyakit & Rawatan Sakit
Tags: Health, Kesihatan, Pada, Semula, Semula Jadi

Pokémon GO and Physical Activity in Asia: Multilevel Study

Background: Physical activity has long been considered as an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Although many efforts have been made to promote physical activity, there is no effective global intervention for physical activity promotion. Some researchers have suggested that Pokémon GO, a location-based augmented reality game, was associated with a short-term increase in players’ physical activity on a global scale, but the details are far from clear. Objective: The objective of our stud...
Tags: Health, Asia, Hong Kong, Pokemon

The Handmaid’s Tale and the state of medicine

Spoiler alert!  I recently started watching Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale after continuing to hear rave reviews about the show.  It is based on the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood.  I just started watching this weekend and am now caught up to season 2; it’s that good.  It portrays a world in which fertility and birth rates have declined so drastically, that fertile women have been forced to serve as handmaids for powerful men.  These men are considered to be morally superior and their wives are ...
Tags: Health, Margaret Atwood, Hulu, Practice Management, Martha, Gilead, Physician


Brigitte Nielson who is an actress, singer and reality star has been in the media for as long as I can remember.  But now she's 54 and pregnant and loving it!  This will be her 5th child.  I haven't read Photo from Instagram anything about how she became pregnant (i.e. whether or not she went through treatment or used donor eggs) and frankly, it's nobody's business!  What matters is that she has a healthy pregnancy and a happy healthy baby.I have a page on my site devoted to celebriti...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Infertility, Janet Jackson, Sandy Robertson, Brigitte Nielson, BRIGITTE NEILSON