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Why doesn’t the allied health field play a larger role in the care of patients?

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals defines the allied health sector as “professionals that are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders; dietary and nutrition services; rehabilitation and health systems management, among others. Allied health professionals, to name a few, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Le...
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New Research Raises Concerns About the Dangers of Marijuana Use

Whatever your personal position on the subject of marijuana legalization, whether for medical or recreational use, a growing body of research reveals concerns over the potential harms caused by cannabis. The concerns are more than academic. With increasing public support (varying by demographic cohorts) for legalized marijuana, and 10 states legalizing recreational marijuana and 33 states where medical marijuana use is legal , the cannabis movement is just gaining steam. A new Pew R...
Tags: Psychology, California, Marijuana, Research, Cannabis, Substance Abuse, United States, Michigan, Pew Research Center, Mental Health And Wellness, Drug Use, Memory And Perception, Baby Boomers, Liu, Lancaster, Johns Hopkins University


Attention is not a resource but a way of being alive to the world

'We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.' Those were the words of the American biologist E O Wilson at the turn of the century. Fastforward to the smartphone era, and it's easy to believe that our mental lives are now more fragmentary and scattered than ever. The 'attention economy' is a phrase that's often used to make sense of what's going on: it puts our attention as a limited resource at the centre of the informational ecosystem, with our various alerts and notifications l...
Tags: Japan, Life, Happiness, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Work-life balance, Innovation, Attention, Philosophy, Tokyo, Mind, Wilson, William James, Shibuya


Your financial mindset is a baseline for financial success

It’s easy to judge when you don’t experience the same difficulties that others do. The classic scenario in medicine is an internist, who runs marathons and bikes to work, tells his morbidly obese patient to lose weight.  How would the scenario work if the doctor were mildly overweight, or has a body mass index of […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Think you’re bad at math? You may suffer from ‘math trauma’

I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.When people share their stories with me, there are common themes. These include someone telling them they were “not good at math," panicking over timed math tests, or getting stuck on some math topic and struggling to move past it. The topics can be ...
Tags: Psychology, Memory, Intelligence, Brain, Maths, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Mind, Cognitive Science, Shannon Sweeny, Chris Willingham, Jennifer Ruef, Education Studies University of OregonThis


Eat well, exercise, laugh with your friends, and don’t ever make excuses and you will be a healthy and happy person.

This post was originally published on InspireMeToday.com. Leave a comment or share this post by visiting Eat well, exercise, laugh with your friends, and don’t ever make excuses and you will be a healthy and happy person..
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A rare condition that often happens to people with very poor eyesight

I have known him for over thirty years. He has been legally blind for the past five. He tends to be a practical, no-nonsense man. The other day, he seemed restless and very concerned as he lowered his voice and said: “I don’t want you to come to the conclusion that I’m crazy, but I’m […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Marijuana will not fix the opioid epidemic

Marijuana has been used for reported medical purposes for thousands of years when the plant had THC content of 0.5 to 3%. The most common reported medical use is for pain. Several states and the District of Columbia have some form of legalized marijuana, with many states having legalized for recreational use. There has been […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, District Of Columbia, Pain Management, Meds, PA NP, CRNA


A reflection on the last day of residency

I entered residency self-assured, if not in my scholarly achievements, at least in who I am as a person. I left slightly broken. Something happens to you in residency, and you don’t realize the transformation as it occurs. It may be the loss of a patient who died on your watch, or the realization that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Pediatrics, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


An orthopedic surgeon’s bone broth journey

Many cooks traditionally use broth derived from simmered bones of fish, fowl, or four-footed critters to flavor soups and sauces. Recently, bone-broth bars have popped up around the country and serve a non-caffeinated, nutritious alternative to tea or coffee. In some of these health-conscious establishments, the owners claim that these drinks also have filling, cleansing, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Forget to take your medication? A new digital pill will alert you — and your doctor.

Ingestible technology has raised a variety of concerns among experts and ethicists since the Food and Drug Administration approved digital pills in 2017, from how physicians will use the wave of new data created by the technology to whether that data may be vulnerable to hackers.
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Why Do We Forget?

To live is to forget—account numbers, names, the precise locations of keys and wallets, friends from childhood, peripheral characters from prestige TV shows, inside jokes, past ambitions, U.S. history, much else. Goldfish with guns: that’s the human race. But every frailty, we know, serves some larger adaptive…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Memory, Neuroscience, Brain


#ThisIsOurLane: Can the movement to end gun violence succeed without addressing racism?

The movement fueling #ThisIsOurLane may fail Black Americans who endure a significant burden of gun violence. Responding to a tweet from the National Rifle Association (NRA) demanding we “stay in [our] lane” the medical community rose to the challenge. A new hashtag gained traction, thousands signed an open letter, and many shared graphic photos and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How pharmaceutical companies game the patent system

When a company reaches the top of the ladder, they typically kick it away so that others cannot climb up on it. The aim? So that another company can't compete. When this happens in the pharmaceutical world, certain companies stay at the top of the ladder, through broadly-protected patents, at the cost of everyday people benefitting from increased competition. Since companies have worked out how to legally game the system, Amin argues we need to get rid of this "one size fits all" system, which t...
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Here's How to Request Co-Pay Assistance for the Treatment of Brain Tumors in the Past Three (3) Months!

B'SD 14 SHVAT, 5779 On January 11th I'd let you know of a pending development for financial help directed at people with brain tumors. I'm relieved to let you know that the Musella Foundation's help is now reality: Copay assistance program is now open!         Thanks to generous donations, we are able to reopen our copay assistance program!  We have a lookback period of 3 months from when the completed application arrives so if you are approved, and have paid for a covered treatmen...
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Teenagers’ Lack Of Insight Into Some Of Their Abilities Has Implications For Career Counselling

By Christian Jarrett. Teen participants took mental and emotional tests and then estimated their own and their peers' abilities.
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Cancer survivors face greater financial burden related to medical bills

New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger survivors.
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Signs of memory loss could point to hearing issues

Older adults concerned about displaying early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease should also consider a hearing check-up, suggest recent findings.
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Parenting advice: 5 supportive gestures remembered by the mnemonic CLICC

Mnemonic CLICC:Comfort: stay calm and patientListen: show interest in their passionInspire: expose them to new ideasCollaborate: ask for their opinionCelebrate: use “put-ups”, “not put-downs” Comfort: stay calm and patientPractice active listening and provide support. For teens: Be present and pay attention to changes in behaviors. Offer validating and reflecting statements to help them label their own emotions when in distress.Practice relaxation techniques such as counting to ten, deep breathi...
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Antiepileptic drug use by people with Alzheimer's disease linked to accumulation of hospital days

People with Alzheimer's disease who used antiepileptic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital days than people with Alzheimer's disease who did not use antiepileptics, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
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One-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus

Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review by UBC researchers.
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Early studies and recent clinical trials on nerve growth factor

Nerve growth factor has been playing an important role in development of adult neurobiology. This is because of the regulatory functions that it possesses on survival, growth and differentiation of nerve cells in both of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
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New drug for treating liver parasites in vivax malaria

Vivax malaria is a serious illness with high fever that, if untreated, can keep people bed-ridden for weeks or even months. But even after successful treatment, it's tricky: although the current, commonly-used drugs successfully treat the blood stage of vivax malaria, they are unable to prevent malaria parasites from invading the liver (liver stage) and causing the disease to recur repeatedly over many years.
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Pakistan kicks off year’s first polio campaign in 2019

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its first nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the year in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of 2019. Pakistan is one of three countries in the world where polio is still endemic. The other two are Afghanistan and Nigeria. […]
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Study to investigate new targeted oral treatments for severe asthma

A £2.68 million study to investigate the effective use of antibiotics to treat certain types of severe asthma is being spearheaded by researchers in Leicester.
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Molecular profiling of precancerous lung lesions could lead to early detection and new treatments

The world's first genetic sequencing of precancerous lung lesions could pave the way for very early detection and new treatments, reports a new study led by UCL researchers.
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New study extends our knowledge of the link between miRNAs and cancer

The abnormal expression of different classes of molecules is known to be linked to various types of cells becoming cancerous.
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4 At-Risk Behaviors in Teens & What Parents Can Do

Teens are known to have a penchant for impulsivity and instant gratification. Even scientists have studied these habits and come to the conclusion that  teen brains are simply wired for risk . But just what kind of at-risk or high-risk behaviors should parents be on the lookout for? To start with, at-risk behaviors are defined as anything that puts adolescents on the path to future negative consequences such as injury, poor health, incarceration and even death. Since most teens rarel...
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Blood marker could aid in early prediction of Alzheimer's progression

Years before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease manifest, the brain starts changing and neurons are slowly degraded. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and the University Hospital Tuebingen now show that a protein found in the blood can be used to precisely monitor disease progression long before first clinical signs appear.
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Exposure to certain chemicals may be linked to decrease in blood pressure during pregnancy

Exposure to certain chemicals such as phthalates, parabens or Bisphenol A could be associated with a decrease in blood pressure during pregnancy.
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