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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...


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 ...


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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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


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...
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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


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


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


These are the moments that define medical care

Brownian motion was what was seemingly driving Joe (not the real name) as he aimlessly wandered all around the waiting room mumbling to himself. However, there was directed thought since he avoided the chairs and the hanging computer keyboard in the room with great acumen. At no point did he look at me directly. “How […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Physician, Pediatrics


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,...


The win-win solution for patient satisfaction

People are told by big media that doctors will probably hurt you and you will never see it coming.  They are told to stick up for themselves, be an advocate for your child/parent/dependent.  Ask for more tests.  They must be missing something.  Ask for more consults.  A second, third or fourth opinion must be better.  […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Physician, Hospital-Based Medicine, Pediatrics, Practice Management


Apple, Amazon, and Uber are moving in on health care. Will it help?

Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have been busy investing in health care companies, developing new apps, and hiring health professionals for new business ventures. Their current focus appears to be on tech-savvy millennials, but the bulk of health care expenditures goes to the elderly. Big tech should look to integrating its most promising health care devise, the smartphone, more thoroughly into health care. None Health care spending in the United States reached $3.5 trillion in 2017, ro...
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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...
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Hope is essential in every field of medicine

A man in his fifties is wheeled into the emergency department on a gurney hoping he’ll still be around to cheer from the sidelines at his daughter’s next soccer game. A little girl on the pediatric floor upstairs simply hopes her tummy stops hurting. A woman in the clinic explains her puzzling symptoms and hopes […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Conditions, Emergency Medicine, Oncology/Hematology


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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Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer care

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase. It was all part of a special kind of medical fitness test for older patients that’s starting to catch on among cancer doctors. Instead of assuming that elderly patients are […]
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Why staying ahead of your pain with opioids is the wrong advice

I often hear the mantra, “You must stay ahead of your pain, or else.” The president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, states a common mistake people make, is waiting too long to take pain medication. By the time you’re in pain, you’re starting from behind the eight ball. “It takes a lot more medicine […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Meds, Pain Management


Itchy eyes and scratchy throat? Welcome to Western Washington’s tree pollen allergy season

This week's batch of warm, dry weather also meant the trees just dropped a fat load of pollen, creating distress for allergy sufferers. Saturday's rain should bring temporary relief, but pollen counts are expected to be high again next week.
Tags: Health, Local News, Northwest, Science, Weather


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


53 YEAR OLD PREGNANT WHILE ON THE PILL, AMAZING!

Elephant Fertility Bracelet, Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Amythest I'm always amazed at the number of women who not only get pregnant over 40 naturally, but also women who get pregnant over 50 naturally.  What makes this case remarkable is   the woman in the story got pregnant by surprise at the age of 53, and she was on the pill at the time.  She also admits to a "once in a blue moon" love life!  What are the odds of that?  Her pregnancy had a fairytale ending too.  She carried to te...
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What Is Tetanus, Anyway? 

Rusty nails are famously associated with tetanus, but the disease is actually caused by bacteria, and doesn’t have anything specifically to do with rust. Here’s your primer on what tetanus is, and how to avoid it (spoiler: there’s a vaccine).Read more...
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24 Common Cognitive Biases: A Visual List of the Psychological Systems Errors That Keep Us From Thinking Rationally

There’s been a lot of talk about the Dunning-Kruger effect, the cognitive bias that makes people wildly overconfident, unable to know how ignorant they are because they don’t have the basic skills to grasp what competence means. Once popularized, the effect became weaponized. People made armchair diagnoses, gloated and pointed at the obliviously stupid. But if those finger-pointers could take the beam out of their own eye, they might see four fingers pointing back at them, or whatever folk wisd...
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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...
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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.


MSU professor receives NSF CAREER grant for biosensor diagnostics

One day, a technician in a small, rural hospital may be able to reliably diagnose breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease or traumatic brain injury using a tab of paper that would change color like a pH strip dipped in vinegar.


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.
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Mayo Clinic study identifies potential new drug therapy for liver diseases

Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers.


New model could revolutionize the way researchers investigate spread of pathogens

A sophisticated new analysis tool developed by Florida State University scientists may signal a new era in the study of population genetics.


New approach to prescribing antibiotics could curb resistance

Researchers at Rice University have proposed a new approach to understanding how to prescribe antibiotics in a way that will help to curb antibiotic resistance.


High-fat, high-sugar diet in mouse mothers causes problems in the hearts of offspring

A diet high in fats and sugars is known for its unhealthy effects on the heart. Scientists now have found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet in mouse mothers before and during pregnancy causes problems in the hearts of their offspring, and that such problems are passed down at least three generations, even if the younger generations only eat a standard mouse chow diet.