CTs, MRIs, Ultrasounds: Differences, Risk & Benefits
What is a CT Scan? A machine whirs in an arc around a patient, snapping a rapid-fire series of x-rays from different angles. These x-ray snapshots are combined by a computer to produce virtual cross-section images of the body. These are called CT scans, which stands for computed tomography (computer-generated cross-sectional images). CT Scans Compared to Ultrasounds and MRIs When the CT scan was first introduced in the 1970s it caused something of a revolution in medicine, allowing doctors to see the inner structure of the body in a way that had been previously hidden – without surgery. Parents often wonder which is ...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - June 19, 2019 Category: Child Development Authors: Dr. Alan Greene Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog CT Scan Safety Top Children's Safety Source Type: blogs

Iowa Channels Colonel Jessup in Prosecuting Truth-Telling
“You can’t handle the truth!” So says Jack Nicholson’s cantankerous Colonel Nathan R. Jessup inA Few Good Men upon the prosecutor ’s needling inquisition into the death of a young Marine. So also say the paternalistic officials of Davenport, Iowa to tenants who seek to learn whether their eviction was motivated by what they would consider to be a good or bad reason. The Supreme Court has long held that “hurtful” speech— even outright hate speech—shares the same level of First Amendment protection as a friendly greeting. Two years ago inMatal v. Tam, the Court summarized...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro Source Type: blogs

The 6 don ’ts of caring for your child’s teeth
Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood? And that 40% of children have tooth decay by kindergarten? This is a big deal, not only because of the pain and infection it can cause, but also because children with tooth decay are more likely to miss school and have poorer grades — and because tooth decay is linked to a higher risk of many health problems later in life, including heart disease and premature birth. Tooth decay is simple to prevent, yet sadly, many families don’t take the steps that are needed. 1.   Don’t skip the fluoride. Fluoride is very helpful w...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Dental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

The dangers of eating low-fat
So much time and energy have been wasted these past 40 or so years in trying to reduce dietary fat, including saturated fat. All you need do is look around you to see the result: the most unhealthy, fattest, most diabetic population in history, prescribed more drugs, more reliant on this (corrupt and unhelpful) thing called modern healthcare, with people in healthcare such as your doctor blaming YOU, rather than themselves and their misguided message. After all, doctors and dietitians are following the dictates of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food plate that carries the blessings of Big Food and a...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Low-fat diet grain-free low-carb undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Is tramadol a risky pain medication?
All medications come with a dose of risk. From minor side effects to life-threatening allergic reactions, every decision to take a medication should be made only after the expected benefits are weighed against the known risks. You aren’t on your own in this: your doctor, your pharmacist, and a trove of information are available for your review. Recently, I wrote about how newly approved drugs often accumulate new warnings about their safety, including a gout medication that garnered a new warning due to an increased risk of death. Now, according to a new study, the common prescription pain medication tramadol ma...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Addiction Pain Management Source Type: blogs

Market-Based Visas: Problems, Criticisms, and Solutions
Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors wrote a fewcriticisms of our proposal to sell Gold Cards through a market-based program that I ’ve called animmigration tariff. An immigration tariff is an attempt, based largely on Nobel Prize-winningeconomist Gary Becker ’s idea to sell visas, to create a market-based visa that accounts for many of the most trenchant criticisms of liberalized immigration   The idea is simply to create a new visa called a Gold Card without numerical quotas or caps.  The Gold Card would supply permanent legal residency and work permission, but cannot be used to naturaliz...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - June 13, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Physicians Refute ‘Brain Death’ as Legitimate Criterion for Real Death
Some videos are available from the recent brain death conference at the John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family. Major themes include: Apnea testing does not diagnose brain death; it causes brain death. The myth of brain death is defended... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - June 12, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Announcing the first-ever Dr. William Davis Undoctored Mastermind Sessions
I will be hosting my first-ever Undoctored Mastermind Sessions in August, 2019 here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In these in-depth conversations, I will take a deep-dive into health applying the newest, most cutting-edge concepts to achieve higher levels of daytime functioning, break stubborn weight loss plateaus, increase youthfulness and reverse aging, manage your personal microbiome, and other new and exciting concepts. The conversations will focus on delivering practical, actionable strategies achievable on your own without the interference of doctors or the healthcare system. The program provides a full-day event, includi...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Mastermind Sessions Dr. Davis undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Why We Went To Capitol Hill, and Why We ’ll Go Back
As members of the Coordinating Committee for ASHA Special Interest Group 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, we—Deb Culbertson, Beth Humphrey, Jani Johnson, Nicole Marrone, and Jessica Sullivan—recently spent a day on Capitol Hill. As a group, we visited our various representatives to advocate for the professions—with guidance from ASHA’s legislative team—the day before our annual business meeting at the National Office. After our visit, we debriefed about the experiences so other audiologists and speech-language pathologists considering advocating for our professions on the Hill ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - June 10, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Deb Culbertson Tags: Academia & Research Advocacy Audiology Health Care Private Practice Slider Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss hearing protection Source Type: blogs

The 6 don ’ts of caring for your child’s teeth
Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood? And that 40% of children have tooth decay by kindergarten? This is a big deal, not only because of the pain and infection it can cause, but also because children with tooth decay are more likely to miss school and have poorer grades — and because tooth decay is linked to a higher risk of many health problems later in life, including heart disease and premature birth. Tooth decay is simple to prevent, yet sadly, many families don’t take the steps that are needed. 1.   Don’t skip the fluoride. Fluoride is very helpful w...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Dental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs

How Employers Can Support Women During Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy and childbirth are often an exciting, happy time in a family’s life, but it is also an incredibly stressful time to the whole family. This becomes even more difficult when mom works. Caring for a newborn (especially the first born or a child with special needs) is a significant time commitment. This becomes more challenging as moms and other caregivers lack proper sleep. There are also additional financial pressures in caring for a new family member and taking time (sometimes unpaid) away from work. Post-birth, the medical focus is primarily on the new baby. Though newborns are checked multiple times in the...
Source: World of Psychology - June 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Depression Industrial and Workplace Mental Health America Publishers Women's Issues employers Motherhood New Mothers paid family leave Parenting postpartum depression Work Life Balance Source Type: blogs

Digital Skin Care: Top 8 Dermatology Apps
Each year 2-3 million non-melanoma and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur globally according to statistics from the WHO. Thus, every tool has to be deployed for early detection and intervention. As smartphone penetration already reached the quarter of the Earth’s population, smartphone apps seem to be a viable way to go against skin conditions. Here, we collected the top dermatology apps to aid your digital skin care. As smartphones take over the world, dermatology apps multiply As technology continues to advance, so too does its accessibility to the general population. In 2013, only 56 percent of Americans ow...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Telemedicine & Smartphones dermatology Health Healthcare Innovation patient patient information skin smart health smart healthcare smartphone apps technology Source Type: blogs

Proposed moratorium on human germline: Asilomar analogue?
The Editorial Board of The Washington Post (WaPo) recently published their opinion  on regulation of heritable genetic changes in human eggs, sperm, and embryos. The authors expressed some measure of relief that organizations such as the National Academies in the U.S., the Royal Society in Britain, and the World Health Organization are beginning to consider … Continue reading "Proposed moratorium on human germline: Asilomar analogue?" (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - June 1, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: D. Joy Riley Tags: Genetics Health Care Asilomar bioethics biotechnology Françoise Baylis heritable genetic changes human genome editing moratorium Paul Berg reproduction syndicated Washington Post Source Type: blogs

Meet Debara Tucci, Incoming Director of NIDCD
The recently appointed director of NIDCD brings an extensive research background in hearing loss, ear disease, and cochlear implantation—and an enthusiasm for addressing barriers to hearing health care. Interview by Jillian Kornak The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently named Debara L. Tucci the next director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), replacing acting director Judith Cooper. Tucci will leave her position as professor of surgery in the Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, where she has served on...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - May 24, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jillian Kornak Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Health Care News Private Practice Schools Slider Aging and Hearing Loss audiologist hearing health care public health Source Type: blogs

What Factors Should an Immigration Points System Include?
Last week, President Trump backed a plan that  would create a new legal immigration category based on “points.” The idea is borrowed from immigration systems in several countries, including Canada, which award points to applicants based on various personal characteristics (language skills, educational attainment, family ties, etc.). The Canadian government, for example, establishes the cap on visas for the year, and applicants with the highest point total receive one of the cap slots for that year.Advantages of a points systemCongress should not cap skilled legal immigration, which provides ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

Public policies to stop kids from drinking sugary drinks
Added sugar is bad for kids. It can lead to cavities, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. That’s why it’s recommended that children get no more than 10% of their daily calories from added sugar. The problem is that according to recent data, added sugar makes up 17% of the daily calories of the average child and teen. Almost half of that comes not from food, but from sugary drinks. Pediatricians have long said that children and teens should avoid sugary beverages, including juices with added sugar and soda. Yet consumption has not gone down. Some of that has to do with habits, which can be notoriously hard to ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Nutrition Parenting Source Type: blogs

What causes kidney stones (and what to do)
Stone disease has plagued humanity since ancient times. Kidney stones have been identified in Egyptian mummies. The Hippocratic oath describes their treatment: “I will not use the knife, not even verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.” Who gets kidney stones and why? The lifetime risk of kidney stones among adults in the US is approximately 9%, and it appears that global warming may be increasing that risk. (As the climate warms, human beings are more likely to get dehydrated, which increases the risk of stone formation.) There are four major types of kidney sto...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin R. Loughlin, MD, MBA Tags: Health Healthy Aging Kidney and urinary tract Source Type: blogs

Need for More Verbal Communication Between Pathologists and Radiologists
I first discussed the merits of collaboration (or even merger) between the specialties of pathology and radiology in October, 2006 (see:Ten Reasons for Merging Pathology/Lab Medicine with Radiology). Since that time, I have commented on this same topic from time to time as well as how to improve pathology/radiology reports (see, for example:Radiologists and Pathologists as Information Specialists; Merger of the Specialties?; Making Surgical Pathology and Radiology Reports More Patient-Friendly;Pathology and Radiology Collaborate with a Concordance Conference). I recently came across a longish article encouraging patho...
Source: Lab Soft News - May 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Diagnostics Healthcare Innovations Lab Industry Trends Lab Processes and Procedures Medical Education Medicolegal Issues Quality of Care Surgical Pathology Source Type: blogs

The Best Toys for SLPs Are the Toys That Do Nothing
Pediatric speech-language pathologists often get asked about toy recommendations for young children. It makes sense because we often use toys in sessions to keep children engaged in learning. So, which toys should we recommend to parents? A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) compared traditional toys to electronic toys. The report concludes—not surprisingly—that traditional toys result in better child-caregiver interactions. These interactions provide multiple communication-learning opportunities. So how can we help parents look beyond advertising  that promises toys will teach childr...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - May 13, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Emily Ferjencik Tags: Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Early Intervention Language Disorders Speech Disorders stuttering Source Type: blogs

Does ’ 13 Reasons Why ’ Increase Suicide Rates?
Conflicting research released last month gave us a very unclear answer about whether simply watching or being exposed to a television show about teen suicide — Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why (13RW) — results in an increase in actual teen suicide in real life. One study found a correlation (not a causal relationship) between the two, while another study found declines in suicidal thoughts and self-harm behaviors. So what’s the real story? 13 Reasons Why is a Netflix television series that explores the first-hand account of a fictional teenage girl’s life and eventual suicide. The second season delve...
Source: World of Psychology - May 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Children and Teens General Mental Health and Wellness Policy and Advocacy Students Suicide 13 Reasons Why 13rw suicidal Source Type: blogs

Institutional Ethics Committees – New AAP Policy Statement
The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a new policy statement on how to use institutional ethics committees. In hospitals throughout the United States, institutional ethics committees (IECs) have become a standard vehicle for the educat... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

A Film Review – A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN —Conversation on Moral Intuition with Director Marshall Curry
by September Williams, MD Boarding my flight from Burbank, I flicked through my phone emails, finding that director Marshall Curry was available for interviews. It was a few weeks before the Academy of Film Arts and Science 2019 shindig. I had not seen Curry’s most recent film nor had I realized it was now also nominated for an OSCAR® in the Best Documentary – Short Subject category. This new work is added to his eight films since 2005 with their 38 awards and nominations.… (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 29, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: September Williams, MD Tags: Art Featured Posts Politics #ANightAtTheGarden films German-American Bund Source Type: blogs

We, Too
by Abby Rosenberg (@AbbyRosenbergMD)I didn ’t want to be another “me too” story. I am becoming one, now, because I believe in the power of a collective voice.You see, there is something terribly lonely about experiencing sexual harassment. And, there is something incredibly powerful about the quiet moment when you finally, bravely, share your story. There is something bittersweet about knowing you are not alone.Sexual harassment in medicine is common. Over 50% of women medical students experience it before they graduate.(1) Disparities in women ’s salaries, grant-funding, academic rank, and leadersh...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - April 28, 2019 Category: Palliative Care Tags: discrimination harassment rosenberg The profession Source Type: blogs

World Health Organization Recommends Against Screen Time for Infants
Screen-time guidance is a first for the World Health Organization (WHO). As part of a larger report on the risks of physical inactivity and sleep deprivation for children under age 5, WHO recommends no solitary, sedentary screen time at all for infants up to age 1, and only an hour a day for children ages 1 to 5. Editor’s note: As always, children who use low- and high-tech augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC) should continue to use them at all times—and in an interactive way. The guidelines say infants should get at least 30 minutes each day—spread throughout the day—on the...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - April 26, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Shelley D. Hutchins Tags: Audiology News Private Practice Slider Speech-Language Pathology Augmentative Alternative Communication Early Intervention Language Disorders Professional Development social skills Speech Disorders Technology Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - Week 40.
Note: I have excluded (or marked out) any commentary taking significant funding from the Agency or the Department of Health on all this to avoid what amounts to paid propaganda. (e.g. CHF, RACGP, AMA, National Rural Health Alliance etc. where they were simply putting the ADHA line – viz. that the myHR is a wonderfully useful clinical development that will save huge numbers of lives at no risk to anyone – which is plainly untrue) (This signifies probable ADHA Propaganda)-----Note: I have also broadened this section to try to cover all the privacy and security compromising and impacting announcements in the ...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 23, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, April 22nd 2019
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 21, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge at the National Academy of Medicine
The institutions of the world are slowly waking to the potential of treating aging as a medical condition, thereby postponing, reversing, and ultimately entirely preventing age-related disease. The side-effect will be greatly extended lives, lived in good health, in youthful vigor. Aging is the accumulation of cell and tissue damage, and rejuvenation is the periodic repair of this damage. The research and development communities are only just starting on the road of damage repair in medicine. The first rejuvenation therapies, in the form of senolytic treatments to selectively destroy senescent cells, are only now emerging....
Source: Fight Aging! - April 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs

AI Outlines Working Neurons Faster Than Humans, Speeds Research of Brain
Artificial intelligence techniques are becoming important tools in medicine and biomedical research. Tasks that require a great deal of precision, patience, and previous knowledge can now be taught to computers. A field where AI may be particularly useful is neurology, as the time scales and number of cells involved can be overwhelming for many experiments. Appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research involved speeding up two-photon calcium imaging, a well known method of recording neural activity. Currently, it is a laborious, mostly manual effort to identify which neurons are active duri...
Source: Medgadget - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Genetics Informatics Source Type: blogs

Mini Bioethics Academy at University of Minnesota ’s Center for Bioethics
Join me for the Mini Bioethics Academy at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics. (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Do you trust me?
Trust – something that needs to be earned, or something that is present at first… and then erodes? Or perhaps, it’s a snap judgement we make on the fly – and judge everything else about a person on that basis? Firstly, why even discuss trustworthiness in pain rehabilitation? Well, the answer is quite clear: I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked if I can tell whether someone is faking their pain. I’ve read numerous articles on functional capacity testing – and its poor predictive validity (or completely absent investigation of such properties). I’ve had case ma...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - April 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Coping strategies Pain conditions Professional topics Science in practice empathy malingering stereotypes stigma trust trustworthiness Source Type: blogs

New Paper Measures Social and Psychological Costs of Pedestrian Stops on Black and Latino Adolescents
This article is important because it tries to quantify the psychological and other social costs of policin g tactics on those who experience them. Kudos to the researchers and authors of this important article. More work like this could have a significant impact on the future of policing.You can read the abstract and download the paperhere. *N.B. Adolescent males of color were singled out because they are far more likely than white adolescent boys or females of any race to be stopped by police while on foot. It should be noted, however, that the reactions to stops did not vary among the races measured (black, Latino, ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jonathan Blanks Source Type: blogs

Consultation on the academy for advancing practice
Health Education England - Health Education England (HEE) is consulting on different standards for the establishment of its new academy for advancing practice. The academy, which is being set up to standardise routes into advanced clinical practice (ACP), will recognise registered health and care practitioners who demonstrate the capabilities set out in the ACP or consultant practitioner framework. It will also take on responsibility for accrediting ACP education programmes. HEE is seeking views on the standards for education and training, standards for the equivalence route and the operating framework for the academy...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

How medicine rose up to the challenge of the AIDS epidemic
A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. In the run-up to the Academy Awards this year, like many people I made a concerted effort to see most of the top-nominated pictures.   Of particular interest was Bohemian Rhapsody, the biographical film about the lead singer of the rock band Queen, Freddie […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/philip-a-masters" rel="tag" > Philip A. Masters, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions American College of Physicians Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

How IBM Watson Overpromised and Underdelivered on AI Health Care
My friend Phil Shaffer, a fellow retired Nuclear Radiologist, is an avid poster on Aunt Minnie. His AM post today about AI in general and Watson in particular is worthy of a wider audience, and here you are. It is based on an Engineering article in the IEEE Spectrum:How IBM Watson Overpromised and Underdelivered on AI Health Care. This is a cautionary tale for all who have anything to do with AI...If IBM stumbled in this venue, if IBM could fall victim to hype and hubris...  Well, we all knew that. Big hype, zero output.I wouldn't bother to post this non-news, if it were not for the other questions it brings up.I...
Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - April 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs

I Can’t Hear You!
​A 50-year-old man presented to the emergency department complaining of ringing in his ears and difficulty understanding what people were saying. He was concerned that he was having a stroke. A full neurological exam was unremarkable aside from decreased hearing, but his hearing deficits appeared to be equal bilaterally. Otoscopic exam demonstrated a normal tympanic membrane, and the rest of his physical exam was unremarkable. The patient's past medical history was significant for hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, for which he took lisinopril and atorvastatin. He was recently treated with a 10-day course of doxycycl...
Source: The Tox Cave - April 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Lack of sleep seen to cause sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) in adolescents with attention deficits
This study provides clear experimental evidence that how much teens with ADHD sleep has a significant impact on their attention and behavior. An additional 1.6 hours per night — the average difference in sleep during restriction and extension weeks — had impacts that were discernible to parents and, for some outcomes, to teens themselves. The fact that these results are not surprising does not diminish their potential significance. Increasing sleep is a safe, free, intervention that can make a meaningful difference. What is surprising, however, is that that assessing sleep and intervening where indicated is not...
Source: SharpBrains - March 27, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. David Rabiner Tags: Attention and ADD/ADHD Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness actigraph adolescents behavior children cognitive tempo sleep problems Source Type: blogs

2019 Health Law Professors Conference
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Source: blog.bioethics.net - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Fully-Featured Pediatrics EHRs Still Not In Wide Use
A new research study suggests that while pediatricians’ use of EHRs has climbed substantially, relatively few use systems which offer a full range of specialty-specific options. The study, which drew on data gathered by the American Academy of Pediatrics, noted that 94% of pediatricians responding to the AAP’s Periodic Survey reported using EHRs at their […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - March 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: Ambulatory EMR-EHR Healthcare IT AAP American Academy oF Pediatrics Pediatric EHR Pediatric EHR Templates Specialty EHR Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, March 25th 2019
This study defines a new clinically relevant concept of T-cell senescence-mediated inflammatory responses in the pathophysiology of abnormal glucose homeostasis. We also found that T-cell senescence is associated with systemic inflammation and alters hepatic glucose homeostasis. The rational modulation of T-cell senescence would be a promising avenue for the treatment or prevention of diabetes. Intron Retention via Alternative Splicing as a Signature of Aging https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/03/intron-retention-via-alternative-splicing-as-a-signature-of-aging/ In recent years researchers have inv...
Source: Fight Aging! - March 24, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

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. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/myles-gart" rel="tag" > Myles Gart, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Meds Pain Management Source Type: blogs

Bioreactors Inside Body Grow New Bones for Transplantation
This study demonstrated that we could create viable bone grafts from artificial bone substitute materials. Study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Biomaterials-aided mandibular reconstruction using in vivo bioreactors… Via: Rice… (Source: Medgadget)
Source: Medgadget - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: ENT Genetics Materials Neurosurgery Source Type: blogs

Reverse Innovation: When Disruptive Health Solutions Go West
Zipline drones populate the Rwandan skyline, portable electrocardiogram machines help doctors diagnose in clinics in rural India, easy testing lets cure children in Botswana. Beyond being brilliant medical innovations, at some point, all these technologies were brought to or should be applied to high-income countries after their success in their original settings in Africa or Asia – as they have been available for a fraction of the cost, they have represented a highly creative solution and/or the regulatory environment has allowed them to thrive. That’s what researchers call reverse innovation, and we tracked d...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 19, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Portable Diagnostics Telemedicine & Smartphones Africa asia development digital health disruption disruptive drones empowerment Healthcare Innovation medical drones reverse innovation technology West Source Type: blogs

How to prevent poisonings in children — and what to do if they happen
March 17–March 23, 2019 is National Poison Prevention Week Every day in the United States, over 300 children under the age of 20 are seen in an emergency room because of poisoning, and two of them die. What is most heartbreaking is that poisonings are preventable — and quick action can save lives when they happen. Poisoning prevention Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics to prevent poisoning in children: Keep medicines, cleaning and laundry products, paints and varnishes, as well as pesticides, out of sight and reach of children. If possi...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Prevention Safety Source Type: blogs

David Sinclair on the Academy for Health and Lifespan Research
The Academy for Health and Lifespan Research was recently announced, an initiative analogous to that of the long-running Longevity Dividend group, but hopefully more energetic and more focused on at least some rejuvenation biotechnologies such as senolytic therapies. The principals include many of the researchers now involved in startup biotech companies working on ways to intervene in the mechanisms of aging, and the goal is to generate greater support for development of means to slow or reverse aging and age-related disease. David Sinclair is associated with Life Biosciences and its collection of portfolio companies, and...
Source: Fight Aging! - March 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Brain Death More Vulnerable in USA than UK or Canada
In a recent editorial, the clinical lead for organ donation in the UK and an Australian law professor opine: "Although the medical criteria and their implications have remained relatively consistent over time, the societal decision to accept the medical community’s proposal that brain death is death has never gone without legal challenge. Yet, from the above cases, it is in the USA that uncertainly seems the greatest." Notably, the American Academy of Neurology recently "endorsed the belief that preserved neuroendocrine function may be present despite irreversible injury of the cerebral hemis...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs