The health effects of too much gaming
It is estimated that 164 million Americans — half of our population — play video games, also known as gaming. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t just teens who play games. According to a recent survey, only 21% of gamers were under 18 years old. While gaming can be a fun distraction or hobby (and is even becoming a competitive sport on many college campuses), there are health risks that come from too much gaming. What are these harms, and what can be done about them? Is there anything good about gaming? Before discussing the harms of gaming, it is only fair to mention the benefits. Aside from being ente...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Peter Grinspoon, MD Tags: Addiction Adolescent health Back Pain Behavioral Health Eye Health Mental Health Safety Source Type: blogs
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetes: What ’s the Connection?
DiabetesMine dives into the specifics of living with carpal tunnel syndrome and diabetes. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetes: What's the Connection?
DiabetesMine dives into the specifics of living with carpal tunnel syndrome and diabetes. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 15, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs
COVID tells us to have “the conversation” now
Insurance companies require doctors to ask dozens of questions and click on carpal-tunnel inducing boxes during a yearly physical. However, none of those questions or boxes address one of the most important aspects of a person ’s life, their death. So, as a family doctor, I encourage people to think about it, have “the conversation” with […]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 - May 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/ylfa-perry" rel="tag" > Ylfa Perry, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Palliative Care Source Type: blogs
SX-One MicroKnife Makes Carpal Tunnel Release a Minimally Invasive Procedure: Interview with CEO Dr. Darryl Barnes
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a fairly common diagnosis in the United States, affecting approximately three to six percent of adults. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and tingling along the thumb, index, and middle fingers. For severe or refractory cases, the best treatment is surgery. However, because open surgery requires anesthesia and many weeks of downtime, most of the patients who are recommended for surgery do not receive it. That’s where Sonex Health comes in. The company’s SX-One MicroKnife and ultrasound-guidance are used to perform the carpal tunnel release. Using this minimally-invasive approach all...
Source: Medgadget - March 20, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Cici Zhou Tags: Exclusive Neurology Neurosurgery Orthopedic Surgery Plastic Surgery Source Type: blogs
Hands or feet asleep? What to do
We’ve all been there. You awaken in the morning and one of your hands is completely numb. It feels dead, heavy, and simply won’t work. Perhaps there’s some tingling as well. Or, you arise from a long dinner or movie and one of your legs feels that way. Then over a few minutes — maybe you shook your hands, stamped your foot — everything goes back to normal. Until the next time. The first time this happened, it might have been worrisome. Now that you know it’s temporary and happens to everyone, it may not bother you. But did you ever wonder why in the world this happens? Read on! When the ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Healthy Aging Neurological conditions Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! Newsletter, December 9th 2019
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 8, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
The Catalytic Antibody Approach to Amyloid Aggregation
Today's paper is authored by the Covalent Bioscience science team, and is an overview of the science underlying their catalytic antibody (or catabody) approach to clearing amyloids of various sorts from aged tissues. It isn't open access, unfortunately, but the paper is, as usual, available to the world thanks to the ethical civil disobedience of the Sci-Hub team. Amyloids are solid deposits formed by one of the very small number of proteins in the body that can become misfolded or otherwise altered in ways that cause other molecules of the same protein to also alter in the same way. These errant proteins aggregate into st...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 2, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
Why Isn ’ t Price Transparency Working in Healthcare?
By TAYLOR CHRISTENSEN, MD I strongly believe that getting people the information and incentives necessary to choose higher-value providers and insurers is the solution to improving value in healthcare (see my Healthcare Incentives Framework). But, you say, we’ve tried that and it doesn’t work, and current efforts are a waste of time! Here’s an example of some great research that you might use to support your opinion: Examining a Health Care Price Transparency Tool: Who Uses It, and How They Shop for Care (Sinaiko and Rosenthal, Health Affairs, April 2016) The news media would see this and...
Source: The Health Care Blog - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Patients The Business of Health Care price transparency TAYLOR CHRISTENSEN Source Type: blogs
OCD and Physical Pain
I don’t think it comes as a surprise to many that physical pain and mental pain often seem to be connected. I often hear from people with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder who also suffer from debilitating physical pain. And it’s not unusual, once their OCD is treated, for their physical symptoms to subside or even disappear completely. Sometimes the pain those with OCD experience is directly related to compulsions they perform. For example, some people with OCD are compelled to perform extensive rituals while showering, perhaps twisting and turning in particular ways for a specific amount of time. This migh...
Source: World of Psychology - October 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janet Singer Tags: Anxiety and Panic Caregivers OCD Personal Phobia Avoidance Chronic Pain Compulsions Fibromyalgia Obsessions Rituals stiff joints Source Type: blogs
The Almighty Hematoma Block for Wrist Fractures
This study found a "statistically significant difference during initial hours after fracture reduction and fixation so that pain intensity was less in elderly patients under hematoma block than patients who underwent general anesthesia in one and six hours after surgery." Most importantly, patients in the hematoma block group required less narcotic pain medication compared with the general surgery population.Experienced providers often know exactly where to inject anesthesia for hematoma blocks. Ultrasound-guided injection techniques, however, prove to be more accurate. Using ultrasound to identify the hematoma a...
Source: The Procedural Pause - July 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
Here ’s What Yoga Can Do For You
You're reading Here’s What Yoga Can Do For You, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It`s International Yoga Day people. I was thinking about doing yoga over the past three months, and because of my analytical nature, I decided to do some quick research on its benefits. And since we're celebrating International Yoga Day this month, I decided to show you the six key benefits practicing yoga will give you. Here they are: Yoga will make you calmer Yoga is so great at regulating stress that researchers ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marwan Jamal Tags: featured happiness health and fitness anxiety benefits of yoga international yoga day mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs
Wearable MRI Detector Allows Imaging of Moving Joints
Researchers at NYU Langone Health have developed a wearable detector glove that allows them to image a moving hand in an MRI scanner. The glove allows for high-quality images of moving joints, whereby tendons and ligaments can be seen moving in relation to bones and muscle, and could be useful in helping to guide surgery. The capability should aid in the design of prostheses and for diagnosing conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. MRI is a hugely powerful imaging technique. However, it can typically only image motionless objects, meaning that the soft tissue dynamics of moving joints are out of grasp. Part of the...
Source: Medgadget - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Orthopedic Surgery Radiology Rehab Source Type: blogs
A Serious Postpartum Disorder You Probably Haven ’t Heard About
Within 24 hours of her second daughter’s birth, Dyane Harwood felt elated. From the moment she came home from the hospital, she started writing. Furiously. She wrote while nursing her daughter and going to the bathroom. She wrote on her hands, on the bathroom mirror, inside books and on tabletops. She yearned to write down every thought she was having. She wrote so much that her wrists ached—her carpal tunnel returning—and she was in constant pain. She also had endless energy and a newfound enthusiasm for life. She felt like she could run a long race. She couldn’t sit still, and her speech was fast ...
Source: World of Psychology - April 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Self-Help Sleep Women's Issues Johns mood disorder Motherhood Parenting postpartum bipolar disorder postpartum depression Postpartum Disorder Source Type: blogs
What Zombie Ants Are Teaching Us About Fungal Infections: Q & A with Entomologists David Hughes and Maridel Fredericksen
I can still remember that giddy feeling I had seven years ago, when I first read about the “zombie ant.” The story was gruesome and fascinating, and it was everywhere. Even friends and family who aren’t so interested in science knew the basics: in a tropical forest somewhere there’s a fungus that infects an ant and somehow takes control of the ant’s brain, forcing it to leave its colony, crawl up a big leaf, bite down and wait for the sweet relief of death. A grotesque stalk then sprouts from the poor creature’s head, from which fungal spores rain down to infect a new batch of ant...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - February 21, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Chris Palmer Tags: Computers in Biology Cell Biology Cellular Processes Electron Microscopy Infection Source Type: blogs
Penclic R3 Wireless Mouse: A Medgadget Review
Earlier this year we reviewed one of the most innovative computer mice we’ve ever encountered, the Penclic R2, that was designed to prevent the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. Your typical boring old mouse puts your forearm into a pronated position, but the Penclic is used like a pen and avoids the most common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome. We had a lot of positive to say about the device, but a few drawbacks made it awkward to use, making us wonder if we’d really use it long-term. Recently, we received the new Penclic R3, which fixes some of the issues we noted, thanks to a refreshed design. We think it&rsq...
Source: Medgadget - December 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Exclusive Rehab Source Type: blogs
Penclic R2 Ergonomic Mouse Review: Comfortable, but Is It Enough?
Using computer mice more than 20 hours per week is associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Classic computer mice force users into a pronated forearm position, placing stress on the nerves of the carpal tunnel (a sheath in the wrist through which tendons and nerves pass through). The PenClic R2 is an unconventional mouse that aims to relieve users from such strain by putting their hands into a more neutral position. They gave us a copy to review. Our verdict? Comfortable to hold, but a little awkward to use. The Penclic R2 looks like a regular mouse with a pen attached to it. The soft rubberized grip an...
Source: Medgadget - July 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Ben Ouyang Tags: Exclusive Rehab Source Type: blogs
The Technological Future of Surgery
The future of surgery offers an amazing cooperation between humans and technology, which could elevate the level of precision and efficiency of surgeries so high we have never seen before. Will we have Matrix-like small surgical robots? Will they pull in and out organs from patients’ bodies? The scene is not impossible. It looks like we have come a long way from ancient Egypt, where doctors performed invasive surgeries as far back as 3,500 years ago. Only two years ago, Nasa teamed up with American medical company Virtual Incision to develop a robot that can be placed inside a patient’s body and then controlled...
Source: The Medical Futurist - January 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Medical Augmented Reality Medical Robotics Virtual Reality in Medicine 3d printing AI artificial intelligence diagnostics gc4 Surgery surgical robot technology Source Type: blogs
VibraCool Pain Relieving Device Coming to Market
MMJ Labs, an Atlanta, Georgia firm that won a bit of fame for its Buzzy device designed to relieve injection site pain, is now unveiling its new VibraCool product. The new device is aimed at treating iliotibial (IT) band pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and other conditions caused by repeated motion. It features a set of frozen ice packs that help reduce inflammation and a high-frequency vibrator that helps to address stiffness and increases blood flow through the treated area. The vibration feature can be used alone to help with recovery following exercise. The device is going to be presented for the first tim...
Source: Medgadget - January 3, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Editors Tags: Pain Source Type: blogs
5 Hidden Benefits of a Good Massage
Aside from the fact that a good massage makes you feel better, what are some of the other benefits to this practice? As a longtime advocate for massage, I decided to delve into its not-as-well-known aspects to see what else it offers beside a well-spent hour on the table. What I discovered are the following five hidden benefits of a good massage. Massage loosens muscles Being in physical therapy for a recent low back pain episode means I’m working muscles that have not seen regular activity for some time. That results in soreness that proves I’m doing things right, but it’s also a little uncomfortable.Wh...
Source: World of Psychology - September 11, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: General Health-related Personal Treatment back pain Immune System Low back pain Lymph Lymph node Lymphatic system Massage Physical Therapy shiatsu Source Type: blogs
A Closer Look at Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetes
When I first heard about carpal tunnel syndrome, I thought it was some sort of road rage from driving through the ten-mile Carpal Tunnel under the Alps in Switzerland. But as it turns out, that's the Gotthard Tunnel. So where's the Carpal Tunnel? ... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 28, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs
A Closer Look at Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetes
When I first heard about carpal tunnel syndrome, I thought it was some sort of road rage from driving through the ten-mile Carpal Tunnel under the Alps in Switzerland. But as it turns out, that's the Gotthard Tunnel. So where's the Carpal Tunnel?... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 28, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Diabetes: The 411
Complications of diabetes are not something anyone likes to think about, but here at the 'Mine, we believe knowledge is power. That's why we started our "411 info series" on a variety of complications a couple of years ago.Believe it or not, carpa... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - April 26, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Wil Dubois Source Type: blogs
Death of EHR "Meaningul Use" imminent. (Hopefully the death of the 'National Programme for Health IT in the HHS' is imminent, too.)
I've written a number of posts on the Orwellian-named "Meaningful Use" experiment with electronic health records systems, imposed upon United States physicians by the Department of Health and Human Services through its Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).See these posts and others retrieved by query link http://hcrenewal.blogspot.com/search/label/meaningful%20use:Meaningful Use Final Rule: Have the Administration and ONC Put the Cart Before the Horse on Health IT?Meaningfully Experimental Protocols and Interfaces to Nowhere? Nagging Questions On Healthcare IT RemainScience o...
Source: Health Care Renewal - January 13, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: AMA Andy Slavitt CMS James Madara meaningful use NPfIT ONC Source Type: blogs
Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 120
Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 120 Question 1 What rheumatological condition does Rembrandt’s Scholar have? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1210722826'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1210722826')) Scleroderma He has a pinched nose, tight mouth, pale face with a malar flush, his hands are puffy and the joints on his right thumbs are swollen. Could this be Scleroderma? [Reference] Question 2 When Ra...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - October 9, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neil Long Tags: Frivolous Friday Five collapse dentist FFFF hands Kluver-bucy syndrome melanoma pleural collapse rachmaninoff rachmaninov Rembrandt scleroderma TB teeth temporal lobe Source Type: blogs
TechTool Thursday 064 Touch Surgery
TechTool review Touch Surgery on iOS and Android The Touch Surgery app is unlike any app I’ve seen before. It simulates surgical procedures to allow teaching and testing of students and trainees. Touch Surgery has a huge team behind it who have created surgical simulation software. The procedures and operations contained in the app are authored by different surgeons from across the world.The aim is to develop a collaborative resource consisting of best surgical practice in order to share and learns with other health professionals Website: – iTunes – Android – Website Design This app...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - September 10, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tessa Davis Tags: General Surgery Review Tech Tool android App iOs Touch Surgery Source Type: blogs
Top stories in health and medicine, May 18, 2015
From MedPage Today: Remote Monitoring, a New Paradigm for Cardiac Implanted Devices? Patients who used the remote monitoring (RM) function of their cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) had less healthcare utilization and better survival than those without RM according to a pair of studies. Migraine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Linked in Association Study. Migraine headache and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may be associated, researchers reported, with individuals reporting one in a large federal survey having greater likelihood of also reporting the other. Antidepressant Use on the Rise Among Patients with...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 18, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: MedPage Today Tags: News Heart Neurology Psychiatry Radiology Source Type: blogs
After turning 50 I started “falling apart.” I had already been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and my memory was failing me, even though it had always been sharp. Arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome were increasing and causing me a lot of joint pain. The worst health issue I was experiencing was allergies to everything! Skin sensitivity and eczema had always plagued me, but now my arms would get a pimple or bump and itch like crazy. Gas, bloating and indigestion seemed normal to me. Last October, after eating one of my favorite meals—deep-dish pizza—I cramped up so bad I couldn’t sl...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - January 28, 2015 Category: Neurologists Authors: gbadmin Tags: Success hypothyroidism Joint Pain weight loss Source Type: blogs
Yeah. . . .no. I'm having some thoughts about BSNs.
I'm an ADN-prepared nurse. Those of you who've been here for a while know that I often refer to those two years (three, actually, counting prerequisites) as the Hardest Work I Ever Put In For An Extended Period of Time. It was like drinking from a firehose, like trying to cross a raging river while wearing combat boots, like riding a bull with no previous experience. And the instructors I had hammered one thing home over and over: that we, as front-line nurses, had the right and the responsibility to consider ourselves colleagues of our BSN or MD or PA coworkers, not as helpers or assistants.Of course, that was in the days...
Source: Head Nurse - January 14, 2015 Category: Nurses Authors: Jo Source Type: blogs
My Struggle With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has had a devastating impact on my life. It has affected everything from my daily activities to my career.Contributor: Nicole RyanPublished: Mar 26, 2014 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - March 26, 2014 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
My Experience With Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and How I Cured It
My job required me to move long pieces of heavy metal, and after doing so for years, I developed Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.Contributor: Donna DanielsPublished: Mar 23, 2014 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - March 23, 2014 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Today my attitude is "I don't care"
I would have started with some extra adjectives in there but didn't think they were appropriate for the title. How has my week gone? Well if you are reading my posts, you can tell it hasn't been the best week. By the time I got to work yesterday afternoon my co-workers said I looked either very tired or "enough already".But I still had to work for the afternoon and go car shopping. I was exhausted before car shopping and ended up in bed early - maybe I am over this 'spring forward' crap.What was the medical roller coaster like yesterday? Hmmm well the part about me was that my doctor's office called about my bloo...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - March 12, 2014 Category: Cancer Tags: apathy blood tests car stress Source Type: blogs
Do you ever have one of those days?
Yesterday I blogged about how it was supposed to be the worst day for the year because of the time change. I was right, it did end up being a really aggravating day but it had nothing to do with lack of sleep.First it started with we couldn't get the (damn) car started. Its my Saturn that I bought new in September 1999 so it is a bit old. It has a paltry 156,000 miles on it and I thought it should go for a few more years. It needs an ignition cylinder because the (damn) key won't turn on a regular basis. We are sick of pouring money in it so it is time to move on. But its my favorite car. I am not ready to give it up but i...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - March 11, 2014 Category: Cancer Tags: aggravation Source Type: blogs
I took a step back
Even though I only work part time, sometimes I feel as if I am rushing from one thing to another all week long. Recent weekends have included family and other events where I have not had the downtime.The problem is at the end of the weekend I do not feel rested physically or emotionally.This weekend we ran away. Yesterday had a predicted high around 47. Based on that and the fact that it was low tide at 1030am, we ran away and walked on the beach for an hour. It was a sunny day. It was low tide. There were people with horses all over the beach. It was amazing. It was what we needed. You will note the snow on the dunes in m...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - March 9, 2014 Category: Cancer Tags: beach relaxed resting Source Type: blogs
Fast Methods Of carpal tunnel syndrome – Where To Go
This should include sitting upright with the shoulders relaxed and the head upright over the shoulders. A good knowledge of these conditions, with proper and timely treatment, can result in successful resolution of many of these issues, and avoid serious adverse outcomes and potential medical legal issues. The nice thing about these stretches is that [...] (Source: Carin' For Karen)
Source: Carin' For Karen - March 7, 2014 Category: Cancer Authors: ChristenaDalyel Tags: Life in general Source Type: blogs
A brief list of fibromylagia symptoms
[Note I did not write this list. It was on Facebook shared by Creaky Joints. But I find it to be very true.]I have highlighted the ones that I experience regularly. So if you ever wonder how my day is going, just think about this list. PAIN- in the muscle: often described as aching, burning, throbbing, gnawing, shooting, tingling. Almost always exacerbated by exercise and may or may not be present at rest. Can be migratory and differing from day to day.FATIGUE- From feeling tired to exhausted and requiring rest periods during the day.SLEEP DISTURBANCE- not being able to fall asleep and or able to stay asleep. Unrefreshing ...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - February 26, 2014 Category: Cancer Tags: being a patient coping fibromyalgia Source Type: blogs
Dear Dr. Laser Surgery Scam,
Sorry I talked my patient out of letting you touch him. I understand you have to make a living, too. I know I hung up on you when you called to yell and threaten me yesterday, but, quite frankly, I don't give a shit.My patient has pain in the right hand, which my EMG/NCV last week showed was simply carpal tunnel syndrome. I've scheduled him to see a hand surgeon in a few days.I understand the MRI of his neck had a few disk bulges and all, which might cause hand pain. But, as is documented in the report and your own note, all those abnormalities are on the left. His symptoms are all on the right.When he told me that you wer...
Source: Doctor Grumpy in the House - February 20, 2014 Category: Neurologists Authors: Grumpy, M.D. Source Type: blogs
When Waking Up Becomes the Nightmare: Hypnopompic Hallucinatory Pain
In conclusion, to our knowledge this is the first report of a NREM parasomnia associated with painful paroxysms, for which we postulate the following underlying pathophysiological mechanism: an internal or external stimulus triggers arousal, facilitating the activation of innate motor pattern generators in the brainstem and activating somatosensory cortical areas to produce hypnopompic hallucinatory pain.So instead of the more typical visual hallucinations, the patient experiences pain hallucinations that originate.... where?? It seems to me that the sleep EEG could be analyzed more thoroughly, beyond merely ruling out sei...
Source: The Neurocritic - December 21, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs
Ways Your Chiropractor Can Relieve Carpal Tunnel Symptoms
A look at how treatment from a chiropractor can help symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.Contributor: Tina SamuelsPublished: Nov 07, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - November 7, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Medical Mispronunciations and Misspelled Words: The Definitive List.
Hearing medical mispronunciations and seeing misspelled words are an under appreciated joy of working in healthcare. Physicians often forget just how alien the language of medicine is to people who don't live it everyday. The best part about being a physician is not helping people recover from critical illness. The best part is not about listening and understanding with compassion and empathy. Nope, the best part about being a physician is hearing patients and other healthcare providers butcher the language of medicine and experiencing great entertainment in the process. Doctors c...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - October 2, 2013 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: Tamer Mahrous Source Type: blogs
My Personal Experience With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This is an article for people who suffer from wrist pain.Contributor: Jennifer HitchcockPublished: Aug 27, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - August 27, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Ergonomic Qwerty Keyboard
When I worked in a regular office, I had what was called an ergonomic keyboard. It looked weird and took some getting used to, but it was truly helpful at combating carpal tunnel syndrome.Contributor: Kristen DyrrPublished: Apr 26, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - April 27, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Interview: Phillip Hornbostle,MD Bariatric Surgeon
This is the first in a series of interviews I plan on publishing. Dr Phillip M. Hornbostel, M.D., FACS, FASMBS is an accomplished bariatric surgeon in Missouri who has performed thousands of weight loss procedures over the years. He is also the resident dean of the commentariat at the physician-only social media website Sermo. The following represents a series of email exchanges he and I had over the holidays: Dr Hornbostel, tell me about your professional journey from general surgeon to an exclusively bariatric practice. I finished general surgery residency in 1984 and immediately wen...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - January 22, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Jeffrey Parks MD Source Type: blogs
How Morphine Can Increase Pain - Medical News Today
For individuals with agonizing pain, it is a cruel blow when the gold-standard medication actually causes more pain. Adults and children whose pain gets worse when treated with morphine may be closer to a solution, based on research published in the on-line edition of Nature Neuroscience. "Our research identifies a molecular pathway by which morphine can increase pain, and suggests potential new ways to make morphine effective for more patients," says senior author Dr. Yves De Koninck, Professor at Université Laval in Quebec City. The team included researchers from The Hospital for Sick Children ...
Source: Psychology of Pain - January 20, 2013 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Source Type: blogs
USMLE Questions – Characteristic Disease Findings
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is designed to emphasize knowledge of clinical scenarios and clinical pearls, even on Step I. Listed below are some commonly encountered disease findings and characteristics. Feature Disease 45, X chromosome Turner’s syndrome 5-HIAA increased in urine Carcinoid syndrome Aganglionic rectum Hirschsrpung’s disease Apple-core sign on barium enema Colon cancer Arched back (opisthotonos) Tetanus Argyll-Robertson pupil Syphilis Ash leaf on forehead Tuberous sclerosis Auer rods Acute myelogenous leukemia Austin Flint murmur Aortic r...
Source: Inside Surgery - January 18, 2013 Category: Surgeons Authors: Editor Tags: Surgpedia USMLE diseases findings VMA water hammer pulse Source Type: blogs
The 411 on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome + Diabetes
Complications of diabetes are nothing that anyone likes to think about, but here at the 'Mine, we believe knowledge is power. So we've been running a "411 info series" on a variety of complications, from heart disease to neuropathy to depression.B... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - March 13, 2012 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Allison Blass Source Type: blogs
Carpal tunnel syndrome
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROMEOver 1% of our population experiences pain and numbness and loss of manual dexterity and a dominant hand and later both hands. Symptoms include difficulty grasping, inability to pick up small objects, dropping things, and night pain in the wrist. Symptoms include trouble knitting, driving, writing, or using the computer. This problem is caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal over the wrist. pressure on the flex or tendon leads to numbness when flexing or extending the wrist. It is very common in women, workers using industrial tools, and in jobs or hobbies ...
Source: Dr. Needles Medical Blogs - October 26, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Tags: CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME Source Type: blogs
Weight loss for the new you
WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE NEW YOUOver 50% of Americans are overweight. Are you one of them? To begin the Battle of the Bulge, you must locate your enemy before your battle can begin.You may crave food at all times of the day, except at meal times. You may be just eating because it’s something to do, and eating helps you forget about your worries and anxieties. At dinner and lunch you eat sensibly in front of others, but when alone, wow do you pig out.Most of us spend very little time eating our meals, are always hurried. The body does not have enough time to adjust the feeling of ful...
Source: Dr. Needles Medical Blogs - September 27, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Tags: WEIGHT LOSS FOR THE NEW YOU Source Type: blogs
Tarpal Cunnel Syndrome - Ouch
No, that's not my cat walking on the keyboard again, typing crazy things (although she does that often). It's me. My carpal tunnel syndrome is acting up again, and I'm hating it. Who would have thought a little cramping in your forearms could b... (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - May 8, 2008 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Amy Tenderich Source Type: blogs