St. Charles County lawsuit accuses drug companies, distributors of worsening opioid epidemic
St. Charles County has filed a lawsuit against a group of pharmaceutical manufacturers and drug distributors, accusing them of "aggressive and fraudulent marketing" of prescription opioid painkillers that has led to a drug abuse epidemic, County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced Monday. The lawsuit which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is seeking compensatory and punitive damages for "the millions of dollars it spends each year" to combat the epidemic, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Are we finally making progress with suicide and self-harm? An overview of the history, epidemiology and evidence for prevention - Kelly BD.
Ireland's suicide rate is falling, but suicide and self-harm remain substantial societal problems. It is not possible to predict suicide at the level of the individual but good primary care, good mental health care and good social care all likely reduce ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Africa:Africa's Meningitis Belt - Why There's a Case for a Booster Vaccination Drive
[The Conversation Africa] A number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa - including Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, collectively known as the meningitis belt - have been repeatedly devastated by overwhelming epidemics of meningitis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Healthy diet linked to healthy cellular aging in women
(University of Michigan) Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Listeria surveillance: New EU-wide study reveals that most outbreaks remain undetected
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) More than half of the severe listeriosis cases in the European Union belong to clusters, many of which are not being picked up fast enough by the current surveillance system, suggests a new article published in Eurosurveillance. The large-scale study looked into listeriosis epidemiology through whole genome sequencing and found that this method, when implemented at EU-level, could lead to faster detection of multi-country outbreaks, saving up to 5 months of the investigations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

These ten foods balance your blood sugar and prevent diabetes
(Natural News) The current diabetes epidemic makes it all the more important for people to watch what they eat. Here is a list of some of the most potent anti-diabetes foods that can effectively keep the disease at bay. (h/t to Healthline.com.) Brown rice — Whole grains such as brown rice have low glycemic index... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiology of depression in people living with HIV in East Africa - Ayano G, Solomon M, Abraha M.
BACKGROUND: Depression is the most prevalent psychiatric disorder among people living with HIV (PLWHIV) and is associated with poor quality of life, additional comorbidities, disability, unemployment, poorer therapeutic outcomes and risky behaviors. The pr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Updated Car Seat Law and Texting app info
Still need a school sports physical?  We still have available appointments before school activities start!  Don't forget that immunizations need to be up to date as well!Construction of the new North Aurora office is rapidly being  completed!  We anticipate the office will open on or about Thursday October 18th.  The new office is located at 98 Miller Drive, Suite 101.  Our doctors who will work there are Drs. Gronli, Thomas, Kanabar, Shakir, Doman and Wall and Nurse Practitioner Kim Gubbins will be opening the Lactation Center there.The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a wealth...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - August 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Healthy Habits Vaccination Information Source Type: news

Epidemiology of spinal fractures and associated spinal cord injuries in Iceland - Kristinsdottir EA, Knutsdottir S, Sigvaldason K, Jonsson H, Ingvarsson PE.
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective epidemiological study. SETTING: Landsp ítali University Hospital, Iceland. OBJECTIVES: Assessment of epidemiological data and risk factors for traumatic spinal fractures (SFs) and associated spinal cord injury (SCI). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Both Low-Carb & High-Carb Diets Raise Risk Of Early Death, Boston Study Finds
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) — A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. Less than 40% or more than 70% of your energy — or calories — coming from carbohydrates was associated with the greatest risk of mortality. Eating moderate levels between that range offered the best options for a healthy lifespan. The lowest risk of an early death was seen where carbs made up 50-55% of a person’s diet, according to the study published Thursday. However, the definition of a low-c...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Brigham And Woman's Hospital CNN Dieting Low Carb Diets Source Type: news

New research highlights promising treatments, genetic causes of obesity
(American Gastroenterological Association) More than 60 percent of American adults weigh more than is healthy, which results in increased health issues for the patient and high health care costs. The 2018 AGA James W. Freston Conference, taking place Aug. 18-19, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia, will bring together leading physicians and researchers to discuss current research and techniques to help combat the growing epidemic of obesity. Here we summarize three of the most impactful obesity abstracts to be presented as oral presentations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: OxyContin maker Purdue taps financial restructuring adviser - sources
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has tapped law firm Davis Polk& Wardwell LLP for financial restructuring advice, as its potential liabilities swell with a wave of lawsuits over the opioid addiction epidemic sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Trump Wants Opioid Manufacturers to Face a Federal Lawsuit Trump Wants Opioid Manufacturers to Face a Federal Lawsuit
President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit, separate from state lawsuits, against opioid manufacturers in an effort to help stem an epidemic of addiction in the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers
President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids in response to the nation's drug epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

At Least 79 Overdoses Reported in New Haven, Connecticut
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--Emergency crews in New Haven responded to nearly 80 overdoses on the synthetic drug K2 between Tuesday night and Wednesday and another three early Thursday morning. Emergency crews responded to the New Haven Green, a park near Yale University, Tuesday night for three suspected ODs. More cases came to light Wednesday morning when around 18 people collapsed on the New Haven Green in a span of three-and-a-half hours, authorities said. As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, first responders had been called to close to 76 suspected overdoses, the majority of which occurred on or around the Green. Of those, 72 people were tr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 16, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: NBCConnecticut.com Tags: News Mass Casualty Incidents News Videos Source Type: news

The Bleeding Edge: The Making of a Medical Device Documentary
It's the film that has rattled the medical device industry and left countless viewers speechless. Yes, we're talking about The Bleeding Edge. In the documentary, director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering take a critical look at the device industry, examining U.S. regulations, specific medical device companies, and controversial products that have adversely impacted patients. The Bleeding Edge premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21 and on Netflix July 27. Dick and Ziering are no strangers to taking on powerful institutions or investigating highly sen...
Source: MDDI - August 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

​Bleak new estimates in drug epidemic: A record 72,000 overdose deaths in 2017
Analysts pointed to two major reasons for the increase: A growing number of Americans are using opioids, and drugs are becoming more deadly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Source Type: news

​Bleak new estimates in drug epidemic: A record 72,000 overdose deaths in 2017
Analysts pointed to two major reasons for the increase: A growing number of Americans are using opioids, and drugs are becoming more deadly. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Source Type: news

Epidemiology of distal radius fracture in Akershus, Norway, in 2010-2011 - Solvang HW, Nordheggen RA, Clementsen S, Hammer OL, Randsborg PH.
BACKGROUND: Several studies published over the last decade indicate an increased incidence of distal radius fractures (DRF). With Norway having one of the highest reported incidence of DRFs, we conducted a study to assess the epidemiology of DRFs and its t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Unintentional firearm injuries remain prevalent over a 12 year experience at a rural midwestern Level 1 trauma center - Guetschow B, Lilienthal M, Willey M.
This study was undertaken to highligh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS): progress toward understanding suicide among soldiers - Naifeh JA, Mash HBH, Stein MB, Fullerton CS, Kessler RC, Ursano RJ.
Responding to an unprecedented increase in the suicide rate among soldiers, in 2008 the US Army and US National Institute of Mental Health funded the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS), a multicomponent epidemiological... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

West Africa:Ebola Responders Must Learn Language Lessons From the 2014 Epidemic
[IRIN] August 2014 was a scary time in West Africa. Ebola was spreading rapidly and the international community was waking up to a disaster that ultimately killed more than 11,000 people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. Opioid Epidemic Fueling Life Expectancy Decline
THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 -- The opioid epidemic may be a major reason for recent declines in Americans'life expectancy, a new study says. A second study found rising death rates among Americans ages 25 to 64, but cited a number of factors as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New York Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioids New York Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioids
New York state on Tuesday said it has sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride) maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioid products, contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Patients with healthcare-associated infections suffer social, emotional pain
(Elsevier) The consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reach well beyond patients' physical health, souring social relationships, and leading some healthcare providers (HCP) to distance themselves from affected patients, according to a qualitative, systematic review published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Navigating Cancer Pain Management in the Midst of the Opioid Epidemic
Two public health crises, the epidemics of chronic pain and of opioid misuse, are creating challenges for cancer pain management. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Judith A. Paice, RN, PhD Source Type: news

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Opioids and Opiates Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Drug Abuse and Traffic Medicine and Health Heroin Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Intensifies; Dog Tick Border Epidemic; ID Formulary Reshuffle
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK
Salary: Starting salary of £28,098 per annumContract type: Full-time, fixed-term for up to 2 yearsClosing date:11 September 2018 Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM'S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane and established the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now re...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed
Expert panel recommends five action steps for treating opioid abuse and its intersecting epidemics (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Can an App Prevent Pregnancy?
By the time Jackie Blume was in her early 20s, like many women her age, she’d been taking the Pill every day for nearly a decade. When she was 23, Blume — now 28 and living in Wilmington, North Carolina — started embracing a more “natural” lifestyle, which for her meant paying attention to what she ate, and avoiding cleaning products, cosmetics, and shampoos that contained certain ingredients. “I wanted to cut things out of my life that were putting unnecessary chemicals in my body,” says Blume. “It led me to question whether my birth control pills were harming me.” Whi...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Reproductive Health Source Type: news

The Opioid Epidemic: What Veterinarians Need to Know
Resource outlines what steps can veterinarians take if they stock and administer opioids. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery addresses more than obesity
Obesity has increased at an alarming rate over the last few decades; so much so that it is now considered a global epidemic. Obesity is linked to several associated conditions that decrease life expectancy and increase health care costs. Direct medical costs associated with obesity include preventive, diagnostic, and treatment services. In 2008 dollars, these costs were estimated to be $147 billion. Indirect costs relate to “absenteeism” (costs due to employees being absent from work for obesity-related… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Kate Giglia Source Type: news

Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Steps should be taken to integrate treatment at the intersection of opioid use disorder (OUD) and related HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infectious disease epidemics, according to an Ideas and Opinion piece published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Recommendations have been developed for addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African-American community; the recommendations are presented in an article published in the June issue of the Journal of Racial and Ethnic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

West Africa:Ebola Outbreak Potentially More Dangerous Than West African Epidemic
[VOA] World Health Organization chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the raging conflict in North Kivu makes the Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo more dangerous than the historic 2014-2015 epidemic in West Africa. More than 11,000 people died from the Ebola virus by the time it was contained in 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Violent crime is like infectious disease -- we can stop it spreading
In the 1980s and early 1990s, American epidemiologist Gary S.kin was in Somalia, one of six doctors working across 40 refugee camps containing a million people. His focus was on containing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) and cholera. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'
Title: Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - August 15, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

The epidemiology, management, and outcome of field hockey-related fractures in a standard population - Robertson GAJ, Wood AM, Aitken SA, Court-Brown CM.
Background: Field hockey is one of the most popular sports in the world, yet little is known about patient outcome following fracture injuries sustained during this sport. Objectives: The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology, man... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology, prognostic factors, and outcome of trauma patients admitted in a Brazilian intensive care unit - Pogorzelski GF, Silva TA, Piazza T, Lacerda TM, Spencer Netto FA, Jorge AC, Duarte PA.
BACKGROUND: Trauma is a major cause of hospital admissions and is associated with manifold complications and high mortality rates. However, data on intensive care unit (ICU) admissions are scarce in developing and low-income countries, where its incidence ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology of animal bites and associated factors with delay in post-exposure prophylaxis; a cross-sectional study - Khazaei S, Karami M, Veisani Y, Solgi M, Goodarzi S.
OBJECTIVE: To address the epidemiology of animal bites and associated factors with delay in post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in Nahvand district, western Iran. METHODS: Data were obtained from Rabies Treatment Center (RTC) in Nahavan district from M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Epidemiology and surveillance of human animal-bite injuries and rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, in selected counties in Kenya, 2011-2016 - Ngugi JN, Maza AK, Omolo OJ, Obonyo M.
BACKGROUND: Human animal-bite injuries are a serious public health problem due to associated risk for rabies virus exposure. Animal-bite injuries especially dog bites are useful indicators for assessing the risk of rabies virus transmission and need for ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trends of suicide attempts and completed suicide in Ilam Province of Iran; a demographic analysis study - Veisani Y, Delpisheh A, Mohamadian F, Valizadeh R.
Suicide is a serious public health concern in the world. Epidemiologists are considered the mainstay of the management of problem. The purpose of this study was to investigate the trend of suicide (attempts and completed) by age and gender in a 6-year time... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Epidemiologic aspects of overall injuries in Hamadan Province; a six-year registry-based analysis - Khazaei S, Rezaeian S, Mazharmanesh S, Ahmadi-Pishkuhi M, Baigi V, Khazaei Z, Veisani Y.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the epidemiological aspects of all-cause injuries in Hamadan province during a 6-year period. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study on injured subjects admitted to private or governmental hospitals in Hamadan provi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An epidemiologic study of deceased pedestrians in road traffic accidents in Iran during 2012-2013 - Hasani J, Ahanchi NS, Rajabi A, Ghadirzadeh M, Nazari SSH.
Background and Objectives: Due to the high rate of pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents and given that describing demographic profiles of pedestrian deaths and features of accident locations is an important factor in the prevention, management, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Naloxone administration frequency during emergency medical service events - United States, 2012-2016 - Cash RE, Kinsman J, Crowe RP, Rivard MK, Faul M, Panchal AR.
As the opioid epidemic in the United States has continued since the early 2000s (1,2), most descriptions have focused on misuse and deaths. Increased cooperation with state and local partners has enabled more rapid and comprehensive surveillance of nonfata... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Opioid Epidemic: National Trends in Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths from 2000 to 2016 (June 2018)
This brief provides high-level information about opioids and opioid addiction, presents the historical context for the epidemic of opioid-related addiction and mortality in the United States, and examines trends in opioid-related mortality across the country and among population subgroups. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NanoMedical Tackles Opioid Abuse with Combination Device
NanoMedical Systems has received a nearly $3 million grant from the Department of Defense to develop a combination device for the long-term treatment of opioid use. The grant provides $2,993,398 over three years to support formulation development, device development and manufacturing, preclinical studies, and initial human factors assessments in conjunction with the DeBakey, VA Medical Center in Houston, TX. The Austin-based company develops drug-delivery devices based on its nStrada nanofluidics platform for sustained release (up to six months) of chronic therapies. These devices can be loaded with a variety of drugs incl...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Business Source Type: news

Working Outside the Box: Alternative Careers for Doctors Working Outside the Box: Alternative Careers for Doctors
Amid an epidemic of burnout, Dr Andrew Wilner presents alternative careers for physicians.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Column Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in ‘ Global Loneliness Epidemic ’
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news