The epidemic of work dread
Work dread.   Even if you didn’t know it had a name, you know the feeling.  It is that sensation in the pit of your stomach when you realize that the start of your workday or workweek is fast approaching, and you don’t want it to come.  Sometimes it begins on Sunday afternoon when you wantRead more …The epidemic of work dread originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 17, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/post-author/michael-hersh" rel="tag" data-wpel-link="internal" > Michael Hersh, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs

Mirage of Health
My personal update is that I ' m recovering day by day, but it ' s taking a while. I get a little stronger, a little more stamina each day and I expect to get back to my previous full strength in time to put in a solid week of work starting Monday. Meanwhile a little down time isn ' t the worse thing that could have happened.I ' ve gotten some very odd comments which show that some people harbor very basic misunderstandings about heath, illness and medicine. As I have noted here many times, medical intervention was largely ineffective until the 20th Century. It has grown more effective over the past 100+ years, but you nee...
Source: Stayin' Alive - June 17, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

A call to action for my medical colleagues
Modern medicine, a system originally designed to fix acute health care problems, now creates more chronic health care problems than helping to solve them. I see the dangers of over-testing and over-prescribing taking place each day in my day-to-day pediatric clinical practice. It scares me to see how many doctors reflexively prescribe pills designed toRead more …A call to action for my medical colleagues originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 10, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/post-author/uma-pisharody" rel="tag" data-wpel-link="internal" > Uma Pisharody, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Cardiology Gastroenterology Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, April 4th 2022
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! - April 3, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The Mysteries of Patella Dislocations
​The patella, the largest sesamoid bone of the body, resides within the patellar tendon and gives the quadriceps muscle mechanical advantage during knee extension. It also protects the knee joint. The flat triangular-shaped patella with its apex pointed downward consists of dense trabecular bone covered with a thin compact lamina.The patella develops embryologically from six ossification centers that ultimately fuse around ages 4 to 6. The patellar tendon attaches to the patella inferiorly, and the vastus medialis and lateralis attach medially and laterally. The quadricep muscle attaches at the top and anterior aspects o...
Source: M2E Too! Mellick's Multimedia EduBlog - April 1, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Gastrointestinal Pressure Sensor Inspired by Incan Communication Technology
Researchers at MIT have designed a gastrointestinal pressure sensor that is inspired by the ancient Incan practice of quipu, which involves adding knots to a length of string to record information. The knotted string approach has been put to good use by these MIT researchers, who discovered that introducing knots into an inexpensive gastrointestinal pressure sensor they had developed increased its sensitivity. Gastrointestinal motility issues underlie various GI conditions, but current techniques to measure gastrointestinal pressure are cumbersome and expensive. This new approach provides an inexpensive sensor ...
Source: Medgadget - March 30, 2022 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: GI Source Type: blogs

Aging of the Intestinal Barrier as a Driving Cause of Chronic Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is a feature of aging, and causes disruption of cell and tissue function throughout the body. Short term inflammation is a necessary feature of regeneration from injury and defense against pathogens, but when inflammatory signaling is maintained for the long term it becomes very harmful. The risk of suffering all of the common diseases of aging is strongly connected to raised inflammation. Given this, we might ask what causes age-related systemic inflammation, and thus where should the research community seek to intervene, in order to reverse this undesirable aspect of degenerative aging. A grow...
Source: Fight Aging! - March 29, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 26th March, 2022.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/55-of-telehealth-providers-frustrated-with-overblown-patient-expectations55% of Telehealth Providers Frustrated With Overblown Patient ExpectationsProviders also cited their ability to provide quality care and technical difficulties as among their top frustrations with telehealth, a new survey shows.ByAnuja VaidyaMarch 18, 202...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - March 26, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

More on why we Stay Alive
A couple of days ago I referred to the doubling of human life expectancy in 100 years, and the importance of pasteurization of milk in making that happen. Our next installment is about water. There ' s nothing more basic than good old H2O, but it used to kill city dwellers about as often as milk. People actually figured this out even before Pasteur and Koch came up with the germ theory of disease.Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholera, which is spread through contaminated water or food. The disease causes severe diarrhea that can last for several days. Depending on the strain of bact...
Source: Stayin' Alive - March 21, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

10 colorectal pearls for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Share these gems with your family, friends, and patients. Take the time to reflect on your personal history and encourage yourself and others to get screened when appropriate. 1. The large intestine or the large bowel consists of the colon, rectum, and anus. The colon and rectum have aRead more …10 colorectal pearls for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 18, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/post-author/maseray-s-kamara" rel="tag" > Maseray S. Kamara, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

The (sort of, partial) Father mRNA Vaccines Who Now Spreads Vaccine Misinformation (Part 1)
By DAVID WARMFLASH, MD Robert W. Malone, MD MS, is a physician-scientist who will live in infamy, thanks to the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast boosting his visibility this past December regarding his criticism of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly the mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech). Subsequently, Malone was banned from Twitter, which further boosted his celebrity status. Describing himself as the inventor of mRNA vaccine technology, he has been reaching a growing number of people with a narrative that makes COVID-19 vaccination sound scary. We cannot embed clips from the Rogan interview, which lasted about three...
Source: The Health Care Blog - March 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy antivaxxer COVID-19 vaccine David Warmflash Joe Rogan Robert Malone Source Type: blogs

Surely This Plan Is Counting On A Triumph Of Hope Over Experience!
This rather hopeful article appeared last week: Govt's cost finder website to finally list specialists' fees... soon But it will be voluntary, and officials won't say how many doctors are signing up 25th February 2022 By Antony Scholefield The Federal Government ’s specialist fees website is finally going to reveal the fees charged by individual specialists  — as long as they agree first. Touted as a fix for 'bill shock', the Medical Costs Finder website launched three years ago but was dubbed a waste of time because it only lists average out-of-pocket costs for about 1300 in-hospital and out-of-hospital procedure...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - March 4, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, February 28th 2022
In conclusion, as BMI and waist circumference are related to elevations of immune markers in the IL-6 pathway, chronic inflammation might be an important mediator of the relationship between BMI and frailty. Fat Tissue Becomes Dysfunctional with Age as Mitochondria Falter https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2022/02/fat-tissue-becomes-dysfunctional-with-age-as-mitochondria-falter/ Mitochondria are effectively power plants, hundreds of them working in every cell to produce chemical energy store molecules to power cellular processes. Mitochondrial function declines with age, unfortunately, for underlying r...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 27, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The Aging Gut Microbiome in the Context of Alzheimer's Disease
The gut microbiome changes with age. The complex balance of microbial species shifts in an unfavorable direction, and with it comes ever greater chronic inflammation alongside a loss of beneficial metabolite production. It remains an open question as to how much of the inflammation of aging, disruptive of tissue function and health, is caused by the gut microbiome. Identifying mechanisms is one thing, figuring out their relative importance quite another. The only practical way to achieve that goal is to change just the one mechanism in isolation of all the others, and observe the results. In the case of the aging gu...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 21, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, February 21st 2022
In conclusion, clinical trials targeting aging in humans have shown promising but limited results on biomarkers so far. Mycobacterium Vaccae Immunization as an Anti-Inflammatory Strategy https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2022/02/mycobacterium-vaccae-immunization-as-an-anti-inflammatory-strategy/ In today's open access paper, researchers discuss immunization with Mycobacterium vaccae as an approach to reduce the inflammatory overactivity of the aged immune system. Researchers have made some initial inroads into studying the way in which this bacteria can alter the function of the immune system, and her...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 20, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs