" And then a Plank in Reason, broke, "
  “I am dead.” In terms of possible delusions in living human beings,Le d élire des négations—the nihilistic delusion that one is dead —evokes the most harrowing existence imaginable. The French neurologistJules Cotard first described the syndrome that bears his name (1882,English translation):I hazard the name ofdelirium of negations to designate the state of the patients ... in whom the negative disposition is carried to the highest degree. [They are] asked their name – they have no name; their age – they are ageless; where were they born – they were not born; ... if they have a headache, s...
Source: The Neurocritic - September 30, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

The heartbreak and joy of missions-based pain medicine: a pain physician ’s perspective
A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. Approximately 30 percent of the world’s population reports living with some form of pain, ranging from headaches to joint pain to cancer-related pain. Unfortunately, pain medicine expertise and the medications and non-drug therapies available to relieve pain are not as widely distributed as the populations Read more… The heartbreak and joy of missions-based pain medicine: a pain physician’s perspective originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 27, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Anesthesiology Surgery Source Type: blogs

113 Jealousy Quotes to Help You Avoid Envy and Live a Happy and Healthy Life
In this post I’d like to simply share the best and most powerful jealousy and envy quotes. To help you to not get dragged in and down into those two destructive thought habits anymore (or at least a lot less often). And to make you see how other people’s envy and jealousy is something you should not take too seriously or engage in because it's their problem and hurts them the most. I hope you’ll find these quotes as helpful and impactful as I have to live a lighter, kinder and happier life. And if you want even more helpful inspiration and tips then check out this post with quotes on dealing with toxic people and th...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - September 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Dismissed for too long: the impact of migraine on children & young people
Migraine Trust - An estimated one in ten children are living with migraine. This potentially limits their development and ability to take part in education, social activities, and other important parts of growing up. It can also be hard for children to understand and explain their pain, and there are fewer treatment options for them than there are for adults. Based on a variety of workshops and surveys with children and young people who have migraine, parents and carers, and education professionals, this report highlights a clear need for better understanding of how migraine impacts children and for tailored informat...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 5, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Patient involvement, experience and feedback Quality of care and clinical outcomes Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - August 23, 2022.
-----This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and related matters.I will also try to highlightADHA Propagandawhen I come upon it.Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It ’s pretty sad!Note: Appearance here is not to suggest I see any credibility or value in what follows. I will leave it to the reader to decide what is worthwhile and what is not! The point is to let people know what is being said / published that I have come upon.-----h...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Case of the Week 693
 This week ' s case was kindly donated by Dr. Mike Mitchell and his laboratory. The patient is a middle-aged man with fever, intermittent cough, headache and mental status changes. He had a history of lymphoma and was receiving maintenance immunosuppressive chemotherapy. Of note, he had several episodes of bacteriemia and progressively worsening pulmonary infiltrates. He was originally from Sub-Saharan Africa but had been living in the United States for several decades. The following are images from a duodenal aspirate:What is your diagnosis? (Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites)
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - August 22, 2022 Category: Parasitology Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
August 18, 2022 Edition-----The main issue, probably of the year, is the increasing tension across the Taiwan Strait with all sorts of worries about how conflict can be avoided and prosperity maintained at a reasonable level as tensions continue. And hopefully ease.The impact of climate change in Europe is really becoming obvious and worrying. I am not sure just how a realistic response is possible in any reasonable time.In OZ the PM has come back after a week off to have the Chinese Ambassador tell us we are a vassal and to just shut up and behave. Astonishing and serious stuff IMVHO.-----Major Issues.-----https://www.smh...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 18, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Commentators and Journalists Weigh In On Digital Health And Related Privacy, Safety, Social Media And Security Matters. Lots Of Interesting Perspectives - August 16, 2022.
-----This weekly blog is to explore the news around the larger issues around Digital Health, data security, data privacy, AI / ML. technology, social media and related matters.I will also try to highlightADHA Propagandawhen I come upon it.Just so we keep count, the latest Notes from the ADHA Board were dated 6 December, 2018 and we have seen none since! It ’s pretty sad!Note: Appearance here is not to suggest I see any credibility or value in what follows. I will leave it to the reader to decide what is worthwhile and what is not! The point is to let people know what is being said / published that I have come upon.-----h...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 16, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Inflation Reduction Act
Chris EdwardsInflation stems from too much money chasing too few goods. U.S. consumer inflation is running at 9  percent as too much government‐​spawned money creation is coinciding with restrictions on the supply side of the economy.The “Inflation Reduction Act” in front of the Senate is supposed to address inflation by reducing budget deficits with a combination of tax hikes and green subsidies. But despite its name, the Senate bill would not reduce inflation because it would damage the supply side and hardly affect deficits.The budget modelers at Penn ‐​Whartonestimate that the Senate bill would reduce the...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - August 3, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs

Pearls Chiari malformation
1.80 percent of patients with cough headache have cm type 1 although only a minority of patients with cm 1 have cough headache. The degree of tonsillar herniation does not correlatevar pageTracker = _gat._getTracker( " UA-3639768-12 " ); pageTracker._initData(); pageTracker._trackPageview();2. Cm1 presents most often from ages 8 to 9 and from 31 to 463. Spinal cord syndrome occurs in 65 to 84 percent and includes weakness and sensory changes.4. Brain stem syndrome occurs in 22 to 38 percent and includes blurred vision, horizontal or downbeating nystagmus, and diplopia (upper) or hoarseness , dysphonia, dysarthria...
Source: neurologyminutiae - July 31, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

My  blood pressure spike on postpartum day 3
The headache wasn’t that bad. The fatigue was worse. I had slept about six hours total in the past three days. I was fortunate to have dutiful help from my husband and both grandmas, but I was still exhausted. Between breastfeeding, diaper changes, snuggling, trying to eat and maybe shower, adjusting to being thrust into Read more… My blood pressure spike on postpartum day 3 originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 25, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Cardiology OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

Weekly Overseas Health IT Links – 23rd July2022.
In this study, researchers sought to determine whether differences in occult hypoxemia treatment existed between people of different races.Occult hypoxemia was defined as arterial blood oxygen saturation of less than 88 percent despite a pulse oximetry reading of 92 percent or more.-----https://healthitsecurity.com/news/security-awareness-and-training-crucial-to-preventing-healthcare-phishing-attacksSecurity Awareness and Training Crucial to Preventing Healthcare Phishing AttacksSecurity awareness and training greatly decreased the likelihood of an employee falling for a healthcare phishing attack, KnowBe4 researchers foun...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - July 23, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

The Vitamin Deficiency Linked To Dementia (M)
Some signs of the vitamin deficiency include include poor sleep, symptoms of depression, headaches, weak muscles and tiredness. (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 18, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Dementia subscribers-only Source Type: blogs

Physicians and patients are now pawns in a political game
This morning I had a migraine. I should have known it was coming. I now have complex migraines and was having word-finding difficulty yesterday, which is a harbinger for me. How could I have known that my soul had known before my mind had, that it had known we were about to rip away aRead more …Physicians and patients are now pawns in a political game originally appeared inKevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - July 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/post-author/nicole-m-king" rel="tag" data-wpel-link="internal" > Nicole M. King, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Policy OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

HealthMark Group Announces a Series of Strategic Acquisitions to Elevate Their Release of Information Portfolio
Recent acquisitions will help advance HealthMark’s mission to transform the patient information journey through an efficient, compliant and patient-centric approach to digital health information management HealthMark Group, a leader in digital health information management, today announced the acquisition of Acton Corporation in Chelsea, Alabama. The deal closed earlier this quarter. This is HealthMark Group’s third strategic acquisition in the release of information space over the past 15 months. The other two acquisitions were RRS Medical in Wayne, Pennsylvania and Med Request Solutions in East Brunswick, New Je...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - July 7, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Tags: Health IT Company Healthcare IT HIM Acton Corporation Bart Howe Health IT Acquisitions Healthcare M&A Healthmark Group Med Request Solutions patient engagement Release of Information RRS Medical Source Type: blogs