Matthew ’s health care tidbits: The Stupidity Vaccine
Each week I’ve been adding a brief tidbits section to the THCB Reader, our weekly newsletter that summarizes the best of THCB that week (Sign up here!). Then I had the brainwave to add them to the blog. They’re short and usually not too sweet! –Matthew Holt For my health care tidbits this week, I think we need a new vaccine. We need one that prevents stupidity.Look I get that some people don’t think the flu vaccine is effective and don’t think the effects are too bad, so they don’t get one every year. Many people don’t get a vaccine for shingles. But as someone who had shingles long before the recommended ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - March 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Policy Matthew Holt vaccines Source Type: blogs

NEET PG delayed- Strategies and timelines
The official news is in. NEET PG has been delayed to May 21st, 2022.Article by Dr Sumer Sethi, Dr Deepti BahlAnd yes! We are well aware of the ramifications of a such a decision. It may seem like a trance for now but do not let it faze your sight. It is a lot to process and eventually you will need to snap out of it.First, lets address a few common issues and queries before we can guide you through this drastic change.Q. Will I be liable to apply for NEET PG again?Yes.Candidates can reapply. The editing window will be open as well. Students can make any changes they wish to in the application. However these changes can onl...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - February 25, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Science Snippet: Get to Know Your Nerve Cells!
Nerve cells, also known as neurons, carry information through our bodies using electrical impulses and chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. A nerve cell’s size and shape depend on its role and location, but nearly all nerve cells have three main parts: Dendrites that extend like branches and receive signalsA cell body containing the nucleus that holds the genetic material of the cell and controls its actionsAn axon, a long structure that transmits messages A typical nerve cell. Credit: iStock. The human body contains billions of interconnected nerve cells that carry information to, within, and from ...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - February 23, 2022 Category: Research Authors: Chrissa Chverchko Tags: Cells Cellular Processes Science Snippet Source Type: blogs

“I need you to forgive yourself”: Shame in Medicine and Medical Education
On this episode of the Academic Medicine Podcast, guests Will Bynum, MD, Lara Varpio, PhD, and Ashley Adams, MD, join Toni Gallo and former Academic Medicine editor-in-chief David Sklar, MD, to discuss shame in medicine and medical education, what it is and how it can be studied, and their research and other work in this area. This episode was originally released in August 2019 and is available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere podcasts are available. A transcript of this episode is below. Read the articles discussed in this episode:  Bynum WE IV, Adams AV, Edelman CE, Uijtdehaage S, Arti...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - February 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: amrounds Tags: AM Podcast AM Podcast Transcript medical education medical students premedical education research shame undergraduate advising Source Type: blogs

Hell is other people Handling insecurities and opinions
Opinions- the fundamental right of speech, the instrument of thinkers like the pen and  paper; weapons of the powerless like a sharp sword or, perhaps, a double edged sword in my …well… ‘opinion’. The seedDuring my youthful years in the medical college I too carried the weight of other people ’s opinions. Having been brought up and spent my adolescent years in an average run of the mill school, medical college seemed like unknown territory to me. Unaware of the glitz and glamour of the world beyond the rusty school gates I experienced a culture shock when interacting with my seniors. T hey inspected my ...
Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - February 15, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Sumer Sethi Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: They don't teach this in Sunday school
And you aren ' t likely to hear a sermon preached on it either. Before we get to the really weird shit, a reminder that Mephibosheth is Jonathan ' s son and Saul ' s grandson, who was dropped by his nurse and made lame. David brought him to Jerusalem and gave him an estate. Mephibosheth ' s son is Micah, and apparently that ' s who David inquires after; but why Micah ' s defection to Absalom costs Mephibosheth is estate is not explained.The second incident is also a bit mysterious. David decides to put up with a guy cursing him and throwing rocks at his party. Basically, David says " Who cares, that ' s the least of our wo...
Source: Stayin' Alive - February 13, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

85 Starting Over Quotes to Help You Begin The Rest of Your Life
If you want a boost of motivation to make it easier for you to create a fresh start in your life then you're in the right place. Because in this post I'd like to share a collection of the best starting over quotes. Timeless advice and inspiration to help you with taking that oftentimes hard but necessary step forward in your own life. No matter if it's in a relationship, with your job or business or maybe your health or money habits in the early days of this year. And if you want more motivational quotes to help you get a new start then check out this post with quotes on knowing your own true worth and this one filled wit...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - February 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: X-rated
Chapter 13 features an incestuous rape and fratricide. It also launches the story of Absalom, which through many twists and turns eventually dissolves Israel in civil war and anarchy, until order is restored in the end. This will take up many chapters, so be warned. The immediate story of Chapter 13 tells you everything you need to know about the status of women in Israeli society.13 Now Ab ′salom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, whose name was Tamar; and after a time Amnon, David’s son, loved her.2 Well no, he didn ' t " love " her, he just lusted after her. To be clear, Tamar is Amnon ' s half-sister...
Source: Stayin' Alive - February 2, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

The Social Science of Covid
By MIKE MAGEE As we enter the third year of the Covid pandemic, with perhaps a partial end in sight, the weight of the debate shows signs of shifting away from genetically engineered therapies, and toward a social science search for historic context. Renowned historian, Charles E. Rosenberg, envisioned a similar transition for the AIDS epidemic in 1989. He described its likely future course then as a “social phenomenon” with these words, “Epidemics start at a moment in time, proceed on a stage limited in space and duration, follow a plot line of increasing and revelatory tension, move to a crisis of individual ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - January 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Bose-Roy Tags: Health Policy COVID-19 COVID-19 vaccine Mike Magee vaccines Source Type: blogs

7 Ways to Create a Healthier Environment for Your Mental Stability
Picture from Pexels  Mental health is a common problem for many individuals, globally. Most people have no idea that they have mental health issues but move on everyday just like a typical day. These issues arise from workplaces, homes, or interactions with people or activities that stress your mind. According to a study, poor mental health causes about 14 percent of all deaths worldwide and increases the mortality rate by 2.2 percent compared to individuals doing well mentally. Thirty percent of all grownups experience mental health issues at some point in their lives, with the large number among this set com...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Wright Tags: featured health and fitness psychology self-improvement success environment mental health wfh Source Type: blogs

70 Better Days Ahead Quotes to Refuel Your Hope and Motivation
Feeling a bit low on positivity and hope? Then I think that today's post filled with the most powerful better days ahead quotes will be useful. These thoughts and tips from the past 200 years will help you to refuel your optimism and renew your outlook on the future if you are going through a tough day or month or you are having trouble with staying on your path until you reach your goal or dream. And if you want even more inspirational quotes for the difficult times then check out this post with quotes for when life is hard and this one with timeless tips for overcoming adversity. Uplifting Better Days are Coming Quotes ...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

Surround Sound Intentions
In November I did a 30-day challenge regarding ideation, sharing progress updates in the CGC forums as I went along. My version of the challenge was to generate 100+ divergent ideas per day for each day of November. My intention was to stimulate some thinking in new directions. Most of the ideas I generated weren’t useful. However, some notable ideas did lead to interesting results, as I shared in CGC along the way. One I’ll share here is that I ended up diving into the rabbit hole of figuring out how to set up a decent home theater system, which is a project I’ve wanted to do for a while but always found ...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - December 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Lifestyle Source Type: blogs

Making first contact: What to do with all that information! Part 4
In the previous few posts on what to do with all that assessment information I’ve talked about generating a formulation to guide treatment, and a little about how teams might work together to generate one. This post is a little different because I want to situation the discussion around the ultimate aim of therapy. I usually work with people who have long-standing pain that hasn’t changed much and doesn’t seem to be disappearing. I’m not a nihilist, but I do wonder if clinicians are trying too hard to “change pain” when the body doesn’t seem to respond all that much to whatever...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - December 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: ACT - Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Assessment Clinical reasoning Coping strategies Interdisciplinary teams Occupational therapy Pain conditions Physiotherapy Psychology Science in practice Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Cato Scholars on China and the World Trade Organization —20 Years On
Alfredo Carrillo ObregonDecember 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of China ’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The world has changed dramatically since then, and U.S.-China relations are increasingly marked by tension. Over the years, Cato scholars have weighed in on China’s entry into the rules based international trading system, and this post provides a summary of many of those contributions and reflects on the lessons learned from this momentous policy.One of the challenges to having a frank discussion about China ’s entry into the WTO, is that there are pervasive myths surrounding China’s WTO...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 10, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Alfredo Carrillo Obregon Source Type: blogs

Innovation, mRNA, and Public Policy
Chris EdwardsThe main weapons against COVID-19 are the vaccines developed by Moderna and BioNTech after a decade of their research into mRNA technologies. That research was supported by more than $3 billion of private angel investment and venture capital.Democrats and Republicans both support medical research funding, and Republicans tout the Trump administration ’s Operation Warp Speed. But governments were not the key to mRNA development. Instead, we can thank the leaders and scientists at Moderna and BioNTech and the suppliers of private capital to them, as I discusshere andhere.TheWall Street Journal ’s A...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 6, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs