5 reasons to get involved in organized medicine
The following are intended to inspire to medical students and residents to learn more about organized medicine. Whether it be at the national, state, county, or specialty level, there are numerous societies with opportunities for contribution. 1. To pull back the curtain. Many physicians are innately curious and like to “see how the sausage is made,” so to speak. There is a great deal of policy behind the scenes of our day-to-day workflow, as well as the larger picture of the state of medicine today. Resolutions and debate include topics such as Medicare coverage of services provided by proctored medical studen...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/frances-mei-hardin" rel="tag" > Frances Mei Hardin, MD < /a > Tags: Policy Public Health & Washington Watch Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 25th 2018
In this study, we investigate mitochondrial energetics and mtDNA methylation in senescent cells, and evaluate the potential of humanin and MOTS-c as novel senolytics or SASP modulators that can alleviate symptoms of frailty and extend health span by targeting mitochondrial bioenergetics. Exercise versus the Hallmarks of Aging https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/06/exercise-versus-the-hallmarks-of-aging/ The paper I'll point out today walks through the ways in which exercise is known to beneficially affect the Hallmarks of Aging. The Hallmarks are a list of the significant causes of aging that I dis...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 24, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

How to fix bullying in health care
When we think of bullying, we’re usually worrying about our school-age kids or remembering bad experiences from high school. We learn quickly in the health care field that bullies don’t change once they enter the clinical world. Health care, with its incredible differential in knowledge, authority and pay creates large power differentials and easily generates subordinate/superior relationship dynamics. Bullying occurs within professions between trainees and trainers and faculty, and across clinical areas when there are knowledge differences such as between specialists and primary care. Mistreatment also frequen...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/andrew-c-bland" rel="tag" > Andrew C. Bland, MD < /a > Tags: Policy Hospital-Based Medicine Practice Management Source Type: blogs

Jun 22, William McDougall: Today in the History of Psychology (22nd June 1871)
William McDougall was born. A pioneering figure in the development of modern psychology, McDougall was a founding member of the British Psychological Society (1901) and succeeded Hugo M ünsterberg as Chair of Psychology at Harvard University in 1920. McDougall wrote widely on a range of topics including instinct, emotion, habit and motivation and included among his most influential publications were 'The Group Mind' (1920) and the 'Outline of Psychology' (1923). See following link to learn all about the fascinating history of psychology.History of Psychology (Source: Forensic Psychology Blog)
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - June 23, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

CD36 as a Potentially Important Marker and Mechanism in Cellular Senescence
In this study, we conducted comparative RNAseq experiments to detect genes associated with replicative senescence in two different human fibroblast cell lines and at different time points. We identified 841 and 900 genes (core senescence-associated genes) that are significantly up- and downregulated in senescent cells, respectively, in both cell lines. Our functional enrichment analysis showed that downregulated core genes are primarily involved in cell cycle processes while upregulated core gene enrichment indicated various lipid-related processes. We further demonstrated that downregulated genes are significantly ...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 22, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

6 Questions You Need to Ask About Surgery, Anesthesia and Dementia
This article -3 Things Everyone Should Know About Anesthesia - should be helpful in helping you ask the right questions and how to formulate those question. You might want to print the article and have it in hand if surgery is on the horizon.Does Anesthesia Cause Dementia or Memory Loss in the Elderly?Related ContentTest Your Memory for Alzheimer'sUrinary Tract Infections Can Hasten Memory Loss in Alzheimer's PatientsCan An Undetected Urinary Tract Infection Can Kill an Alzheimer's PatientCan you die from Alzheimer's disease?Learn More from Our Knowledge Base Topics PagesAlzheimers Dementia SymptomsCare of Dementia Patient...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - June 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's and anesthesia Alzheimers Dementia anesthesia dementia family health memory surgery anesthesia Source Type: blogs

How to Use Bright Light to Improve Mood and Behavior in Alzheimer's Patients
One of the most important things I learned as an Alzheimer's caregiver was how to use bright light to change my mother's mood and behavior.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomMy mother, Dotty, had a tendency to get in a bad mood around 4:30 PM each day. It was like a form of sundowning. Learn more about that situation by following this link.Twilight Moments in Dementia Patients - Sundowning SyndromeShe might say things like I'm going to bed,or something much worse.What really struck me was the look on her face. It seemed like she wasn't there; or, sometimes like she as very unhappy. I didn't like the look on her face and...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - June 22, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Alzheimers Dementia alzheimers reading room bright light bright light alzheimers care of dementia patients how to learning Source Type: blogs

Report finds only 35% of Canadian youth get the physical activity recommended for brain health
___ Getting kids outside and active could help with brain health: Participaction report (The Globe and Mail): “The physical benefits of kids leading an active lifestyle, including better heart health and a decreased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, are well known. But a growing body of research suggests there are significant mental benefits as well, whether it’s lowering stress levels or helping to treat anxiety and depression. A new report released by Participaction on Tuesday draws attention to this link, and by doing so, hopes to encourage kids in Canada to get moving more. The Report Card on Physical Act...
Source: SharpBrains - June 22, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness anxiety brain-function Brain-health Canada depression diabetes heart heart health improve-cognition lifestyle mental benefits Mental-Health stress-levels Source Type: blogs

A 60-something year old man with chest pain and a wide QRS
Written by Pendell Meyers, with edits by Steve SmithA man in his 60s with history of CAD s/p PCI, HTN, presented with chest pain which started while doing construction on his house several hours prior to arrival.Here is his ECG on arrival at 2052:What do you think? Should you activate the cath lab?Yes, because there is an acute coronary occlusion causing OMI of the inferior wall. This is evident based on the LBBB with excessively discordant STE in leads II, III, and aVF, with reciprocal findings in I and aVL.But the current guidelines do not use the modified Sgarbossa criteria, but rather theoriginal Sgarbossa criteria. Be...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pendell Source Type: blogs

Internal transfer scheme to improve nurse retention: case study
NHS Employers -In this case study, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust shares how it tackled its high rate of nurse leavers. It explores how the trust introduced two unique nurse-led initiatives, resulting in a reduction of the nursing vacancy rate by 50 per cent. It features key learning points, looks at how the trust overcame certain challenges, and highlights guidance which may be useful for organisations seeking to address retention of the workforce.Case studyNHS Employers - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - June 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Data Integrity with Blockchain Technology: Interview with ULedger CEO Josh McIver
ULedger is blockchain technology start-up Medgadget had a chance to meet at the “Healthcare on the Blockchain” event earlier this year (See our coverage of Day 1; Day 2) . The company focuses on helping enterprises achieve data integrity through its blockchain platform. Data integrity is particularly important in light of a regulatory inquiry during which a business must prove the reliability of their data. Working with ULedger’s platform, enterprise businesses can upgrade their data infrastructure with minimal effort and cost while gaining the benefit and reliability of a tamper-proof...
Source: Medgadget - June 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Exclusive Informatics Source Type: blogs

MD Anderson Fined $4.3 Million For HIPAA Violations
An administrative law judge has ruled that MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay $4.3 million to the HHS Office of Civil Rights due to multiple HIPAA violations. This is the fourth largest penalty ever awarded to OCR. OCR kicked off an investigation of MD Anderson in the wake of three separate data breach reports in 2012 and 2013. One of the breaches sprung from the theft of an unencrypted laptop from the home of an MD Anderson employee. The other two involved the loss of unencrypted USB thumb drives which held protected health information on over 33,500 patients. Maybe — just maybe — MD Anderson could’ve go...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Anne Zieger Tags: EHR Electronic Health Record Electronic Medical Record EMR Health Care Healthcare Devices HealthCare IT HIPAA HIPAA Breaches HIPAA News EPHI Health Data Breach Health Data Encryption HHS HIPAA violations MD Anderson OCR O Source Type: blogs

Dr. Evil
Occasionally, medical professionals turn out to be serial killers. There have been a few cases of nurses who have had a hobby of murdering patients here in the U.S. Offhand I can think of a single physician who not only murdered several patients but who tried to feed his colleagues poison doughnuts, among other unpleasant acts. (Sorry, I can't remember his name and I don't feel like searching for it. I wrote about it here at the time, several years back.)In the UK,Harold Shipman was a small town GP who murdered as many as 250 patients. He killed himself in prison without ever explaining why he did it. They were mostly elde...
Source: Stayin' Alive - June 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Feel Like Time Is Tight and Fleeting? This Can Help
We are all pressed for time. All. The. Time. We feel starved for it. That’s why there are countless articles with hacks for saving 30 minutes (and sometimes 30 seconds) on all sorts of tasks every single day. We yearn for more time. We wish for it. We regularly talk about wishing for it. It feels like time slips through our fingers like sand. But not everyone feels this way. Many people feel like time is plentiful, which is interesting since all of us have the same number of hours in our days. And these aren’t people who are retired or living off trust funds; these are people who work five days a week and have ...
Source: World of Psychology - June 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Books Creativity Family General Habits Happiness Memory and Perception Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Self-Help Stress down time overwhelm Productivity Time Management Source Type: blogs

A hospice doctor gives investing advice
I used to have a patient who was an undertaker.  We had many conversations about philosophy and practicality,  and it didn’t take long to realize the profound insights one must learn when engaged in such a unique business.  As I was often fond of saying, when the undertaker speaks, you should really listen.  This belief that our experiences can lead to new and different perspectives has pushed me to analyze not only the meaning of our existence, but also the role that personal finance plays in our moment to moment lives. As a physician who takes care of people with the very worst prognoses, m...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/docg" rel="tag" > DocG, MD < /a > Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs

Digital change in health and social care
This report shares practical learning from a series of case studies where largescale digital change is happening.ReportSummary reportThe King's Fund - publications (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: New technologies Social care Source Type: blogs

FlexiHub Allows Hearing Aid Reprogramming from Home: Interview with Helga York of Eltima Software
Loss of hearing results in a decreased quality of life. While hearing aids generally improve hearing by about one-half of the loss, they face significant barriers to use. According to a 2012 study of hearing aid usage by the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), only 1 in 7 American adults over 50 with hearing loss used a hearing aid, and a 2014 Cochrane report found that 5-40% of patients who already own hearing aids do not use them. The reasons are complex and multifactorial, including discomfort, insurance reimbursement issues, social stigmatization, inability to adapt to new technology, and lack...
Source: Medgadget - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Ben Ouyang Tags: ENT Exclusive Source Type: blogs

WTF Health | Self-Reported Patient Monitoring Startup from Finland, Kaiku Health
By JESSICA DAMASSA WTF Health – ‘What’s the Future’ Health? is a new interview series about the future of the health industry and how we love to hate WTF is wrong with it right now. Can’t get enough? Check out more interviews at www.wtf.health.  Central to the ‘WTF Health’ ethos is the idea that around the world, there is a shared passion for creating a new future for healthcare — and that the less-positive ‘WTF moment’ is a shared experience, regardless of which country’s health system one is standing in. So, I’m going around the world this year ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Holt Tags: Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Finland Jaakko Laukkanen Kaiku Health Nordics Oncology Patient Monitoring patient portal Startup Upgraded Life Festival Source Type: blogs

Why Would Pancreatic Cell Size Correlate Well with Mammalian Species Longevity?
Researchers recently found that the size of pancreatic cells is inversely correlated with species longevity, given data obtained from a few dozen different types of mammal. Since this is an unexpected new discovery, the paper here contains little more than an initial educated guess at why this might be the case. At first glance this metric doesn't obviously relate to any of the usual mechanisms linking the operation of cellular metabolism with pace of aging, and thus I expect that we'll have to wait for some years of further investigation and theorizing to learn more. How organs reach and maintain their proper siz...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 20, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Here ’s a landscape of new ideas harnessing digital tech to upgrade cognitive and mental healthcare
Digital Mental Health: the Hurt, the Hype, the Hope + Brainnovations Session 1 from SharpBrains We hope you enjoy this slidedeck supporting great forward-looking ideas shared by pioneers at Mindstrong Health, Savonix, HealthTech Connex and NeuraMetrix during the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th, 2017). And please learn more and consider reserving your spot @ 2018 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Investing in Brain Health for All (December 4–6th, 2018). (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - June 20, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology HealthTech Connex Mindstrong Health NeuraMetrix Savonix Source Type: blogs

Illustrated Guide to ECG Interpretation
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Book Review: Sparkson’s Illustrated Guide to ECG Interpretation Everything you need for easy ECG interpretation! Packed with vital information, Sparkson’s Illustrated Guide to ECG Interpretation is an electrocardiography reference unlike any other. The book’s format is both innovative and captivating, ensuring that readers retain a wealth of practical knowledge for accurate ECG interpretation. With crystal-clear text and incredibly entertaining illu...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lowri Bowen Tags: Book Review ECG interpretation Jorge Muniz Sparkson Source Type: blogs

7 Time Management Tips from Jim Rohn
You're reading 7 Time Management Tips from Jim Rohn, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. 7 Timeless time management tips from the master of success, Jim Rohn. Becoming a master at time management will allow you to design your life and improve every aspect it. Jim Rohn was one of the most influential speakers when it came to how to do just this. His tips and tricks are very actionable and have revived a sense of motivation in millions of people to date. Time management is easier said than done but just like a...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Diana wangeci Tags: featured productivity tips self improvement time management goals jim rohn Source Type: blogs

You Diagnose Pericarditis at your Peril (at the Patient's Peril!)
The source of this case is anonymous.A 40 something woman with a history of hyperlipidemia and additional risk factors including a smoking history presented with substernal chest pain radiating to " both axilla " as well as the upper back.  She was reportedly " pacing in her room while holding her chest " .The initial tracing (EKG 1) was obtained.Clinician and EKG machine read of acute pericarditis.What do you think?There is sinus rhythm.  There is diffuse ST elevation in II, III, aVF and V3-V6.  One might agree with the computer and the clinician because there is inferolateral ST elevati...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - June 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

Streamlining the EHR: Interview with Mihai Fonoage, VP of Engineering at Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine, a medtech company based in Florida, has developed the Electronic Medical Assistant (EMA), an EHR system which the company claims can significantly streamline clinician workflow. Cloud-based and developed by physicians, the EMA aims to intuitively adapt to each individual doctor’s unique style of practice and remembers their preferences. One of the features of the system is intelligence amplification (IA). The system also features a voice assistant that allows clinicians to record their speech as text to take patient notes, navigate the EHR, and make corrections using their voice. The speech reco...
Source: Medgadget - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Informatics Source Type: blogs

Light Exposure in Nursing Homes Decreases Sleep Disturbances, Depression and Agitation in Alzheimer's Patients
This study tested whether atailored daytime lighting intervention could improve sleep and behavior in Alzheimer's patients living in long-term care facilities.Compared to baseline and to the inactive lighting condition,the lighting intervention significantly decreased sleep disturbances, depression and agitation.Learn More -What to do when dementia patient gets agitatedWhile all measures improved,the most significant improvement was seen in sleep quality."Here we show that if the stimulus (light dose) is carefully delivered and measured, it can have a strong impact on sleep, depression and agitation. De...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - June 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer alzheimer wandering bright light care of dementia patients daytime light mood nursing home sleep Source Type: blogs

Fixing primary care ’s broken business model
Primary care visits are never quick; we don’t give much advice over the phone or online; and we prioritize the government’s and insurance companies’ public health agenda over our own patients’ concerns. Imagine health care as a retail customer experience for a few minutes: Imagine you’re going to Walmart to buy a bag of dog food, a new coffee maker or to equip a small kitchen in your newly built mother-in-law apartment. 1. You’ve bought dog food there before, so you know exactly where it is. You just want to quickly grab a bag and get out of there. 2. You have a rough idea of where the c...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - June 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/a-country-doctor" rel="tag" > A Country Doctor, MD < /a > Tags: Policy Primary Care Source Type: blogs

This Style of Entertainment Makes You Smarter
An unsettling feeling, like the absurdity of life, can engender the desired state. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - June 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeremy Dean Tags: Learning Memory Source Type: blogs

IT and Affordability, Care for the Poor, Population Health in Low-income Areas – #HITsm Chat Topic
We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 6/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Lenny Liebmann (@LennyLiebmann) on the topic of “IT and Affordability, Care for the Poor, Population Health in Low-income Areas.” Technology can do a lot for healthcare delivery. But can technology—and technologists—specifically improve delivery for the economically disadvantaged and under-served? Or are the financial incentives in our industry too heavily stacked against such efforts? Please join us this Friday, ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: #HITsm Digital Health Healthcare HealthCare IT #HITsm Topics Source Type: blogs

Elekta Unity, a Revolutionary Combo of MRI and Linear Accelerator, Cleared in Europe
Elekta won European CE Mark approval for its Unity system that combines magnetic resonance imaging with a linear accelerator for highly targeted, real-time radiotherapy. The technology was originally the brainchild of physicists at UMC Utrecht in The Netherlands. Before their research found breakthroughs, it was believed that combining an MRI machine and a particle accelerator was impossible. Fast moving, electrically charged particles are strongly influenced by a powerful magnetic field, so keeping them on track while near an MRI seemed like an impossibility. On our recent visit to UMC Utrecht, we learned that though it s...
Source: Medgadget - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Radiation Oncology Radiology Source Type: blogs

Schools Need to Protect Students Physically – And Mentally
Dealing with increased expectations, social pressures both in-person and online and astronomical education costs, all while simultaneously facing major life choices and changes has led to a dangerous epidemic of mental, emotional and behavioral health issues in America’s youth. During college, a majority of students are living on their own for the first time, possibly in an entirely new state or area where they don’t know anyone. They spend nearly half of the time that they are awake on classwork, and the school day never really ends until breaks for holidays and in between semesters. Struggling to keep up with...
Source: World of Psychology - June 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Shawn Kernes Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Anxiety and Panic Bullying Children and Teens College Depression Eating Disorders Friends General Perfectionism Policy and Advocacy Student Therapist Students Violence and Aggression Life Transition Men Source Type: blogs

Separating children and parents at the border causes lifelong damage
There is an important scientific fact that we need to be aware of as the political drama at the border unfolds: when children are separated from their parents, they can be damaged for the rest of their lives. Research shows that when children face strong, frequent, or prolonged adversity without adequate support from adults, it causes a stress response that can have terrible consequences. This “toxic stress” affects both the mind and the body. It disrupts normal brain development, leading to not just emotional problems, but problems with thinking and learning. Children who are exposed to toxic stress have a hig...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Source Type: blogs

Google ’ s Masterplan for Healthcare
Verily, Calico, Deepmind, more than 150 patents in life sciences and countless collaborations with pharma companies. The search engine’s parent company, Alphabet takes its move into healthcare and medicine seriously. We looked thoroughly at what Google in healthcare looks like. My Apple health chatbot referred me to the Amazon hospital where I got Google drugs It’s 2030, a rainy Tuesday morning in downtown Seattle. While my self-driving car is taking me to a digital health symposium, I’m working on my keynote speech. Suddenly I receive a notification from my Apple health chatbot, Miri. The sensors m...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Genomics AI calico digital health genetics google google deepmind Healthcare Innovation longevity research tech technology verily Source Type: blogs

8 Ideas to Help You Choose a College Major
You're reading 8 Ideas to Help You Choose a College Major, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Choosing your college major is the biggest decision when you first start your college career. Some students start off being undecided and take a few classes before settling on a particular subject. Over time, they will need to figure out what kind of major they want to focus on and what career they want to pursue. Here are eight things to think about before you settle down on your college major. 1. Your Passion If ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DavidGomes Tags: career self education college careers focus goals how to be successful success tips Source Type: blogs

How To Protect Yourself From Noise Pollution
You're reading How To Protect Yourself From Noise Pollution, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Overwhelmed, gravid, packed, stuck... all these words describe us when information from thousands of resources flows in and out of our minds, leaving its footprint in our consciousness. “Scrolling”, “share”, “like”, “post”, “Instagram”, “FB”, “Snapchat”, “newsletters”, “promote”, “lure” are buzzwo...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Valerie Malecha Tags: featured productivity tips psychology self improvement best apps best apps for productivity digital detox how to focus noise pollution pickthebrain pomodoro Source Type: blogs

How to Be Kind
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog I seem to constantly skirt trouble. Writing and medicine are fractious bedfellows – a marriage not always congenial. On one hand, to write well, to truly produce good work, you have to crack yourself open and claw out the truth for examination in the light. No fluffing around, avoiding the difficult topics. No wilful blindness to your own biases. No doing stuff to be liked. No pretence. Writing about medicine, on the other, requires a good deal of restraint &nda...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - June 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michelle Johnston Tags: 'How to...' series. An Instruction manual for those in Critical Care How to Be Kind Source Type: blogs

Physician-to-PhysicianTeleconsults Boost Survival Rates for Liver Disease
I have blogged in the past about provider-to-provider teleconsults (see:The Need for More Research in Provider-to-Provider Telemedicine). This type of telemedicine is often overlooked or underreported. A recent article addressed how video consults have improved survival rates for liver disease patients (see:Video consults boost survival rates for liver disease patients by 54 percent). Below is an excerpt from the article:Patients of primary care physicians who participated in video consultations with liver disease specialists had a 54 percent higher survival rate than patients whose PCPs didn ’t leverage th...
Source: Lab Soft News - June 19, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Innovations Healthcare Insurance Medical Research Public Health Quality of Care Telemedicine Source Type: blogs

Summer Jobs
So this fella has a job! Like, a real, 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week j-o-b...and for all summer long. He is loving it so far! In his third week already, he is at a totally different location than he was his first two weeks. And he has received his first paycheck!We He loves that part!!He applied with many other students his age and was the chosen one! Actually, this year, they approved two more to join the intern team and as for this one here, he is hoping to get hired on right out of high school. But hold on here, he is about to start his Senior year so let's not jump ahead too fast!The first two weeks he worked on heavy...
Source: Cochlear Kids - June 19, 2018 Category: Audiology Authors: Val Blakely Source Type: blogs

Solving the Limitations of Prior Authorization via Blockchain: Interview with Coral Health COO Philip Parker
We’ve been hearing a lot about exciting new opportunities to implement blockchain technology to address critical use cases in healthcare. One particular use case that has caught the attention of healthcare organizations seeking to improve workflow bottlenecks is prior authorization. Prior authorization is a process used to determine if a health insurer will cover a procedure, service, or medication. The premise of prior authorization is to control costs of care while improving patient safety. For example, requiring prior authorization for an expensive medication creates an opportunity to identify a generic drug that ...
Source: Medgadget - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Exclusive Informatics Public Health Source Type: blogs

How Often Should You Visit a Memory Care Patient
Dr. Rita A. Jablonski is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced persons I know when it comes to memory care, dementia and caregivers.I forwarded Rita a question from one of our readers."How Often Should You Visit a Memory Care Patient When They First Go In"?This is an important question, and is often a great source of anxiety for Alzheimer's caregivers.The answer often depends on the actual circumstances at the time.Topic -Memory CareBy Rita A. JablonskiAlzheimer's Reading RoomSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Hi, Bob.The answer depends on the physical and mental condition of both parties. Som...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - June 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer care Alzheimers Dementia care of dementia patients dementia care help alzheimers help dementia memory care nursing home senior care Source Type: blogs

How Dangerous Are Synthetic Drugs? Test Your Knowledge
Most drugs (even the ones that help people) are made in labs, not in nature. Take this quiz to learn more.  Read  More » (Source: NIDA Drugs and Health Blog)
Source: NIDA Drugs and Health Blog - June 18, 2018 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs

Is your brain ready for Monday? Tease your mind with these four optical illusions
___ A great way to learn more about our brains and minds is to look at how we can trick them–that is, to see how we react to brain teasers and visual illusions. Below are four fun optical illu­sions that let us learn­ about our visual system…ready? (answers and explanations at the bottom) ___ 1. Are the two orange circles above of the same size? . 2. Are there gray dots at the intersections of the white lines below? .   3. Does Lincoln’s face look normal? . 4. Where is the baby? .   ANSWERS AND EXPLANATIONS 1. The Ebbinghaus Illusion The two orange circ...
Source: SharpBrains - June 18, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Pascale Michelon Tags: Brain Teasers Cognitive Neuroscience frontal cortex mind-teasers occipital lobe optical-illusions parietal--lobe temporal lobe visual-illusions Source Type: blogs

Jun 17, William Estes: Today in the History of Psychology (17th June 1919)
William K. Estes was born. A pioneer in the field of mathematical psychology, Estes is renowned for his groundbreaking work on the science of learning and memory. His collaborative research with B. F. Skinner in the 1940s resulted in the development of a new learning paradigm called conditioned suppression; which to this day remains one of the most popular techniques employed during the study of animal conditioning. In recognition of a long and distinguished career, Estes received the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award in 1962, the American Psychological Foundation Gold Med...
Source: Forensic Psychology Blog - June 17, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: blogs

Assessing problems with sleep and pain – ii
Last week I wrote about my approach to assessing sleep problems in those with persistent pain. As an ex-insomniac I’ve spent a while learning about sleep so I can understand what’s going on, and why sleep can be such a problem. In this week’s post I want to dig a little deeper into what’s going on with poor sleep, as well as some of the unique features of sleep in people experiencing persistent pain. Having reviewed the five main areas that are fundamental (and can/should be assessed by anyone working with people who experience persistent pain), the next area I want to look at with people is mood. T...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - June 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Assessment Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Health Pain conditions Research biopsychosocial coping disability function pain management treatment Source Type: blogs

The Importance of Touch and Kindness in Dementia Care
One of the biggest challenges Alzheimer's Caregivers face is how to communicate effectively with someone living with Alzheimer's disease. This challenge is particularly difficult when a person living with dementia becomes nasty and mean.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomAt the beginning, my mother turned meaner than a junkyard dog.She said mean and nasty things to me every day.This was new. My mother had never engaged in these behaviors with me before.What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaI had a leg up on this one because I studied communication in college and graduate school.Subscribe to the A...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - June 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer communication alzheimers care alzheimers caregiving dementia help for caregivers help alzheimer's help with dementia touch touch in dementia care Source Type: blogs

Here ’s a landscape of new ideas harnessing digital tech to upgrade cognitive and mental healthcare
Digital Mental Health: the Hurt, the Hype, the Hope + Brainnovations Session 1 from SharpBrains We hope you enjoy this slidedeck supporting great forward-looking ideas shared by pioneers at Mindstrong Health, Savonix, HealthTech Connex and NeuraMetrix during the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th, 2017). And please learn more and consider reserving your spot @ 2018 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Investing in Brain Health for All (December 4–6th, 2018). (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - June 17, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology HealthTech Connex Mindstrong Health NeuraMetrix Savonix Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 18th 2018
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 17, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

The EBM Wars: When Evidence has a Price – The ECMO Trials (Part 2)
By ANISH KOKA   The year was 1965, the place was Boston Children’s and a surgery resident named Robert Bartlett took his turn at the bedside of a just born baby unable to breathe.  This particular baby couldn’t breathe because of a hole in the diaphragm that had allowed the intestines to travel up into the thoracic cage, and prevent normal development of the lungs.  In 1965, Robert Bartlett was engaged in the cutting edge treatment of the time – squeeze a bag that forced oxygenated air into tiny lungs and hope there was enough functioning lung tissue to participate in gas exchange to allow ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: anish_koka Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

How to Be a SuperDad
Fathering a child is easy. A night of passion and you’re done. But being a real dad, a hero to your kids and a “manly man” to yourself, requires stepping up. Being around isn’t enough. Showing up for an occasional event isn’t enough. Weekend visitations can be enough, but only if you are interested and hands-on. Even love is not enough, if it isn’t expressed and shown regularly. To be a dad, a real dad, not just a sire, requires effort — day-in and day-out effort. It requires doing the ordinary requirements of childcare consistently, predictably, and with a positive attitude. Paren...
Source: World of Psychology - June 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Children and Teens Family Men's Issues Parenting Self-Esteem building resilience father's day raising children Source Type: blogs

Chest Pain and Inferior ST Elevation.
Conclusion:In hemodynamically stable patients with chest pain, sinus tachycardia aids in the identification of patients unlikely to have type I MI, especially in those with HR> 120 bpm. (Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog)
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - June 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

How to Break the Stress Reaction Cycle
As hard as it may sound to pull out of this stress reaction cycle, it is possible. The first step in creating any positive change is always raising your awareness of what the cycle is, how you participate in it, and what pains the cycle creates. Why? Because you can’t change a habit you don’t know you have. And if you don’t recognize the pain the habit is creating, you won’t have the motivation you need to make new choices and break out of the cycle that has become familiar despite the fact that it is destructive. The practice of mindfulness is an incredibly powerful tool to help you find that awa...
Source: World of Psychology - June 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Melissa Samartano Tags: Agitation Anxiety and Panic General Habits Happiness Mindfulness Self-Help Stress Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Stress Response Source Type: blogs