Lessons Learned From the Outcomes of Children With Hearing Loss Study
In this online chat, two presenters discuss implications of the study findings for aural rehabilitation. The event was sponsored by SIG 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood. Meredith Spratford: Our research has shown that when we use probe microphone verification, we get a closer match to prescriptive targets compared to other methods of verification. Specifically, probe microphone measures provided better fittings (better audibility, too) compared to functional gain (soundfield thresholds). I would also ensure that the child’s aided audibility falls within the confidence interval of expected audibility for ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - December 10, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Meredith Spratford Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider audiologist Hearing Aids hearing health care hearing loss Source Type: blogs

SubtlePET Artificial Intelligence Software Enhances PET Scans, Saves Time in Scanner
Subtle Medical, a firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California, won both FDA clearance and the European CE Mark of approval to introduce its SubltePET system on both sides of the Atlantic. The system uses artificial intelligence techniques to improve the quality of fast positron-emission tomography (PET) scans, allowing patients to go through exams faster than before without suffering from poorer image resolution. The technology not only improves the patient’s experience during scans, but clinics can image more patients and get a lot more usability out of a given PET scanner. “Focusing Subtle Medical&...
Source: Medgadget - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Informatics Nuclear Medicine Radiology Source Type: blogs

A community-based program that brings patients and pathologists together
When I was in medical school, I loved pathology. The visual learning and deep understanding of disease were  attractive enough that after second year, I took an extra year before clinical rotations to work as a post-sophomore fellow, working as a resident cutting specimens and performing autopsies. I missed patient contact but it served as a […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/matthew-katz" rel="tag" > Matthew Katz, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Oncology/Hematology Specialist Source Type: blogs

Is it possible for physicians to oversave? And what can you do about it?
Q. Have you ever thought about doing a post on oversaving? I realize most docs probably have the opposite problem, but I bet there is a subset of the  FIRE crowd that this may apply to. Does this ever come up in all the interactions you have? A. It was no surprise to see this question come […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/james-m-dahle" rel="tag" > James M. Dahle, MD < /a > Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs

Edge Headset for Enhanced Learning and Memory: Interview with Dr. Tim Fiori, Co-founder of HUMM
HUMM, a San Francisco-based tech company, has developed the Edge headset, a wearable electrical stimulation device that the company claims can boost learning and memory. The device consists of a headband that delivers electrical stimulation to the brain, and using it for just 15 minutes is reported to provide certain cognitive enhancements for at least one hour. In an increasingly fast-paced and competitive world, researchers have been exploring electrical brain stimulation as a way to enhance our cognitive abilities at the flick of a switch. People think nothing of using a stimulant such as coffee to improve their concent...
Source: Medgadget - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Exclusive Neurology Psychiatry Sports Medicine Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Can People With Mental Illness Be Happy?
 Those of us with mental illness are asked many questions about our feelings. For a lot of us, the most difficult one to answer is, “Are you happy?” It’s a difficult question to answer because happiness isn’t an easily defined concept. Most people assume that in order to be in recovery from mental illness a person must be happy. But is that really the case? Listen in to this episode to hear our thoughts on happiness, regret, and even a side story about Gabe’s first marriage.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “People just want to be happy and normal, but there is no actual def...
Source: World of Psychology - December 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Depression Happiness Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Nurse Specialist or Nurse Generalist?
Nurse specialists and nurse generalists are both common within the nursing profession and  21st-century healthcare, and both serve important purposes in patient care as well as non-clinical settings. What does it mean to choose to be a specialist or generalist? What are the repercussions for your nursing career? And how can one accomplish both?Note: pleaseclick here to listen to this blog post's companion podcast episode.Photo by wang dongxu on Unsplash.comNurse Specialists MatterIn both medicine and nursing, generalists and specialists both serve many important purposes. Choosing which one to be can be difficult but ...
Source: Digital Doorway - December 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: careers healthcare careers nurse nurse career nurse careers nurses nursing nursing careers Source Type: blogs

Ten Tips to Help You Feel Happier
You're reading Ten Tips to Help You Feel Happier, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Happiness is an elusive concept, we all want it but not many of us can define what it actually is and even fewer how to get it. Unfortunately, a lot of us fall into the trap of the ‘I will be happy when’ mentality. It’s an easy fix supported by our own psychology and propagated by the modern world. You end up thinking; ‘I will be happy when I have lost 10kg’s’, ‘I will be happy when ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WillMayo Tags: featured happiness self improvement holidays how to be happier pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

What you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis
You ’ve probably seen it on the news – a rare, polio-like illness is causing cases of paralysis in children. Here’s the latest info, based on our best current knowledge from the CDC. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a sudden illness that causes weakness in one or more extremities – one arm or (le ss likely) a […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/roy-benaroch" rel="tag" > Roy Benaroch, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Neurology Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

A Family Caregiver's Tips For Choosing a Nursing Home
Photo credit John Mark Kusnietosov  As a family caregiver of multiple elders, I needed a facility where more than one of my elders could live while I cared for others in various locations. My family was fortunate to find an excellent nursing home just a few blocks from my home. During the 15 years that my loved ones (different people at different times) lived in this facility, I learned a great deal about what makes a good nursing home tick. I interviewed a licensed nursing home administrator for her tips on selecting a nursing home not long ago, but as a family member, I’d like to add a few more idea...
Source: Minding Our Elders - December 10, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Disability can be a devastating outcome to a doctor ’s career. Here’s how handle it.
Disability can be a devastating outcome to a doctor ’s career and self-image. Think about it: You busted your butt to learn how to do a Whipple procedure, end up getting into a skiing accident that ends your career right there. No worries, because you purchased the appropriate coverage of own-occupation disability insurance, right? Having disabilit y […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/smart-money-md" rel="tag" > Smart Money, MD < /a > Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs

Medical clinicians are being stress fractured
An excerpt from  Leadership Lessons from History: A Study Guide Written for Physicians& Other Healthcare Leaders. In June 1812, Napoleon invaded Russia along with an army of 600,000 men; fewer than 100,000 made it back. During their ignoble military withdraw, in the middle of a terrible winter, thousands of soldiers died of exposure to the […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/calvin-j-maestro" rel="tag" > Calvin J. Maestro, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Health IT Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Emergency physicians: You rock!
I am a critical care physician and spend a good amount of time in the emergency room seeing consults. As an internal medicine resident, we were often in the ER, admitting new patients. In my three years of residency, we spent only two to four weeks working in the emergency room. It was the one […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/sonali-mantoo" rel="tag" > Sonali Mantoo, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Source Type: blogs

A medical student takes a look into the abyss. Here ’s what he learned.
After my surgery rotation, I was in a very bad place. I felt like two months of grueling work hours and relentless studying were wiped away in an instant by a bad test score. That single number somehow mattered more to me than every positive comment I had received from my patients, colleagues, residents, and […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/evan-schauer" rel="tag" > Evan Schauer < /a > Tags: Education Medical school Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

The blood of patients is not a rhetorical device
Recently, social media and news organizations have been awash in the physician-led backlash to the NRA ’s now infamous “stay in your lane” tweet, and consequently, awash in images of the literal blood of seriously wounded or now deceased patients. Gun control is undeniably a cause near and dear to many physicians, who are duty-bound to […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/andrew-j-l-smith" rel="tag" > Andrew J. L. Smith < /a > Tags: Policy Public Health & Source Type: blogs

The crazy science of coronary reperfusion : When TIMI 1 & 2 beats “ TIMI 3 ” in the myocardial salvage race . . . cardiologists get confused !
The prime job of cardiologists is to restore coronary blood flow in an emergency fashion. While we do this with reasonable success ,there is still a missing link between our Initial aim and achieved goal. It’s all too common situation in any busy cath lab , to see two similar STEMI patients with identical time window & proximal LAD as IRA , in totally different scenarios. In the first patient we find a trickle of flow in LAD , who is relatively comfortable  with normal LV function (In whom , emergency primary PCI might appear redundant.) While the other patient , even after rapidly established TIMI...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - December 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Why mentors are so important in medicine
This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. After spending a decade in college and medical school, followed by internships and residency, seeking additional guidance at the beginning of your career may seem excessive. You ’ve already taken direction from dozens of leaders; isn’t it time to cut your own path? Yes and no. You’ll make […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/health-ecareers" rel="tag" > Health eCareers < /a > Tags: Physician Practice Management Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 53-year-old woman with hypertension and chronic active hepatitis B infection
Test your medicine knowledge with the  MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 53-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. Medical history is significant for hypertension and chronic active hepatitis B infection. Her hepatitis B infection has been treated with tenofovir for the p ast 5 years with suppression of her serum […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > Tags: Conditions Nephrology Source Type: blogs

During this holiday season, be aware that some people are really suffering
It ’s that time of year again when retail outlets start counting down the days to Christmas and deck their stores with holiday cheer. For many people, this time of year feels magical. Yet for others, it is a consumer competition to buy the absolute best gift at the lowest price. While both these grou ps love […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/linda-girgis" rel="tag" > Linda Girgis, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Before undergoing a test, ask whether it will make a difference in your care
Recently, a physician asked my opinion if a patient needed a colonoscopy. My partner was already on the case and I was covering over the weekend. The facts suggested that a colonoscopy was warranted. The patient had a low blood count and had received blood transfusions. Certainly, a bleeding site in the colon, such as […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/michael-kirsch" rel="tag" > Michael Kirsch, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs

Getting Back to Basics: 5 Reasons to Use Fingerplays in Sessions
I have fond memories of sitting on my mother’s lap just a few inches from her face, imitating her hand movements, and softly singing, “Where is thumbkin? Where is thumbkin? Here I am. Here I am.” Does this bring back memories for you as well? Unfortunately, from what I’ve observed, fewer parents are using this technique of  fingerplays—hand and finger movements combined with sung or spoken words. And that means kids are missing out on the impact of fingerplays on early language and literacy development. They may seem old-fashioned, boring and nonsensical, but I’ve experienced great ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - December 7, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Lisa Erwin Tags: Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Early Intervention Source Type: blogs

Hospitals are no longer an important part of the social safety net. That ’s a problem.
“Admission diagnosis: causa socialis” In my training in Sweden, it was not unusual to admit patients to the hospital for social reasons: an elderly person who could no longer manage at home, a person whose social network fell apart, and so on. “Social reasons,” causa socialis, was a legitima te diagnosis (Swedes used more Latin than […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 7, 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: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

3 common complaints patients have
I enjoy talking to random people about their experiences with health care. As somebody who regularly travels all over the country, for both work and pleasure (I far prefer the latter), whenever I meet people in situations where you end up talking— be it on airplanes, a guided city tour, or at a social […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/suneel-dhand" rel="tag" > Suneel Dhand, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Source Type: blogs

6 ways to smooth the journey to value-based care
I have had the fortune — both good and bad — of being at the forefront of reforming physician reimbursement as an advocate for physicians. I’ve worked on models spanning private practice, group employment, faculty practice plans, and independent physician associations. It’s been a bruising journey. There were the old ways — relative value units (RVUs) and other […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/andrew-snyder" rel="tag" > Andrew Snyder, MD < /a > Tags: Policy Primary Care Public Health & Source Type: blogs

There ’s a good reason why we don’t see patients’ joy in the office
I like to think of myself as a relatively optimistic person.  If you have ever met me in person, you might think that I have a pretty sunny disposition on life.  And for the most part, I do.  Since I write every day, however, there are times when my posts may start going negative.  Not for an […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/docg" rel="tag" > DocG, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Geriatrics Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Self-explanation is a powerful learning technique, according to meta-analysis of 64 studies involving 6000 participants
By Christian Jarrett It is better to ask a student to explain something to themselves, than for a teacher to explain it to them. That’s according to a new meta-analysis of the findings from 64 prior studies involving nearly 6000 participants that compared learning outcomes from prompted self-explanation compared to instructor explanation, or compared to time spent using other study techniques such as taking notes, summarising, thinking out loud (without the reflection and elaboration involved in self-explanation), or solving more problems. The authors of the meta-analysis, published recently in Educational Psychology...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Educational Source Type: blogs

Questioning the Validity of Jeanne Calment's Age
Jeanne Calment is well known as the longest-lived person, with her age at death validated at 122 years. The data for supercentenarians, the exceptionally rare individuals who live to be 110 years of age or older, is very ragged. This is usually the case at the far outside end of a distribution, where the total number of data points is very low. It is usual to find outliers, but some people feel that Jeanne Calment is too much of an outlier given the other validated ages of death for supercentenarians. Only one other person lived to be 119, and no-one else is known to have made it past 117. The yearly mortality rates for su...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 7, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 61
On Episode 61 of Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I are still in Tokyo—but this time we’re reporting from a famous whiskey bar. In this episode, Jess asks me about the most important takeaways from Health 2.0 Asia-Japan and the growing health tech market there. We also have two special guest stars today: Yuuri Ueda, the director of Health 2.0 Asia-Japan, tells us how loosening government regulations are opening up opportunities for more and more startups to break into telemedicine, and Fred Trotter explains how Japanese startups can learn from the U.S. in terms of data security and privacy. All this in (exactly) ...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health 2.0 Health in 2 point 00 Jessica DaMassa Matthew Holt Data Security Fred Trotter Health 2.0 Asia-Japan Telemedicine Source Type: blogs

ADHD: On Time, but Half an Hour Late
Sometimes you can do everything right and still get it all wrong.It seems the only thing I can count on reliably is myADHD tendency to embarrass myself. It’s even more reliable than death and taxes. I make plans. I execute them. Then they execute me.My regular hairstylist is out on maternity leave, so I’ve been seeing a colleague of hers. She does a good job, and I am intensely thankful to get a professional cut on my schedule at the same location. She’s a nice girl and very courteous, too, which makes me want to return the favor by being on time.You can probably guess where this is going.Between ADHD, To...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Depression Goodreads Source Type: blogs

Give millennials what they need in health care
Another study reiterates what we already know: In droves, millennials are venturing away from the traditional model of securing a primary care provider and opting not to access health care “as usual.” Still, too many physicians do little more than shake their heads over this. We wonder when millennials will figure out they need a […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/sandra-worrell" rel="tag" > Sandra Worrell, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Maps and Streams, Vocal Learning, and the Anatomy of Speech
Conclusion: perhaps there is more agreement about the details of the dual stream architecture than the pictures and claims suggest. (Source: Talking Brains)
Source: Talking Brains - December 7, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

What to Look For in Luxury Treatment
Individualized Treatment When you are looking for a luxury treatment center, it is extremely important that you find individualized treatment for your needs. No two addictions are the same; everyone has different experiences, traumas and life stories that lead to addiction. Detoxing and withdrawal symptoms can differ in severity, circumstances are different from client to client and needs are constantly changing. That’s why it is important that you find a luxury treatment center that will take the time to develop a plan for your individual needs. Evidence-Based Treatment Upon entering luxury treatment, you will first...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 6, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Rehab Information Complementary Therapies Drug Rehab Information Sober Living and Aftercare luxury luxury drug rehabilitation luxury heroin rehab Source Type: blogs

This isn ’t just my lane, it’s my highway
On Wednesday, I did a gunshot-wound autopsy. On Friday, I was going into the morgue to perform another when I checked Twitter and saw this. Doctors across the U.S. and across medical specialties were  already responding and sharing photos: their face shields spattered and scrubs drenched in their patients’ blood; more blood on the emergency room floor; […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/judy-melinek" rel="tag" > Judy Melinek, MD < /a > Tags: Policy Public Health & Washington Watch Source Type: blogs

MusicGlove Combining Music and Games for Stroke Rehab: Interview with Dr. Nizan Friedman, CEO of Flint Rehab
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability around the world. In the United States alone, nearly 800,00 people suffer from a stroke each year. Many of those who are lucky to survive continue to live with various long-term physical disabilities, including upper limb motor impairment. Studies have shown that early motor rehabilitation is one of the most important factors to help minimize disability and regain function after a stroke. This rehabilitation period usually includes multiple intensive and highly repetitive exercises designed to help the brain rewire itself and reclaim function through neural plasticity. Unfo...
Source: Medgadget - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kenan Raddawi Tags: Exclusive Neurology Rehab Source Type: blogs

Why your practice needs a makeover
The spaces where we live and work can exert both strong and subtle influences on the way our brains function. They can make us anxious, distracted, inefficient or tired, affecting not only our cognitive ability but also our emotional state, mental stability, and physical well-being. Clinical medical practice, like much of life in our society, […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/diana-anderson-and-keith-mankin" rel="tag" > Diana Anderson, MD, MArch and Keith Mankin, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

The challenge of no to arthroscopic surgery
Nearly half  of Canadians aged 65 and over experience osteoarthritis in their knees. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down over time leading to pain, stiffness and decreased mobility.  It frequently occurs in the hips and k nees— and can be quite […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/eric-bohm-and-ivan-wong" rel="tag" > Eric Bohm, MD and Ivan Wong, MD < /a > Tags: Conditions Orthopedics Surgery Source Type: blogs

Sign up for the Wheat Belly/Undoctored Caribbean Cruise!
Join us for a glorious week at sea with elegant tropical ports, incredible food compatible with our lifestyle, and plenty of discussions and workshops on the Wheat Belly and Undoctored lifestyles. In addition to two educational paths to choose from, this year we host new lessons such as our L. reuteri yogurt-making demonstration in which we give you the tablets to take home to make it on your own! We will also discuss SIBO, new insights into skin health, REAL heart health without statins. PRICES STARTING AS LOW AS $1099 USD BEFORE TAXES AND PORT FEES. More information here. (Per person based on double occupancy. Start a co...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates autoimmune bowel flora Dr. Davis low-carb microbiota oxytocin probiotic reuteri undoctored Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Virtual Scribe Vendors Remotely Generate EHR Notes and Coding
The use of scribes to act as intermediaries between a clinician and a patient is now common practice in outpatient healthcare settings (see, for example: Shift of Hospital EMR Data Entry Tasks from MDs to Scribes;The Emergence of EMR Scribes as a New Category of Hospital Employees;The Explosive Growth of EHR Scribes; Back to the Future). This use of scribes relieves the clinician of the laborious responsibility of entering data into the EHR. The clinician only interacts with the patient and the scribe extracts the necessary and appropriate EHR information from the conversation without any cues from the clinician. Disa...
Source: Lab Soft News - December 6, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Cost of Healthcare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Quality of Care Source Type: blogs

The power of the tincture of time
A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com. I distinctly recall during residency a much older and well-respected clinical teacher periodically opining that what was needed in a particular patient case was “a dose of the tincture of time.” For those less familiar with more historic terminology, a tincture is an […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/philip-a-masters" rel="tag" > Philip A. Masters, MD < /a > Tags: Physician American College of Physicians Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Should doctors stay in their lane? A physician says yes.
The National Rifle Association ruffled a lot of feathers recently when it published a tweet that said that doctors should “stay in their lane” on the subject of gun control. As a practicing physician, you might be surprised to hear that I side with the NRA. There’s something fundamentally different between diagnosing and treating a […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kyle-varner" rel="tag" > Kyle Varner, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

Sickle cell is my neighbor
I was diagnosed with sickle cell disease at three months old in Haiti. The diagnosis from the doctor was followed by more tragic news; my parents were told that I was not going to live past five months. From that point on, my parents searched high and low for medication and knowledge about this unfamiliar […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/benjedick-joseph-and-amy-sobota" rel="tag" > Benjedick Joseph, RN and Amy Sobota, MD, MPH < /a > Tags: Conditions Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Growing Up With a Mentally Ill Parent
 Growing up with a mentally ill parent can be a traumatic experience for any child. For Ally Golden, her mother’s mental illness was major depression, later diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. Ally’s book, A Good Soldier, chronicles her life growing up in this environment, with a mentally ill mother who frequently threatened suicide, and the psychological trauma that resulted for her. Decades later, her mother carried out her threat. Listen to hear Ally’s fascinating story. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Ally Golden is the author ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Show Tags: Borderline Personality General Relationships The Psych Central Show Gabe Howard Suicide Vincent M. Wales Source Type: blogs

When physicians don ’t enjoy the holidays, it’s a wakeup call
As the holidays approach, this time of year can be filled with mixed emotions for high achieving medical professionals who find themselves in the hospital, clinics, and practices caring for patients instead of spending time with loved ones.   It can be more hectic than ever as doctors try to be all things to family and […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/stephanie-wellington" rel="tag" > Stephanie Wellington, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Exclusive with Precision OS, An Orthopedic Surgery VR Company
Precision OS is a provider of virtual reality (VR) orthopedic surgical education and pre-operative planning software based in Vancouver, Canada. This software allows for surgeons and trainees to practice simulated medical procedures by providing an immersive and realistic form of deliberate surgical practice that offers critical surgical metrics with haptic feedback. Very recently, the company secured $2.3 million in Series A funding that was led by Swiss investment fund AO Invest, and several other undisclosed investors. Precision OS has been nominated for the Technology Impact Awards, was a semi-finalist at the Orthopedi...
Source: Medgadget - December 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Alice Ferng Tags: Exclusive Informatics Orthopedic Surgery Source Type: blogs

Does America Need Therapy? Our Nation ’s Curious Resistance to Gun Reform
Does America need therapy? I don’t know about you, but I am perplexed by the millions of Americans who each and every day, continue to disregard facts, reject scientific proof, obstruct progress and deny the truth about a lot of things. This massive group also includes many of our supposedly best educated and well-informed politicians. What’s going on here? The popular wave of anti-intellectualism rolling through Washington is no longer merely pervasive — it’s aggressive. And lately it has overtaken the usual rhetoric we’ve come to expect from the conservative side of the chamber. Especially i...
Source: World of Psychology - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John Tsilimparis, MFT Tags: Anger Anxiety and Panic Criminal Justice Minding the Media Policy and Advocacy Cognitive Distortions Gun Control gun reform mass shooting mental filtering School Shooting Source Type: blogs

How to Remember the Foramina of the Cranial Floor of the Skull
Learning allthe features of the human skull can beintimidating at first. Especially all the many holes —or foramina—of the skull. To help us remember complex sets of information, we can use a helpfulmnemonic phrase. Mnemonic phrases, sentences, and words are those that help us remember. That's whatmnemonic means —related to memory.A mnemonic phrase that I've used to help remind us of theanatomical locations and names of the paired foramina in the cranial floor is this: Old Rotund Owls Spin Lazily Across Jugs. FORAMENREMINDERopticoldrotundumrotundovaleowlsspinosumspinlacerumlazilyacousticacr...
Source: The A and P Student - December 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: anatomy mnemonics skeletal study tips terminology videos Source Type: blogs

Spotlight on Special Interest Group 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders
Interested in learning more about ongoing research on the nature, diagnosis and treatment of fluency disorders? Check out what SIG 4 has to offer affiliates! When did you join your SIG—and what made you want to join? I joined SIG 4 at its onset. I was a doctoral student specializing in stuttering and a professor thought it would be a good idea for me to join, and I have been a member ever since. One of the real highlights in the early days was the leadership conference. They set the standard for specialization and other important issues. How has your involvement with the SIG helped you in your career? I met le...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - December 5, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: John Tetnowski Tags: Academia & Research Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Fluency Disorders Speech Disorders stuttering Voice Disorders voice therapy Source Type: blogs

Moderate coffee consumption may promote brain health — and it’s not because of caffeine
How Coffee May Protect Brain Health: A New Study Suggests The Benefits Aren’t Just From Caffeine (Forbes): “Coffee has been getting considerable attention for a growing list of health benefits, with brain health high among them. While not without a few downsides, studies have shown impressive upsides of moderate coffee consumption, often linked to its high caffeine content. But a new lab study suggests that when it comes to brain health, coffee offers more than the stimulating effects of our favorite legal drug–in fact, decaf could be just as effective… The researchers added that most likely it&rsq...
Source: SharpBrains - December 5, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Alzheimer’s Disease caffeine coffee cognitive-decline neuroprotective Parkinsons-disease phenylindanes Source Type: blogs

What medicine can learn from Disney
When I was a young child, like most children, I loved Disney. However, my fascination with Disney did not involve the exhilarating theme parks, characters or delicious foods. As a young boy, I was captivated by the Disney culture, the multifaceted business model and the life and legacy of Walt Disney. During the past two […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/tyson-schwab" rel="tag" > Tyson Schwab, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

5 ways we can prevent doctor suicide
For Meg — with sorrow. We have failed to address the scale of suicide and mental illness in the medical profession, which is a global issue. Each of us can help prevent doctor suicide with these five strategies both locally and worldwide: 1. We can destigmatize mental illness for doctors and medical stude nts First, we […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/leanne-rowe" rel="tag" > Leanne Rowe, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs