To the female physicians who came before me
This message is for all of the women who have forged their paths in medicine, hoping the next generation would come closer to shattering an increasingly fragile glass ceiling. This message is especially for my mother. The most influential female educators I have ever met have been the physicians I have encountered in my medical […]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 - June 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rebecca-lane" rel="tag" > Rebecca Lane, MD, MPH < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Practice Management Source Type: blogs

40 pro tips for your loved ones ’ ER visits
1. Tell us about your loved one: What brings them in? What ’s their baseline? What changed today?  But don’t speak FOR them, unless they can’t. That gets us worried. That’s what abusers often do. 2. Talk to us about your their code status (what should we do if things turn bad,) and leave us 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 - June 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/rada-jones" rel="tag" > Rada Jones, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Source Type: blogs

How Medical Device Manufacturers Can Change Marketing and Sales Capabilities
Life science organizations successfully increase sales when all departments collaborate to enhance results. Sharing information between departments can focus on fulfilling the needs of customers and strengthening commercial performance. At the 9th Digital Marketing for Medical Devices, taking place on August 5–7 in Minneapolis, attendees will learn to work together and share information for the latest devices and compare efforts to grasp the interest of physicians and other key stakeholders. Kick off the first day with our Marketing and Sales Collaboration Day and hear from industry professionals on th...
Source: Medgadget - June 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Digital Marketing for Med Devices Tags: Sponsored Content Source Type: blogs

The inflammatory myopathies rap video you didn ’t know you needed
Learn about the differences between polymyositis and dermatomyositis the Medcomic way. Illustrated by  Jorge Muniz and music by Neil Bobenhouse. Image credit: Medcomic.comFind 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 - June 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jorge-muniz-and-neil-bobenhouse" rel="tag" > Jorge Muniz, PA-C and Neil Bobenhouse, DO < /a > < /span > Tags: Video Rheumatology Source Type: blogs

Working in the ER taught this doctor what evil really means
If you ask people if there is evil in the world, a lot of them will smile politely at such an obviously Medieval (or Neanderthal) view of the world.  Which, of course, is a bit of an insult to both groups who were from all evidence quite intelligent folks. Some might rattle off some examples […]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 - June 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/edwin-leap" rel="tag" > Edwin Leap, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Source Type: blogs

The horrors of the diseases that vaccines prevent
In October of 2016, I returned to Bernard Mevs Hospital in Port Au Prince, Haiti. Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 hurricane, had touched down near Jeremie only four days prior. Hurricane Matthew caused significant devastation with over 2 million people directly affected, and over 500 reported deaths.   As local health care facilities in southwest Haiti had […]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 - June 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/alice-ruscica" rel="tag" > Alice Ruscica, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Emergency Medicine Infectious Disease Pediatrics Source Type: blogs

10 Simple Concentration Exercises You Should Try
You're reading 10 Simple Concentration Exercises You Should Try, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Nowadays it is tough to keep our minds still even for one single minute. And there are always halves of ideas and unfinished projects around every one of us. If you came here wondering how to escape today’s numerous distractions, then you’re in the right place. Here are 10 simple exercises to strengthen your attention. 1. Count Backward Counting is a great way to increase your focus. Star...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: maryjames Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement concentration focus Source Type: blogs

You ’re given feedback to “read more.” What do you do next?
Doctors are life long learners. The feedback to read more is often heard by medical students and residents in their quest to acquire the knowledge to understand health and disease processes and direct patient care. With so many demands on a resident and early career physician ’s time, how do you make the most of 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 - June 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/stephanie-wellington" rel="tag" > Stephanie Wellington, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Education Hospital-Based Medicine Medical school Source Type: blogs

Informing — and knowing
Learning is perceived as a process of personal and social construction where people are actively involved in making sense of information they interact with, rather than passively receiving it (Kuhthau 2004). This cumulative and developmental process involves the whole person in thinking, acting, reflecting, discovering ideas, making connections, and transforming prior knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values into new knowledge (Dewey 1933). I’m an educator for much of my time. When I think about it, I’ve been an educator for most of my clinical career – after all, when I helped people learn how to show...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - June 17, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Chronic pain Coping strategies Education Education/CME Professional topics data information knowledge meaning Source Type: blogs

The power of advocacy: How doctors can be empowered physicians
An excerpt from  Recapturing Joy in Medicine, During my year as chief resident, I was also president of the Florida Association of Family Medicine Residents. The faculty at my residency program inspired me by their excellence as clinicians and teachers. I trusted their judgment and insight, so when they encouraged me to get involved in our […]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 - June 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/amaryllis-sanchez-wohlever" rel="tag" > Amaryllis S ánchez Wohlever, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Policy Public Health & Source Type: blogs

Beware the claims of stem cell clinics
Earlier in June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) won a major legal victory by getting an injunction to prevent Florida-based US Stem Cell Clinic from offering its treatments. The company claimed to create stem cells from patients ’ body fat and use these to treat a variety of serious illnesses, including Parkinson’s disease, ALS, […]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 - June 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/edward-hoffer" rel="tag" > Edward Hoffer, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Neurology Source Type: blogs

How a patient saved this physician from losing her passion for medicine
I left a full-time academic position five years ago because I was literally, “check-all-the-boxes,” burned out. In looking back during that time prior to my decision to leave, I recall months of feeling overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted, depressed, and in a sense grieved for the loss of what I envisioned my career path to be until […]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 - June 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/christine-m-khandelwal" rel="tag" > Christine M. Khandelwal, DO < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Geriatrics Palliative Care Primary Care Source Type: blogs

What doctors can learn from Jay-Z
Recently, Forbes named Jay-Z the first rap music artist billionaire.   There are a number of reasons that he is classified in this exclusive category.  However, his humble beginnings from the Marcy housing projects in Brooklyn did not hold him back.  He found ways along his journey, and received some good advice, that made him successful […]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 - June 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/jarret-patton" rel="tag" > Jarret Patton, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs

Do You Remember When The ADHA Regulations Were Changed To Allow Shop Assistant Access To The #myHealthRecord?
I spotted this last week:My Health Record: learning opportunity for PAsPharmacy assistants play an important role in helping customers obtain the medicines they need, and part of that process is using My Health Record in the supply of medicines and advice to customers.Often pharmacy assistants have well established relationships with customers, based on familiarity, time and the previous high-quality service they have provided.With the introduction of My Health Record, pharmacy assistants now have an opportunity to develop those relationships through helping pharmacists and customers get the greatest benefit from the syste...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - June 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

3 Steps to Break Your Painful Relationship Patterns
“Until you heal your past, your life patterns and relationships will continue to be the same; it’s just the faces that change.” – Unknown First of all: honey, you are not broken. We are all works in process. There is nothing inherently wrong with you. We all end up in a loop here and there. Sometimes it’s because we haven’t healed pain from the past. And sometimes it’s because we’ve healed our pain but still hold on to past habits. When we do this, past habits will promote the replaying of past events and, therefore, the pain will return. This happens at a psychological and p...
Source: World of Psychology - June 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Publishers Relationships Tiny Buddha Ashe Emotional Baggage Memory past experiences Relationship Patterns thinking habits Source Type: blogs

What Pride means to this physician as an out doctor
I ’ve been a doctor for a year. I’ve been out as bisexual for much longer. (I used to joke that my sexual orientation was old enough to order at a bar, but now it’s on the slog towards being able to rent its own car.) With June comes Pride, and with Pride come so many […]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 - June 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kristin-puhl" rel="tag" > Kristin Puhl, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Stay Funny, My Friends
Within scientific circles, humor is often treated as a “non-serious” topic. According to the article “The Importance of Humor Research” by Peter McGraw in Psychology Today, many scientists fear that their work would be disrespected if they dared to research the what, why, and how of humor. Yet, humor deserves much more reverence than professionals — other than professional comics — are willing to bestow upon it. Sure, we all appreciate a good joke. We all feel better after a big belly laugh. For the most part, we’d rather invite opportunities that make us chuckle instead of frown....
Source: World of Psychology - June 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tracy Shawn, MA Tags: General Habits Happiness Self-Help Source Type: blogs

7 pearls of residency training
Residency training is often considered to be one of the most daunting experiences in a physician ’s career. Each day comes with its own package of highs and lows.  Every year is a new challenge, and a young physician has to adapt significantly as the journey unfolds. Having gone through this process over the past three […]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 - June 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/ali-rafiq" rel="tag" > Ali Rafiq, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Residency Source Type: blogs

MKSAP: 63-year-old woman after right hemicolectomy for colon cancer
Test your medicine knowledge with the  MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 63-year-old woman is evaluated at a follow-up appointment after undergoing right hemicolectomy for colon cancer 1 year earlier. Her paternal grandfather had colon cancer diagnosed at age 75 years. She reports that she has been feeling well and takes no […]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 - June 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/mksap" rel="tag" > mksap < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs

Psychology Around the Net: June 15, 2019
This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers ways you can be “good” at therapy (no joke), highlights an 11-year-old Montreal boy who created a video game to help kids understand mental health, how focusing on a few key habits can help keep you grounded when life gets hectic, recognizing postpartum depression in fathers, and more. Get to learning! Therapists Share 7 Ways You Can Be “Good” at Getting Therapy: No, this definitely is not about winning at therapy. You won’t find tips on how to make your therapist like you or trick your therapist into thinking you’re not as sad as you ac...
Source: World of Psychology - June 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Alicia Sparks Tags: Psychology Around the Net anxiety esketamine goals habits Happiness Luke Toledo men and postpartum depression panic Spravato Therapy Video Games workplace Source Type: blogs

How To Understand The A.I. Revolution Better In Studies And News?
Artificial intelligence is the hottest topic at the moment in both technology and medicine. Hardly a day goes by without promising research papers and studies being published on how to apply machine and deep learning methods to medical problems. However, as already the mention of A.I. makes companies’ prospects better on any market, hyping and overmarketing what an algorithm can do is an everyday phenomenon. Thus, it is not an easy task to separate the wheat from the chaff. That’s why we decided to offer here a short guide on how to evaluate research papers on A.I. How to read an A.I. research paper? As a...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Social media in Healthcare AI algorithm deep learning development future machine learning method news research smart smart algorithm study technology Source Type: blogs

How the Right Mindset Can Help You Grow
Your mindset plays an important role in your life. Why? Because your mindset determines how you make decisions. The right mindset leads you to make the right decisions while the wrong mindset leads you to make the wrong ones. They lead you to different kinds of life with a wider gap over time. To reach your full potential, an essential mindset to adopt is a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset. The growth mindset believes that you can develop your abilities. You can learn and get better at what you do. The fixed mindset, on the other hand, believes that your abilities are fixed. You are either good at something or ...
Source: Life Optimizer - June 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Donald Latumahina Tags: Learning Source Type: blogs

We are OB/GYNs: What you need to know
We care for girls and women, pregnant or not. If you are two years old and put something in your girl parts and it disappears, we get it out. We care for two patients at once. We balance how pregnancy impacts you and how you impact your pregnancy. We watch over you and your baby […]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 - June 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/kim-walker" rel="tag" > K. M. Walker, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

Patient with Dyspnea. You are handed a triage ECG interpreted as " normal " by the computer.
I was handed this ECG of a patient with dyspnea:What do you think?Computer interpretation: Normal EKGPhysician Overread (Final interpretation): Normal EKGThe ST segment is very flat, with a sudden rise to the peak of the T-wave.  This makes the base of the T-wave look very narrow.  A narrow-based T-wave is nearly pathognomonic for hyperkalemia.  My diagnosis was hyperkalemia.The resident I showed it to saw nothing.  I explained all this to the resident, then went to see the patient.Turns out he is a dialysis patient.Later, the ECG computer interpretation was overread by another physician, and that physi...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - June 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

AARP: A majority of Americans believe dietary supplements improve brain health, despite the lack of evidence
_____ New Report Discourages Adults From Using Brain Health Supplements (Prevention): “This morning, the Global Counsel on Brain Health released a report concluding that dietary supplements do not improve brain health or prevent cognitive decline, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease. The report, released by the AARP, flatly recommends that most consumers do not take supplements for this purpose. “The GCBH reviewed the scientific evidence on various supplements and determined it could not endorse any ingredient, production, or formulation designed for brain health,” the AARP said in a press release. Thi...
Source: SharpBrains - June 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Alzheimer’s Disease brain health cognitive decline dementia dietary supplements improve-brain-health prevent-cognitive-decline Vitamins Source Type: blogs

Is There a Cure for Addiction?
Addiction is a chronic condition that leads to overdose and death. Addiction ruins lives, families and devastates communities. If you are suffering from addiction, it can be normal to ask yourself hard questions such as, “will I suffer from addiction forever? Is there a cure for addiction?” While there is no magic wand that can cure addiction, it is a treatable condition. When addiction is treated, people can go on to live normal, happy, healthy lives. While addiction may cause a lot of destruction and fractured relationships in its path, people can repair and move on from them as well. The Cure for Addiction:...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - June 14, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Complementary Therapies Comprehensive behavioral treatment Healthy Eating and Recovery Mental Health Sober Living and Aftercare Substance Abuse addicted to alcohol addiction help addiction recovery programs Source Type: blogs

A trauma surgeon reflects on the Yale System, 20 years later
The best lens for reflection is to be immersed in the places and people that spawned those memories. Why else would reunions matter? Twenty years after we graduated the Yale School of Medicine, I found myself on campus embracing my classmates again. But it didn ’t take long before I felt something creeping up behind 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 - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/ara-feinstein" rel="tag" > Ara Feinstein < /a > < /span > Tags: Education Medical school Surgery Source Type: blogs

New AI Tool, HeadXNet, to Help Detect Brain Aneurysms
Researchers from Stanford University have developed a new AI tool, dubbed HeadXNet that detects brain aneurysms from computed tomographic angiography (CTA) scans. Their work, recently published in JAMA Network Open, demonstrates that their AI tool helped radiologists identify 6 more scans with aneurysm for every 100 scans already diagnosed with aneurysm. This is an exciting development for the millions of Americans who experience intracranial aneurysms, and can help improve detection and clinical outcomes. Currently, about three percent of the American population will suffer from intracranial aneurysms at some point in the...
Source: Medgadget - June 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Siavash Parkhideh Tags: Informatics Neurology Neurosurgery Radiology Source Type: blogs

Honoring Stepdads on Father ’s Day
It’s June. With Father’s Day approaching, the question again arises on the internet about whether to honor the Stepfathers and how. I wish the day would be renamed to something more inclusive. Fatherly Day? Male Role Model Day? All Male Nurturers Day? Whatever. Stepfathers who do what’s required to be real Stepdads deserve recognition and appreciation too. Stepfather families comprise about 8.4% of U.S. married couples with children. That may not sound like much, but it translates to 16.5 million men being Stepdads and 4.1 million children who live with their biological mom and a Stepdad. That’s a l...
Source: World of Psychology - June 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Children and Teens Family Parenting Blended Families Child Development coparenting Divorce father's day Role Models Step Parents Source Type: blogs

Death threats won ’t stop this doctor from advocating for vaccines
In the U.S., we now have an outbreak of measles where the cases number more than it has in decades. Most of the people being infected are unvaccinated, and we ’ve all seen the media reports of the growing tide of anti-vaxxers. While the CDC, WHO, and pretty much every medical and scientific authority across 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 - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/linda-girgis" rel="tag" > Linda Girgis, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Pediatrics Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs

This physician has a mental illness. And one day, he might be your doctor.
Did you feel that? That little jolt in your stomach as you clicked on the headline? Perhaps, your muscles tensed for just a moment? Maybe your heart skipped a beat. What was that? An insignificant flutter? A meaningless moment to shrug off in your busy day? Perhaps that fleeting feeling is explained by the stigma […]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 - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-kieran-allen" rel="tag" > Dr. Kieran Allen < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

10 Conversation Strategies Highlighted in the Father-Son Viral Video
The viral video of a conversation between a father and his young child that has delighted viewers highlights 10 key conversation strategies speech-language pathologists routinely share with families. The interaction in the video demonstrates key skills needed for speech, language, and communication development. SLPs offer these 10 tips to help parents enhance conversational interactions with their children: Take turns when talking. Start conversations with children from birth. Pause after you finish talking to signal it’s the child’s turn to communicate. This gives your child a chance to respond and initiate ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - June 14, 2019 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Diane Paul Tags: Audiology Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Early Intervention Source Type: blogs

Remembering the Real Stakeholders: Patient Privacy Rights Comments on the Proposed CMS Regulation Pursuant to the Cures Act
Deborah C. Peele Adrian Gropper By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD and DEBORAH C. PEEL, MD Electronic health records (EHRs) are a polarizing issue in health reform. In their current form, they are frustrating to many physicians and have failed to support cost improvements. The current round of federal intervention is proposed rulemaking pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act calls for penalties for “information blocking” and for technology that physicians and patients could use “without special effort.” The proposed rules are over one thousand pages of technical jargon that aims t...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Data Health Policy 21st Century Cures Act Adrian Gropper Deborah Peel ONC Rules Patient Privacy Rights Source Type: blogs

The ethics behind the world ’s most expensive medication
With the recent FDA approval, Zolgensma became the  world’s most expensive medication. Priced at $2.125 million per patient, the one-dose gene therapy is a potential life-saver for children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Now, the treatment is at the center of an intensifying debate over the rising price of medications. Industry watchdogs ar e outraged. They say Zolgensma […]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 - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/robert-pearl" rel="tag" > Robert Pearl, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Meds Medications Neurology Source Type: blogs

What we can learn from Marcia Cross about HPV vaccination
Recently, Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross made headlines by discussing her diagnosis of anal cancer and her husband ’s diagnosis of throat cancer, revealing that both had been related to the human papillomavirus, or HPV. The move was brave, as the actress broke free from the stigma related to anal cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. More […]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 - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brian-kim" rel="tag" > Brian Kim, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs

Adults Who Played Pok émon Extensively In Childhood Have A Pokémon-Sensitive Region In Their Visual Cortex
By Emma Young If you have healthy vision, there will be a specific region of your brain (in the visual cortex) that responds most strongly whenever you look at faces, and similar regions that are especially responsive to the sight of words or natural scenes. What’s more, in any two people, these face, word and scene regions are located in pretty much the same spot in the brain. However, there is not a specific region for every possible category of visible stimulus – there are no “car” or “shoe” regions, for example (at least, not that have been identified to date). Is that because c...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - June 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Brain Source Type: blogs

“I’ll put my cell phone away when you put your computer away.”
“I’ll put my cell phone away when you put your computer away,” said the patient. These were the very words I heard upon opening the door and stepping into the exam room. As I stood waiting for him to look up, I was already looking at my computer for his name. Needless to say, I […]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 - June 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/suzanne-fiscella" rel="tag" > Suzanne Fiscella, PA-C < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Primary Care Source Type: blogs

How to Join Membership In Dr. Kernisan's Helping Older Parents Group at a Discount
Many of you know of Dr. Leslie Kernisan because of her site Better Health While Aging. What you may not know is that she started her group Helping Older Parents (HOP) early this year. She only opens the group to new members two or three times a year, and well, right now is one of the times. There's a waitlist to join but she's allowing others to join the waitlist before the official enrollment period. These members get a lifetime discount so if you are interested in the group, this is your time. Below, you can read the email that she sent to current members if you'd like to learn more about the group directly from Dr. K., ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - June 14, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Give Your Dad the Best Father ’s Day Gift Possible - Any Time
Photo credit Maneberhard Grossgasteiger As years go by, most of us gain–or attempt to gain–perspective. By retelling personal stories, elders are often, consciously or subconsciously, trying to reframe their life from the perspective of time. If we give them the gift of attentive listening, we may find their stories more interesting and even learn something new about them. Since an elder’s history is part of our own, we might learn something new about ourselves, too. This mutually beneficial activity is the perfect gift for Dads this Father’s Day. Read the full article on Agingcare for some thoughts...
Source: Minding Our Elders - June 14, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

How pharmacy-based primary care takes the low-hanging fruit
With the announcement of CVS Health HUBs, the synergy of data and business is rapidly coming to the health sector; health systems will become havens only for the severely acutely ill, the more complex, the expensive. In the same way that urgent care centers catered to low acuity, high financial margin problems that both financially […]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 - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/charles-dinerstein" rel="tag" > Charles Dinerstein, MD, MBA < /a > < /span > Tags: Policy Primary Care Public Health & Source Type: blogs

Shame, When You ’re Too Ashamed to Talk About It
Daily we all experience a variety of emotions. Certain things make us happy, others sad. We may see certain people and feel love, or see other people who make us angry. And although most of us don’t go around discussing each emotion we are feeling, we aren’t really thinking about hiding them either. There is, however, one emotion that people sometimes feel and go to great lengths to avoid discussing, showing or admitting. Shame. Shame is a painful emotion that causes us to feel inadequate, unworthy and as though we have failed at, well, likely everything. It’s often confused with embarrassment or guilt, ...
Source: World of Psychology - June 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kurt Smith, Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC, AFC Tags: Self-Esteem Self-Help chronic shame Embarrassment Feelings Of Inadequacy Guilt self-worth Source Type: blogs

This physician takes the time to be humbled and amazed by the stories patients share
What if I told you that, as your doctor, I ’d rather listen to your memoir than to your lungs? Or that while I find the sound of a beating heart a marvel to behold, I’m more interested in hearing the jazz song that you wrote or talking about the words tattooed on your left wrist. […]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 - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/zachary-g-jacobs" rel="tag" > Zachary G. Jacobs, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Hospitalist Source Type: blogs

How failing Step 1 helped me pass the boards. Twice.
I remember the day well. The dean of my medical school called me directly. As soon as she announced herself on the other end of the line, I knew it was bad news. Deans don ’t tend to make social calls, and I was right. She was calling to tell me that I had failed 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 - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/erica-howe" rel="tag" > Erica Howe, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Practice Management Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Why Is Software Not Enough to Ensure Data Collection In the OR?
The following is a guest blog post by Shlomo Matityaho, CEO of LogiTag Systems. So, you’ve invested in technology, trained the medical staff, upgraded to an EHR system, updated the hospital SKUs – and still the compliance rate of usage reporting inside the operating room is low, the reports are inaccurate, the charges are missing, […] (Source: EMR and HIPAA)
Source: EMR and HIPAA - June 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: Administration AI/Machine Learning C-Suite Leadership Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Dev Ops ERP ERP Supply Chain Management Healthcare Barcodes Healthcare ERP LogiTag LogiTag Systems OR Su Source Type: blogs

Why you shouldn ’t be happy with $137 insulin
Eli Lilly and Co. recently announced with some fanfare that it was manufacturing a generic version of its own best-selling insulin brand, Humalog, which it would sell for half off — $137.35 versus about $275. David Ricks, the chief executive of Lilly, said the company was making this seemingly beneficent gesture because “many patients are […]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 - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/elisabeth-rosenthal" rel="tag" > Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Meds Diabetes Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

OB/GYNs are getting old and tired. Who ’s going to be left to deliver your children?  
I ’m a 46-year-old OB/GYN. I’ve been on call at least as often as every fourth night for my entire career. Let that sink in for a minute. How many people get up and answer phone calls, remove ectopic pregnancies, deliver babies, and do C-sections every fourth night for an entire career?  Probably not many. It’s […]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 - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/christina-adams" rel="tag" > Christina Adams, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician OB/GYN Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Sexual Abuse: The Last Stage in Recovery
 While searching for a way past her own childhood sexual abuse, Rachel Grant learned that many people don’t understand what, exactly, sexual abuse is and how to recover. Using her counseling background, Rachel was able to research and learn valuable coping skills to improve her own life. Join us as Gabe and Rachel discuss the many factors involved in recovering from sexual trauma, steps society could take to reduce sexual abuse, and what the first step could be for others trying to get beyond surviving. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW   Guest information for ‘Sexual Abuse Recovery’ Podcast Episode Rache...
Source: World of Psychology - June 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Podcast Recovery The Psych Central Show Trauma Source Type: blogs

Getting my MBA 30 years after my MD
After my term as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, I could join the Air Force Reserves, go back to school or work as a pediatrician. I chose school and work. I had no specific“why,” since I earned the VA educational funds, it was more like“why not?” My friends 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 - June 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/uchenna-umeh" rel="tag" > Uchenna Umeh, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Practice Management Source Type: blogs

Celebrating Father's Day When Your Dad Has Dementia Can Be Painful
...As with all celebrations at the time, we were pretty much going through the motions. We were not going to stop celebrating this day for fathers just because Dad didn't really understand the significance of it anymore. Mom would ask me to order yellow roses for his room. Yellow roses were something they both treasured (I kept the local florist in business during those years by ordering flowers from each of my parents to the other). I'd also pick up Father's Day cards for him - one for me to give Dad and one for Mom to give him. Read the full article on HealthCentral to learn more about the importance of celebrating Fathe...
Source: Minding Our Elders - June 13, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Celebrate me: capturing the voices of learning disability nurses and people who use services
Foundation of Nursing Studies - The purpose of this initiative was to engage with nurses and people using services to gather evidence and demonstrate the impact of learning disability nursing, from experience, to help sustain its future. The outcomes from the extensive engagement have enabled us to highlight everything that there is to celebrate about learning disability nursing (the impact) and what needs to be championed for the future (to sustain it), from the voices of learning disability nurses and those of people with a learning disability and their families.ReportMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - June 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Patient involvement, experience and feedback Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs