Farm Bill Socialism in Senate
Republicans have criticized the socialism of Democrats such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but they should reflect on their own party ’s socialist vote in the Senate yesterday. Theupper chamber voted 87-13 for the bloated monstrosity known as the farm bill, which funds farm subsidies and food stamps. Republicans in the Senate voted in favor 38-13.It is not hyperbole to call the farm bill “socialism.” It will spend $867 billion over the next decade, thus pushing up government debt and taxes. It includes large-scale wealth redistribution in the form of food stamps. At its core is central planning, which ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs

Medicaid Expansion is Evidence the Health Policy Debate Defies Political Divides
By AMY LONG and JOE MOLLOY  Among all the talk of waves and tides of the close midterm races around the country, there were tremendous results on election day for Medicaid expansion. Three states – Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah – passed ballot initiatives approving the policy. On top of that, in Kansas and Maine, governors who had vetoed the policy in the past were replaced with candidates promising to enact it. This was obviously great news for supporters of Medicaid expansion with the total number of expansion states firmly at 36. What were the issues? In Idaho, the Expansion ballot initiative was designed t...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Health Policy Medicaid Politics Amy Long Joe Molloy Medicaid Expansion Midterm Elections Toothpic Source Type: blogs

When a Cop Says " Stop! " It's Not a Request
In the foundational criminal-procedure case ofPeople v. De Bour (1976), the New York Court of Appeals (the state ’s highest court) held that a police officer may approach a private citizen on the street to request information as long as there is “some articulable reason sufficient to justify the police action which was undertaken”—which need not rise to an indication of criminal activity.De Bour distinguished this “level one” encounter from more intrusive police actions, such as (1) a “common-law inquiry” of individuals, which must be supported by a “founded suspicion t...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ilya Shapiro Source Type: blogs

5 Signs of Emotional Abuse in Your Relationship
They are tempting to overlook but toxic over time. Over the past few months, many readers have contacted me after seeing my posts on the signs of emotional abuse in controlling relationships and how to begin to extract yourself from one. It is startling the number of otherwise “normal” people who are trapped in a long-standing abusive relationship that might make most people’s hair stand on end. Even more subtle, however, are the toxic behaviors that a lot more of us have come to consider as “normal.” Your relationship may be far from a classically controlling one, but there could still be ind...
Source: World of Psychology - December 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Publishers Relationships YourTango Emotional Abuse toxic hehavior Toxic Relationships Source Type: blogs

A Selection of Opposing Views on Cryonics
Cryopreservation via a cryonics provider, such as Alcor or the Cryonics Institute in the US, is presently the only option available to the billions who will age to death prior to the advent of a comprehensive package of rejuvenation therapies. Sadly, it is not yet a well-developed industry, operating at scale. The technology exists to vitrify people immediately following clinical death, preserving the fine structure of brain tissue if the vitrification process is of sufficiently high quality, but very few people choose to take advantage of this opportunity. Every year, tens of millions go to oblivion rather than chose the ...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 11, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community Source Type: blogs

Farm Bill: 800 Pages from an 800-Pound Lobby
Congress and the White House are Republican. The latter proposed modest reforms to food stamps and farm subsidies in its budget. The House passed modest reforms to food stamps. Liberal and conservative analysts favor reforms to farm subsidies,which are actually subsidies to wealthy landowners.Yet Congress is set to pass an $867 billion farm/food stamp bill with virtually no smaller-government reforms, and the president will probably sign it. The800-page bill is backed by an 800-pound lobbying gorilla with two muscular arms —the farm lobby and the anti-poverty lobby.Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit? Wherever it wan...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Edwards Source Type: blogs

The Party of Law and Order
In addition to being the Party of Fiscal Responsibility ™, the Republicans are the Party of Law and Order™. That was of course a favorite slogan of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and George Bush the First, who gave us the Willie Horton ad among other cultural gifts. Campaigning against Democrats as Soft on Crime™ is routine.Funny thing.Now Republican senators are saying stuff like this:You know, you can make anything a crime under the current laws if you want to, you can blow it way out of proportion, you can do a lot of things.  " The Democrats will do anything to hurt this President. " Info...
Source: Stayin' Alive - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

The Disruptive Potential of Employer-Centered Care
By LAWRENCE LEISURE  When it comes to health care prices, the burden piled on payers can seem almost cartoonishly heavy. News stories on the state of the industry read as though some satirist decided to exaggerate real systemic flaws into cost-prohibitive fiction. A particularly painful example hit the presses earlier this year, when a writer for Reuters revealed that the cost of a full course of oncology treatment skyrocketed from $30,447 in 2006 to $161,141 in the last few years. The change was so unbelievable as to verge on dark comedy — but there isn’t much to find funny in the situation when lives and...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Patients workforce Castlight Health direct primary care Employer-based insurance employer-centered care Health insurance Kaiser Permanente Lawrence Leisure Source Type: blogs

Top Digital Health Stories of 2018: From Amazon And Google To Gene-Edited Babies
Instead of mind-boggling inventions, 2018 was the year when national governments, as well as healthcare regulators, started to embrace digital health technologies at scale. The year when Google, Amazon, Apple or Microsoft competed head-to-head for the biggest chunks on the healthcare market, and when the buzzword of the year award went to the blockchain. Here’s our guide to the top digital health stories from last year. 2018: Under the spell of cosmos and microcosmos Every year, The Medical Futurist team sits down and collects the top stories of the past 12 months in healthcare. We put the novelties under the microsc...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Business Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Patients Policy Makers Researchers Top Lists 2018 AI artificial intelligence artificial pancreas blockchain chatbot CRISPR deep learning diabetes digital health digital he Source Type: blogs

Religious Exemption from Brain Death – Taquisha McKitty
Tomorrow, the Ontario Court of Appeal hears oral arguments in the case of Taquisha McKitty. While Taquisha was determined and declared death in September 2017, she remains in the ICU at the William Osler Health System. Taquisha's family argues th... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

The 1990 Bush " Tax Increase " Reduced Taxes
The late President G.H.W. Bush famously reneged on his “no new taxes” pledge and signed the “Bush tax increase” on November 5, 1990, to take effect the following January.   The new law was intended to raise more revenue from high-income households and unincorporated businesses.  It was supposed to raise revenue partly by raising the top tax r ate from 28% to 31% but more importantly by phasing-out deductions and personal exemptions as income on a joint return climbed above $150,00  (the phase-outs were calledthe PEP and Pease provisions).   Treasury estimates expected r...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alan Reynolds Source Type: blogs

The Politics of Protecting Hate Speech
Let ’s start with some counterfactual history. You may find it a waste of time, I think, however, it ’s relevant to ask how broad and robust the protection of free speech would be in the US if it hadn’t been for civil rights organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union, and later Jewish organizations and the NAACP? Would a First Amendment doctrine based on viewpoint neutrality and the emergency principle have developed in the US? Or would the country have seen a development  similar to Europe where hate speech – however it is defined - is criminalized and evil words to a...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Flemming Rose Source Type: blogs

Progressive Corporate Governance Reforms
This blog post is part of a larger series on “Stock-Market Short-Termism” (see also my entry onshare-buybacks). I will be assessing one proposed cure, corporate governance reforms, and will argue that it is likely to be iatrogenic. I.On August 15, 2018, Senator Elizabeth Warren formally introduced her “Accountable Capitalism Act”, that would,inter alia,require of all firms generating $1 billion or more in revenue that “no fewer than 40% of its directors are selected by the corporation’s employees.” In mandating that corporations include employeesquastakeholders in the firm &rs...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Derek Bonett Source Type: blogs

Why Get Treatment Away From Home
Take a break from the normal Let’s face it: you are ready to get help with your addiction because you need a new “normal”. Living with your addiction has caused not only severe physical damages to your body, but it has also caused emotional damage. You may have a strained, or completely severed, relationship with members of your family. You may no longer have a job. You may have gotten into legal trouble. The cycle you have been living in needs to be broken, and sometimes the best way to do that is to get as far away from it as possible to be able to start new. This can include traveling away from home fo...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 10, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Rehab Information Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment alcoholism family travel Source Type: blogs

Parenting in the Present: 8 Questions Effective Parents Ask Regularly
Parenting is a demanding role and one that requires constant reflection and adaptation. Children change and what worked in one stage of development most likely won’t work in the next stage. Redirecting a 2-year-old is effective, but try that strategy on a moody teenager. Now add siblings and we have a dynamic that can make your head spin when you consider important parenting responsibilities such as connection, fairness, routines, rituals, and discipline. We enter parenthood without a precise playbook, and, typically, our only intimate view of the role came from our experience of being parented. All these variables ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John C. Panepinto, PsyD, LPCS, NCC Tags: Parenting Child Development Effective Communication Source Type: blogs

Final Exit Network v. Minnesota – 1st Amendment Right to Advise Patients on How to Hasten Death
I attended the November 30, 2018 hearing on Minnesota's motion to dismiss Final Exit Network's challenge to the Minnesota assisted suicide statute. Below, you see FEN general counsel Rob Rivas arguing before U.S. District Court Judge Nancy E. Brasel. ... (Source: blog.bioethics.net)
Source: blog.bioethics.net - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated Source Type: blogs

Mission-Hostile Hospital Management: Quieter, but Still Pernicious After All These Years
Hospitals exist to take care of sick people, with the goal of making them better.  Hospitals employ and work with health care professionals, again who are sworn to put taking care of patients ahead of all other concerns.However, since we foundedHealth Care Renewal, we have noted striking examples of hospital leaders threatening their hospitals'fundamental mission and/or health care professionals'core values, which we dubbedmission-hostile management.  We also saw mission-hostile management affecting the broader health care industry, particularly pharmaceutical and device companies.  Most recently, the most s...
Source: Health Care Renewal - December 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: hospitals imperial CEO managerialism mission-hostile management perverse incentives Source Type: blogs

Boarded to Death: Physicians Sue the ABIM
On Thursday 6 December 2018 in the Federal District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania, a class action lawsuit on behalf of over 100,000 internal medicine physicians was filed against the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) by four internists. The plaintiffs brought the action pursuant to the Clayton Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 15 and 26 to recover treble damages, injunctive relief, costs of (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - December 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Westby G. Fisher, MD Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, December 10th 2018
In conclusion, this is the first report to show that pyroptotic cell death occurs in the aging brain and that the inflammasome can be a viable target to decrease the oxidative stress that occurs as a result of aging. Reducing Levels of Protein Manufacture Slows Measures of Aging in Nematodes https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2018/12/reducing-levels-of-protein-manufacture-slows-measures-of-aging-in-nematodes/ Researchers here demonstrate that an antibiotic slows aging in nematode worms, providing evidence for it to work through a reduction in protein synthesis. Beyond a slowing of aging, one of the con...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 9, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Sunday Poem
ParallelsOur lives are parallel linesBut not in the mathematical sense,(The certainty that they will never cross)Which might be fine.But it would be our great loss.I believe in the sanctity of uncertaintyThe possibilities beyond sightWhen solids melt into a liquidityThat falls over the edges of cliffsInto warm pools that heal all wounds and riftsThe law of parallels mandates unveering rigidity,Straightness into eternity.Never to touch.Never to kiss.But in the far off darkness, the eyes adjustBegin to see where our linesStart to loosen and twistLike arborizing vinesAlive and sinuous and free,Coiling up the trunks of ancient...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - December 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Parks MD FACS Source Type: blogs

Boarded to Death: Physicians Sue the ABIM
On Thursday 6 December 2018 in the Federal District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania, a class action lawsuit on behalf of over 100,000 internal medicine physicians was filed against the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) by four internists. The plaintiffs brought the action pursuant to the C layton Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 15 and 26 to recover treble damages, injunctive relief, costs of (Source: Dr. Wes)
Source: Dr. Wes - December 9, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: DrWes Source Type: blogs

Sunday Poem
ParallelsOur lives are parallel linesBut not in the mathematical sense,(The certainty that they will never cross)Which might be fine.But it would be our great loss.I believe in the sanctity of uncertaintyThe possibilities beyond sightWhen solids melt into a liquidityThat falls over the edges of cliffsInto warm pools that heal all riftsThe law of parallels mandates unveering rigidity,Straightness into eternity.Never to touch.Never to kiss.But in the far off darkness, the eyes adjust,Begin to see where our linesStart to loosen and twistLike arborizing vines,Alive and sinuous and free,Coiling up the trunks of ancient trees.Al...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - December 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Jeffrey Parks MD FACS Source Type: blogs

How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Chronic Pain Patients
“It is borderline genocide,” said DeLuca, 37. “You are allowing [chronic pain patients] to go home and essentially suffer until they kill themselves.” Last year, Lauren DeLuca went to the emergency room in the middle of the night, violently ill and in pain with a pancreatic attack. Despite the fact that she was passing out and vomiting profusely, DeLuca said that she received little help. “I was essentially turned away,” she told The Fix. “Everywhere [I went] I was being accused of lying, accused of making it up.” Over the next three weeks, DeLuca lost 20 pounds, unable to ea...
Source: World of Psychology - December 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Psych Central Guest Author Tags: Disorders Health-related Medications Publishers Substance Abuse The Fix Chronic Pain opioid addiction Opioids Source Type: blogs

New York: Damned If You Do Insure Guns, Damned If You Don't
With the takeover of the New York state senate by liberal-leaning Democrats, prospects are improving for such measures asS2857A, sponsored by Sen. Kevin S. Parker (D-Brooklyn), which would require owners of firearms to carry $1 million in liability insurance. There are a number of problems with that idea, one of which turns out to be distinctive to New York.  The general problems with gun insurance mandates  were aired when the idea began to circulate widely a few years ago. Perhaps the biggest is that courts would and should strike down mandates aimed at burdening or doing away with the exercise of a c...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Walter Olson Source Type: blogs

The Law of Nations, Sovereign Power Over Immigration, and Asylum: It ’s Not As Clear As It Seems
Judge Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently struck down a Trump administration policy barring asylum for those who do not enter through a legal port of entry.   Tigar’s major point is that Trump’s order conflicts with a statute that specifically says that those who entered illegally are eligible for asylum.  Despite this temporary ruling against the administration’s asylum order, a higher court will probably approve Trump’s action by invoking I. N.A. 212(f) that,according to the Supreme Court decision in the Travel Ban case, seems to give ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Trump Cut Muslim Refugees 91%, Immigrants 30%, Visitors by 18%
ConclusionThe bottom line is that the Trump administration is leading a major overhaul in the types of travelers, immigrants, and visitors who are coming to the United States. His administration reduced Muslim refugees by 91 percent and has overseen a 30 percent cut to immigrant visas for majority Muslim countries and an 18 percent cut to temporary visas. These policies lacka valid national security justification, but they are nonetheless having a significant effect. President Trump is certainly following through on his promise to limit Muslim immigration, even if a “total and complete shutdown” has not happene...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

Advancing medical professionalism
This report underlines how essential professionalism is in increasing job satisfaction, improving patient care and raising productivity, and looks at what this means for doctors under growing pressures from increased workload, to their own remit and to their relationship with patients. It points to a growing gap between what doctors are trained to do and the realities of their workplace – competing ideals of what is good practice, rising demand, and increasing regulatory and legal obligations. According to the report, doctors also face ethical dilemmas and clashes in professional personal values.ReportRoyal College o...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - December 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Center for Immigration Studies Overstates Immigrant, Non-Citizen, and Native Welfare Use
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) just released a newreport that purports to show that 63 percent of non-citizen households are on welfare compared to 35 percent of native-born households in 2014.   The purpose of this report was to justify the president’s new public charge rule.  For years, CIS and I have debated this topic and this blog is yet another installment.  Pleasefollowtheselinkstoreadthepreviousinstallments.There are a few issues with the CIS report and an unsound methodological choice that they made that results in inflating the welfare use rates for immigrants and natives.   I&...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Interesting SciHub News
Wow it has been a while since I have published. Hopefully, I won’t have that kind of blogging break again. As librarians we all know there are many ways to get scientific articles, some are legit while other methods are illegal. SciHub is one of the illegal methods.  For those of you who haven’t heard of SciHub, think of it as Napster for scientific articles. Alexandra Elbakyan, participated in research forums where scientists asked each other for research papers.  Elbakyan created SciHub as an automated method to share those papers. The process made it easier for people without access to paywalled pa...
Source: The Krafty Librarian - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: KraftyLibrarian Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Researchers say they ’ve identified two brain networks – one responsible for volition, the other for agency – that together underlie our sense of free will
By Emma Young While there’s still a debate about whether we have free will or not, most researchers at least agree that we feel as if we do. That perception is often considered to have two elements: a sense of having decided to act – called “volition”; and feeling that that decision was our own – having “agency”. Now in a paper in PNAS, Ryan Darby at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and colleagues have used a new technique – lesion network mapping – to identify for the first time the brain networks that underlie our feelings of volition and for agency. &ld...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - December 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Brain Source Type: blogs

Patient Access to Experimental Treatments in the UK
The Nuffield Council has released a new briefing note on "Patient access to experimental treatments." Patients might access experimental treatments if other treatments have not worked or are not available. There are several ways in which experimental treatments can be offered legally to UK patients, or patients may travel abroad to access treatments not offered in the UK. The use of experimental treatments can raise ethical issues such as: difficulties in assessing efficacy and safety; ensuring fairness of access; challenges around decision making and consent; potential impacts on knowledge generation; and ensuri...
Source: blog.bioethics.net - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD Tags: Health Care syndicated 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

Longevity Science is Pretty Much Impenetrable for Journalists
Today I'll point out a recent media article that comments on RAADfest 2018, held in San Diego earlier this year. I attended this year, and wrote up my own thoughts on the event shortly thereafter. The advent of the first working, low cost, narrow focus rejuvenation therapies in the form of senolytic drugs capable of selectively destroying senescent cells is causing a sizable, but slow, shift of alignment and focus in both the scientific community and the historically fraud-ridden "anti-aging" marketplace. RAADfest is where these two communities meet, which makes it an interesting study if you have some insight in...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 5, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Healthy Life Extension Community 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

Imperial Rites
Writing inNational Review,Charles C.W. Cookedecries the pharaonic spectacle of the modern presidential funeral. “Whether he was a great man or a poor one, George H. W. Bush was a public employee.” In order to honor his passing, Cooke asks, do wereally need to shut down the stock market, postal service, and much of the nation ’s capital for a national day of mourning? The whole business marks “another step toward the fetishization of an executive branch whose role is supposed to be more bureaucratic than spiritual.” I’m glad he said it first, but he’s absolutely right.Our first...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Gene Healy Source Type: blogs

Are the Per-Country Limits Necessary to Promote “Diversity”?
The most popularpiece of legislation in the House of Representatives —with 329 cosponsors—would phase out and eliminatethe per-country limits for employment-based green cards, while doubling the limits for family-based immigrants. These per-country limits discriminate against nationals of countries with high demand for green cards. For employment-based immigrants, immigrants from India receiving green cards in 2018waited a decade, Chinese immigrants waited 3 years, while everyone else waited less than a year.It is fundamentally unfair to make equally qualified employees of U.S. businesses wait ten times as long...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

State-backed or practice-backed indemnity?
A ‘rescue package’ that is not all what it seems Related items fromOnMedica Review published to protect doctors over medical errors Doctors believe patient care has worsened Rapid review ordered into medical manslaughter laws Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing ‘Prioritise’ junior doctors’ mental health, bosses told (Source: OnMedica Blogs)
Source: OnMedica Blogs - December 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: blogs

A New Brexit Referendum Would Indeed Be A Betrayal of The First
Ilya Somin offers  a typically thoughtful case for why a second Brexit referendum would not be a betrayal of the 2016 result. His argument, as I read it, is this: Theresa May’s likely defeat on her dreadful proposed Withdrawal Agreement grants an opportunity to reassess the wisdom of leaving the EU. Given a referendum was the means of making the decision to leave, a referendum is a perfectly legitimate mechanism to test whether the public still wants to. Ergo, deciding to ultimately Remain in a second referendum would not betray the result of the first vote.I disagree.A second referendum so soon would viola...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Bourne Source Type: blogs

Central Bank Digital Currency Threatens Financial Privacy and Economic Growth
Discussion Note (November 2018).[4] For theory and evidence on this point seeLastrapes and Selgin (2012).[Cross-posted from Alt-M.org] (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Lawrence H. White Source Type: blogs

The Atomizer and Naloxone: Life-Saving Treatment for Opioid ODs
​The atomizer is a handy tool to instill life-saving medication into the nose, and you should consider stocking them if you don't already. An atomizer can be used to administer naloxone and countless other drugs as well as for moderate sedation and pain control. Pediatric and adult patients alike can benefit from intranasal fentanyl or Versed. Studies on intranasal epinephrine for anaphylaxis also look promising, but it does require a higher dose—5 mg instead of 0.3 mg. (Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol 2016;34[1]:38; http://bit.ly/2Prpjhb.)The atomizer is easy to use and can be attached to any syringe. Each spray creat...
Source: The Procedural Pause - December 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs

Navigating Cannabis Legalization 2.0
As the next round of states debate marijuana legalization, they would do well to contemplate allowing state governments to control the wholesale prices and linking the price of cannabis to its potency. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - December 4, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Beau Kilmer; Mark A. R. Kleiman Source Type: blogs

Three Basic Principles for Immigration Reform
I have previously described in detailthe reforms that America ’s immigration system needs. In this post, I want to highlight what I think the general principles behind those reforms should be. Three basic principles should guide immigration reform: openness, equal treatment, and flexibility. Reform should make America more open to immigrants, should treat al l immigrants equally as individuals, and should be flexible enough to respondautomatically to changes in the economy or society.1) Openness to new immigrants. Reform should make it easier to immigrate legally, not more difficult. This pillar protects the rights o...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

PODCAST: Why People With Mental Illness Should Remove Toxic People From Their Life
 Living with mental illness means accepting that some things are out of our control. It also means tolerating annoyances like pillboxes, regular doctor visits, and the symptoms we just can’t quite get under control. But, does living with mental illness mean we have to keep toxic people around us? Do we, as people who are managing a severe and persistent illness, just have to take the abuse that people heap on us because at least we aren’t alone? In this episode, Gabe & Michelle explore tolerating toxic people and whether or not it’s a good idea. Listen now!   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW &ld...
Source: World of Psychology - December 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: A Bipolar, a Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Friends Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Medgadget Sci-Fi Contest 2018: Meet The Authors and Read Their Stories
From Jules Verne to Isaac Asimov, science fiction writers have inspired scientists, explorers, and thrill seekers to influence the future of humanity. While Sci-Fi may seem like it’s about the distant future, more often than not it’s commentary on rudimentary technologies that already exist and that are about to mature and reveal their true potential. The authors of this year’s Medgadget Sci-Fi Writing Contest are certainly in tune with the latest trends in biomedicine, the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into clinical practice, and genetic manipulation taking place in thousands of labs aroun...
Source: Medgadget - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Art Exclusive Medicine Source Type: blogs

Helping Students With Test Anxiety | TAPP Episode 32 | BONUS
  0:53 | It's a BONUS episode!  1:15 | Mitochondrial inheritance  4:28 | Cardiac stem cells  6:48 | Sponsored by HAPS  7:20 | Help getting journal articles11:18 | Sponsored by AAA11:31 |Featured: Helping students with test anxietyIf you cannot see or activate the audio playerclick here. FollowThe A&P Professor onTwitter,Facebook,Blogger,Nuzzel,Tumblr, orInstagram!I'm trying to stay as calm as possible and focus one day at a time, but when reality sets in, I feel everything: anxiety, excitement, nerves, pressure and joy. (Shawn Johnson)This is a BONUS episode &mdash...
Source: The A and P Professor - December 3, 2018 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs

The Perils of CEO Worship - What Happens When the Leader Becomes Demented?
Introduction: the Cult of the CEOAlthough the US and most developed countries are nominally democratic, many of us seem to be again yearning for a man on a white horse, and in the current era, the horse ridden is corporate.On Health Care Renewal, we having been talking about this pheonomenon for a long time. We have written about it in terms ofthe messianic (or visionary, or charistmatic) CEO,CEO disease, and theimperial CEO.These concerns are diffusing into the broader media.  For example, from the introduction to a revent Vox article entitled "The Problem with CEO Worship"Society has always had heroes, be ...
Source: Health Care Renewal - December 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: accountability anechoic effect CEO disease Donald Trump imperial CEO leadership Source Type: blogs

Share Buybacks: Mismeasured and Misunderstood
In March of this year,Forbespublished an article with the following lede:The Economist has called them “an addiction to corporate cocaine.” Reuters has called them “self-cannibalization.” The Financial Timeshas called them “an overwhelming conflict of interest.” In an article that won the HBR McKinsey Award for the best article of the year, Harvard Business Review has called them “stock price manipulation.” These influential journals make a powerful case that wholesale stock buybacks are a bad idea—bad economically, bad financially, ba...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Derek Bonett Source Type: blogs

DHS Proposes Illegal H-1B Reforms Which Could Cut Entries
In an end-run around Congress, the Trump administration hasproposed a revision to the H-1B work visa program, which provides temporary visas to skilled foreign workers. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states that it is issuing the visas pursuant to President Trump ’s “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order, which vaguely requires agencies “to protect the interests of United States workers in the administration of our immigration system.”One important aspect of this new139-page proposal flatly contradicts the scheme that Congress created, and for this reason, it may never tak...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

What physicians should do today they don ’t have wills
I sadly read about another celebrity with significant wealth who died without a will. Aretha Franklin left behind an estate worth $80 million with significant future royalties and no instructions for who should receive her fortune. Over the next few years, we will hear about the fighting and legal battles over her estate. Abraham Lincoln […]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 - November 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/cory-fawcett" rel="tag" > Cory Fawcett, MD < /a > Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs

What physicians should do today if they don ’t have wills
I sadly read about another celebrity with significant wealth who died without a will. Aretha Franklin left behind an estate worth $80 million with significant future royalties and no instructions for who should receive her fortune. Over the next few years, we will hear about the fighting and legal battles over her estate. Abraham Lincoln […]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 - November 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/cory-fawcett" rel="tag" > Cory Fawcett, MD < /a > Tags: Finance Practice Management Source Type: blogs