How to Reduce Stress and Create a Work-Life Balanced Lifestyle - Cleveland Clinic video
"Along with providing a source of income, careers help us fulfill our personal goals, build our networks and serve our communitites. However, jobs can also be a major source of emotional stress. Cleveland Clinic psychologist, Dr. Joe Rock, says our bodies create stress and anxiety when we start to worry too much about what might happen, before it does." Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - May 2, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Cleveland Clinic Stress Source Type: news

Human psychology: Why do we have equivalents of bogeyman in so many countries around the world?
Bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman, or boogie man) is a common allusion to a mythical creature in many cultures used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. This monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions about it can vary drastically from household to household within the same community. Parents may tell their children that if they misbehave, the bogeyman will get them. Bogeymen may target a specific mischief—for instance, a bogeyman that punishes children who suck their thumbs—or general misbehavior, depending on what purpose needs serving. Source: Wikipedia.Examples - by country -...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Psychology Source Type: news

Rock music and hearing loss - to quote Who singer Roger Daltrey: "We’re all going deaf. We’re all wearing hearing aids"
From the interview:How’s your hearing?My hearing’s dreadful. We’re all going deaf. We’re all wearing hearing aids. No it’s true. I suggest to everybody over the age of 50 that have been going to loud concerts for years and years and years, go and have your hearing tested. You’d be surprised what you’re missing. It’s unbelievable. Most people over the age of 60 are lip-reading. (Jokes) And it’s all our fault!How do you keep your voice in shape?If you don’t use it, you lose it, simple as that. And too many of our generation they think they’ve made it and they ...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: ENT Source Type: news

Prince, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016
"Prince recorded the great majority of his music entirely on his own, playing every instrument and singing every vocal line." - NYTimes."Musicians who worked with Prince came away stunned by his near-maniacal work ethic and rare energy. He was known for only needing about three hours of sleep a night. After finishing multi-hour shows on tour, he would peel off to a local club and continue playing until nearly dawn. It’s one reason, he said, that he handled so many of the instruments on so many of his albums — he’s the only guy up at 5 a.m. recording.“The curse part of it is that it ph...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Music Source Type: news

Savanna theory of happiness and Urban-rural happiness gradient
From The Washington Post:"Savanna theory of happiness" - people who live in more densely populated areas tend to report less satisfaction with their life overall."Our ancestors lived as hunter–gatherers in small bands of about 150 individuals". Take a brain evolved for that environment, plop it into today's Manhattan, and you can see how you'd get some evolutionary friction."The higher the population density of the immediate environment, the less happy" the survey respondents said they were. Second, they find that the more social interactions with close friends a person has, the greater ...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - March 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Happiness Source Type: news

Overcoming Colonoscopy Fears with Educational Videos by EMMI
From Dartmouth-Hitchcock: patient education and engagement video by EMMI Solutions can decrease anxiety before a colonoscopy, decrease dosage of sedatives during the procedure and shorten recovery time after the procedure. Emmi(TM), stands for Expectation Management and Medical Information, and was originally developed by physicians with the goal to educate patients and decrease malpractice risk specifically in surgical patients. As of February 2016, there are 4 published studies about EMMI in PubMed:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26210560http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26101988http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/212...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - February 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Education Gastroenterology Patients Source Type: news

Knee Pain 101
CNN interviews an orthopedic surgeon at Emory: Mild injury as a child leads to chronic changes as we get older: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 11, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

Malaria - NHS video
NHS Choices: Malaria is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. This video explains how malaria is treated and what can be done to help prevent contracting the disease. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 21, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Genes are not really our genes. It is we who belong to them for a few decades
From OHCM and Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, 1642: "We all labor against our own cure; for death is the cure of all diseases."Most patients are told less than they want. Yet nothing you can say to your patient can ever be relied upon to tame death's mystery.Death is nature's master stroke, albeit a cruel one, because it allows genotypes space to try on new phenotypes. Our bodies and minds are these perishable phenotypes. The genes are not really our genes. It is we who belong to them for a few decades.These are excerpts from the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. Read more on page 6-7:The OHCM mentions JS Bach...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 19, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: End of life OHCM Source Type: news

Carbon monoxide - NHSChoices video
NHSChoices: Carbon monoxide poisoning kills around 50 people a year in the UK. An expert explains how the gas affects the body, the symptoms it causes and how to treat it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh8tqEV9E2A Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 17, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Deep Purple are 2016 Rock Hall of Fame Inductees
From Rock Hall in Cleveland, Ohio:If there were a “Mount Rushmore Of Hard Rock” it would only have three heads: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Deep Purple combined outstanding musicianship with dozens of FM radio smashes. Three separate incarnations of the band have made spectacular albums culminating with Deep Purple In Rock, which along with Led Zeppelin II and Black Sabbath’s Paranoid created the genre of hard rock music. Deep Purple have sold over 100 million albums and their flagship track “Smoke On The Water” eclipses “Satisfaction,” “Born To Run” an...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 17, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Deep Purple Source Type: news

Good communication makes our work interesting, richer and deeper
. But empathy may dry up over time, hence the need to refresh/recharge periodically. The most open question is "How are you?" The direction a patient chooses offers valuable information during this first "golden" minute in which you are silent.Share management plans: "What can we do about this"? Unless you become patient-centered, your patient may never be satisfied with you, or fully cooperative.Every hospital has a department of reflection. It exists in your mind, don't forget to visit there from time to time.These are excerpts from the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. Read more on page...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - November 27, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Communication OHCM Psychology Source Type: news

App uses a network of smartphones to help research cancer: your phone crunches numbers while your sleep
The company DreamLab says will allow users to "donate" their smartphone's processing power while their owners are sleeping:"Cancer affects so many of the people we love. But what if you could help by speeding up cancer research, simply by going to bed. Researchers are hindered by limited access to supercomputers. So that’s where you and the DreamLab app come in. It’s a free to purchase app* that uses the processing power of your idle phone to solve a piece of the cancer research puzzle. If just 1,000 people used the app, cancer puzzles would be solved 30 times faster."http://www.vodafone.com...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - November 9, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Phone Technology Source Type: news

AA: 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine goes to discoverers of antimicrobials Artemisinin and Avermectin
From DW:Youyou Tu, the chief professor at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, began her work with traditional herbal remedies in the 1960s.Focussing on plant Artemisia annua, Tu extracted the active Artemisin ingredient found in plants, then purified it. Tests conducted by the now 84-year-old showed her trials had “unprecedented potency” in treating Malaria, which infects close to 200 million people every year. The infection leaves more than 450,000 people dead globally annually, with most of the victims being children. The other 2015 Nobel prize was for another antimicrobial therapy with an &quo...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - October 5, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

70,000 Ways to Get Sick or Die - the switch to ICD-10 in US
From the WSJ: Under a new system, the number of diagnostic codes doctors must use to get paid is expanding from 14,000 to 70,000, including codes for ailments such as "underdosing of caffeine" (video):Here are some of the new codes:- Z63.1: “Problems in relationship with in-laws”- V91.07XA: “Burn due to water skis on fire.” At the end of the day, this code probably applies to the majority of healthcare administrators in the US today:F43.22: “Adjustment disorder with anxiety.”References:There Are Now Officially 70,000 Ways to Get Sick or Die. Bloomberg, 2015.http://goo.gl/NMJsab...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - October 1, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles
Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 4-8 weeks:Integration of Social Media in Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum - Annals of Emergency Medicine http://buff.ly/1CcfgM9Collaborative Economy Honeycomb http://bit.ly/1zoBreN - Not many companies in healthcare/wellness... Risks in Using Social Media to Spot Signs of Mental Distress - NYTimes http://nyti.ms/1xYFumq -- NIH committed $11 million to support studies into using Twitter and Facebook to better understand substance abuse. Classification algorithm predicts whether a person was vulnerable to depres...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - September 1, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: #HCSM Source Type: news

Carpal tunnel syndrome animation
NHSChoices: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes pain, numbness and a burning or tingling sensation in the hand and fingers. Watch this animation and find out what the carpal tunnel is and what causes CTS.http://youtu.be/F3VryalTK14 Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - August 11, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What happens when someone gets heat stroke? TED-Ed video
Have you ever suffered from exertional heat stroke? This condition is caused by intense activity in the heat and is one of the top three killers of athletes and soldiers in training. Douglas J. Casa explains heat stroke's tremendous effects on the human body and details an action plan in case it ever happens to someone you know.Lesson by Douglas J. Casa, animation by Cinematic. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - July 14, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Sports Source Type: news

Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles
Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:Impact of Social Media on Dissemination of Research: close correlation between when I tweet the paper and downloads. Prior to me blogging and tweeting about the paper, it was downloaded twice. After, it immediately got 140 downloads http://buff.ly/1yf4ylWIs It Okay to Choose a Children's Hospital Based on Social Media Presence? http://buff.ly/10mSLae - Apparently, yes, it works.Self-organization on social media: endo-exo bursts and baseline fluctuations. http://buff.ly/10mTMzc - Twitter is an excitable medi...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - June 18, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: #HCSM Source Type: news

Neurological center at Cleveland Clinic Florida: Egil and Pauline Braathen Center
A look inside the Egil and Pauline Braathen Center -- the brand new 144,000 square foot Braathen Center houses world-class neurological services and comprehensive cancer program (video):"Born in London, Mrs. Braathen was a fashion model and buyer and subsequently developed her own fashion business. She married Egil Braathen, a Norwegian businessman, who became one of the country’s wealthiest men, owning and developing property throughout Norway and in other parts of the world, including the United States. He died in 2009, after suffering the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s disease for more than a decad...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - May 28, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Cleveland Clinic Neurology Source Type: news

How to combine exercise and diet in one acivity: Should hospitals teach patients how to grow vegetables?
Google has a vegetable gardenGoogle was doing it in 2007: In Growing our connection to food, Google explained they launched a mini-farm on campus with 300 self-watering containers. The correct name for the containers is sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) and they can be purchased commercially ($30) or made from plastic totes. Sports team has a mini-farmSan Francisco Giants have a mini-farm on their stadium growing kale, Swiss chard, lemon grass, sage and more. The garden—one of the first of its kind at an American sports stadium—comes as a bizarre sight to some fans who associate stadiums with more traditional fare....
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - May 1, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Cleveland Clinic Food Garden Google Source Type: news

Medical jokes portray an unflattering picture of doctors in general
From this French study:Sociological studies have shown the link between humor and unconscious ideas that we have of the society in which we evolve. Researchers conducted a survey to answer the question: "What were the stereotypes of our medical profession that emerge from a transcript of jokes collected in a medical population?"Recruitment of the source population (doctors and medical students) was done through different personal and professional mailing lists, Twitter, Facebook, and medical press. The inclusion period was 6 weeks (from June 6 to July 14, 2013). Each physician recruited received the link to the s...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 22, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Humor Source Type: news

Offer new treatments only as part of post-market trials until data on meaningful outcomes are available, says Ben Goldacre to BMJ
Watch the video from the BMJ channel below: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 15, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: BMJ Source Type: news

High-fructose sweeteners are a principal driver of type 2 diabetes
High-fructose sweeteners are a principal driver of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its consequences, according to a recent report in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Conversely, whole foods that contain fructose (eg, fruits and vegetables) pose no problem for health and are likely protective against diabetes and adverse CV outcomes. Read more here: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(15)00040-3/abstractOur own Dr Hyman discusses How to Avoid the Hidden Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup in this video from the official Cleveland Clinic YouTube channel: "Dr. Mark Hyman, explores the many ill effect...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 14, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Diet Endocrinology Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

This is what happens when social media sites go too far
From Ray Ray, gardener and YouTube star: "This is what happens when social media sites go too far. Mr Zuckerberg, there are certain things you (Facebook) can NOT have from me." Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - March 14, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory"
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015Don't smoke. I did. Wish I never had. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) January 11, 2015 Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - March 7, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Most cancers caused by "bad luck" in cell division and "poor repair" of the defect
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied 31 different cancers. Of those, just 9 were found to be linked to bad genetics or unhealthy lifestyle choices. However, researchers excluded two of the most common cancers from their study, breast cancer and prostate cancer (published in the journal Science). The most common cause of the production of most cancerous cells occurs when one chemical letter in DNA is incorrectly swapped for another during stem cell division. Scientists found that cancer rates were higher in parts of the body where cells are quickest to regenerate, thereby creating more random mutations. Genetic m...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - March 5, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Oncology Source Type: news

Ironstrength, the Doctor's Total-Body Exercise Routine - New York Times video
Dr. Jordan Metzl is a sports medicine physician who developed an extreme total-body workout routine called Ironstrength. He now teaches free exercise classes all around New York City. Produced by: Colin Archdeacon. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - March 4, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Exercise NYTimes Source Type: news

Myelodysplastic Syndromes / Myeloproliferative Disorders
What are myelodysplastic syndromes?Myelodysplastic syndromes are clonal marrow stem-cell disorders, characterized by ineffective hemopoiesis leading to blood cytopenias, and by progression to acute myeloid leukemia in a third of patients. Who is affected?15% of cases occur after chemotherapy or radiotherapy for a previous cancer. The syndromes are most common in elderly people. What is the cause?The pathophysiology involves cytogenetic changes with or without gene mutations and widespread gene hypermethylation at advanced stages. What are the symptoms?Clinical manifestations result from cytopenias (anemia, infection, and b...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - March 3, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Hematology Mayo Clinic Oncology Video Source Type: news

Tracking Sleep With Wearables Literally Changed My Life - The Medical Futurist
From Bertalan Mesko: "I use wearable gadgets to measure the quality of my sleep and as some of the subscribers asked me how I do that in details step by step, I thought I would share the whole process and my methods in one video. I hope you will find it useful." Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - February 14, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Sleep Source Type: news

Wearing a Weapon: The Football Helmet's Dangerous Evolution
The history of how helmets arrived on the football field, from TIME: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - February 10, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Sports Trauma Source Type: news

Social epidemic of "diabesity" and community-driven solutions - Mark Hyman at TEDMED 2012
Unhealthy lifestyles have brought on a social epidemic of "diabesity," says author Mark Hyman, and community-driven solutions may be the only way out. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 31, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Diabetes Obesity TED Talks Source Type: news

Sparring Injuries
Martial arts instructor Jake Mace tells the story behind his scar and arm fracture: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 30, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Sports Trauma Source Type: news

How to Engage Doctors in the Healthcare Reform - Practical Advice from Cleveland Clinic CEO
CEO & President, Dr. Toby Cosgrove reflects on Engaging Doctors in the Healthcare Revolution:From the article in Harvard Business Review (http://bit.ly/1y1iyOI): "Fixing health care will require a radical transformation, moving from a system organized around individual physicians to a team-based approach focused on patients. Doctors, of course, must be central players in the transformation: Any ambitious strategy that they do not embrace is doomed.And yet, many physicians are deeply anxious about the changes under way and are mourning real or anticipated losses of autonomy, respect, and income. They are being told...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 29, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Cleveland Clinic Source Type: news

"Walk the walk to talk the talk" - Cleveland Clinic video
CCF leaders are running two innovative "walk in my shoes" programs to take Cleveland Clinic to the next level. This involves learning how to do everyone's job, hands-on. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 27, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Cleveland Clinic Source Type: news

Exam preparation: NEJM Knowledge+ Adaptive Learning Explained
"At the heart of NEJM Knowledge+ is a smart, adaptive engine that will transform your learning experience. This adaptive learning platform quickly assesses the subjects you know well, and identifies the areas where you need reinforcement. It then delivers more of what you need and less of what you already know, continually adjusting based on your performance. Adaptive learning ensures that you’ll spend your time efficiently, focusing on what you need to learn and review.Take a look at how adaptive learning helps you tackle the challenges of lifelong learning and board preparation. Learn more about NEJM Knowledge...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 25, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Education NEJM Source Type: news

Adult acne: how to treat it?
A Mayo Clinic dermatologist gives tips on how adults can prevent and treat acne. Treatment options include over the counter medications as well as prescription medications.Acne has 3 stages that can be remembered by the mnemonic "CIN":Comedonal - black/whitehead, open/closedInflammatory - pimples/zitsNodulocysticUse Topical Treatment such as Differin gel as on CCC-F: Cheek, Chin, Cheek, Forehead Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 24, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Dermatology Mayo Clinic Video Source Type: news

Top medicine articles for January 2015
A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:Nearly half of high school students had ever tried tobacco in 2013, and nearly a quarter were current users http://buff.ly/1xw5dCeEvery Kiss Begins With 80 Million Germs – study published in journal Microbiome. Kissing is a courtship behavior unique to humans and is common in over 90% of known cultures http://buff.ly/1qoEsxyGeneric Versions of ADHD Drug Concerta Not Therapeutically Equivalent - FDA http://buff.ly/1qNSCCUColors used in tattoo ink need to be absolutely water-insoluble. That alone makes them a health risk. Only two thirds of the ink us...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 23, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Health News of the Day Source Type: news

Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics & Politics of Medicinal Marijuana (Mayo Clinic video)
J. Michael Bostwick, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic Rochester, discusses the issue of medical marijuana. In 1970, the Federal Government declared cannabis to be a dangerous drug of abuse without any medical benefit and made it illegal. Over the past two decades, however, more than 20 states have taken matters into their own hands in defiance of federal law and legalized marijuana for medical purposes, recreational use, or both. The result is chaos for physicians and patients alike because there is no uniform law of the land.Comments from Twitter:Pat Rich @cmaer: Good Mayo clinic overview of "chaotic" ...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 14, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Mayo Clinic Psychiatry Psychology Source Type: news

Health Risks in Extreme Cold - Mayo Clinic video
Mayo Clinic emergency medicine specialist Dr. David Nestler talks about how cold weather affects our bodies and what we need to know about frostbite:“It’s a shame whenever anyone gets a frostbite injury,” says Lawrence Gottlieb, MD, professor of surgery at the University of Chicago and director of the Burn and Complex Wound Center. “People need to be aware of it and take precautions when the temperature drops, like it has this week. Be especially cautious when temps fall below zero, especially when there is a strong wind. Obviously, wear warm clothes. If you are driving a long way, especially at nig...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 9, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Mayo Clinic Sports Trauma Weather Source Type: news

"Half-baked research": MD degree does not teach doctors how to tweet scientific meetings
MD degree does not teach doctors how to tweet scientific meetings, reported Reuters (http://buff.ly/1xAOPkO): A study assessed the accuracy of tweets posted by physicians at a medical conference and concluded "it is very easy to misunderstand tone and brevity, so there are dangers here."First the study authors asked speakers at the meeting to identify key messages for their presentations. Then, they asked the speakers to review tweets posted during their talks to see how accurately these points were communicated. Duty calls. Image source: Xkcd.com, Creative Commons license.14 speakers participated in the experime...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 8, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Research Social Media Twitter Source Type: news

Cytisine is better than nicotine-replacement therapy in helping smokers quit (NEJM video)
Cytisine, also known as baptitoxine and sophorine, is an alkaloid that occurs naturally in several plant genera. In this trial in New Zealand, cytisine was superior to nicotine-replacement therapy in helping smokers quit. The findings are summarized in the NEJM video. Cytisine was first marketed in Bulgaria in 1964 (called Tabex) and then became widely available in other European countries.Read the full NEJM Original Article: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1407764Related reading:Quitting smoking: Still a challenge, but newer tools show promise - CCJM http://buff.ly/1xCK2fP Posted at Clinical Cases and Images...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - January 7, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Tags: NEJM Smoking Source Type: news

Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles
Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:'Like' Facebook's 'Year in Review' function? Many don't http://buff.ly/1rrmFpS - Facebook "Year in Review" feature highlights a larger digital design problem: Algorithms and code aren't intelligent, they just do what they're told. Students distracted by electronic devices perform at the same level as those who are focused on the lecture http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25279260?Using social media offers a host of practical benefits to the modern academic or public intellectual. Look for Powerful...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 31, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: #HCSM Source Type: news

Keeping HIV and AIDS in check - Deutsche Welle video
Keeping HIV and AIDS in check: Dr. Keikawus Arastéh is an internist at the Center for Infectious Medicine and HIV of the Berlin-based Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum. He explains how to recognize an HIV infection, how to avoid contracting it in the first place, and what therapies help keep it in check. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 30, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Deutsche Welle Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Healthcare social media #HCSM - top articles
Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles related to healthcare social media (#HCSM) in the past 2-4 weeks:Social media and physicians: Exploring the benefits and challenges. http://buff.ly/1yNZ0iVAre You Tweeting Away Your Relationship? http://buff.ly/1mN0rqH -- Imagine you invested 50 min a day actively listening to your loved ones.Will the internet eat your brain? A neuroscientist warns Digital Technologies are Leaving their Mark on our Brains. The scientist is worrying that smartphones and social networks are sucking users into an unsatisfying digital facsimile of reality, frying their memories, atrophy...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 23, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: #HCSM Source Type: news

What are those floaty things in your eye? Muscae volitantes
Sometimes, against a uniform, bright background such as a clear sky or a blank computer screen, you might see things floating across your field of vision. What are these moving objects, and how are you seeing them? Michael Mauser explains the visual phenomenon that is floaters.Eye floaters are called muscae volitantes, Latin for “hovering flies". Floaters are visible because of the shadows they cast on the retina. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-are-those-floaty-things-in-your-eye-michael-mauser Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect ...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 22, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Ophthalmology TED Talks Source Type: news

Top 10 cutest animal stories in science in 2014 - Nature video
From TV-watching marmosets to pretend baby penguins, this is Nature’s pick of the cutest animal stories in science this year: Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 19, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Animals Nature Source Type: news

Walking While Texting - National Geographic video
Texting shrinks peripheral vision to only 10%. "Cell phone use is on the rise and our eyes keep looking down. Try looking up and see what you've been missing." Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Source: Clinical Cases and Images)
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 18, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: National Geographic Trauma Source Type: news

The language of lying - TED-Ed video
We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day. And although we’ve spent much of our history coming up with ways to detect these lies by tracking physiological changes in their tellers, these methods have proved unreliable. Is there a more direct approach? Noah Zandan uses some famous examples of lying to illustrate how we might use communications science to analyze the lies themselves.Lesson by Noah Zandan, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-language-of-lying-noah-zandan Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter ...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 15, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Psychology TED Talks Source Type: news

New way to lose weight - color everything blue to suppress appetite?
The color blue suppresses appetite more than any other color. Apart from blueberries and plums, which are mostly purple, there are few naturally blue foods. The hypothesis is that in the remote past, when humans foraged for food, blue was a warning of spoilage or danger.The Buffet Blues by National Geographic: Everyone loves an all you can eat buffet, but controlling our appetites can be a bit of a struggle. We’re testing to see if a simple change of scenery can impact peoples’ portion sizes. Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow us on Twitter and connect on Facebook. (Sourc...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - December 14, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Food Psychology Source Type: news