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 - listed ...
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 come off the road for four or five years and...
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 physically drains you,” Prince ...
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 their self-reported happiness.But...
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's cantata...
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” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” as t...
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 4, Asking questions:Here is t...
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.au/aboutvodafone/vodafoneau...
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 "A", Avermec...
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 Posted at Clinical Cases and ...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - October 1, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news