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Book Review: “The Four Things That Matter Most” by Ira Byock
by Ben Skoch (@skochb)As someone new to the field of hospice and palliative medicine, I recognize that “The Four Things That Matter Most” by Ira Byock has been around for some time. As I sit down to write this review, I ’m reminded of ajoke from comedian Jim Gaffigan when he referenced people who want to talk about movies many years after they are released. That being said, the book was new to me as I picked through the 10th Anniversary Edition, and it ’s easy to see why this book could easily have many more anniversary editions in the coming years. I was indirectly nudged to read this work while on my inpatient ho...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - August 15, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: book review Byock skoch Source Type: blogs

AAFP Adds Five New ' Choosing Wisely ' Recommendations
The AAFP has added five new recommendations to its Choosing Wisely list, which highlights medical tests, treatments and procedures that may be medically unnecessary and should be discussed with patients.
Source: AAFP News - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

OrthoPediatrics expands Indiana-based headquarters
OrthoPediatrics said yesterday it is planning a $1 million expansion of its Warsaw, Ind.-based headquarters, looking to double its warehouse space and add administrative spaces. The expansion will include the addition of open-concept offices and dedicated training and education facilities, the company said. A ground-breaking on the expansion is being held on August 16. “Indiana is known as one of the leading hubs for orthopedics, and we are excited to see this trend not only continue but strengthen with the commitment of companies like OrthoPediatrics. Our industry leaders are innovating new products and developing ...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News OrthoPediatrics Corp. Source Type: news

Reasons for Undergoing Cosmetic Procedures Explored
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- As well as enhancing physical appearance, patients seek cosmetic procedures for emotional and psychosocial reasons, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in JAMA Dermatology. Amanda Maisel, from Northwestern...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

DNR Orders Linked to Increased Mortality in Older Adults
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- For hospitalized older patients, the presence of a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order is associated with poor short-term clinical outcomes, including mortality, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Professionals Have Role in Warning About Impaired Driving
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Physicians, pharmacists, and public health officials play an important role in educating individuals about the risks of impaired driving caused by marijuana or opioids, according to a report from the Governors Highway...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Talazoparib Beneficial in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Single-agent talazoparib provides significant benefit over standard chemotherapy for patients with advanced breast cancer and germline BRCA1/2 mutation, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in the New England...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ancient Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- An ancient gene that protects elephants against cancer has been pinpointed and could lead to new ways to treat cancer in people, according to research published in the Aug. 14 issue of Cell Reports. The LIF6 gene destroys...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WATCH: New 'zombie' gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer
They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the living world.
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kids living near forests have more 'diverse' diets, better nutrition: Study
The study looked at a massive trove of dietary records between 2000 and 2013.
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

1-year-old shows off his workout skills with his trainer dad
“He sees me do it and he just mimics me,” Gino Williams said of his son.
Source: ABC News: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Congo Ebola Intensifies; Dog Tick Border Epidemic; ID Formulary Reshuffle
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bedtime ADHD Tx OK ' d; Benzodiazepine Scripts Rise; Exercise Vs. Addiction
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

CC Grand Rounds: Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers: Challenges in Drug Induced Liver Injury
For more information go tohttp://www.cc.nih.gov/about/news/grcurrent.htmlAir date: 9/5/2018 12:00:00 PM
Source: Videocast - All Events - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Upcoming Events Source Type: video

How Have Cuts in Lab Payments Affected You?
The AAFP is asking family physicians to participate in a short survey that asks them to describe how cuts in point-of-care lab fees have impacted their practices.
Source: AAFP News - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drowning in Drugs: An Interview with Carnegie Mellon ’s Diane Nelson
One of the most engaging areas of research these days is improving drug delivery. Here at Medgadget, we often share news about technological advances in nanomedicine that promise improved delivery to tumor sites, or newly designed gadgets that increa...
Source: Medgadget - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Mohammad Saleh Tags: Critical Care Exclusive Materials Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs

Drowning in Drugs: Interview with Carnegie Mellon ’s Diane Nelson
One of the most engaging areas of research these days is improving drug delivery. Here at Medgadget, we often share news about technological advances in nanomedicine that promise improved delivery to tumor sites, or newly designed gadgets that increa...
Source: Medgadget - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Mohammad Saleh Tags: Critical Care Exclusive Materials Medicine Surgery Source Type: blogs

2018 Revealed Just How Ill-Prepared We Are For Climate Change
Somini Sengupta, international climate reporter for The New York Times, discusses the dire consequences of rising temperatures, such as drought, famine, disease, war and increased migration.
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Clinical Research Associate in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK
Salary: Starting salary of £32,478 per annumContract type:Full-time, fixed-term for up to 2 yearsClosing date:11 September 2018Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM’s Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Fighting flu with an anti-inflammatory drug
Derivatives of naproxen, a common painkiller, can save mice from a lethal dose of influenza
Source: Chemical and Engineering News - August 15, 2018 Category: Chemistry Authors: Erika Gebel Berg Source Type: research

NIH-funded researchers reverse congenital blindness in mice
New technique generates rod photoreceptors that integrate into the retina and brain.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: jf210 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Need for More " Disruptive " CEOs of Health Systems; What Does This Mean?
Some critics of the current health system CEOs assert that some of them are unprepared for what lies ahead in the field. Their primary expertise is often in revenue management and M&A. For most hospitals, however, revenue is shrinking (see: Why Major Hospitals Are Losing Money By The Millions) and many potential mergers have already been achieved. Inpatient stays have also been shrinking (see:Trends in Hospital Inpatient Stays in the United States, 2005-2014) and threats to outpatient revenues are presented by walk-in retail clinics, urgent care clinics, and UnitedHealth as a major physician employer (see:3...
Source: Lab Soft News - August 15, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Cost of Healthcare Healthcare Business Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Hospital Executive Management Hospital Financial Source Type: blogs

Half of cardio patients have multiple diseases, Australian study says
Roughly half of patients admitted to Australian hospitals with a cardiovascular disease also have multiple chronic medical conditions.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trunk muscle endurance in Chinese adults.
CONCLUSIONS: This study is the first to describe trunk muscle endurance reference data in Chinese people. Individuals with a summed endurance time of < 288 seconds appear more likely to suffer LBP. PMID: 30103298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - August 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a Risk Factor for Complications in Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Discussion: Patients with SLE had an increased rate of both medical and surgical all-cause complications. Patients were specifically found to be at higher risk for sepsis, genitourinary complications, and blood transfusions. Future risk adjustment models should include SLE as a contributor to medical and surgical complications in the postoperative period. PMID: 30104943 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Iowa orthopaedic journal - August 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Iowa Orthop J Source Type: research

Carotenoids and omega-3s are crucial for healthy eyes, one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body
(Natural News) Foods rich in carotenoids aren’t the only things that can boost eye health, according to Dr. John Paul SanGiovanni, a federally funded researcher who specializes in the topic. It looks like foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial for optimal vision. SanGiovanni is the chief of the unit on Genetics in Nutritional...
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alien species threaten ecosystems and they are spreading worldwide, challenging biosecurity measures at border controls
(Natural News) Animal species that are out in nature aren’t exactly living in harmony. Researchers from the University College London (UCL) have now discovered that the number of new alien species invasions are still rising globally, and that its overall impact may be difficult to predict down the line. One thing that this has made...
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists develop "synthetic bioluminescent molecules" to make cells glow bright enough to be seen from outside the human body
(Natural News) Thanks to science, humans have been able to mimic the characteristics of many different animals. One example of this is human flight, which was made possible by drawing inspiration from the movement of birds, first and foremost. Now a team of Japanese researchers wants to take inspiration from fireflies and jellyfish by unlocking...
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group seeks Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis - Liverpool, UK
Salary: Starting salary of £28,098 per annumContract type: Full-time, fixed-term for up to 2 yearsClosing date:11 September 2018 Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  LSTM ' S Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane and established the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

St george ’s mmi clearing interviews – mmi stations revision
Thread Starter St george’s mmi clearing interviews – mmi stations revision Follow 6 hours ago 6h ago Here at Blue Peanut we are able to create simulated MMI circuits based on a student’s choice of medical school, based on public information plus what the medical school has told the candidate. L...
Source: The Student Room - August 15, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Blue Peanut Medical Education Tags: Medicine Source Type: forums

Researchers find better drug to suppress chronic itches
Researchers have found a better way to suppress chronic: two experimental drugs that target two receptors in the spinal cord.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Watch Your Weight After You Stop Smoking
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- There ' s good news and bad news for smokers who worry about packing on extra pounds when they try to quit. In a new study, quitters who gained a lot of weight faced a higher short-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes,...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Use of labetalol versus other antihypertensives linked to increased risk of status asthmaticus
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cosmetic Procedures Boost Well - Being, Poll Shows
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Mayor Emanuel Announces Five Times More Residents Receive HIV Care, Compared to 2015
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) just announced that so far this year, the city has served 1,814 people living with HIV in Chicago as the city continues to expand HIV primary care support.
Source: PHPartners.org - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will help pay costs of investigation, hearing
A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient suffered permanent brain damage while in his care won't try to reopen his practice.
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will help pay costs of investigation
A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient Amber Athwal suffered permanent brain damage while in his care won't attempt to resurrect his practice.
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Dentist who left girl with permanent brain damage will pay costs of investigation
A now-retired Edmonton dentist whose four-year-old patient Amber Athwal suffered permanent brain damage while in his care won't attempt to resurrect his practice.
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

New Pesticide Affects Bumblebee Reproduction
Sulfoxaflor, an alternative insect-killer to older chemicals that decimate pollinators, turns out to kneecap colonies.
Source: The Scientist - August 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Monsanto lawsuit ruling a ‘significant recognition’ of victims’ human rights, say UN rights experts
The court decision to award nearly $290 million to a terminally-ill man from the United States who claimed his cancer was caused by a herbicide in a commercial weed killer, has been welcomed by two United Nations human rights experts as a “significant recognition” of the responsibilities that chemical companies have to consumers.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists explain why we easily forget our dreams
(Natural News) Don’t you just hate that nagging feeling of having an awesome dream but being unable to remember any of it? Scientists say it’s not that you have a weak memory – it’s just how your brain works. It’s something that happens to most people. According to Thomas Andrillon, a neuroscientist at Monash University...
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ViewRay prices $150m offering
ViewRay (NSDQ:VRAY) yesterday priced an upcoming offering looking to raise $150 million. The Cleveland-based company plans to float approximately 16.2 million shares of common stock at $9.25 per share, bringing in $150 million gross before offering-related payments. The offering, slated to close on August 17, will also include a 30-day underwriter’s option to purchase an additional 2.4 million shares at the same price. ViewRay said it plans to use funds raised to support working capital and general corporate purposes, including R&D, clinical trials, capital expenditures and infrastructure expenses, according to...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Wall Street Beat ViewRay Inc. Source Type: news

A guide to vitamin B5 – a crucial vitamin that helps you maintain a healthy digestive tract
(Natural News) Pantothenic acid is known more commonly as vitamin B5 and as part of a group called B complex. It is formidable in itself, performing a number of roles vital to your overall health. The B-vitamins are popular and for good reason. They support the conversion of carbohydrates into simple sugars, which your body then...
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman's lost contact lens found in her eyelid – 28 years later
Doctors found the contact lens embedded in a cyst in her left eyelid nearly three decades after she lost it
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amphiphilic core-shell nanoparticles: Synthesis, biophysical properties, and applications
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2018Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Raju Panday, Abhishek Jung Poudel, Xiaohong Li, Manjila Adhikari, Muhammad Wajid Ullah, Guang YangAbstractRecent advancements in amphiphilic core shell (ACS) nanoparticles have resulted in the development of multifunctional nanocarriers for broad spectrum applications. The ACS nanoparticles are synthesized between organic/organic and organic/inorganic molecules or entities making them highly versatile delivery vehicles. The shape, size, and biological features such as biocompatibility and biodegradability of ACS nanopa...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - August 15, 2018 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research

Thermodynamics and kinetics of joint action of antiviral agent tilorone and DMSO on model lipid membranes
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2018Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - BiomembranesAuthor(s): N.A. Kasian, O.V. Vashchenko, L.V. Budianska, R.Ye. Brodskii, L.N. LisetskiAbstractIndividual and joint action of two water-soluble drugs, DMSO and tilorone, on model l-α-dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) membranes were studied in equilibrium and kinetic regimes by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). For equilibrium experiments, the drugs were introduced during preparation of the model membrane. In kinetic studies, one of the drugs was added to the DPPC membrane already containing the other drug, ...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Biomembranes - August 15, 2018 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research

Midwife wins compensation over ‘indirect sex discrimination’
A midwife has been awarded almost £5,000 in compensation, after a panel found she was treated unfairly by the caseloading midwifery service that she was employed by while on maternity leave.
Source: Nursing Times - August 15, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Study: Chemicals in some vegetables prevent cancer in mice
Chemicals in some vegetables, including kale, cabbage and broccoli, helped prevent colon cancer in mice, according to a study.
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Initial state of soil microbial communities determines their stress response
Publication date: Available online 15 August 2018Source: Journal of Environmental Chemical EngineeringAuthor(s): Wassila Riah-Anglet, Isabelle Trinsoutrot-Gattin, Marie-Paule Norini, Adrien Gauthier, Xavier Latour, Karine LavalAbstractThe relationships between microbial communities biodiversity and soil functions are difficult to identify. In most cases, the establishment of these links requires alteration of microbial communities. In this work, we deliberately chose to subject soils to an unrealistic dose of biocide (fungicide 1000 times the recommended dose) in order to modify soil microbial communities. Two different so...
Source: Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering - August 15, 2018 Category: Chemistry Source Type: research