On “ us ” and “ them ” : what if we ’ re one of “ them ” ?
Over the past few years I’ve been pondering the presumed gap between people living with pain and the people who “treat” or work with them.  Most of my readers will know that I live with widespread pain (aka fibromyalgia) or pain that is present in many parts of my body, and the associated other symptoms like DOMS that last for weeks not a day or two, and increased sensitivity to heat, cold, pressure, chilli, sound and so on. I first “came out” with my pain about 15 years ago: that is, I first disclosed to people I worked with that I had this weird ongoing pain – and finally joined...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - October 7, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: BronnieLennoxThompson Tags: Chronic pain Professional topics Research Therapeutic approaches inclusion inequality Source Type: blogs

Over 100 Million Immigrants Have Come to America Since the Founding
America is a nation of immigrants, and throughout its history, it has received nearly 100 million immigrants. I almost wrote that America “welcomed” them, but the fact is that very few of those 100 million were broadly popular with the public when they arrived. They came nonetheless. They thrived, and those immigrants—at least those who stuck it out in the face of harassment and discrimination—and their descendants built the c ountry that we have today.The term “immigrants” refers to foreigners who come to the United States with the intention to settle permanently. They are distinct from...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

The IVF doctor ’s bedside manner
Most doctors are great at talking sweetly to patients at the time of the first consultation, because they want to lure the patient in for treatment.  It ’s easy to give patients lots of hopes and promises, and many patients like this , because it boosts their confidence , and they like the doctor’s positivity. They feel that being treated by a confident and optimistic doctor will improve their chance of getting pregnant.But this has a downside and can backfire , because when the cycle fails , the patient feels completely let down. The same highly positive doctor becomes negative, and starts to ignore the p...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - October 4, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 3rd October 2018
This report uses 2017 data to show key achievements made in neonatal care for preterm babies in England, Scotland and Wales. The report contains key findings and selected recommendations for quality improvement of neonatal care going forward.Acknowledgements: Embed Health Consortium Health Bulletin, NICE Newsletter, King ’s Fund Library Health Management and Policy Alert; BMJ alerts (Source: Browsing)
Source: Browsing - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Trump Has Cut Christian Refugees 64%, Muslim Refugees 93%
In a campaign address, Donald Trumptold his supporters that “if you are Syrian and you’re Christian, it’s almost impossible to come into the United States… it’s all going to change.” After his inauguration, he reiterated the promise. “They’re chopping off the heads of everyone, but more so, the Christians,” hetold CBN News. “I thought it was very, very unfair, so we’re going to help them.”But he hasn ’t. Refugee resettlement has changed, but not for the better. While his administrationhas reduced Muslim refugee arrivals 93 percent compared to th...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 3, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

​Encourage Your Teen to Practice Self-Care
We have a serious problem affecting our teens and no one is talking about it. Every year, teens are facing a crisis thanks to an increase in pressure to be perfect. Competitive college programs, unpaid internships for industry entry, mountains of homework, extra curricular activities, struggles within their social group, family and home life troubles. It is enough to make anyone teen depressed. In fact, there are disturbing statistics around teen suicide. Suicide has become the second leading cause of death among youth between the ages of 11 and 24. Stories involving children as young as 10 give heartbreaking details of a ...
Source: World of Psychology - October 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tyler Jacobson Tags: Children and Teens College Parenting Perfectionism Self-Help Student Therapist Students Source Type: blogs

Anterior MI in paced rhythm, dismissed by cardiologist, patient died.
Conclusion: This represents the largest study of patients with VPR and angiographically-proven ACO.The MSC were highly sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of ACO in patients presenting to the ED with VPR and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome.-----------------------------------------------------------Comment by KEN GRAUER, MD (10/3/2018):-----------------------------------------------------------How good are paced tracings for detecting ACO (Acute Coronary Occlusion)? The answer is, much better than has previously been appreciated by still all-too-many clinicians. The goal...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - October 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Authors: Steve Smith Source Type: blogs

A soaring maternal mortality rate: What does it mean for you?
In June 2018, Serena Williams told Vanity Fair about her journey to motherhood, including the story of how she nearly died a few days after giving birth. In September, Beyoncé punctuated her Vogue cover with the story of how she developed a life-threatening pregnancy condition called preeclampsia, which can lead to seizures and stroke. Throughout the summer, headlines like “Dying to Deliver” and “Deadly Deliveries” and “Maternal Mortality: An American Crisis” popped up on newsfeeds and streamed on screens across America. As a professor who studies safety in pregnancy, I ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG Tags: Health Health trends Pregnancy Women's Health Source Type: blogs

HOW TO Support Patient Education Through Technologies?
There’s nothing new about an information-savvy patient. The novelty is the array of digital technologies and internet-based communication tools aiming at appeasing that appetite beyond just asking doctors for advice. How could medical professionals help their patients understand the most possible about diseases, drugs, treatments and alternative care with the help of innovative means? Here’s our overview. Like it or not, patients google symptoms One of the most visible consequences of digital health is the change in the relationship between patients and doctors. The latter are not the exclusive source of medica...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Empowered Patients From Chance to Choice Healthcare Design Medical Professionals Social media in Healthcare communication digital digital health doctor-patient doctor-patient relationship future health communication patient educati Source Type: blogs

NHS key statistics: England, October 2018
House of Commons Library - This briefing paper provides a summary of NHS demand, performance and capacity of services in England. It includes A&E statistics, waiting lists, ambulance data, delayed discharges, staffing levels including doctors and nurses, and more.BriefingMore detail (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - October 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS measurement and performance Source Type: blogs

Expensive Hospitals: The Enemy Within
By ANISH KOKA MD Everyone agrees that health care is bankrupting the nation. The prevailing winds have carried the argument that a system that pays per unit of health care delivered and thus favors volume over value is responsible. The problem, you see, was the doctors. They were just incentivized to do too much. This incontrovertible fact was the basis for changes in the healthcare system that favored hospital employment and have made the salaried physician the new normal. Yet, health care costs remain ascendant. Why? It turns out overutilization in the US healthcare system isn’t what its cracked up to be. Figure 1...
Source: The Health Care Blog - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: anish_koka Tags: Finance Patients Physicians Anish Koka expensive health care finances health care finances Incentives Source Type: blogs

Nursing Jobs, Cost of Living, & Where to Hang Your Hat
In my work as a career coach for nurses and healthcare professionals, I frequently witness those who work in nursing struggling with decisions related to finding work and the relative cost of living in terms of where they live or where they might move.Making decisions about your workstyle and lifestyle can be fraught with anxiety and concern about the future -- let's unpack that conundrum.Photo by Joey Csunyo on UnsplashWorkstyle and LifestyleFiguring out where to live and work can be a difficult choice. On the one hand, you want to earn up to your potential and receive the highest possible wage according to...
Source: Digital Doorway - October 1, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: advanced practice nurses career career development career management careers healthcare careers job search nurse careers nurse practitioners nursing nursing careers Source Type: blogs

“ WAR ’ S NEW WOUNDS. A shock wave of brain injuries ”
That was the headline in a Washington Post article written by Ronald Glasser, published on Sunday, April 8, 2007. It reported a rather astounding statistic that applies to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars: About 30% of soldiers in those conflicts have been directly exposed to IED or other powerful explosions. That exposure has resulted in diffuse physical trauma to their brains. To paraphrase Mr. Glasser, detonation of any powerful explosive generates a blast wave of high pressure that spreads out at about twice the speed of sound away from the explosion, and travels with great force over hundreds of yards. The in...
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - October 1, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Aging and the Brain Brain Fitness Brain Trauma, Injury Cognitive impairments Source Type: blogs

Lesser-Skilled Immigrants Are Still Important to the U.S. Economy
A common argument employed by those opposed to lesser-skilled immigrants is that they are simply out of place in America ’s high-tech economy. We often hear that the only workers we need now are those with advanced degrees. Yet according tothe Bureau of Labor Statistics, 115 million Americans —74 percent of the total—were employed in jobs that do not require a Bachelor’s degree in 2016. Moreover, nearly a quarter of all jobs were those without any education requirement.Share of Employment by Education RequirementThe opponents of lesser-skilled immigrants could respond by claiming that while this is ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 28, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: David Bier Source Type: blogs

Postdoc: Evolution of downy mildew pathogens
Postdoctoral Researcher – Evolution of downy mildew pathogens The Quesada Lab at North Carolina State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position. The Postdoc will be responsible for performing evolutionary genomics research with downy mildew plant pathogens affecting specialty crops. The project will focus on studying host adaptation in downy mildew pathogens and shifts in pathogen populations that have resulted in failure of control methods such as host resistance and fungicides. Next generation sequencing and multi-locus sequencing will be used for isolate genotyping. Phenotyping assays ...
Source: Fungal Genomes and Comparative Genomics - September 27, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Jason Stajich Tags: postdoc ncsu powdery mildew Source Type: blogs

August 2010 Man of the Month: E-Patient Dave
Richard Davies deBronkart Jr , known by many as e-Patient Dave, is a cancer patient and blogger who, in 2009, became a noted activist for health care transformation through participatory medicine and personal health data rights. In 2010, he became a published author and Disruptive Women in Health Care’s August Man of the Month. I was a middle-aged guy going through life, as involved with my own health care as I was with my car’s carburetor, which is to say, virtually not at all. And then I found out I was almost dead. That’s how my interview with Dave started. Dave was diagnosed in January 2007 with Stage...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at disruptivewomen.net Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addiction
What is a Co-Occuring disorder? The coexistence of both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse use disorder is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health and addiction can be referred to as having a co-occuring disorder. The combinations can be seemingly endless, and can even include more than one of either a mental disorder or an addiction. Combinations may include depression and alcoholism, anorexia and cocaine addiction, bipolar disorder and heroin addiction and the list goes on. Surprisingly, as many as 6 in 10 substance abusers also have at least one other mental disorder. There i...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - September 27, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources ADHD Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Anxiety Behavioral Addictions Depression Depression Treatment Drinking Drug Treatment Dual Diagnosis and Eat Source Type: blogs

PragerU's " A Nation of Immigrants " Video Has Serious Problems
This report finds problems with immigrant assimilation in Europe, especially for those from outside of the European Union, but the findings for the United States are positive.   In comparison to Europe and the rest of the OECD, immigrants in the United States are assimilating very well. The thirdwork by University of Washington economistJacob Vigdor offers a historical perspective.   He compares modern immigrant civic and cultural assimilation to the level of immigrant assimilation in the early 20th century (an earlier draft of his book chapter ishere while the published version is available in thiscollectio...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer ’s disease and related dementia rates expected to double by 2060
This study indicates that as the U.S. population increases, the number of people affected by Alzheimer ’s disease and related dementia will rise, especially among minority populations.Early diagnosis is key to helping people and their families cope with loss of memory, navigate the health care system, and plan for their care in the future. ” ~ saidCenter for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D.How to Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's and Dementia (5 Best Tests)Racial disparities in future number of Alzheimer ’s patientsAlzheimer ’s disease is the fifth most common cause of...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - September 25, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's disease facts Alzheimer's statistics caregtivers cdc center for disease control dementia health research Source Type: blogs

The in-vogue psychological construct “Grit” is an example of redundant labelling in personality psychology, claims new paper
By Christian Jarrett Part of the strength of the widely endorsed Big Five model of personality is its efficient explanatory power – in the traits of Extraversion, Neuroticism, Openness, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness, it removes the redundancy of more fine-grained approaches and manages to capture the most meaningful variance in our habits of thought and behaviour. So what to make then of the popular proposal that what marks out high achievers from the rest is that they rank highly on another trait labelled as “Grit”? Is the recognition of Grit, and the development of a scale to measure it, a breakth...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - September 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Methods Personality Source Type: blogs

Alcohol Pad = Aromatherapy = Nausea Relief?
by Bob Arnold (@rabob)In general, I am a cynic and a nihilist. That means when reviewing the literature, I find most glasses half empty rather than half full (OK, probably this is true in life, but that is TMI). I am very unlikely to try a new treatment based on one study.For every rule, however, there is an exception. I am completely enthralled with aromatherapy and thus found anarticle in the Annals of Emergency Medicine by Beadle on isopropyl alcohol nasal inhalation for nausea in the emergency department. It was a randomized controlled trial which made it swoon-worthy. The only problem was it was a placebo trial and so...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - September 24, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: arnold emergency department journal article nausea ondansetron pallimed writing group research vomiting Source Type: blogs

What If There Were Millions More Illegal Immigrants?
A recentpaper published in the journalPLoS ONE claims that the number of illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States is at least 50 percent greater than previously thought and likely to be twice as high.   Researchers Mohammad M. Fazel-Zarandi, Jonathan S. Feinstein, and Edward H. Kaplan write that:Our conservative estimate is 16.7 million for 2016, nearly fifty percent higher than the most prominent current estimate of 11.3 million, which is based on survey data and thus different sources and methods. The mean estimate based on our simulation analysis is 22.1 million, essentially double the current wid...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 24, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

EverSleep Wearable Sleep Tracker: Product Review and Interview with CEO
Readers might recall the 2017 Indiegogo campaign by SomnoHealth to create EverSleep, a wearable sleep tracker with built-in oxygenation monitoring. The campaign reached 224% of its original goal in addition to receiving a $50k Arrow Electronics Flash Funding Grant and recognition as a 2017 National Sleep Foundation SleepTech 2017 Semifinalist. Today, the EverSleep device is available for $199.99, while the accompanying mobile app can be downloaded from either the Apple or Google Play stores. In addition to monitoring blood oxygenation, the device captures data to provide insight into movement while sleeping, snoring, pulse...
Source: Medgadget - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Cardiology Exclusive Medicine Rehab Source Type: blogs

Face and Voice Recognition Identifies Dementia Sufferers
Dementia can creep on slowly and develop without much notice in many patients. Monitoring these changes is not easy, typically requiring professional experts to interpret faint symptoms gauged through standard questionnaires. Patients undergoing such testing tend to get used to it and end up improving their test taking ability, skewing the results. Researchers at Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan have now developed a similar, but purely computer-driven approach that asks a user questions and then comprehensively monitors the responses. As the user answers questions, the software id...
Source: Medgadget - September 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Editors Tags: Neurology Psychiatry Source Type: blogs

A Call to Focus on Extension of Healthspan, Not Lifespan
S. Jay Olshansky is one of the researchers behind the Longevity Dividend initiative, a long-standing and fairly conservative academic initiative aimed at producing far greater funding for research to slow aging. It is one of a number of groups attempting to change the present academic and public research edifice from the inside. Olshansky recently issued a call to action, arguing for the research community to focus on increased healthspan rather than increased lifespan. From my perspective he makes this argument for all the wrong reasons, based on an expectation that it will prove impossible to produce large gains, say two...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 20, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Activism, Advocacy and Education Source Type: blogs

A Guide to Making Machine Learning Work in Health Care
Apologies on the hiatus for posting on THCB. As many of you know, I was running around getting Health 2.0 in order this past weekend. Today we are featuring a piece on understanding how machine learning can actually work in health care today-Matthew Holt   By LEONARD D’ AVOLIO, PhD   There’s plenty of coverage on what machine learning may do for healthcare and when. Painfully little has been written for non-technical healthcare leaders whose job it is to successfully execute in the real world with real returns. It’s time to address that gap for two reasons. First, if you are res...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: matthew holt Tags: Economics Patients Physicians Education graphics statistics storytelling Source Type: blogs

Too Good to Be True? A Nonaddictive Opioid without Lethal Side Effects Shows Promise - Scientific American
With nearly 50,000 drug overdose deaths from opioids last year and an estimated two million Americans addicted, the opioid crisis continues to rage throughout the U.S. This statistic must be contrasted with another: 25 million Americans live with daily chronic pain, for which few treatment options are available apart from opioid medications.Opioid drugs like morphine and Oxycontin are still held as the gold standard when it comes to relieving pain. But it has become brutally obvious that opioids have dangerous side effects, including physical dependence, addiction and the impaired breathing that too often leads to death fr...
Source: Psychology of Pain - September 19, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: blogs

The Digital Health Buzzword Radar
Data-driven haircare, blockchain-enabled long island ice tea or artificially intelligent toilet paper: the buzzwords of our time seem to be everywhere, and digital health is no exception. Sometimes it even seems to be the breeding ground of overhyped technologies and overmarketing. Here, we collected the most often used digital health buzzwords and placed them on our buzzword radar. Digital health is ripe for hype As digital health is gaining momentum, more and more companies come forward with their disruptive ideas; or at least with their claims about having built disruptive digital health solutions. For the reason that o...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics Business Future of Medicine Medical Professionals Patients Policy Makers Researchers AI artificial intelligence big data blockchain buzzword deep learning digital health DTC Genetic testing genetics genomics H Source Type: blogs

The trust patients place in their doctors
When I’m working in a hospital setting as a physician, part of my everyday job duties involves going over consent forms with patients. I am of course a medical physician, rather than a surgeon, so generally don’t have to go over them as often. But I do have to take consent regularly for certain interventions including blood transfusions and minor procedures. The process of getting consent is something everybody is probably familiar with from their own healthcare experiences, or if not, when a family member has needed it. It basically involves the doctor going over the risks and benefits of any treatment or proc...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - September 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/suneel-dhand" rel="tag" > Suneel Dhand, MD < /a > Tags: Physician Hospital-Based Medicine Primary Care Source Type: blogs

IVF success rates, statistics and probability
One of the major problems which plagues IVF treatment is the uncertainty surrounding it , because you can never be sure whether your IVF cycle is going to work or not. This is where the concept of probability is so important. Patients need to understand what their chance of success are, so they can decide how many times they want to try IVF.The trouble is that's very hard to apply probability statistics to IVF for two reasons. One is because it's so personal – after all, the success rate is not just a number ! It's something which affects your entire life, which is why it's very hard to view it objectively ...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - September 18, 2018 Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs

About 1,100 Puerto Rican Deaths from Maria -- NOT 2,795 or 4,645
The estimated number of above-average “excess deaths” in Puerto Ricoattributedto Hurricane Maria (Sept 20, 2017) is a difficult figure to estimate objectively.  Puerto Rico’s official figure of 64 deaths by December 9, 2017 (which the President remembered) counted only those deathsdirectlyattributed to the storm and confirmed by medical examiners.   Most of thedirect deaths from Katrina were fromdrowning– which is much easier to attribute to the storm than many other causes of death. Studies of Puerto Rican deaths from Maria aspire to account for a wide range ofindirect effects that are pr...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Alan Reynolds Source Type: blogs

Applying AI Based Outlier Detection to Healthcare – Interview with Dr. Gidi Stein from MedAware
Most people who receive healthcare understand that healthcare is as much art as it is science. We don’t expect our doctors to be perfect or know everything because the human body is just too complex and there are so many factors that influence health. What’s hard for patients to understand is when obvious human errors occur. This is especially true when technology or multiple layers of humans should have caught the obvious. This is exactly why I was excited to interview Dr. Gidi Stein, CEO and Co-founder of MedAware. As stated on their website, their goal is to eliminate prescription errors. In the interview be...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - September 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: Healthcare Healthcare AI Healthcare Analytics HealthCare IT Allscripts dbMotion Dr. Gidi Stein MedAware Medication Error Detection Medication Errors Source Type: blogs

Hip Fracture Decisions for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia
This article should lead you to talk to your trauma surgeons and/or orthopedists to develop a routine palliative care or hospice consultation for these patients.Robert Arnold, MD is a palliative care doctor at the University of Pittsburgh and a co-founder ofVitalTalk (@VitalTalk). He loves both high and low brow comedy (The Good Place and Nanette), pop culture (the National Enquirer and Pop Culture Happy hour) and music of all kinds (not opera tho!) You can find him onTwitter at @rabob. MorePallimed posts from Bob Arnold can be found here. Morejournal article reviews can be found here. References1. Berry SD,...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - September 17, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: arnold dementia journal article nursing home pallimed writing group surgery trauma Source Type: blogs

Is Mental Health the New Black?
Yes, really (with a political-sized asterisk). From Demi Lovato and Logic to Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan, there has been a collective willingness to divulge (and personalize) mental health struggles. Demi has openly and courageously discussed her bipolar diagnosis, self-harm attempts, and rehab stints. In his powerful song 1-800-273-8255, Logic champions suicide prevention and, ultimately, delivers a message of hope (“You don’t gotta die, I want you to be alive”) against suicide ideation. NBA All-Stars Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan, likewise, have publicly shared their mental health scars. In his powerful...
Source: World of Psychology - September 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Matthew Loeb Tags: Bipolar Celebrities Depression Minding the Media OCD Stigma Suicide Addiction Demi Lovato Mental Health Source Type: blogs

FDA clears deep transcranial magnetic stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder
___ BrainsWay’s Brain Stimulation Device Receives FDA Approval to Treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (IEEE Spectrum): “In 2013, Jerusalem-based BrainsWay began marketing a new type of brain stimulation device that uses magnetic pulses to treat major depressive disorder. Now, thanks to positive results in a study of 100 patients, the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the device for a second psychiatric condition—obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) … Typically, noninvasive electrical and magnetic fields applied to the scalp, such as in transcran...
Source: SharpBrains - September 14, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Health & Wellness Technology brain-stimulation BrainsWay deep transcranial magnetic stimulation Deep-TMS device FDA Major Depressive Disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder tDCS Transcranial-direct-current-stimulation Source Type: blogs

Commuting in 2017
The total number of American workers who usually commute by transit declined from 7.65 million in 2016 to 7.64 million in 2017. This continues a downward trend from 2015, when there were 7.76 million transit commuters. Meanwhile, the number of people who drove alone to work grew by nearly 2 million, from 114.77 million in 2016 to 116.74 million in 2017.These figures are from table B08301 of the2017 American Community Survey, which the Census Bureau posted on line on September 13. According to the table, the total number of workers in America grew from 150.4 million in 2016 to 152.8 million in 2017. Virtually all new worker...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Randal O ' Toole Source Type: blogs

Mandated Queries of the Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Early Experiences from a Cancer Center-based Outpatient Palliative Medicine Clinic
This article describes our e xperiences in the first month of experience with the new law, although we plan to examine queries for a total of three months before closing this QI project.For the purpose of this QI project, we have documented patients ’ demographics, including each patient’s age, gender and limited identifying information, such as patient names and identification numbers; this data will be de-identified for any statistical analysis planned in the future. We also recorded patients’ main diagnosis and pain symptoms, the numbe r of prescribers listed by the PDMP as well as the dose of the pati...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Palliative Care Tags: kollas opioids pdmp quality improvement The profession Source Type: blogs

Commuting in 2017
The total number of American workers who usually commute by transit declined from 7.65 million in 2016 to 7.64 million in 2017. This continues a downward trend from 2015, when there were 7.76 million transit commuters. Meanwhile, the number of people who drove alone to work grew by nearly 2 million, from 114.77 million in 2016 to 116.74 million in 2017.These figures are from table B08301 of the  2017 American Community Survey, which the Census Bureau posted on line on September 13. According to the table, the total number of workers in America grew from 150.4 million in 2016 to 152.8 million in 2017. Virtually all new...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Randal O ' Toole Source Type: blogs

Commuting in 2017
The total number of American workers who usually commute by transit declined from 7.65 million in 2016 to 7.64 million in 2017. This continues a downward trend from 2015, when there were 7.76 million transit commuters. Meanwhile, the number of people who drove alone to work grew by nearly 2 million, from 114.77 million in 2016 to 116.74 million in 2017.These figures are from table B08301 of the  2017 American Community Survey, which the Census Bureau posted on line on September 13. According to the table, the total number of workers in America grew from 150.4 million in 2016 to 152.8 million in 2017. Virtually all new...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Randal O ' Toole Source Type: blogs

Addiction Abuse
Hardly a day goes by without a report in the press about some new addiction. There are warnings about addiction to  coffee. Popular psychology publications talk of “extreme sports addiction. ” Some news reports even alert us to the perils of chocolate addiction. One gets the impression that life is awash in threats of addiction. People tend to equate the word “addiction” with “abuse.” Ironically, “addiction” is a subject of abuse.The American Society of Addiction Medicine  defines addiction as a “chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memo...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 13, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

Can Artificial Food Put an End to Famine?
Synthetic tea? Lab-grown meat? Artificial milk? Nutrients and vitamins in a protein shake? Sci-fi movies like the Matrix, Star Trek or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy showed us a glimpse of the future of eating disconnected from Mother Earth. As the world population is growing while producing more food through farming strains the resources of the planet, could artificial food ensure appropriate nutrition for everyone on the globe? Our schizophrenic eating habits and environmental stress factors A UN report called State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World published some days ago, provided some dishearteni...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Food Medical Professionals Patients artificial food artificial meat cell cell culture clean meat cultured meat diet eating in vitro Innovation meal nutrition technology Source Type: blogs

What's new in midwifery - 12th September 2018
Some recent things you might need to know about.StatisticsStatistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 1, 2018-19ResearchNew England Journal of MedicinePerspective: Protecting mothers and babies – a delicate balancing act.Pregnant women are often not included in clinical trials and this affects the amount of data available about prescribing some medications in pregnancy.BMJIntramuscular versus intravenous oxytocin to prevent postpartum haemorrhage at vaginal delivery: randomised controlled trialNewsMen get postnatal depression, tooAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (USA)Complica...
Source: Browsing - September 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: midwifery Source Type: blogs

Beaumont Health System Launches Multiple Urgent Care Centers in Metro Detroit
I have posted a number of previous notes about the growth of walk-in clinics located in retail drug stores (see:Details about CVS' MinuteClinic POCT Strategy;Details about CVS' MinuteClinic POCT Strategy) and also urgent care centers (see:Rapid Growth of Urgent Care Clinics; Cost Competition for Hospital ERs;Another Type of Urgent Care Facility Flourishing for Orthopedic Problems). I have also commented how hospital ER bills can mushroom by the addition of facility and out-of-network fees, often a surprise to patients (see:CMS Requires Hospitals to Post Prices for Medicare Patients; Useful Step?). As a result, walk...
Source: Lab Soft News - September 11, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Healthcare Business Healthcare Delivery Healthcare Innovations Hospital Executive Management Quality of Care Source Type: blogs

Patient Verification and The State of Blockchain Adoption with Shyft Network CEO Bruce Silcoff
From prior authorization to cannabinoid oil, Medgadget has recently covered a range of companies leveraging blockchain technology to impact one or more aspects of healthcare. For this piece, similar to our conversation with technology thought leader David Houlding, we wanted to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. How broadly is blockchain being adopted, what are enterprise healthcare organizations using it for, and where are we in the adoption cycle of this promising, yet unseasoned technology? To answer these questions and more, Medgadget heard from Bruce Silcoff, CEO of Shyft Network. Bruce also sh...
Source: Medgadget - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michael Batista Tags: Exclusive Informatics Medicine Public Health Source Type: blogs

Are You a Nurse Job Hopper?
Nurses leave jobs for innumerable reasons, and sometimes circumstances cause those of us in healthcare and nursing to only stay at a string of positions for relatively short periods. Job-hopping has generally been frowned upon in human resources circles, but generational changes and new attitudes about work and careers are slowly altering the landscape. However, job-hopping continues to have its ups and downs, and being a nurse job-hopper still comes with significant career liability.Photo by Gary Bendig on UnsplashThe StatsAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average time employees remain in any...
Source: Digital Doorway - September 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: career career development career management healthcare careers nurse nurse career nurse careers nurses nursing nursing careers Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 10th 2018
In conclusion, HSC ageing is characterised by reduced self-renewal, myeloid and platelet HSC skewing, and expanded clonal haematopoiesis that is considered a preleukaemic state. The underlying molecular mechanisms seem to be related to increased oxidative stress due to ROS accumulation and DNA damage, which are influenced by both cell- and cell non-autonomous mechanisms such as prolonged exposure to infections, inflammageing, immunosenescence, and age-related changes in the HSC niche. Thus, HSC ageing seems to be multifactorial and we are only beginning to connect all the dots. The Price of Progress or the Waste...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 9, 2018 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Can We Alleviate Loneliness with Technologies?
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Skype, Gmail, iMessage, text message, phone call – a billion ways to connect with fellow humans in the digital world. Why is it then that loneliness levels are rising? Can technologies alleviate feeling alone? Samantha, the technological female self to feel better In the brilliant movie, Her, somewhere in the near future Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore, a letter writer going through an emotionally burdensome divorce and spending his time mostly with video games and only occasionally in human company, decides to try the OS1, an operating system with artificial intelligence. He deci...
Source: The Medical Futurist - September 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Bioethics AI alienation artificial intelligence chatbot connected digital future loneliness modern social companion social companion robot social media society solitude technology Source Type: blogs

Alzheimer's Rates Are Declining as Heart Related Disease Is Better Managed
We are, for good reason, repeatedly reminded of the horrifying statistics related to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The number of people over the age of 65 is exploding and most dementia symptoms develop as a person ages. This is fact. In no way does this article intend to distract from the need to cure all types of dementia. However, there is one thing to celebrate. The actual rate of Alzheimer's seems to be declining. Of course, Alzheimer's will not go away without a fight.  Well-known figures from the Alzheimer’s Association and other sources report that by 2025 the number of people age 65 and ...
Source: Minding Our Elders - September 8, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Bradley Bursack Source Type: blogs

Dangers of Increased Earwax With Age
Earwax protects our delicate hearing mechanism from dirt and other airborne particles. And any audiologist or physician will tell you there’s typically no need for most people to clean the goop out of our ears. (In fact, improper cleaning could injure the eardrum and ear canal.) However, as people get older, the chances of potentially harmful earwax (cerumen) buildup increase. According to an article from CNN, approximately two-thirds of the more than 2 million people living in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in the U.S. might have a severe buildup of earwax called impaction. “The excessive ...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - September 7, 2018 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Shelley D. Hutchins Tags: Academia & Research Audiology News Slider Health Care Source Type: blogs