Managing Your Doctor Self
I’m having a conversation with a colleague when our talk drifted to how are we managing our lives. “How are you managing your physician life?” I asked. I am in the middle of pivoting professional directions, easing out on one an aspect of my physician life. So, maybe I could get an insight into how they balance all these amidst their very busy practice and learn something I could apply in my own life context. “You mean our academic, clinical and administrative life as a doctor? or all of that plus our family??!” She jokingly scoffed. The couple are surgeons, both taking masters degree, bot...
Source: The Orthopedic Logbook - April 20, 2024 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Remo Aguilar Tags: Habits Productivity doctors managing oneself physicians self management Source Type: blogs

Walking the TikTok Tightrope: Social Media Use by Healthcare Professionals
The following is a guest article by Alexandra V. Aglieco, APRN, FNP-BC What compels established, well-respected healthcare professionals to post insensitive, ridiculing content on social media with no regard for the patient or family? Do they see a unique opportunity for exponential TikTok views, and subsequently disregarded professional standards? Social media has successfully infiltrated nearly every industry, and healthcare is no exception. New forms of social media, such as TikTok, have opened the floodgates to an entirely new manner of healthcare professional conduct online, with an attitude that is much more open to ...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 17, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: Guest Author Tags: Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Accessibility Alexandra V. Aglieco Healthcare Social Media Healthcare TikTok HIPAA professionalism Source Type: blogs

Cybersecurity Investment in Fundamental Tools and Training Is Key to Securing Your Healthcare Organization
According to Ryan Witt, Vice President, Industry Solutions at Proofpoint, Inc., phishing emails are still the most prevalent and dangerous sources for security breaches. In this video, Witt and Joshua Roth, Chief Information Security Officer at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), discuss how they protect against breaches through fundamental investments in tools and training. This interview with Healthcare IT Today took place in the shadow of the recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare, which is still preventing thousands of health care providers from receiving payments. Witt says that training, processes, and t...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 16, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Children's Hospital of Orange County CHOC Healthcare Breaches Healthcare Credentials Breach Healt Source Type: blogs

Pulse of Progress: Looking Back, Moving Forward | TAPP 147
In Episode 147, host Kevin Patton reviews thehighlights and events of theprevious year in theworld of The A&P Professor. He then turns to last year ' s predictions for teaching human anatomy and physiology to see if he was on the right track. Finally,predictions for the coming year are revealed. And lots of other stuff —this episode istwo hours long, after all!0:00:00 | Introduction0:00:50 | Debrief: Topics, Stats, Reflections0:21:28 | A Long, Long, Long Episode0:23:05 | Debrief: More Reviewing& Reflecting0:38:59 | Did I Get My Predictions Right?0:50:22 | Textbook& Academic Authors Association0:57:47 | Lookin...
Source: The A and P Professor - April 12, 2024 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs

Cadaver heads, Botox, and an ophthalmologist turned comedian [PODCAST]
Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Watch on YouTube. Catch up on old episodes! Join ophthalmologist Jade Wong as she shares her firsthand experience of attending a Botox training session that took an unexpected turn when cadaver heads became the teaching tools. Discover the initial shock and subsequent evolution of emotions as Jade navigated through Read more… Cadaver heads, Botox, and an ophthalmologist turned comedian [PODCAST] originally appeared in (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 9, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Ophthalmology Source Type: blogs

What Is Genetics?
This post is the first in our miniseries on genetics. Stay tuned for more! Genetics is the study of genes and heredity—how traits are passed from parents to children through DNA. A gene is a segment of DNA that contains instructions for building one or more molecules that help the body work. Researchers estimate that humans have about 20,000 genes, which account for about 1 percent of our DNA. The remainder of the DNA plays a role in regulating genes, and scientists are researching other potential functions. DNA Details Credit: NIGMS. DNA is shaped like a twisted ladder, called a double heli...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - April 8, 2024 Category: Research Authors: Chrissa Chverchko Tags: Genes Common questions DNA Genetics Miniseries Genomics Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: The usual BS
We now have three fairly short pieces, all of which are in the same vein. The righteous will prosper, the wicked will have their downfall. Sad to say, it just ain ' t so, and repeating it every Saturday won ' t make it true. If we want the righteous to flourish, and the wicked to have their downfall, we need to make it happen ourselves. God is of no help.A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath.92 It is good to give thanks to theLord,    to sing praises to thy name, O Most High;2 to declare thy steadfast love in the morning,    and thy faithfulness by night,3 to the music of th...
Source: Stayin' Alive - April 7, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

More on Freeze Peach
This is a topic I address from time to time, but it seems a new post is needed now because of various nonsense that ' s going on. First, let me make one thing perfectly clear, as a man we would all like to forget used to say: free speech and academic freedom are not the same. Legally, the only meaning of Free Speech ™ is the First Amendment, as interpreted by the courts. Originally it applied only to the federal government, but the 14th Amendment extended the protections of the Bill of Rights to the States, so it now applies to all government entities within the United States, and that includes your small tow n Board of ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - April 4, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Bringing Contextualized Health Data into the Diagnostic and Treatment Process
Healthcare has always relied on data.  What’s changed is the explosion of data in healthcare and the availability of this data to clinicians as well as a whole host of healthcare professionals.  Bringing context and meaning to this vast amount of data including unstructured health data is going to be key for every healthcare organization.  We sat down with Dr. Paulo Pinho, Chief Medical & Strategy Officer at Discern Health, and Dr. Tim O’Connell, Co-founder and CEO at emtelligent, to learn more about what they’re doing to contextualize data and improve processes for providers, payers, and researchers a...
Source: EMR and HIPAA - April 3, 2024 Category: Information Technology Authors: John Lynn Tags: AI/Machine Learning Analytics/Big Data Clinical Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System Discern Health emtelligent Explainable AI Healthcare AI Healthcare Data Healthcare IT Video Interviews Healthcare LLMs Healt Source Type: blogs

Wednesday Bible Study: A public health lesson
Psalm 90 is attributed to Moses. At least David might have existed, although he certainly did not write the psalms attributed to him. Moses is an entirely fictitious character. We know for a fact that the Egyptian captivity and the exodus never happened. But I ' ll give the writer this much credit -- the human lifespan of 70 years was probably pretty accurate at the time, in the sense that it was about the longest people could hope to live. You may recall that in Genesis 6:3 God says the human lifespan will be 120 years, and that many of the characters in Genesis lived for hundreds of years. However, life expectancy -...
Source: Stayin' Alive - April 3, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

What happened after the Cath lab was activated for a chest pain patient with this ECG?
Sent by anonymous, written by Pendell MeyersI received a text with this image and no other information:What do you think?I simply texted back: " Definite posterior OMI. " The person I was texting knows implicitly based on our experience together that I mean " Definite posterior OMI, assuming the patient ' s clinical presentation is consistent with ACS. "The patient was a middle-aged female who had acute chest pain of approximately 6 hours duration. The pain was still active at the time of evaluation.Queen of Hearts:You can see that the Queen is most concerned with the ST depression in V2 and V3The physician activated ...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - March 31, 2024 Category: Cardiology Authors: Pendell Source Type: blogs

Lessons for a doctor on the Ski Patrol
Is the scene safe? This is the first thing that you, as a member of the National Ski Patrol, need to ask and assess when coming upon a scene. As a doctor, I can tell you: they do not teach you this in med school. When becoming a doctor, you learn how the body works Read more… Lessons for a doctor on the Ski Patrol originally appeared in (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 30, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Source Type: blogs

Investigating the Primary Cilium: Q & A With Xuecai Ge
Credit: Courtesy of Dr. Xuecai Ge. The brain is a large and complex organ, but some very small structures guide its development. Xuecai Ge, Ph.D., an associate professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), has devoted her career to understanding one of these structures called the primary cilium. In an interview, Dr. Ge shared how her childhood experience inspired her to study science and what makes the primary cilium fascinating. Q: How did you first become interested in science? A: When I was a little kid, my mom was a primary care doctor, and I saw her treat patients...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - March 27, 2024 Category: Research Authors: Chrissa Chverchko Tags: Being a Scientist Cells Cellular Processes Profiles Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: Weird Theology
Now we say goodbye to Asaph, and start what was evidently originally a new hymnal. " Gittith " is probably a musical instrument, but it could be a tune. The meaning is unknown. Anway, whenever these were composed, they aren ' t monotheistic. In psalm 84, Yahweh is the " God of gods " in verse 7, and otherwise the " Lord of hosts, " referring to an assemblage of god over which Yahweh is supreme. Psalm 85 is another of those that refers to some unspecified time in which the nation is afflicted and God seems to have withdrawn his favor. It does not seem to refer to the Babylonian exile, however, because the people seem s...
Source: Stayin' Alive - March 24, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

A doctor ’ s journey: from student to healer, facing a mentor ’ s illness
I had a teacher in my third year of med school. His name was Dr. T. He taught us pediatrics. At that time, he was the head of the department of pediatrics in the busiest teaching hospital in our city, where I was working. Every day, hundreds of children from far-flung areas are referred to Read more… A doctor’s journey: from student to healer, facing a mentor’s illness originally appeared in (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 20, 2024 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs