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The advancing definition of the body mass index

A current newspaper article in the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA) advises me that great deals of points in our lives are altering nowadays, not the least which is the form of our bodies. Oh, my. This aging point isn't really so simple, which is actually the message behind Rita Rubin's prompt...

Influenza in youngsters: decreasing the loss of life price

Christopher Johnson, MD | Circumstances | Might three, 2018 A current article and accompanying commentary within the journal Pediatrics describe what we presently learn about youngsters who've died from influenza over the previous decade or extra. The Facilities for Illness Management (CDC) has collected details about this for the reason that 2003-2004 influenza season. In that first report, there have been 153 deaths....

Antidepressant use and the climbing charge of the suicide

It's not clear whether or not Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have been getting drug remedy for despair. What is evident is that suicide within the U.S. has by no means been larger at the same time as the usage of SSRI antidepressants has additionally by no means been larger. One in each eight American adults just...

The autumn of the digital rectal examination

Skeptical Scalpel, MD | Situations | April 16, 2018 For nearly 20 years, the worth of the digital rectal examination (DRE), a very long time staple of the whole examination of the trauma affected person, has been questioned. Performing a rectal examination on all trauma sufferers is now not advocated aside from just a few particular indications. As...

Why weight problems charges proceed to climb. And what may be achieved to cease it.

Two years in the past, a lot ado was made about what seemed to be a decline in weight problems charges amongst 2- to 5-year-olds, a discovering based mostly on a nationwide research of fewer than 1,000 kids that age. Nonetheless, subsequent analyses have proven the decline to be transient at greatest. The variety of chubby, overweight...

A pediatrician’s therapeutic spirit: treating depressed, anxious, and suicidal teenagers

I had not one, however two suicidal teen sufferers immediately. That is solely someday after I had an eight-year-old suicidal affected person come to see me. Three weeks in the past, a 17-year-old feminine walked in, she had hung herself in her closet one month earlier — saved solely by the well timed...

The U.S. is failing at psychological well being care

Linda Girgis, MD | Situations | June 13, 2018 The place I follow, the method of referring a affected person struggling a psychological sickness is kind of infuriating. The wait to get in to see a psychiatrist or psychologist may be months all of the whereas sufferers are struggling. Worse but, with sure insurances, there are simply...

Arthritis Treatment: Tibiofemoral Osteoarthritis, Diagnosis and Treatment

The most common presentation of osteoarthritis of the knee (OAK) is involvement of the tibiofemoral joint, the space between the femur (upper leg bone) and the tibia (the larger of the two lower leg bones.) These are the two surface areas that contain the largest amount of hyaline cartilage inside the knee. As mentioned earlier, hyaline...

A cardiac evaluation before initiating treatment for GERD

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 60-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-week history of substernal chest pain. The pain is dull, nonradiating, and unrelated to activities. Sometimes the pain is worse after eating spicy foods and can be occasionally triggered by emotional stress. She...

Gin Soaked Raisins for Arthritis?

Different versions of this remedy have been thrown around for decades and there are differing opinions on how many raisins should be consumed daily to help relieve pain in arthritis. Despite numerous variations of this home remedy, many have claimed of its effectiveness. The use of flaxseed paste and charcoal also proves helpful for...


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