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Saturday, July 21, 2018

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Stop the war against patients with intractable pain

An open letter to doctors still prescribing opioid medication when necessary: Thank you so much for standing up for us pain patients. My chronic pain comes from a genetic connective tissue disorder (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), so there is no treatment or cure for my slow, but relentless, physical deterioration as the collagen holding my body together...

Forget what you’ve heard. Direct primary care is here to stay.

Much has been written in recent weeks about the failure of direct primary care giant and pioneer Qliance. Much of the conversation has examined the reasons for their closing and the negative impact it will have on the direct primary care movement. Questions have been raised about the longevity of the movement, with many...

Are pharma gifts to doctors a red herring?

Physicians are influenced by marketing. That's no surprise. So are most consumers, as evidenced by television and radio commercials, billboards, pop up ads and targeted ads for drugs on your computer screen. Big Pharma markets not only to physicians, but also directly to consumers. In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Dr. Nicole Van Gronigen made...

Health reform: It’s time for Congress to grow up and do their jobs

Health – /helTH/ – The state of being free from illness or injury Care – /ker/ – The provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, and protection of someone or something. System – /’sistəm/ – A set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network. It’s not keeping us Healthy,...

Health reform should simplify our health system. Here are some ideas.

We are a nation divided. Our two major political parties agree on essentially nothing. Republicans cannot agree even amongst themselves how to proceed on health care reform. It is demoralizing that even though U.S. health care has sunken to last among developed nations, our elected leaders are unable to envision or agree upon...

Physician spouse speaks out against dangers of prescription opioids

The impact of the opioid crisis struck home within the Missouri physician community on Dec. 15, 2014. That’s the day when, just two months shy of his 30th birthday, Derek succumbed to an opioid overdose. The news was devastating for his mother, Kelly O’Leary, a longtime volunteer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society...

When your very first food allergy response occurs airborne

Can you visualize flying residence from a household trip as well as having a novice anaphylactic response airborne? Did you recognize that airline companies are not called for to equip their airplanes with simple auto-injectors that any type of grown-up or kid could run? Francine's family members was flying back residence from trip on American...

Don’t underestimate the facility of contact

Many months have handed for the reason that spring day after I was hit with the information from my yearly mammogram, however these typewritten phrases are ceaselessly etched in my reminiscence: "The density seems higher in left breast." My physician comforted me with statistics exhibiting that mammograms aren't 100 p.c correct — however she...

Limiting entry to weapons is probably not the perfect answer to the current disaster

Lower than one yr in the past, on an early fall night in Las Vegas, 59 individuals have been killed on the out of doors Harvest music pageant. A single shooter injured lots of extra, utilizing firearms bought by lawful channels. There have been many mass shootings in our nation, earlier than and since,...

Prescribed drugs are killing college students and the tutorial system

The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention stories that 63,632 people died in 2016 on account of drug overdose. Amongst these, 66 % died from opioid overdose. The statistics are derived from in-depth analysis that was carried out by the analysis institute in 2016. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention warns that...

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