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The issue with first-person reporting of unproven interventions

Houston Chronicle reporter Craig Hlavaty just lately handled readers to a first-person account of getting an intravenous (IV) vitamin infusion inside a van parked outdoors his home. The article, “Feeling the drip, drip, drip of the cellular IV craze,” associated how a needle was inserted into his arm, “simply the place a tattooed lightning bolt strikes.” Hlavaty...

Medical doctors must prepared the ground on divestment from fossil fuels

Within the latest weeks we’ve seen frequent headlines alerting individuals across the nation to harmful warmth waves.  Physicians and nurses see these headlines and the human outcomes of the heatwaves within the type of warmth sickness, individuals burdened with lung illnesses and affected by deteriorating air high quality, and a spread of particular...

The double-edged energy of the medicines we prescribe

My affected person, a rugged sixty 12 months outdated with massively muscular forearms, grey chest hair on the V of his denim shirt, and a voice that urged years of liquor and unfiltered cigarettes, lowered his voice and leaned ahead. “I’m not normally frightened of something, however for 3 nights now, ever since I...

The opposite facet of Suboxone

So much has been written about Suboxone, the buprenorphine remedy drug. For a lot of, Suboxone acts as an efficient treatment to deal with opioid dependancy. For others, it’s a highly-valued avenue drug that's generally diverted and misused. To know and acknowledge the darker facet of Suboxone we have now to look again...

Emergency care protection denial insurance policies put lives in danger

A visitor column by the American School of Emergency Physicians, unique to KevinMD.com. Emergency medical care in america is a novel success story. Born from navy ways, emergency drugs has grown exponentially in measurement and class from its early days. What was as soon as a patchwork of impressed professionals cobbled collectively at a second’s...

Ought to I or shouldn’t I? The dilemmas confronted by the chronically unwell.

After a few years of being principally housebound by continual sickness (which incorporates continual ache), listed here are just a few of the dilemmas I’ve confronted time and again. I’m assured that I’m not alone in my “ought to I/shouldn’t I?” world. Do I settle for an invite from a buddy to get collectively...

Well being care wants extra doctor CEOs

If Atul Gawande’s first week as CEO of a well being care startup was something like mine, I hope he is ready to get away from all of it and luxuriate in a very stress-free weekend. He could have earned it. After Gawande was named to move the three way partnership between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan,...

A case for paying docs extra

Partaking in an financial dialog in regards to the typical compensation of a doctor leads one to consider that docs are well-to-do. Within the minds of most residents, school-tuition board members and even native neighbors, should you’re a doctor the presumption is that you're economically affluent, perhaps even wealthy. This sociological assumption most...

Balancing stewardship and entitlement in well being care

Right now’s information is filled with commentary about work necessities for Medicaid. Is figure a prerequisite for well being care or is well being a prerequisite for work? To not complicate issues, however can we even agree on what well being care is? I don’t suppose we will, and it largely falls again on...

Medicare’s historic proposal to vary the way it pays physicians

The phrase “historic” is usually utilized by PR professionals to hype one thing that's, effectively, fairly run-of-the-mill.  They determine that nobody goes to learn a information launch that says “ proposes small change that basically received’t make a lot of a distinction.”  The issue is that when one thing is finished that basically...


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