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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

POLICY

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...

Why cataract surgical treatment is a lot more challenging compared to it must be

Eye surgical treatment is a fragile organisation. It includes running within an orb the dimension of a big marble to get rid of a cataract or fix a retinal detachment. Not just is fantastic eye-hand sychronisation a must, yet likewise an understanding of the myriad various other clinical concerns in the senior populace most looking...

Let’s discuss weapons as a well being disaster

Within the lengthy weeks since Valentine’s Day 2018, when these 17 college students have been killed in a mass taking pictures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty, justified outrage has flowed from all corners of society. In New York, highschool college students have marched via Manhattan streets. On Capitol Hill, others have protested...

5 causes to get entangled in organized drugs

The next are meant to encourage to medical college students and residents to be taught extra about organized drugs. Whether or not it's on the nationwide, state, county, or specialty stage, there are quite a few societies with alternatives for contribution. 1. To drag again the curtain. Many physicians are innately curious and wish...

The unjustified prosecution of doctors is not special

Dr. Pramela Ganji had actually simply completed her lunch when she was informed that the appellate court had actually turned around as well as left her sentence. In the beginning, she really did not think it. This entire experience had actually been unique. Dr. Ganji, a 68- year-old well-respected clinical physician as well as wedded...

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