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Being a mother doesn’t make you a medical skilled

As a mother to 2 little ladies, I perceive the lure of on-line boards. With so many accessible instruments — together with Google, Instagram, and on-line help teams like Fb teams — earlier than a father or mother brings their youngster to the physician, they may inevitably first submit their inquiry on-line. They submit...

The period of opioid-free surgical procedure has arrived

As we comply with the nationwide opioid epidemic, with its larger than 5 deaths per hour from opioid overdoses, the main target is shifting to strategies for limiting a person’s publicity to those medication. For many of us, our first contact with these extremely addictive medicines is after surgical procedure. Research now reveal that...

The existential advantages of ginger ale

On a curiously heat morning final February, the minister arrived at my childhood house to information my father to the opposite aspect. When he approached the bedside the place all of us have been gathered round with the Eagles Pandora radio buzzing within the background, my dad emerged from a semi-conscious state and...

How do you see psychosis?

When you're not a psychological well being skilled, your publicity to psychosis might come by means of a wide range of channels. Chances are you'll know somebody with a psychotic dysfunction; you'll have a psychotic dysfunction your self. You will have taken an introductory class on psychology in highschool or school, and you...

My religion in wholesome life-style decisions is shaken

This should be my eighth most cancers scare. (No, I actually don’t endure extreme testing.) A long time in the past, I’d famous a probably regular discovering however dropped it after getting no response at subspecialist visits. Lately, following pertinent CME, I requested once more and the doctor bit. You'll be able to...

A younger mom’s shut name with opioid dependence

A visitor column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, unique to KevinMD.com. Each doctor takes the Hippocratic oath and guarantees to “do no hurt.” Within the face of the present opioid epidemic, this consists of defending our sufferers from dependence and habit, together with those that are affected by debilitating acute and persistent ache. Typically this...

An orthopedic surgeon’s tackle the e-scooter craze

Various main cities have seen shared e-scooters, or electrical scooters, take over their streets. It is definitely standard with the riders, however it's creating waves with plenty of critics as properly. In Portland, Oregon, there are 4 corporations trialing the scooters over a several-month interval.  Driving round my metropolis, I discover that we're...

How and why to deal with sleep disturbance from melancholy

One of many points of melancholy that’s notably tough is the sleep disturbance which accompanies it and sometimes continues after the standard signs of melancholy have lastly gotten higher. When studied within the laboratory, the sleep of depressed individual is brief, shallow (with much less deep slow-wave sleep), and often interrupted by awakenings....

Medical testing is fraught with pitfalls

I'm continuously requested by sufferers to “run some exams to verify nothing is flawed.” This makes quite a lot of sense on the floor however is mindless as a doctor. Why? As a result of testing with out a context or a medical query is nonsensical. Let’s speak about why. How medical doctors assume Research...

A story of two opioid addicts

There’s no disputing that the opioid disaster has change into a public well being emergency in the US. And never a day goes by when well being care suppliers don’t encounter some side of this epidemic. Far too usually, the point out of dependancy spurns photographs of homelessness, back-alley offers and crime. Whereas...


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