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My brother, a doctor, died. Might I’ve performed extra?

Healers, scientists, leaders — these are all phrases that we equate with being a doctor. As we spend our years if not many years in coaching, we attempt to change into all of those parts. However if you miss one thing — the small particulars, the nuances of a historical past and these...

ACL accidents in middle-age athletes

During the last 20 years, bodily health as a way to enhance total well being has elevated among the many over-40 set. That is nice, proper? Sure, completely. Athletes who stay lively as they age do a greater job than non-athletes in retaining lean muscle mass. Additionally they present improved bone density, bone...

Do opioid contracts hurt the doctor-patient relationship?

Michael Kirsch, MD | Situations | October 10, 2018 A contract is an settlement stipulating the rights and obligations of the signatories. Generally, a contract is consulted when a dispute arises. When all is continuing swimmingly, the contract stays dormant in a file drawer or in a digital file. On the whole, first rate individuals resolve variations...

The choice to not vaccinate is pushed by concern and misinformation

I used to be shopping the web in the future and got here throughout a photograph of a bunch of ladies who appeared educated and influential. They had been sporting blue T-shirts with claims that vaccines trigger autoimmune ailments, seizures, ADHD or consideration deficit hyperactivity dysfunction, studying disabilities, demise, autism, sudden toddler demise...

A reminder that science isn’t settled

Science is in a relentless state of flux. Theories are put forth to elucidate pure phenomena, primarily based on the very best information of the day. These theories are examined. In the event that they accurately predict future observations, the theories change into extra credible. If, nonetheless, these theories fail to foretell precisely, they...

With rising weight problems, microbiomes tip the dimensions

Human beings have grappled with weight problems for 1000's of years. Greek thinker and doctor Galen described “dangerous humors” as the reason for weight problems and prescribed low-calorie meals, massages, baths, greens and garlic to his sufferers to assist them slim down. Within the 18th century, William Banting efficiently misplaced weight following a low-carb...

It is the doctor’s job to think about worst-case eventualities

I noticed two sufferers with a chief grievance of bubbles of their urine this month. One middle-aged girl had eaten some wild mushrooms she was fairly positive she had recognized appropriately, however as soon as her urine turned bubbly just a few days later, she got here in to ensure her kidneys have been...

Don’t log off on fats acceptance. Don’t normalize weight problems.

I can not get behind fats acceptance, or higher said in medical lingo as “normalizing weight problems.” As a doctor and as somebody who has been overweight or morbidly overweight my grownup life, I do know first hand what it’s wish to hate my physique and really feel ashamed of it. I nonetheless...

No, the flu shot doesn’t trigger the flu

Does the flu shot trigger the flu? Let me inform you, for sure, that the flu shot doesn't provide the flu. That is maybe one of the vital widespread misconceptions I hear as a doctor. Individuals completely swear by it. I’ve even had individuals inform me that relations bought the flu shot after which died...

Kids of warfare: inherited bereavement

The youngsters of survivors are necessary to the Holocaust story.  The youngsters are the way forward for the previous.  For a time, it appeared that nobody can be left to create a future.  That historical past has been so rigorously, lovingly chronicled.  It should be preserved.  Whether it is preserved and instructed, the chance...

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