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The brand new aspirin pointers: The media does a disservice to sufferers

A lot media consideration has been paid to the brand new pointers from American Faculty of Cardiology/American Coronary heart Affiliation (ACC/AHA) on the first prevention of heart problems. Primarily based on new scientific trial knowledge, ACC/AHA now not recommends that wholesome adults with out heart problems -- emphasis on with out heart problems...

Why aren’t you treating opioid dependancy?

Our neighborhood had certainly one of “these” suppliers — a midlevel who was the native ache individual. Should you had ache, go to her. She would write you for something you would need and extra. It’s unclear if she was unscrupulous or simply inept. However final yr, the DEA lastly found out what...

Nurses are placing. The place are the physicians?

The U.S. well being care "system" is totally and completely damaged. In accordance with the World Well being Group (WHO), the U.S. system ranks 37th on this planet, all whereas spending dramatically extra on well being care than different rich international locations. Tens of tens of millions stay with none medical health insurance...

In case your baby is ever prescribed an opioid, learn this submit first

What if I instructed you that your adolescent baby might contract a illness that may by no means be cured, however solely maintained? That it will be a lifelong battle that would change their character, compromise their potential and values, destroy their relationships and have a long-term detrimental impact on their general and...

Medicare for all doesn’t appear to be single payer in the remainder of the world

Latest polls present a majority of People help Medicare for all, however few appear to appreciate that no different system on this planet operates like the present single payer proposals in Congress. Lately, I addressed the idea of single-payer well being care, with Cuba's system for example. At the moment I am writing extra...

In a single-payer system, who might be doing the rationing?

One of many arguments made in opposition to adopting single-payer well being care on this nation is that it could “result in rationing.” This assumes that we fortunate individuals within the U.S. have limitless entry to no matter well being care we'd like and are prone to shedding it. This argument got here...

What volunteering throughout a disaster taught this medical pupil

"Have been you on the hurricane emails this weekend?" This was not the query I anticipated to start out the week. I got here to Raleigh, North Carolina to spend a part of my fourth 12 months of medical college as particular assistant to Dr. Mandy Cohen, the secretary of the Division of...

What do organized crime and well being care have in widespread?

Throughout faculty and medical college, my summer season employment acquainted me with members of organized crime households. Now, reflecting on my full profession as a major care clinician, geriatrician, and researcher on well being care supply enchancment, I've found that a number of insights from organized crime might information medical professionals' responses to...

Physicians and sufferers should work collectively to enhance well being care

Based on Wikipedia, a livestock guardian canine is a sort of pastoral canine bred for the aim of defending livestock from predators. If solely our medical doctors had these noble creatures to guard them from the predators of the world, to alert them when these involved in solely the "backside line" entered the...

The place is the nurses’ lounge?

In case you have labored within the hospital setting for any size of time, you probably are conscious of the physicians' lounge. It’s the protected area the place the hard-working medical employees can escape to catch a break or seize a sizzling beverage. The physicians' lounge is completely vital. Medical employees members want...


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