Category: Medical News

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Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

It can be difficult to care for patients night and day for weeks and months without hearing a word of thanks or a single expression of gratitude. ...
Giving Tuesday—Wednesday—Thursday…

Giving Tuesday—Wednesday—Thursday…

  For the past six years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Giving Tuesday, a “global day of giving.” Following on the hee ...
Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

When you think of the doctors who have to work on Thanksgiving, you might expect to find a group of disgruntled professionals bemoaning the fact t ...
Thanksgiving Foods that Doctors avoid (and why)

Thanksgiving Foods that Doctors avoid (and why)

For some doctors, Thanksgiving may be an exercise in “Do as I say, not as I do.” They counsel their patients to navigate the annual food fest in a ...
Halloween Night Stories That Landed People in the ER

Halloween Night Stories That Landed People in the ER

  Halloween may have a well-deserved reputation as “fright night” when it comes to costumes and parties, but you haven’t seen anything unt ...
Do Doctors Make Better Serial Killers?

Do Doctors Make Better Serial Killers?

Have you have ever asked yourself, “Do doctors make better serial killers?” No? Well, that’s a shame because you may have missed a new career oppo ...
What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

What You Need to Know About America’s New Epidemic: Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, is reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. As the baby boomer population ages, there will be ...
Does Resident Pay Accommodate Medical School Debt?: 2017 Salary Report

Does Resident Pay Accommodate Medical School Debt?: 2017 Salary Report

The Medscape 2017 Resident Salary and Debt Report has been released and it finds that the average resident salary has increased by $1800 over the ...
New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

New Requirement: Mandatory Opioid Prescription Training

Beginning in January of 2018, all doctors in Georgia will be required to take three hours of continuing medical education on opioid prescription t ...
Sensitive Medical Mobile Software is Not Immune to High-Risk Malware

Sensitive Medical Mobile Software is Not Immune to High-Risk Malware

We are all well aware of the insidious danger posed by cyber threats that are launched from the dark corners of the globe - but did you know that ...
How to Manage Stress When Working the Night Shift

How to Manage Stress When Working the Night Shift

Whether you are a medical resident or a nursing student, eventually you are going to have to work the night shift. Working overnights carries its ...
Compensation Report: Is Physician Compensation Equality Improving?

Compensation Report: Is Physician Compensation Equality Improving?

There are pieces of good news and bad news in the 2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report based on surveys from 19,000 physicians in 27 specialtie ...
6 Best Study Snacks for Optimal Retention

6 Best Study Snacks for Optimal Retention

It’s finally summer and time to get outside in the warm sun, stick your toes in the sand, and run around like you’re a kid again. Oh wait, you have to ...
You know you’re in Medical School when….

You know you’re in Medical School when….

If you are in medical school you are probably bleary-eyed, exhausted and isolated from the outside world. You don’t know what the latest movies are, ...
25 Items Doctors Typically Pack for Vacation

25 Items Doctors Typically Pack for Vacation

When you pack for a vacation you probably load up on SPF 15 (or higher), hand sanitizer (pocket bac, floating pac), tissues, and ibuprofen. That’s a g ...
Earth Day: Why the March for Science Matters in Medicine

Earth Day: Why the March for Science Matters in Medicine

Regardless of our personal politics, as physicians and scientists, we can all agree that research and the pursuit of advanced science benefit mank ...
The Many Faces Behind the #GiveVax Initiative

The Many Faces Behind the #GiveVax Initiative

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since BoardVitals partnered with Vaccine Ambassadors to kick off our first philanthropic initiative: #G ...
Medical Marijuana: Current Status and CME Requirements

Medical Marijuana: Current Status and CME Requirements

There has been much cheering about the fact that medical marijuana is now being legalized, but where do we really stand? The answer is that it all ...
The Frequent Roadblocks, Detours & Cost Overruns Caused by EHRs

The Frequent Roadblocks, Detours & Cost Overruns Caused by EHRs

The technology that was initially designed to help physicians and improve patient care is now an enormous burden to those same physicians and may ...
10 Extraordinary Doctors of Color and Their Profound Contributions to Medicine

10 Extraordinary Doctors of Color and Their Profound Contributions to Medicine

As we celebrate Doctors' Day 2017, it’s time for a story of firsts. We have written about the seminal developments of physicians in the 19th centu ...
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