Category: Medical News

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NIH Updates Guidelines for the Treatment of COVID-19

NIH Updates Guidelines for the Treatment of COVID-19

In a March 24 YouTube video, Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen, a family physician in Michigan, demonstrates how to wipe down your groceries to avoid potentia [...]
How Optimal Team Practice Improves Patient Care & Makes the Physician-PA Team More Effective

How Optimal Team Practice Improves Patient Care & Makes the Physician-PA Team More Effective

Optimal Team Practice - sounds like a pretty straightforward, understandable phrase that all of us in healthcare should be able to get behind. Medicin [...]
Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine

Though they practice in different cities and clinical areas, Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford and Dr. Tamika Cross have four things in common. First, amon [...]
3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

3 Steps You Can Take to Provide More Accessible Healthcare  

When patients negatively review their U.S. health providers, most cite their clinicians’ poor bedside manner or the front desk staff’s rude custom [...]
Work Risks and COVID-19

Work Risks and COVID-19

As American COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, the most recent CDC reports and breakdowns on who is most at risk for COVID-19 show that four [...]
COVID-19 and Persons of Color: What Our Pandemic Reveals about American Health Inequities

COVID-19 and Persons of Color: What Our Pandemic Reveals about American Health Inequities

The American death tally from COVID-19 (140,600+ as of 7/21/20) now exceeds that from World War I or from Pearl Harbor, September 11, the Korean a [...]
Medical Training in the Time of Coronavirus

Medical Training in the Time of Coronavirus

The world has changed. COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of normalcy worldwide. Medical training during coronavirus has not been spared either. [...]
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, it’s time for a story of firsts. We have written about the seminal developments of physicians in the 19th century that us [...]
Prescribing Food as Medicine to Treat Patients

Prescribing Food as Medicine to Treat Patients

We all know that eating nutritious foods is one important part of living a healthy life. While “let food be thy medicine” is a quote often misattr [...]
BoardVitals Celebrates 250,000 Vaccines

BoardVitals Celebrates 250,000 Vaccines

In the spring of 2016, BoardVitals launched its #GiveVax initiative with noted vaccine charity Vaccine Ambassadors. The name was a play on “giving bac [...]
What Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Opioid Epidemic

What Healthcare Providers Should Know About the Opioid Epidemic

From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose. Around 68% of those deaths in 2017 involved an opioid like heroin or i [...]
Why Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Why Are Scrubs Usually Green or Blue?

Have you ever wondered why green or blue scrubs are usually worn in the operating room? While this may seem insignificant, this practice can actua [...]
Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

Why Do We Need Opioid CME Courses?

It’s no secret that the opioid epidemic has been growing exponentially in America since the drug’s introduction during World War I. Between an initial [...]
How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

How Physicians Can Help Stop the Opioid Epidemic

In the US, 130 people die every day from opioids alone. Since 1999, the country has seen three separate waves of opioid overdose deaths that have kill [...]
Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

Talking to Patients About Opioid Addiction

The opioid crisis has affected thousands of individuals in the United States. Due to increasing rates of opioid addiction, it is more important th [...]
Are Doctors Addicted to Prescribing Opioids?

Are Doctors Addicted to Prescribing Opioids?

Addiction to opioids is a national epidemic, yet public discourse does not recognize that it is a multi-faceted problem. On the one hand, up to 1 [...]
How to Address the Ongoing Battle with Opioid Abuse

How to Address the Ongoing Battle with Opioid Abuse

Even as physicians work to prescribe opioids in an effective, educated manner- the river of past, unabated opioid prescribing will continue to cou [...]
A Surgical Tech’s Visit to Mexico City to Witness Smile Train’s Local Programs

A Surgical Tech’s Visit to Mexico City to Witness Smile Train’s Local Programs

1 in every 700 babies is born with a cleft lip and/or palate. Smile Train is a children's charity that helps children with untreated clefts get th [...]
Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

Should Empathy Be a Factor in Medical School Admissions?

You've earned a high GPA and you've hit your target scores on the MCAT. The medical school of your dreams should be almost a guarantee, right? But [...]
Auto Brewery Syndrome: Drunk Without a Drink

Auto Brewery Syndrome: Drunk Without a Drink

If you are a beer lover, you're likely always seeking out the best new brews to quench your thirst for barley and hops. But for those living with [...]
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