Category: Medical News

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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 [...]
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 [...]
It’s Official, Burnout is a Disease

It’s Official, Burnout is a Disease

It’s official: burnout is recognized as a disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) insisted that burnout should be part of the International C [...]
Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

Pharmacists: Do You Know Your Rights to Refuse?

This past summer, two incidents shined a harsh light on pharmacists who refused to fill prescriptions on moral grounds. Although they had very dif [...]
The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

The Rising Rate of STDs: A Public Health Crisis?

As a physician, of course you know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, did you know that the rate of STDs in the US is climbing s [...]
Healthcare Advancements You May See in 2019

Healthcare Advancements You May See in 2019

It happens every year at this time; various media outlets publish reviews from the past year and predictions for the future. Some are boring, some [...]
The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

The Financially Toxic Cost of Fighting Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is the worst thing a patient can hear - until they start fighting it. Now a well-publicized study in the American Journal of Me [...]
5 Nurses Who Are Making A Difference

5 Nurses Who Are Making A Difference

Nursing is a profession that takes hard work, dedication, and a strong sense of empathy. We are inspired daily working with individuals around the [...]
Physician Shortages: Where They Are & The Most Needed Specialties

Physician Shortages: Where They Are & The Most Needed Specialties

It’s well known that there is a physician shortage looming in America. It’s estimated that the US could be short as many as 120,000 physicians by 2030 [...]
Why Patient Education & Health Literacy Is Important

Why Patient Education & Health Literacy Is Important

There is a fine difference between health education and health literacy but it can make all the difference in the health of your patients and thei [...]
First They Were Dead, Then They Weren’t

First They Were Dead, Then They Weren’t

They say nothing is certain but death and taxes. But as you may have experienced, is death certain? Some patients die and then come back again. Wh [...]
Why Would a Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctor Commit Suicide?

Why Would a Seemingly Well-Adjusted Doctor Commit Suicide?

We all know them: the high performing, high volume physicians who seem to be in control, driven, engaged, and highly motivated. They may be physic [...]
Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Developments in Identifying Potential Root Causes of Autism

Recently scientists made several interesting discoveries about autism - particularly the ways in which new information can be found. The findings [...]
The Development of Vaccines Through the Years

The Development of Vaccines Through the Years

When it comes to populations, disease runs rampant, influenced by location, climate, and access to care. As time progressed, scientists worked diligen [...]
Telemedicine: The Demand Is Here, Are You Ready?

Telemedicine: The Demand Is Here, Are You Ready?

Depending on where you work, you may already have access to telemedicine applications in your practice. If not, you may want to push your administ [...]
Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

The sad and scary truth is: 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Over the next 30 years that number is expected to nearly tr [...]
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