As a pre-medical student, I received advice from a mentor that I’ll never forget: “If you’re smart enough to get into medicine, you should probably do something else, because medicine is tough.” I was floored; I thought that my mentor’s advice had been colored by the fact that he was tired of the vagaries of […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 BrainScope today announced its second consecutive nomination for the 2018 Annual Prix Galien USA Awards for “Best Medical Technology” product. Its flagship BrainScope One product is a multi-modal, comprehensive, handheld capability to help clinicians objectively and rapidly assess and triage head injured patients directly at the point of care. BrainScope’s innovative technology […]Continue Reading ...
July 30, 2018 Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization, an advanced and minimally invasive method to treat liver tumors without surgery. This procedure is used to treat patients who are not surgical candidates, but who have primary liver cancer or metastatic colon cancer. By directly targeting the tumor, Y-90 radioembolization reduces […]Continue Reading ...
July 20, 2018 AVITA Medical today announced that it expanded its management team in the commercial, legal and medical affairs functions to support the planned U.S. launch of the RECELL® Autologous Cell Harvesting Device in the treatment of burns. Joining AVITA Medical are Donna Shiroma, General Counsel; Terry Bromley, Vice President, Commercial Operations; and Debbie […]Continue Reading ...
July 18, 2018 In a new study led by Keele University researchers found discharge against medical advice as the strongest predictor of 30-day unplanned readmissions in heart attack patients. While only a small number of patients choose to discharge against medical advice following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), these patients are twice as likely to be […]Continue Reading ...
July 17, 2018 Emergency room visits for yoga injuries have increased 70% in the past five years for over 36 million Americans who practice yoga. To make yoga safer for everyone and to prevent yoga-related injuries, Loren Fishman, MD, has launched YIP-;Yoga Injury Prevention (YIP.Guru), a searchable interactive web site. This safety tool is the […]Continue Reading ...
Fear of dismissal or of losing their authorisation keeps medical doctors trapped in substance use disorders, and instead of seeking help they attempt self-treatment. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University. It is just as difficult for an individual medical doctor to ask for help with his or her substance use disorder […]Continue Reading ...
This May 23, 2017 file photo shows GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex, a medicine made from the marijuana plant but without THC. U.S. health regulators on Monday, June 25, 2018, approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization […]Continue Reading ...
July 31, 2018 Medical professionals have a duty of care to relieve suffering and save lives. Although they will occasionally make mistakes, it is rare that someone deliberately participates in wrongdoing. But there are times when carrying out what is perceived as ‘good’ work can end up supporting something bad – a situation known as […]Continue Reading ...
At what point does a fever or stomachache become a medical emergency? If you slice your finger with a knife, or you are having the worst headache you’ve ever had, should you seek emergency care? How do you know? The following is advice for how to handle common emergency medical conditions. This section does not […]Continue Reading ...
On the phone, Ilana Yurkiewicz, MD, listened as a doctor she didn’t know relayed her father’s status: the code lasted 20 minutes, nine electric shocks were administered, six ribs were broken, and, most importantly, he was alive. The conversation thrust Yurkiewicz, who is currently a Stanford fellow in hematology and oncology, into a new role: […]Continue Reading ...
July 16, 2018 Medical school graduates who attended community college are more likely to select family medicine for their residency training and to be from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine, new UC Davis Health research shows. Published in the Annals of Family Medicine, the results lead the study authors to recommend strengthening medical school outreach […]Continue Reading ...
July 13, 2018 BIDMC Research Briefs showcase groundbreaking scientific advances that are transforming medical care. A major goal of hospitals is to prevent unplanned readmissions of patients after they are discharged. A new study reveals that the preventability of readmissions changes over time: readmissions within the first week after discharge are often preventable by the […]Continue Reading ...
New York state is now allowing anyone prescribed an opioid to request medical marijuana instead. The state’s Department of Health announced details of the new policy Thursday. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says medical marijuana has been shown to be an effective pain treatment that doesn’t carry the risk of addiction that comes with opioids. […]Continue Reading ...
Two Stanford medical students, Razina Aziz-Bose and Ritika Dutta, have been named medical research fellows by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowship provides a grant of $43,000 to promising MD, DVM and DDS students so they can spend a year conducting biomedical research. Both Aziz-Bose and Dutta will conduct research at Stanford. This year, […]Continue Reading ...
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