Saint Augustine called patience the companion of wisdom, but did he ever treat an argumentative rosacea patient who wants to bring her drooling Chihuahua into the exam room for comfort? Or did he ever juggle a full-time career with the physical and emotional needs of a spouse and children? Or balance both a medical practice […]Continue Reading ...
Just sign here. How many times a day are we asked to do this? “Just sign here.” “Just put down your license number.” “We need a stamp with your doctor’s info on it.” “Give us your NPI.” “Initial here, here, and here.” If we took the time to read all the things we’re signing, we […]Continue Reading ...
Section through a zebrafish heart after injury. Cardiomyocytes of the external heart wall are shown in blue. The regenerated tissue visible at the bottom of the image contains some green-stained cardiomyocytes, indicating their origin in the internal part of the heart (red) and their conversion to cells of the myocardial wall. Credit: CNIC Some animals, […]Continue Reading ...
Micrograph showing a lymph node invaded by ductal breast carcinoma, with extension of the tumour beyond the lymph node. Credit: Nephron/Wikipedia Cleveland Clinic researchers have published findings in Nature Communications on a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer – triple-negative breast cancer – to thrive. Hormone therapy for […]Continue Reading ...
A nurse who called law enforcement on a patient out of concern that she could harm her newborn infant could be a sign of a wider problem related to provider education about post-partum depression, experts said. According to Kaiser Health News, a California woman sought care at a women’s clinic to discuss options for treating […]Continue Reading ...
While coordinated care has been a goal of government health agencies and the Institute of Medicine, it doesn’t always happen. One government health agency said, “Current healthcare systems are often disjointed, and processes vary among and between primary care sites and specialty sites.” A team approach can improve the coordination of care and there is […]Continue Reading ...
Child and a mother doing a test. The persons are not part of the study. Credit: Terje Falck Ytter An ability to integrate information from different sensory modalities is important for infants’ development and for their perception of the environment. A new study suggests that infants who pay little attention to synchronous sights and sounds […]Continue Reading ...
As most nurses certainly are aware, this year’s flu season is exceptional. It has surged earlier than in previous years, and as of mid-January is widespread across all 50 states. There has been a significant wave of flu cases in doctors’ offices and hospitals across the country, affecting everyone from children to the elderly. Emergency […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury. The results are a step closer to the goal of treating human heart […]Continue Reading ...
The field of neurorehabilitation is burgeoning, explained David Putrino, PhD, director of rehabilitation innovation at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, during an exclusive interview with MedPage Today. He breaks down — from active-engagement to neuromodulation and robotics — everything providers should know when working with patients recovering from neurological damage, and research […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: UC Berkeley Haas Charities often emphasize the desperation and dependence of those they assist—as in heart-tugging videos of starving children in Africa. Yet a focus on helplessness may change how we choose to help those in need, and not necessarily for the better, according to research by UC Berkeley Haas assistant professor Juliana Schroeder. […]Continue Reading ...
Mouse neurons (purple) with their nuclei (blue) and primary cilia (green). Credit: Yi Wang, Vaisse Lab It used to be that everyone knew that you are born with all the brain cells you’ll ever have. Then UC San Francisco’s Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Ph.D., and other neuroscientists discovered in birds and mice that stem cells in certain […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could potentially identify smokers at high risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Note that central airway branch variants, which are easily detected with standard clinical CT, were associated with higher odds of COPD later in life, suggesting that the central airway tree may […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Colorado at Boulder Marijuana may not be as damaging to the brain as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder and the CU Change Lab. The research, which was published in the journal Addiction, examined the brains of more than 1,000 participants of varying ages, and found […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Dr. Sheng Ding about using a modified version of the CRISPR-Cas9 system to produce induced pluripotent stem cells.Continue Reading ...
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