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An recent article in Medpage Today expressed concern that the general public does not understand how Medicare works and that in general we are clueless as to it how it is paid out and funded. The author, David Pitman, said that our policymakers need to create an educational campaign to help us understand the system.
At the beginning of the school year the one thing that everyone is looking for is new study skills. Students want to know the latest trick to get better grades. So I did a little research and have figured out how to add value and encourage sleep at the same time. It works with my students who are aged 17+ years and they have ...
Our job is to work with people with multiple disorders and to help educate them about the need for sleep and how sleep apnea affects the body. But are we really only teaching about apnea? I would tend to say no. Our audience in the lab may be limited but I have learned when teaching about sleep that hygiene, parasomnias and ...
know aging is a part of life and in many regards, aging is quite fabulous. I
mean, does anyone really want to go back to their high school days? Pimples,
bus stops, getting teased for the outfits we were wearing. I know I personally
would be happy if I never had to look at (or hear about) a yearbook again.
A 54-year-old male
presents for a total body mole check and reports hair loss for 6 months. The
patient says, ''I don't care about the hair loss, I am here to have my moles
checked for cancer. I'm going to buzz my hair anyway.''
After completing the
total body mole exam, I explained the condition on his scalp - alopecia ...
Students: You'll learn there are good preceptors,
bad preceptors and then there are physicians who inspire, often because of a
single incident. Last weekend I was inspired.
I am on inpatient pediatrics and late Saturday
afternoon we learned about a little baby whose white blood cell count was high
and the pediatrician had sent this baby ...
Quality skincare does not have to come at a steep price. If you splurge in some important areas
(that benefit you the most) you may need to skimp a little in other departments
and that is okay. Let's call this
skincare on a budget, if you will.
Face Wash: Don't get me wrong. I
love high end, fancy foaming, ...
I had my first jaw dropping patient last week. You know, working
in cardiology, you see a lot of the same thing. Acute coronary syndrome, atrial
fib, heart failure...Turn 'em and burn 'em, that's my motto. Thursday, I had my
first patient that I was completely side-bombed over.
That day, an 86-year-old female presented to the ED for ...
Have you noticed that we live in a dehydrated world full of
carbonated beverages, caffeine and alcohol? I know people who consume multiple
sodas, juices and coffees a day. But what about water? Drinking adequate
amounts of water daily is important for overall good health because water aids
in digestion, circulation, absorption and even ...
There are several presentations for patients who have or believe they have ''bugs'' in or on their skin. There are the haves, have nots and the ''I know I have it and I brought proof but have nots.'' The haves are easy to diagnose. The most common of these are lice, scabies, ticks, bed bugs and the occasional erythema migracans.
The have nots ...