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COVID-19 spikes are occurring all across the country. Here are some ways to get through the next wave healthy and psychologically strong.
Joe Kvedar, MD, President of ATA, joins Pat Salber, MD, CEO and Editor of The Doctor Weighs In, for an in-depth telehealth update.
Here are 7 tips on ways you can help your partner make healthy lifestyle changes. Bonus: they will be good for your relationship too.
Pregnancy can have adverse effects on the oral cavity so moms-to-be should be extra vigilant about their oral health during that time.
Applying a systematic and thorough approach to strategic due diligence can yield huge returns to practices considering mergers.
Ever bought skincare products that didn't live up to the hype? Chances are you've been deceived by the beauty industry more than once.
Optimal self-care for patients with chronic wounds includes dressing changes, good nutrition, and recognizing warning signs of infection.
Pat Salber, M.D., M.B.A., is a physican executive and health journalist who founded and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She was a double-boarded emergency physician at Kaiser Permanente until transitioning into a national executive position as the organization’s first Director of National Accounts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in leadership roles in almost every aspect of healthcare. She has also been a Top Voice in Healthcare on LinkedIn for 2017 and 2018. Learn more about her background.
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Here are some of the reasons why it is so difficult for those who suffer mental health and/or severe substance use disorder to access appropriate treatment.
According to manufacturers' own package inserts, the efficacy of anti-wrinkle creams is minimal. One listed a study that showed that sun protection alone had better results than their wrinkle cream.
There are a growing number of medical professionals who consider the use of placebos unethical, especially when the efficacy of the treatment has already been proven. But those same placebos may end up providing information that could protect or save lives once the drug completes its clinical trials.
A precision medicine approach based on biomarkers, powered by AI, and sensitive to gender may get us closer to a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.
Fetal syndromes are the #1 cause of infant death in US infants with >800,000 pregnancies/year affected by one of 4,000 known fetal syndromes.
There is no robust evidence on the detriments of cow’s milk but it has health benefits that non-dairy milk does not.
An effective health education curriculum can have a huge impact on students' lives by providing knowledge and skills essential to a healthy future.
A prominent neurologist reviews what is known (and not known) about recent evidence-based advances in Alzheimer's Disease prevention.
If you combine an insatiable desire to expand skills with a fearlessness to walk away, you can have a long, exciting career in medicine.