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For some frontline healthcare workers, symptoms of stress will subside with the crisis, but others will need additional help to restore their mental health.
Before you take lecithin supplements, you should weigh the lack of credible evidence of benefits against scientific literature that suggests safety concerns.
Anxiety is an essential part of children's normal development but if it's excessive, interfering with quality of life, seek help a health professional.
A college student describes how the TakeCHARGE 5 Steps program helped her when she turned 18 and healthcare changed for her forever.
The challenge of employing human behavior to combat a crisis of this magnitude is that behavior is often unreliable and unsustainable.
Here is what you need to know before entering into a Management Services Organization (MSO) arrangement for your practice.
How working as a phlebotomist turned out to be an excellent preparation for medical school.
Women may not know they have osteoporosis until they fracture a bone. Early testing for osteoporosis can help them get effective treatment to reduce risk.
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.
Although there are many anti-aging skin products on the market, the most effective anti-aging preventative is sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB. UVA causes skin aging, UVB causes sunburn, and both cause skin cancer. Covering up and avoiding the midday sun are also important.
A small study demonstrates that a new laser tech can detect circulating cancer cells in melanoma patients at levels far more sensitive than currently available technologies.
Southcentral Foundation in Alaska provides excellent healthcare for half the money spent on other patients in that state. What can we learn from them?
A model of the phases of disaster suggests that we've passed through the first four phases and are now headed into the fifth: the phase of disillusionment.
Minimize the risk of kids getting injured on trampolines by purchasing the right equipment, having strict trampoline rules, and providing adult supervision.
Hard to believe that some chickens are bred to be pets that love to cuddle and also have side benefits including fresh eggs, garden fertilizer, and sources of human exercise - and more!.
Richard Migliori MD, EVP & Chief Medical Officer of UnitedHealth Group describes the health care company's multi-pronged response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A small study of seriously ill COVID-19 patients administered acalabrutinib, a BTK inhibitor and repurposed lymphoma drug, showed very promising results.