There's no good evidence that using shampoo has any health benefits or risks. However, shampoos have made it easier to get pleasing cosmetic outcomes.
ABOUT THIS SITE
The Doctor Weighs In is a trusted source for quality, evidence-based stories about health, healthcare, and innovation. We aim to both educate and entertain our readers with news and opinion that they will want to share with the world. Learn more.
There's evidence on both sides of the fluoride debate that can help you arrive at your own conclusion about the safety & effectiveness of fluoride for oral health.
Phases prior to a merger (strategic planning, due diligence) are essential but post-merger integration is the most important part of a deal’s success.
Many people think vision loss is just a normal part of aging but it doesn’t have to be. There are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of blindness.
HIPAA, was signed into law in 1996. Healthcare has undergone major changes since then. Here's why HIPAA needs to be updated for the 21st century.
Here are ten simple things you can do to make this a happy and healthy holiday season.
People with mental health issues like anxiety & depression may self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to reduce their symptoms. But this can lead to addiction
The majority of healthcare data breaches in 2019 have been traced to third-party vendors and phishing attacks. Here's what needs to be done to reduce risk.
We were told that as third-year medical students, we are lucky because we have time to really get to know our patients as people. It turns out to be true.
Headache, upset stomach & feeling run down the morning after over-consumption is common. How can you know if it's a bad hangover or something more serious?
Subscribe to our newsletter
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.
THE DOCTOR WEIGHS IN VOICES
Finding effective and safer alternatives to pain management is essential in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
Here are 8 new technologies that are designed to keep families (including our pets) safer, healthier, and happier.
A gestational-carrier arrangement occurs when intended parents (or donors) supply the egg & sperm but a non-related person carries the pregnancy.
Buying or selling a medical practice can be complicated. Here are some key points you need to understand.
Although HLTH did not specifically focus on immune-mediated diseases, a bit of sleuthing uncovered innovations useful for people with those conditions.
Cyber school may be a good alternative for a child with anxiety who is unable to focus at school. It is not a substitute for effective treatment, however.
A medical student learns about empathy from a busy pediatrician who advised her that learning from patients' stories can be more important than giving medications.
The FDA does not approve cosmetics in the same way that it approves drugs. However, it does regulate many aspects of production, packaging, & distribution.
A new survey shows us that patients have a strong desire for their physicians to be involved in helping them with chronic illness management self-care.