Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard had to move to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this?
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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.
A dying blues man helped a med student learn to really listen. He learned that his patients are so much more than they first appear.
Dialer Video is Doximity's new telehealth feature that allows doctors to connect with their patients on their own cell phones with the click of a button.
Systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder. Although it can not be cured, its manifestations can be treated.
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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.
Breast & lung cancer screening programs have led to diagnoses at an earlier stage. AI-deep learning systems improve on those results by reducing diagnostic errors.
Young journalists from Iowa City High School report on the experiences of people around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Comprehensive eye exams do more than check if you need new glasses. They also include tests for eye diseases. And, they may detect some chronic diseases.
Digital automation tools that improve healthcare workflows are key as stakeholders seek new ways to deliver patient care and increase operational efficiency
After being hit by a truck and critically injured, Vicki learned that the power of love and goodness from strangers can change your life in unexpected ways.
Integrate fitness into your daily routine. If working out becomes a part of your schedule, you are more likely to make it a lasting habit.
A young medical student recalls the indelible experience of taking care of a dying patient. It is the story of her first patient and her first death.