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Tag: Medical Writing
Sitting is Bad and Standing is Good
Sitting is bad, and standing is good. That’s been the message of 2015 — that even if you go for a run after work, the amount of time you sat helped to increase your risk for diabetes and death. Yikes.
Naturally Prevent, Decrease Spring Allergies
While allergies might seem inevitable, a healthy dose of prevention may well keep you away from your usual medicines. Ask yourself these key questions to start:
Fed-Up American Doctors: The Newest Overseas Migrants
Lost faith in the federal government — is driving hordes of physicians to reconsider how they want to practice for the rest of their lives — and where.
Walking out of the ICU: Dr. X, Patient Safety, and the Battle Between Coronavirus Common Sense and the Hospital Bottom Line
As American hospitals struggle to admit waves of coughing, feverish patients to medical wards and intensive care units, physicians are finding themselves at war with the competing interests of other hospital employees.
A Roundup of Companies and Individuals Pivoting to Provide Masks, PPE, and More for Health Care Workers and Hospitals
Listings either have a charitable component, are woman-owned businesses, or both!
Did Daenerys Targaryen have PTSD?
The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, “The Bells”, featured a neat victory — thrown completely awry when Queen Daenerys incinerated huge swaths of already-surrendered King’s Landing. This led to heartbreaking choices viewers saw in the finale, when those who loved the queen most had to act in the best interests of those she had not already killed.
Use of ICIs for Advanced Melanoma in Taiwanese Patients
Though yielding slightly inconclusive results, a new study demonstrates that ICIs can still provide an alternative option for Taiwanese melanoma patients seeking a robust response profile with tolerable toxicity.
A Toxic Legacy
The devastating Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks deeply affected American economic stability, personal safety and sociocultural divides, but the staggering health effects are only now being discovered and addressed. First responders, office workers and local residents were exposed to harmful building materials like asbestos, benzene, dioxin, lead and glass fibers among many other irritants and toxins that have led to alarming diagnoses.
Why Medical School Should Start at Age 28
American medicine is at a crossroads as doctors begin to reject a cruel, exhausting educational model and a minefield-ridden practice landscape. Hands wring over the worsening physician shortage, yet little happens to ease physicians’ administrative workloads or student loan burdens.
This piece is the second most-viewed opinion article ever on STAT.
Positive feedback: a missing prescription for improving medicine
Positive feedback from patients often doesn’t get to the other person that matters — a physician’s supervisor. Read what I learned from a business-style leadership seminar that is missing in the medical profession.
Patient feedback: A powerful tool when used correctly
Patient satisfaction surveys and online reviews can be leveraged to enact change in health care and to help doctors improve. But like anything else, they’re a double-edged sword and shouldn’t be taken to an extreme or they may do more harm than good.