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Need Advice... MD or PA?
by Julievette72 (Posted Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:49 pm)Hi everyone! First, I would like to say that this forum has been such a great resource of information and thanks in advance to anyone who responds to my post. I know this has probably been posted about a hundred times but every case is different, right? Okay, so here it goes: I'm 26 years old and have a BA in English. I graduated early in 3.5 years with a GPA of 3.854 from a competitive university. Since I graduated, I have been working in accounting - currently as an assistant accountant. I know, I know - at least I'm versatile, right? Anyway, I was in a major car accident...
Source: Med Student Guide - October 19, 2010 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
Archives of Dermatology 2010 (Vol. 146 No. 10)
The objectives of this article are to promote a better understanding of a group of biases that influence therapeutic decision making by physicians/dermatologists and to raise the awareness that these biases contribute to a research-practice gap that has an impact on physicians and treatment solutions. (NHS Athens is required to access this article online) Filed under: Athens Password, Current Awareness, E-Journals, Journals Tagged: Athens Password, Bias, Current Awareness, Dermatology, E-Journals, Evidence
Source: Fade Library - October 19, 2010 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: tracyjulia Tags: Athens Password Current Awareness E-Journals Bias Dermatology Evidence Source Type: blogs
House — Episode 5 (Season 7): “Unplanned Parenthood”
While the medical mystery and solution(s) were interesting, the medicine was poor in the week’s episode of House. Trivia-wise, I think this was the first time a patient of the week was portrayed by a relative of a previous patient of the week. Kayla is an eight-hour old, full-term infant who was hypoxic (low blood oxygen level) when born and required aggressive resuscitation. House’s team is asked to evaluate her for non-specific “breathing problems.” She had been given surfactant (which means that neonatal respiratory distress syndrome should not be an issue). Her sperm-donor father had a history of asthma. H...
Source: Polite Dissent - October 18, 2010 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Scott Tags: newtag Source Type: blogs
Meaningful Beauty – Cindy Crawford Skin Care Review
Meaningful skincare products are endorsed by Cindy Crawford, a former US supermodel who is getting a little older. The complete line includes cleansers, creams and masks. Finding out about the ingredients has been difficult. Many cosmetic companies use advertising and celebrity endorsements to sell their products. They might talk about the science behind the ingredients or the results we can expect to see after using them. But they don’t want to give us a detailed list of ingredients until we physically pick up the product. Some companies are becoming less secretive about their products. They realize that more an...
Source: Skin MD - October 16, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Anti Aging Skin Care Skin Care Ingredients Skin Care Product Reviews Skin Care Products Skin Care Recipes Skin Care Tips Skin MD Blog Anti Aging Cream Beauty Aids Celebrity Endorsements Cindy Crawford Clinical Trials Compounds Source Type: blogs
How To Prevent An Infection From Your Pet
Can your dog give you MRSA? Sharing with your dog is wonderful — unless you’re sharing bacteria. Pets can harbor harmful germs to pass on to you. Staphylococcus bacteria is a common cause for skin infections in people and animals. A virulent strain of staph, called MRSA, has made headlines for school outbreaks and fatal infections. MRSA infections are usually blamed on dirty locker rooms and contaminated gym clothes, but the source for an infection might be in your lap right now. Here are five ways to avoid catching an infection from your pet: 1. Your pet’s mouth is not clean. It’s teeming with bacteria. Do...
Source: Better Health - October 15, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrJeffreyBenabio Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips Animal Health Bacterial Infection Dr. Jeff Benabio Hand Hygiene Handwashing Harmful Germs Infections From A Pet Infectious Disease Methicillin-Resistant Staphylcoccal Auerus MRSA Pet Safety The D Source Type: blogs
Stöpler to Distribute Z-Medica QuikClot Products for the First Time to Hospitals in The Netherlands
WALLINGFORD, Conn.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Z-Medica Corporation, a medical device company developing innovative hemostatic agents, today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Stöpler, a supplier of medical instruments, equipment and disposables to hospitals in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Stöpler will have the exclusive rights to sell and distribute Z-Medica’s full line of QuikClot® hemostatic agents to hospitals and healthcare professionals in The Netherlands.QuikClot products received CE Mark from the European Union in November 2009 and the company has be...
Source: Medical Hemostat - October 13, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: hemostatguy at gmail.com (hemostat guy) Source Type: blogs
Pyoderma Gangrenosum of the Breast
I was prompted to delve into this topic not because I had a patient with the problem, but because of a MDLink to an article (the first one listed below, subscription required). The eMedicine article states: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon ulcerative cutaneous condition of uncertain etiology. Pyoderma gangrenosum was first described in 1930. It is associated with systemic diseases in at least 50% of patients who are affected. The diagnosis is made by excluding other causes of similar appearing cutaneous ulcerations, including infection, malignancy, vasculitis, collagen vascular diseases, diabetes, and trau...
Source: Suture for a Living - October 13, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: wounds surgery plastic surgery breasts skin Source Type: blogs
WSJ Facelift and Facial Injectables
I enjoyed the reading the personal journal section of the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Many of the injectable procedures I offer and perform in my office were highlighted like Botox, Sculptra, Restylane and Juvederm. In general I thought the article was accurate and highlighted the opinions of many experts in the field of plastic surgery and dermatology. The one quote I did not agree with was
Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - October 12, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Authors: Christine Hamori, MD Source Type: blogs
Dermatology Practice for Sale
by Chris Majdi (Posted Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:09 pm)We also have other dermatology practices for sale which have come up in Ohio and Washington:Ohio Dermatology: Medical/surgical - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7yWIFcOBp4Seattle Area Dermatology: Medical/surgical & Mohs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osrjak5DvGY
Source: Med Student Guide - October 12, 2010 Category: Medical Students Source Type: blogs
How Old Do You Have To Be To Use Acne Treatments?
Ann asks…I have young daughters, and I’d like for them to have every opportunity to avoid the problems I had with my skin as a teenager and beyond. Are there facial cleansers and sunscreens out there that would be appropriate for young (under 10) skin, to use on a daily basis? What is the best way to teach them now to try and prevent acne? The Right Brain’s acne answer: Of course you should also encourage your children to practice good hygiene, otherwise they might grow up to feel like the person in today’s picture. Acne angst Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to help your pre-teen da...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - October 12, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Acne Questions Source Type: blogs
Can you eat your way to clearer skin?
Q. Do you know of any research that relates diet and acne? There's a large variety of opinions on this topic, but I've seen very little convincing evidence. A. When I was younger, the conventional wisdom was that greasy foods and chocolate would make acne worse. Today, most dermatologists will tell you that this is simply a myth. In fact, there doesn't seem to be enough evidence to either prove or disprove a connection between diet and acne. A review of the scientific literature in 2005 found that, while there was little evidence to support the idea that certain foods cause acne, there was equally littl...
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - October 11, 2010 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Ask Monica: Nutrition Q & Nutrition Research blogs food and diet Q and A skin care Source Type: blogs
Nutrient-based skin boosters? Be skeptical
Green tea, honey, papaya, and pomegranate were once the stuff manufacturers used to produce the colors, scents, or flavors of beauty products. Now they’re advertised as beneficial ingredients, along with caffeine, vitamin C, and various herbs and spices. Research suggests that those plant-based or vitamin-rich ingredients have powerful antiseptic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, or antibiotic properties when applied to the skin. For example, caffeine constricts blood vessels and can reduce inflammation (like undereye puffiness), says Leslie Baumann, M.D., founder of the Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute in Miami...
Source: Consumer Reports Health Blog - October 11, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: ConsumerReports.orgConsumer Reports Health Blog Tags: Beauty & personal care Healthy living Products Women Source Type: blogs
Tips For A Healthy Shave
How many blades do we need to shave? I’m a man. I use a two-blade razor. This might surprise you. I have the means, so why don’t I use the latest five-blade-vibrating-titanium tool? Any razor good enough for Tiger Woods and Derek Jeeter should be good enough for me, right? Advanced technology doesn’t always make a product better. Think of your universal remote control — it has half a dozen buttons you’ve probably never pushed and, if it’s like mine, changing the channel is a complicated affair. Last week a patient of mine, who looks a lot like Javier Bardem, came to my office frustrated. He had bee...
Source: Better Health - October 8, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrJeffreyBenabio Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips True Stories Beard Dermatology Dr. Jeff Benabio Facial Hair Healthy Shave Men's Health Razor Bumps Sensitive Skin Skin Care Skin Irritants Skin Problems Source Type: blogs
Can Dandruff Shampoos Hurt My Hair?
Jennifer Is jittery…I have a medical condition called psoriasis on my scalp and find need to use medicated shampoos frequently to control the itching and build up of skin. Many of these shampoos contain ingredients like salicylic acid or tars (ie. Neutrogene T-Gel, Polytar, Dermarest are the three most recent ones I’ve used). Plus, I often have to leave a product on my head for several minutes. Are these ingredients potentially damaging to my hair? Is there anything I can do to minimize the damage? I do condition my hair faithfully, but I’m worried about my hair closest to my scalp where the shampoo sits...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - October 8, 2010 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Right Brain Tags: Psoriasis Questions Dandruff Source Type: blogs
Romed to Distribute Z-Medica QuikClot Products for the First Time to Hospitals in Belgium
WALLINGFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Z-Medica Corporation, a medical device company developing innovative hemostatic agents, today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Romed, a medical device distribution company focused on providing products and services to cardiac surgery, general surgery and anesthesia professionals. Romed will have the exclusive rights to sell and distribute Z-Medica’s full line of QuikClot® hemostatic agents to hospitals and healthcare professionals throughout Belgium.QuikClot products received CE Mark from the European Union in November 2009 and the company has bee...
Source: Medical Hemostat - October 7, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: hemostatguy at gmail.com (hemostat guy) Source Type: blogs
Innovative Skincare May Not Be What It Seems
Many so called “Innovative” skincare products contain ingredients that the Environmental Working Group suggests we should avoid. The EWG provides information to help consumers protect the health of their skin and the environment. They would love to see major changes in the cosmetic industry, but change is slow to come. One of the compounds that should be avoided according to the EWG is glycolic acid, because it is a strong irritant. Like ethylene glycol and some other chemicals, it converts easily into oxalic acid, which is a known toxin, unsafe for consumption. The reason glycolic acid is included in many brands o...
Source: Skin MD - October 6, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Skin Care Skin Care Ingredients Skin Care Products Skin Care Recipes Skin Care Tips Skin MD Blog Skin Problems Skin Science Skin Treatments Compounds Consumption Cosmetic Industry Dermatologists Environmental Working Group Ethy Source Type: blogs
Rejuvenation Presently Means "Faking the Appearance of Rejuvenation"
Words carry baggage, a cloud of associated meaning that extends somewhat beyond what you'll find in the dictionary - and in some cases effectively supersedes the dictionary definition in common usage. Language is a living thing, and dictionaries are the conservative statements of a language's gatekeepers, not its primary and most numerous users. It recently occurred to me that "rejuvenation" is a word whose primary meaning and baggage in common usage is no longer the first entry in the dictionary. re·ju·ve·nate: to make young again. This is important, because when we advocate engineered human longevity by using the w...
Source: Fight Aging! - October 6, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Of Interest Source Type: blogs
Featured Nurses, Part 3
Discussions focus on education, prevention, and patient advocacy. She is head nurse at a level 2 trauma center and covers multiple medical and surgical units, and her clinical experience ranges from oncology to general medicine and surgery. She is also an award-winning journalist, writes for The Huffington Post, and blogs at HealthIn30.com as well as HealthCommentary.org. @BonnieRN Bonnie Kavanagh, RN-BC, CMC, CLNC, is a nurse consultant with an independent practice in Grand Junction, Colorado, serving adults with disabilities and geriatric clients in care management. Her business, Kavanagh Consultants, provides local and...
Source: The Health Wisdom Blog™ (by OrganizedWisdom) - October 4, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Julie Bohlen, MBA-HCM, ELS Source Type: blogs
When I trained as a GP there was consistent recognition of the book "The Doctor, his Patient and the Illness" by Michael Balint. Given that Balint's work involved GPs and psychiatrists meeting up and chewing over discussions of patients the GPs had been seeing, the themes and processes were right up my street. Although I enjoyed working in GP land, having swapped to psychiatry I still find the work equally appealing.Work within my training in Primary Care was about medicine, obviously. Delivering it as a GP needed additional, specialist training that took 3 years. Much of this training was on clinical content, I knew I...
Source: Lake Cocytus - October 3, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: The Shrink Source Type: blogs
Increasing rates of skin cancer in Korean patients
I'm Korean. My last name (Kim) gives it away. An interesting paper caught my eye the other day. It was titled, "Recent trend in the incidence of premalignant and malignant skin lesions in Korea between 1991 and 2006." They noted an increase in both premalignant and malignant skin lesions in Korean patients. For cutaneous malignancy, the incidence was 0.25% during 1991-1998 and 0.34% in 1999-2006. Those are still very small numbers, but the increase is significant. I spent a lot of time in the sun when I was a teenager, so I need to keep an eye on my skin. It's a good thing I'm married to a doctor. Kim HS, Ch...
Source: Medicine and Technology by Dr. Joseph Kim - September 28, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
Varicella Zoster and me
The past two mornings I have awakened to outside temperatures of 50 degrees. Soon on goes the gas log fireplace in the living room – a sure sign of things to come. I started to experience pain in my right breast last week, followed in a few days by an accompanying pain in my upper right back. The oncology nurse in me went to the internet to review information of male breast cancer. Did I or did I not perceive a certain lumpiness right of the nipple? Afterall this is my first attempted self-breast exam. The pains remained pretty constant, even increasing in intensity. Then after a few more days I exper...
Source: Being Cancer Network - September 28, 2010 Category: Cancer Authors: admin Tags: Living with Cancer Infection Source Type: blogs
LIVESTRONG Day in Boston
Why LIVESTRONG? That is a question I am often asked. Most (falsely) assume it’s because I am a fan of Lance Armstrong or cycling. While both of those are true, it’s not what drew me to LIVESTRONG. It’s survivorship care, awareness, advocacy, fundraising and building bridges instead of skyscrapers. What does that mean exactly? It’s simple. My connection to LIVESTRONG is advocacy, awareness and early detection. I am a co-survivor in that my father survived Melanoma. His life was saved because my mother worked for a Dermatologist and she preached awareness, early detection and then survivor care. I…
Source: LIVESTRONG Blog - September 27, 2010 Category: Cancer Authors: Guest Source Type: blogs
Is Medical Student Creating a Shortage of Primary Care Physicians?
Over the past few years, rising medical school costs have caused a significant discrepancy in the number of primary-care physicians practicing in the U.S. In fact, according to American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), recent data has shown that medical school tuition is up between 4% and 7% from last year. Adding to the burden of paying for this education and a shortage in primary-care physicians is also the fact that “a continually widening gap between general-practitioner and specialist salaries is growing, making the career choice for medical students a fairly easy one: get a specialty.” These number...
Source: Policy and Medicine - September 27, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
Teenagers Use of Self-Tanners
Skin cancer rates continue to rise. Exposure to UV radiation and the resulting damage to the skin is major reason. It doesn’t matter whether this exposure is from outdoor or indoor sources. Use of self-tanners should (intuitively) decrease the exposure to UV radiation as the desired “tan” is obtained from an alternative source. Not necessarily, especially in teens. The Archives of Dermatology article referenced below reports on a study survey done by Vilma E. Cokkinides, Ph.D., of the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, and colleagues. Their survey was telephone-based conducted, conducted from July 1 through October 3...
Source: Suture for a Living - September 27, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: prevention cancer skin Source Type: blogs
Facial Filler Foul Ups Article on MSNBC.com
There is an alarming and interesting article on MSNBC.com regarding the growing incidence of complications with facial filler injections. Facial fillers (like Restylane, Juvederm, and Sculptra) are now the second most common plastic surgery procedure in the country. It's inevitable that as these procedures grow in popularity, the number of people having complications will also increase.While this article is alarming, it's important for consumers to realize that the most popular injectables (hyaluronic acids like Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, and Prevelle) have a near-antidote called Hyaluronidase if too much is injected. ...
Source: Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery - September 23, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Authors: Dr. Tony Youn Source Type: blogs
Toxins: Can You Sweat Them Out?
Can you sweat out toxins? The guy next to me on the bike yesterday morning was working like Lance Armstrong in training: He had laid towels on the floor to absorb the impressive perspiration he was generating. He shouted over to me: “I’m hitting it hard to cleanse out the toxins from last night. Too much Captain Morgan and buffalo wings, ya know?” “Really,” I said. “Actually, I’m a dermatologist, and sweat does not contain any toxins,” I said to myself so that he could not hear. (Gym decorum dictates men do not correct men in the middle of a workout — especially if prefaced by “Actually, I’m a dermato...
Source: Better Health - September 22, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrJeffreyBenabio Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips True Stories Aerobic Exercise Athlete's Health Cleanse Out the Toxins Dermatology Dr. Jeff Benabio perspiration Physical Activity Sports Medicine Sweat Urea Working Out Source Type: blogs
Z-Medica Signs Distribution Agreement With Biomedica
Z-Medica Corporation, a medical device company developing innovative hemostatic agents, today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Biomedica, a leading Central European medical device distributor, for the hospital and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) markets in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Biomedica has strong relationships in the fields of cardiology, cardiac surgery, orthopedics and trauma and general surgery, among other specialties.QuikClot® products received CE Mark from the European Union in November 2009 and the company has been negotiating distribution agreements with a series...
Source: Medical Hemostat - September 20, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: hemostatguy at gmail.com (hemostat guy) Source Type: blogs
Diagnosed with Shingles vs Spider Bite: You Make the Call.
Father In Law: I've got this rash on my belly Happy: Let me see Father in law. It's nothing. The nurse at the plant said it looked like a spider bite Happy: How long have you had it for Father in Law: About a week Happy: Let me see it shows me the rash Happy: That's shingles. Step away from the pregnant woman. Mrs Happy, let's go. Father in Law: It's just a spider bit Happy: No it's not. That's classic shingles. Step away from the pregnant woman Next day Text from Mrs Happy: Dad went to see the doctor. It's shingles. He s...
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - September 20, 2010 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: The Happy Hospitalist Source Type: blogs
The FDA Is Going to Kill Us All!!
Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson (1630). [All posts in this nascent series can be found at The FDA Will Kill Us All! archives.] There are few diagnoses that are more terrifying and more certain than Metastatic Melanoma. The duration from diagnosis to death is measured in months, not years. It is the one truly dire situation that Dermatologists face int heir work and there have been many approaches over the years to find treatments that can offer hope to their pattens. In the New York Times magazine section this past Sunday was an article describing the experiences of two young cousins w...
Source: ShrinkWrapped - September 20, 2010 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: ShrinkWrapped Tags: Bureaucratic Sclerosis FDA Source Type: blogs
Induction of Pluripotent Stem Cells from Human Third Molar Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
First Published on July 1, 2010, doi: 10.1074/jbc.M109.055889 September 17, 2010 The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285, 29270-29278. Yasuaki OdaYasuhide Yoshimura AbstractThe expression of four transcription factors (OCT3...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 20, 2010 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs
Should Family and Patient Self Referral Consult Requests Be Paid For By Insurance?
As a hospitalist, I often get consult requests from family members or patients themselves for other subspecialty physicians to evaluate. Previously, when a patient or family requested an inpatient consult from a physician, the consulting doctor should have submitted a CPT code from the confirmatory consult CPT list (99271-99275), not the inpatient consultation codes (CPT 99251-99255) Confirmatory consults did not allow the physician to make any changes or initiate any medical management. These codes only allowed the physician to provide an opinion or advice on the matter they were being asked to evaluate....
Source: The Happy Hospitalist - September 19, 2010 Category: Internists and Doctors of Medicine Authors: The Happy Hospitalist Source Type: blogs
Credit Card Processing Tips for Doctors
This is a guest post by Stella Fayman from FeeFighters. Credit Card Processing Tips for Doctors Doctors have enough going on in their busy schedules without having to worry about getting ripped off by a credit card processor. That’s why many doctors sign up with the first credit card processing salesperson to swing by their office. However, this means that they are most likely paying more (sometimes significantly more!) than they should be. Luckily, doctors can stand to have major savings just by reexamining their credit card processing terms. Here’s what to look for: 1) Never allow cancellation fees- Make sure to r...
Source: Medicine and Technology by Dr. Joseph Kim - September 17, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
FDA approves new non-surgical fat zappers
Many Americans long for a way to get trimmer waists or bellies without having to diet, exercise, or go under the knife. The Food and Drug Administration just approved two devices that sound like the answer to that prayer, and more are under consideration, reports the Wall Street Journal. Zeltiq, a thermal cooling device that is already approved to minimize pain and injury during laser and dermatological treatments, is now approved to freeze fat cells under the skin, causing them to dissolve over ensuing months. The other newly approved device, Zerona, zaps fat cells with a low-level laser, causing them to empty during th...
Source: Consumer Reports Health Blog - September 16, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: ConsumerReports.orgConsumer Reports Health Blog Tags: Diet & nutrition Healthy living Source Type: blogs
Get Rid of the 4th Year of Med School
A poorly kept secret amongst recent med school grads is the fact that the last year of medical school is a complete joke and waste of time. Most 4th years will do rotations in July and August in the specialty they hope to match in, for the purpose of cozying up to attendings for recommendation letters. But after that, it's a 6 month vacation until match day. I did a surgical ICU rotation in July and then followed that up with a stint on cardiothoracic surgery. I spent the rest of the year half assing my way through rotations like radiology, anesthesiology, and pathology case studies. Most days I got to the gym around noon ...
Source: Buckeye Surgeon - September 16, 2010 Category: Surgeons Source Type: blogs
The folks at Unum are really serious. In the mail yesterday I got a heavy packet of material from them. They say they will be requesting information from five additional physicians that I see – urologist, ENT, primary care physician, and dermatologist. I am not sure that anyone but my eye doctor (and my transplant doctors) can offer an opinion regarding my disability (I have acquired monocular vision, i.e. I lost sight in one eye due to infection). The also need for me to fill out a “Work Experience & Education Questionnaire”. It asks me to list job experience, degree of education, and forma...
Source: Being Cancer Network - September 15, 2010 Category: Cancer Authors: admin Tags: Advocacy Living with Cancer Disability Insurance Source Type: blogs
Paths to the Development of Mitochondrially Targeted Antioxidants
Antioxidant compounds can extend life in mice provided they are localized to the mitochondria - which doesn't happen for anything you can presently buy in a bottle. Near all antioxidants that can be ingested, injected, or otherwise introduced into the body do nothing of any great significance to healthy life span, and may even be detrimental by interfering in the processes of hormesis that help to maintain and improve health. As I'm sure you know by now, mitochondria are the cell's powerplants, converting food into the chemicals used by cells to store and transport energy. They also generate damaging free radicals - such ...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 14, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
Protect Your Skin with Ayurvedic Skin Care
Today the world is rapidly developing day by day and so are the people trying to merge with the only constant thing in the world that is change. They are mostly devoted to improve their appearance through skin treatment. There is an old thought that face is the mirror of one’s mind so the people are giving more emphasis on facial therapy so as to look more attractive. Clothes don’t make a man so there is no much use of wearing expensive clothes rather than taking care of the skin and body. Skin care has become an inevitable part of the modern life. There are several products available in the market for all age groups. ...
Source: Skin MD - September 13, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: the Editor Tags: Anti Aging Dermatology Natural Skin Care Skin Care Products Skin Care Routine Skin Damage Skin MD Blog Skin Problems Skin Treatments Age Groups Ayurvedic Practitioners Ayurvedic Skin Care Beautician Beauty Products Body Skin Ca Source Type: blogs
Coffee Grounds To Combat Cellulite?
Last week a popular TV talk show featuring a bunch of doctors (I’m not naming names) discussed how coffee grounds can improve cellulite. They explained how rubbing coffee grounds into your skin imparts caffeine into the cellulite thereby improving the circulation and drawing the toxins out. This is a great tip, except that rubbing coffee grounds on your skin does not impart any caffeine into it, and there are no toxins in cellulite. Cellulite is a normal secondary sex characteristic of women. It is the result of thin connective tissue in women’s skin. Massaging the cellulite (with coffee, tea, grapes, cream cheese, or ...
Source: Better Health - September 11, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrJeffreyBenabio Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips Humor News Opinion Quackery Exposed Research Alternative Medicine Nonsense Caffeine Cellulite Dermatology Dr. Jeff Benabio Drawing Toxins Out False Claims Health Tips in Pursuit of Beauty Imp Source Type: blogs
Anaplasmosis in China
Anaplasmosis has been documented in both humans and animals in China. [1,2] The following background data are abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com (primary reference available on request). Time and Place: – Seropositive ruminants have been documented in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region area. – Seropositive rodents have been documented in Jilin Province: Japanese field mouse (Apodemus peninsulae), Black-striped field mouse (A. agrarius) and Siberian chipmunk (Tamias sibirica). – Ehrlichial DNA (Anaplasma phagocytophilum) has been detected in Ixodes persulcatus ticks from the Northeastern (ie, Ly...
Source: GIDEON blog - September 11, 2010 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Dr. Stephen Berger Tags: General Source Type: blogs
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Source: aloha-dermatology.com - September 9, 2010 Category: Dermatologists Authors: bigwave Tags: Dermatology latisse Ly Source Type: blogs
Using Botox for Hyperhidrosis
A few months ago a friend asked me about using Botox for her axillary hyperhidrois. I had not ventured into this use of Botox (no patients referred or ask for it), but have been intrigued by it. A few weeks after our discussion which included me suggesting she ask her Dermatologist about the treatment as I felt this would be easier for her to get her insurance to cover the cost, I had the opportunity to use some “leftover” Botox on her. This meant she would only get approximately half the suggested units, but she jumped at it. Before treatment in addition to using antiperspirant, she would wear...
Source: Suture for a Living - September 9, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: Hyperhidrosis BOTOX Source Type: blogs
Considering A “Medi-Spa?” 5 Questions To Ask
True or false: 1. Botox and laser treatments are easy and can be done by an aesthtician or spa staff. 2. A physician must be present at all times in a spa that performs procedures. 3. Chemical or facial peels are safe and can be done in a beauty salon. (Answer to questions 1-3: False.) The term “spa” is derived from a town in Belgium where healing waters have been used to promote health since Roman times. “Spa” is now loosely used to describe any relaxing environment or beauty salon where rest, health and beauty are promoted. At one time it was easy to distinguish among a beauty salon, barber shop and a doctor’...
Source: Better Health - September 8, 2010 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: DrJeffreyBenabio Tags: Better Health Network Health Tips Opinion Quackery Exposed Aestheticians Cosmetic Surgery Dermatology Dr. Jeff Benabio General Medicine Licensed Healthcare Providers Medi-Spa Medical Assistants Medical License Medical Procedures Source Type: blogs
Scar Scales and Measuring Devices
In clinical practice, scars are most often evaluated simply by the patient and surgeon’s subjective assessments of color (redness, traumatic tattooing, faded since last assessment, etc) and physical qualities (adherent, depressed, flat, raised, texture, etc). The patient may comment that the scar is painful or itchy. Some objective measurements such as length and width can easily be made and compared over time. Thickness is a bit trickier to easily measure without specialized tools. I recently stumbled over a review article of the scales and measuring devices used for scar assessment on Medscape ...
Source: Suture for a Living - September 8, 2010 Category: Plastic Surgeons Tags: scars plastic surgery article review Source Type: blogs
How to improve the Medical Curriculum - from Dr Nadkarni's book, How to heal the sick healthcare system
I would not like to go too much into the details about the curriculum for the undergraduates. Basically a student used to spend 1 1\2 year to learn normal structure and function of the body i.e. the studies of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry during the period of first MBBS. Another 11/2 year in second MBBS was devoted to the study of diseases of the body and drugs and medicines to be used for the patients – pathology and pharmacology. He also studied medico legal aspects in the subject of forensic medicine. The students are posted in the hospital in the morning hours from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon after the completion o...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - September 7, 2010 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Source Type: blogs
Loose ends, and other matters not pertaining to my GYN exam
There's just so much I want to tell you. I sit down to write with fifty things I mean to say, and then realize I don't have the wit, the energy, or the sharpness of mind to say even one of them well. It discourages me, so I let a day pass, and then another, and before long I feel like I can never keep up.But this is not some mopey lament about how over blogging I am. Having a blog isn't getting me down; I am getting me down. I miss my blog. I miss here. I miss you! I miss keeping up. So consider this a bit of a catch-up, today and tomorrow, to clear out so...
Source: a little pregnant - September 7, 2010 Category: Infertility Authors: Julie Tags: Charles in charge Hellbound handbasket Notes from astride the stirrups Source Type: blogs
Bristol-Myers Squibb to Acquire ZymoGenetics
BMS to Pick Up ZymoGenetics for $885MNEW YORK & SEATTLE, Sep 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Gains Full Rights to Promising Phase II Hepatitis C Biologic, Pegylated-Interferon Lambda--Obtains FDA-Approved Specialty Surgical Biologic, RECOTHROM(R)--Attains Early Clinical and Pre-clinical Programs in Oncology and ImmunoscienceBristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY 26.78, +0.17, +0.64%) and ZymoGenetics, Inc.(ZGEN 9.76, +4.46, +84.06%) announced today that the companies have signed a definitive agreement providing for the acquisition of ZymoGenetics by Bristol-Myers Squibb, for $9.75 per share in cash. The transaction, with an a...
Source: Medical Hemostat - September 7, 2010 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: hemostatguy at gmail.com (hemostat guy) Source Type: blogs
Dermatologist-Recommended Soaps for Your Skin Condition
If your skin is overly dry, itchy or breaking out, you may have a skin condition. You may be able to treat your skin problem with over-the-counter remedies. Find out which products are effective and which ones are useless.Contributor: Madison WhitfieldPublished: Sep 06, 2010
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - September 6, 2010 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs