These TikTok Creators Are Fighting Health Myths

Meet the medical experts fighting bogus science, one “stitch” at a time.

#computers-and-the-internet, #doctors, #rumors-and-misinformation, #science-and-technology, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Violence in Rural Mexico Ensnares Doctors, Causing Worker Shortages

As criminal organizations control more territory in less-populated regions, health care workers, caught in the crossfire, grow reluctant to work in such places.

#doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #medicine-and-health, #mexico, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-autonomous-university, #organized-crime, #rural-areas

A Prominent Manhattan Doctor Is Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Kevin M. Cahill performed abusive and unnecessary examinations, a former patient claims in a lawsuit, and pursued her romantically for years. His lawyer says the exams were appropriate.

#american-irish-historical-society, #cahill-kevin-m, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #lenox-hill-hospital, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-and-examinations, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

When a Pro-Life Doctor Performs an Abortion

If God does not want us to perform abortions, why did he put me in a situation where I would have to do one?

#abortion, #christians-and-christianity, #doctors, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #south-sudan

In South Korea, ‘Ghost Surgeries’ Lead to Cameras in Hospitals

After scandals in which doctors let unsupervised assistants operate on patients, the country is becoming one of the first to require cameras in operating rooms.

#doctors, #frauds-and-swindling, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #nursing-and-nurses, #south-korea, #surgery-and-surgeons

Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

Around the country, the setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like this doctor’s office in Kentucky, the next patient arriving every 15 minutes.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Covid Drugs Save Lives, but Americans Can’t Get Them

Once again, a dysfunctional health care system has hindered our pandemic response.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #evusheld-drug, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #paxlovid-drug, #pfizer-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Myanmar’s Health System Is in Collapse, ‘Obliterated’ by the Regime

The country is also now one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a medical worker. At least 30 doctors have been killed since the coup, a rights group says.

#assistance-assn-for-political-prisoners, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #defense-and-military-forces, #doctors, #hospitals, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #vaccination-and-immunization

Doctors, Attend to Your Mental Health

Removing the stigma from mental health care for doctors. Also: War crimes in Ukraine; the “Don’t Say Gay” law; baseball signs; Alcoholics Anonymous.

#alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #baseball, #desantis-ron, #doctors, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #major-league-baseball, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #milk-harvey, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

This Psychiatric Hospital Used to Chain Patients. Now It Treats Them.

Sierra Leone, one of the world’s poorest countries, is working to build a modern mental health system from scratch.

#doctors, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nursing-and-nurses, #partners-in-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sierra-leone, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #third-world-and-developing-countries

Overlooked No More: Elizabeth Hayes, Coal Town Doctor Who Fought for Miners

“Dr. Betty” led 350 miners on a strike in Pennsylvania in 1945 demanding that the mining company that owned their town improve horridly unsanitary conditions.

#biographical-information, #coal, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #hayes-elizabeth-1912-84, #mines-and-mining, #pennsylvania, #sewers-and-sewage, #shawmut-mining-co

Doctors Face a Stigma Against Seeking Mental Health Care

The culture of medicine means no crying, no sleeping, no making mistakes. And no getting help.

#depression-mental, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders

‘Preventative’ Botox: Do Injections Work to Reduce Wrinkles?

Or are injections just a temporary, addictive fix?

#age-chronological, #botox-drug, #content-type-service, #doctors, #face, #luxury-goods-and-services, #plastic-surgery, #skin, #women-and-girls

How Oni and Uché Blackstock, Doctors, Spend Their Sundays

The twin sisters, who have been go-to experts during the pandemic, are outspoken on racial inequities in health care.

#blackstock-oni, #blackstock-uche, #clinton-hill-brooklyn-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #income-inequality, #msnbc, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity

Supreme Court Hears Case of Doctors Accused of Running Pill Mills

Drawing on childhood grammar lessons, the justices considered whether the doctors were entitled to argue that they had acted in good faith.

#doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #supreme-court-us

When an Ancestry Search Reveals Fertility Fraud

Starting in the 1960s, three physicians in Rochester, N.Y., began secretly using their own sperm to help women become pregnant.

#ancestry-com, #artificial-insemination, #doctors, #families-and-family-life, #frauds-and-swindling, #genealogy, #infertility, #rochester-ny, #sperm, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Grief About Covid Can Unite Us

The suffering that Covid wrought can unite us.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #doctors, #grief-emotion

Doctors Are More Likely to Describe Black Patients as Uncooperative, Studies Find

Patients with diabetes are also more likely to be described as “noncompliant,” according to large studies of medical records.

#black-people, #diabetes, #discrimination, #doctors, #electronic-health-records, #hospitals, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Turkey’s Doctors Are Leaving, the Latest Casualty of Spiraling Inflation

Doctors, worn down by grueling hours and violence, are emigrating in rising numbers, undermining one of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s signature achievements.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #finances, #germany, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #justice-and-development-party-turkey, #labor-and-jobs, #relocation-of-business, #turkey, #wages-and-salaries, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

One Day in the ‘Parallel Universe’ of a London I.C.U.

Britain’s government may have lifted coronavirus restrictions, but hospital workers say the return to a normal rhythm of work is still a long way off.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #doctors, #great-britain, #homerton-university-hospital, #hospitals, #london-england, #nursing-and-nurses, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

He’s a Doctor. He’s an Actor. He’s an Indie Heartthrob.

How does Anders Danielsen Lie of “The Worst Person in the World” juggle careers in acting and medicine? “This has been my ongoing identity crisis,” he said.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #doctors, #lie-anders-danielsen, #movies, #oslo-norway, #the-worst-person-in-the-world-movie, #trier-joachim

Why the Medical Establishment Shied Away From Abortion

Stigma and fear of harassment have kept physicians from incorporating abortion into their practice.

#abortion, #american-college-of-obstetricians-and-gynecologists, #doctors, #hospitals, #national-abortion-federation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states

Health Workers, ‘Risking Their Own Lives to Save Ours’

Responses to an essay that urged additional compensation for health workers. Also: Space heaters and the Bronx fire; entertaining young kids; ketamine.

#bronx-nyc, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #fires-and-firefighters, #ketamine-drug, #medicine-and-health, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries

A New Ban on Surprise Medical Bills Starts This Week

If you have a medical emergency, you will no longer need to worry about a large bill from a doctor you did not choose.

#ambulances, #consumer-protection, #content-type-service, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

Margaret Giannini, Champion of People With Disabilities, Dies at 100

After meeting the parents of children with a range of disabilities, she decided almost on the spot to start a clinic to treat such children exclusively.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #doctors, #giannini-margaret-1921-2021, #health-and-human-services-department, #intellectual-disabilities, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-medical-college, #westchester-institute-for-human-development

Women Earn $2 Million Less Than Men in Their Careers as Doctors

A survey of more than 80,000 physicians estimated that women make 25 percent less than men over a 40-year career.

#discrimination, #doctors, #research, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare

Coronary Calcium Scan: A Heart Test That Can Help Guide Treatment

Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

#age-chronological, #arteriosclerosis-and-atherosclerosis, #blood-pressure, #calcium, #cholesterol, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #doctors, #heart, #obesity, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #weight

On Rikers Island, A Doctor for Older Detainees

Insights from Dr. Rachael Bedard, a jail-based geriatrician.

#bedard-rachael, #content-type-personal-profile, #doctors, #elder-care, #elderly, #new-york-city, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex

A Doctor Asks Two Strange Questions That Reveal a Mysterious Disease

She had a persistent cough that cracked a rib, and her body ached all the time. What was it?

#arthritis, #autoimmune-diseases, #coughs, #doctors, #joints-body-part, #steroids, #tests-medical

Treating Chronic Pain Takes a Team. I Had to Build My Own.

The U.S. health care system can be difficult for anyone to navigate — even more so if you’re a Black woman. So one writer spent a decade building her own care.

#chronic-condition-health, #discrimination, #doctors, #medicine-and-health, #pain, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Chronic Kidney Disease May Be Over-Diagnosed in Elderly

Many men and women with “failing kidneys” may not have anything more than a normal age-related decline in kidney function.

#age-chronological, #doctors, #elderly, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #kidneys

How I Became a Sick Person

A sudden descent into a chronic illness.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #connecticut, #doctors, #douthat-ross-g, #lyme-disease, #tests-medical

Is Truth the Best Medicine for Dying Patients?

Readers react to a doctor’s essay about regretting her honesty with a dying man.

#death-and-dying, #doctors, #hospice-care, #medicine-and-health

Why Does Medical Advice Often Change? Doctors Explain

Medical reversals about menopause hormones, knee surgery and vitamins over the years have left patients confused. But doctors say these pivots often are good medicine.

#aspirin, #cifu-adam-s, #content-type-service, #doctors, #heart, #preventive-medicine, #research, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force

Why Public Health Is in Crisis: Threats, Departures, New Laws

An examination of hundreds of health departments around the country shows that the nation may be less prepared for the next pandemic than it was for the current one.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #doctors, #epidemics, #government-employees, #hot-springs-county-wyo, #local-government, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #port-angeles-wash, #states-us, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wilson-county-kan

Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says

Adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease may face serious side effects if they start a daily regimen of low-dose aspirin.

#agency-for-healthcare-research-and-quality, #american-college-of-cardiology, #american-heart-assn, #aspirin, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #doctors, #heart, #preventive-medicine, #stroke, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force, #your-feed-healthcare

Boosters Are Complicating Efforts to Persuade the Unvaccinated to Get Shots

The number of eligible people still weighing whether to get a Covid vaccine has sharply dwindled, leaving an unvaccinated population that is mostly hard-core refusers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #doctors, #medicine-and-health, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Why a Patient in Denial Is So Tough for Doctors

Why a patient in denial is such a challenge for doctors.

#death-and-dying, #doctors, #medical-ethics

What to Do if Your Doctor’s Notes Hurt Your Feelings

Are you a “poor historian,” “well nourished” or in need of a “time out”? As patients gain access to their own medical records, the notes left by doctors can sting.

#doctors, #electronic-health-records, #internal-sub-only

Lawsuits Filed Against Texas Doctor Could Be Best Tests of Abortion Law

Legal experts said two lawsuits filed this week might test the constitutionality of the Texas law more than federal challenges by abortion providers and the Justice Department.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #braid-alan-r, #doctors, #gomez-felipe-n, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #stilley-oscar, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas, #texas-right-to-life

In Spain, Abortions Are Legal, but Many Doctors Refuse to Perform Them

Many physicians in the country call themselves “conscientious objectors” and deny the procedures, often forcing women to travel long distances for one.

#abortion, #doctors, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #spain, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

A Medical Career, at a Cost: Infertility

Physicians are raising awareness of the reproductive toll that work stress, long hours, sleep deprivation and years of training can exact.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #doctors, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #in-vitro-fertilization, #jama-surgery-journal, #medical-schools, #minnesota, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #surgery-and-surgeons, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Joseph I. Kramer, the ‘Country Doctor’ of Avenue D, Dies at 96

Shunning the New Jersey suburbs in 1969, he set up a pay-what-you-can practice on the blighted Lower East Side and for three decades was a hero to the poor.

#deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #kramer-joseph-i, #lower-east-side-manhattan-ny

Judge’s order requiring hospital to give COVID patient ivermectin called “unethical”

Judge’s order requiring hospital to give COVID patient ivermectin called “unethical”

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A county judge in Ohio has ordered a hospital in Cincinnati to administer ivermectin to an intensive care patient, a move raises questions about the role of the courts in the medical system.

“It is absurd that this order was issued,” Arthur Caplan, professor of bioethics at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, told Ars. “If I were these doctors, I simply wouldn’t do it.”

The order was spurred by a lawsuit filed by Julie Smith, whose 51-year-old husband, Jeffrey, is being treated in West Chester Hospital for COVID-19. The lawsuit was first reported by the Ohio Capital Journal. Jeffrey has been in the hospital since July 15, and as his condition declined, his wife Julie began investigating alternative treatments.

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#covid-19, #doctors, #hospital, #ivermectin, #lawsuit, #medical-ethics, #policy, #science

The Black Mortality Gap, and a Document Written in 1910

Some clues on why health care fails Black Americans can be found in the Flexner Report.

#american-medical-assn, #black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medical-schools, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation

A Doctor’s Tour de France, One ‘Medical Desert’ at a Time

Newly graduated from medical school, Martial Jardel set off on a five-month road trip to help out in areas of France suffering from a shortage of physicians.

#brittany-france, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #france, #jardel-martial, #normandy-france, #road-trips, #rural-areas

Calls Grow to Discipline Doctors Spreading Virus Misinformation

A tiny number of doctors have had an outsize influence in spreading false information about Covid-19 and vaccines.

#american-medical-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daniel-stock, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #federation-of-state-medical-boards, #mercola-joseph-m-1954, #mikovits-judy-a, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

In a TV Script, I Can Rewrite My Patients’ Fates

Medical dramas can provide both escape and education.

#doctors, #hospitals, #television

The Rationing of a Last-Resort Covid Treatment

While ventilator shortages have been largely averted in the U.S., this lifesaving therapy is scarce. How to choose which critically ill patients get it?

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo, #hospitals, #houston-tex, #medical-devices, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise. Here’s Why Doctors Fail to Treat It.

People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-on-alcohol-abuse-and-alcoholism, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation