Abuse and Neglect, Gout, Rheumatology / 22.06.2024

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Brian LaMoreaux, MD, MS Internist and Rheumatologist Executive Medical Director, Amgen MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? How does KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) work in gout? Response: Many other diseases in gout have well-defined definitions of remission, but gout has lagged behind on this. With systemic consequences of gout becoming more apparent, the concept of treating gout to remission is increasing important to improving patient care and preserving patient health.   Our MIRROR randomized controlled trial (RCT) provides data beyond the primary and secondary endpoints and allows us to look at aspects like the rate of gout remission (i.e. serum urate level (SU) <6 mg/dL, absence of acute gout flare, absence of tophi, minimal gout-related pain, and minimal gout-related quality-of-life impact over a 12-month period) achieved with KRYSTEXXA-induced intensive urate-lowering. Continuing to advance knowledge that can positively impact patient care is our driving force for the research. KRYSTEXXA is approved for the treatment of uncontrolled gout, for those experiencing signs and symptoms of gout despite taking oral medicines. It is the only gout treatment that controls uncontrolled gout by changing uric acid into a water-soluble substance called allantoin that he body easily gets rid of through urine. (more…)
Alzheimer's - Dementia, Author Interviews, JAMA / 22.06.2024

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mabel Seto, PhD Harvard Aging Brain Study, Department of Neurology Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment Department of Neurology Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee   MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: The background for this study is that individuals with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease (i.e., one or more first-degree relatives) have a higher risk for the disease than individuals that don’t have a family history. Previous studies suggested a preferential maternal inheritance of AD, though they were limited in sample size and statistical power. In our study, we wanted to focus on a larger, cognitively unimpaired sample. Using data from the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s (A4) study, a randomized clinical trial aimed at AD prevention, we examined the relationship between a parental history of significant memory impairment as a proxy for AD (as some individuals may not have pursued formal diagnosis) and amyloid-beta burden in the offspring. (more…)
Author Interviews, PLoS, Sexual Health / 22.06.2024

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Karyn Anderson (she/her) PhD Candidate, Evolutionary Anthropology Lab of Dr. Julie Teichroeb University of Toronto, Scarborough MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: We sought out to determine if there were observations of same-sex sexual behavior in mammals that exist beyond the published record. We found that more people observe same-sex sexual behavior than they publish on it, and this appears to be due to a perception of researchers that same-sex sexual behavior is very rare. We found, however, that it was commonly observed by our survey participants. (more…)
Author Interviews, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Genetic Research, JAMA / 20.06.2024

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Jeremy L. Davis M.D. Surgical Oncologist Center for Cancer Research Dr. Davis’ research focuses on sporadic and inherited forms of stomach cancer. National Cancer Institute   MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: Individuals who are born with a CDH1 gene mutation are at increased risk of developing specific cancers in their lifetime. Those cancers are called diffuse-type gastric cancer and lobular breast cancer. The background that is relevant here is that when mutations in this gene were first identified as the cause of inherited forms of these cancers, the estimated lifetime risk of gastric cancer, for instance, was around 60-83%. Because of this very high risk and because gastric cancer is particularly difficult to treat, many experts recommend prophylactic surgery to remove the stomach. In recent years, as we have seen more families who carry a CDH1 gene mutation, we have also observed that gastric cancer rates did not seem quite as high as those risk estimates would have suggested. We sought to re-evaluate lifetime risk of cancer with a large and diverse cohort of individuals throughout North America. (more…)
Author Interviews / 20.06.2024

The pandemic may be over, but its effects linger. According to a paper on the psychological impact of COVID-19 on children and adults in the United Arab Emirates, 71% of the UAE general population have generalized anxiety disorder. Younger people and females register the highest levels of anxiety, and teachers also report a higher incidence of emotional problems in children. Mental health awareness and solutions are more crucial than ever in the face of this increased risk for anxiety. Fortunately, you and the people you care about have access to interventions like neurofeedback in Dubai to address various mental health conditions.

What Is Neurofeedback Therapy?

Neurofeedback therapy is a biofeedback technique that monitors brain waves and provides real-time feedback about those brainwaves to the brain. The brain can learn to self-regulate its functions by becoming aware of its activity. Through consistent brain training, the brain can instinctively prevent, manage, or control undesirable brain wave patterns. Consequently, it can be more effective at curbing the negative behavior, mental state or physiological symptoms associated with unwelcome brain activity. (more…)
Ophthalmology / 20.06.2024

In a country like the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with its glittering skyline and bustling streets, having poor eyesight can cause you to miss out on so much. Imagine not being able to fully appreciate the awe-inspiring architecture of the Burj Khalifa or the sparkling waters of the Palm Jumeirah. Picture struggling to navigate the vibrant souks and bustling malls, unable to soak in the rich culture and intricate details of the treasures on display. Poor eyesight might even rob you of the simple joys of watching the sun set over the desert horizon or enjoying dolphin encounters in the best marine-themed parks in the country. Having a clear vision opens up a world of endless possibilities in a city teeming with life and wonder. This guide will help ensure you never miss a moment of Emirati magic with seven simple tips for maintaining healthy eyesight.

1. Watch Your Diet

Good eyesight begins with what you eat. Omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin E are some of the nutrients you need to maintain your eye health.
  • Incorporate foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, and citrus fruits for vitamins A and C.
  • Enjoy almonds, spinach, and cold-water fish like salmon for vitamin E, lutein, and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Don’t forget zinc-rich foods like beans and lean meats.
A balanced diet supports healthy eyes and helps reduce your risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, major contributors to vision loss. (more…)
Dental Research / 20.06.2024

Are you missing a tooth?  If you have lost a tooth, don't worry; you're not alone! Many people lose teeth due to accidents, tooth decay, or gum disease. But did you know that options are available to replace a missing tooth?   Do you know the options available to replace a missing tooth?  Yes, there are a few options to replace a missing tooth. One standard option is a dental implant. Another option is a dental bridge, where a false tooth is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. There are also partial or complete dentures and removable replacements for missing teeth.   (more…)
Chiropractic, Pain Research / 20.06.2024

pain-painrelief-pexels-photo-4506105The unpleasant sensation of chronic pain can have a considerable impact on an individual's life. Frequently lasting for months or years, chronic can affect individuals in any part of the body and for a variety of reasons. Chronic pain conditions affect a large number of Americans, who are left with no choice but to resort to various alternative medicines and physiotherapy. This blog reflects the professional opinions of several pain management doctors and discusses their professional opinions regarding pain management techniques and treatments. Effective pain management hinges on a comprehensive approach that involves medication and appropriate therapy. Let us explore some of the best practices for pain management.

Understanding Pain and its Causes

The first stage in developing a pain treatment strategy is identifying pain's kind, origin, cause, and character. Understanding what may be causing pain allows for targeted treatment as different conditions demand varying and specific remedy methods. Patients can seek advice from the experienced and trusted doctors for pain management franklin tn to understand the nuances of their chronic pain, evaluate its intensity, and schedule the appropriate treatment process. (more…)
Chiropractic, Pain Research / 19.06.2024

chiropractic-care-chiropractor-pexels Although chiropractic care originated in China and Greece thousands of years ago, the practice of chiropractic care was formalized in 1895 in Iowa by D.D. Palmer when he manipulated a spine for a patient who was then healed of deafness and pain. Today, the advances in chiropractic training and experience have resulted in vastly-improved health outcomes and pain-free living for individuals worldwide.  Most people know how to find a good physician, but what elements are important in chiropractic care? What helps determine whether you will receive the care you need or not? If you ask friends for chiropractor recommendations, you may hear that one friendly chiropractor has a convenient office in the neighborhood, while another will recommend a female chiropractor who offers holistic care far beyond the basics. What elements should be included in effective chiropractic care?  

Element 1:   Training and Experience

Visiting a chiropractor can be daunting, especially on a first visit. Many times, individuals are uncertain regarding manipulations they’ve heard about. Stories circulate about chiropractors who pummel patients with hard-cracking spinal adjustments that simply cause more pain. However, the truth is far from that scenario and the best chiropractors have been fully trained and are experienced in chiropractic care. On a first visit, check to ensure the chiropractor is board certified and has experience in the field. The healing power of chiropractic care begins with a board certified chiropractor who has some years of experience.  (more…)
Dental Research / 18.06.2024

Key Takeaways
  • Regular dental check-ups play a critical role in maintaining oral health and preventing dental issues.
  • Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar that are difficult to eliminate with at-home brushing and flossing.
  • Early detection and treatment of dental problems can save on more extensive and expensive procedures in the future.
  • Routine dental visits contribute to overall health by potentially identifying systemic issues like diabetes or heart disease.
Introduction Many people tend to overlook the importance of regular dental visits, considering them an unnecessary expense or an unpleasant task. However, maintaining oral health through scheduled check-ups is crucial for your teeth and gums and overall well-being. Regular visits ensure that any issues are caught early and treated promptly, a practice followed by experienced Ottawa dentists offering gentle care. These dental professionals provide an essential service that goes beyond merely cleaning teeth; they help prevent long-term health issues and ensure a healthy lifestyle. In Ottawa, dentists offering gentle care prioritize patient comfort and well-being. With serene environments and compassionate staff, these practices ensure a relaxed experience for all patients, even those with dental anxiety. Using modern techniques and personalized approaches, they transform routine visits into serene encounters, fostering a welcoming environment where every smile feels cared for and confident. (more…)
Electronic Records, Telemedicine / 18.06.2024

In the complex healthcare realm, efficiency is not just desirable—it’s paramount. Enter Athena and Luminello EMR, two groundbreaking healthcare systems revolutionizing care norms with precision and innovation. Harnessing the synergy of digital records and tech-intensive tools, these care systems modernize care procedures for good. Join us as we explore the remarkable features and price structures of these platforms to explore how they are revamping the landscape of care administration. Unlock the power of Athena and Luminello EMR today and take your medical practice to new heights of success and excellence.

A Look into the Key Attributes: Transforming Healthcare Operations

It is imperative to gain useful insights into why both systems stand out in healthcare administration. At this point, we will reveal the integral capabilities and functionalities of Luminello and Athena, shedding light on the outstanding potential of these EMR virtuosos. This will help you better understand why you need to incorporate a healthcare platform. (more…)
Author Interviews, Pediatrics / 17.06.2024

mom-child-playNavigating the world of sensory play can be both fun and educational for parents and children. Engaging children in simple tactile exercises not only supports their sensory experiences but also aids in their overall development. From the squishy delight of homemade slime to the soothing textures of sand art, these activities offer meaningful ways to develop the tactile system. Incorporating activities like these into your daily routine can be especially beneficial for children requiring additional sensory input. Occupational therapy fine motor activities, such as kneading playdough or molding clay, can significantly improve their fine motor skills while providing a therapeutic, sensory-rich experience. It's important to note that such activities are not only entertaining but also essential for strengthening fine motor control and sensory integration. By exploring various tactile exercises, parents can provide their children with valuable sensory experiences that foster growth and learning. Activities like filling a sandbox or creating DIY slime can be both enjoyable and foundational for their cognitive and physical development. These tactile activities can serve as excellent tools in a child's growth journey, combining playfulness with educational value. Please keep in mind that this is only an informative article and not medical advice; if you need further help, contact a medical expert.

Key Takeaways

  • Tactile exercises enhance sensory experience and overall development.
  • Occupational therapy fine motor activities improve fine motor skills and sensory integration.
  • Simple activities like sand art and DIY slime offer fun, beneficial playtime.
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Aging, Geriatrics, Nursing / 15.06.2024

  Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places where elderly people receive the care they need. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Nursing home abuse is a serious issue that affects many seniors. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, about 10% of elderly people experience some form of abuse in nursing homes. If you suspect abuse, take action quickly and seek help from nursing home abuse attorneys to ensure your loved one receives the care and respect they deserve. No one should have to suffer in silence, and with the right support, you can ensure that your loved one receives the care and respect they deserve. Read on for a few of the most common nursing home abuses you should know about.  

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is one of the most common forms of nursing home abuse. It involves any act that causes physical harm to a resident. Signs of physical abuse may include unexplained bruises, cuts, broken bones, or other injuries. Examples of Physical Abuse:
  • Hitting or slapping a resident
  • Shoving or pushing
  • Restraining a resident with straps or ties
  • Not providing necessary medical care
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Author Interviews, Technology, Telemedicine / 14.06.2024

Enhancing Patient Engagement Through Strategic Digital Integration

Leveraging SEO for Improved Patient Information Accessibility

The strategic use of digital platforms in healthcare, particularly through search engine optimization (SEO), significantly enhances how medical practices engage with patients. SEO is crucial in making educational content easily discoverable online, thereby ensuring that when patients seek information about their conditions or potential treatments, the resources provided by advanced platforms like CheckedUp are readily available.

Pre-Visit Patient Education via Optimized Content

Digital platforms not only facilitate direct patient education but also play a pivotal role in how this content is structured and presented online. By optimizing content for search engines, practices can ensure higher visibility and accessibility, allowing patients to obtain necessary medical knowledge before their consultations. This approach not only improves the efficiency of in-person visits but also empowers patients, making them proactive participants in their healthcare journey. (more…)
Author Interviews, Genetic Research, Heart Disease, Nature / 14.06.2024

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ben Omega Petrazzini, B.Sc. Associate Bioinformatician Ron Do Laboratory Ron Do, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences Director, Center for Genomic Data Analytics Associate Director in Academic Affairs, The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine Charles Bronfman Professor in Personalized Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai     MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: Rare coding variants directly affect protein function and can inform the role of a gene in disease. Discovery of rare coding variant associations for coronary artery disease (CAD) to date have only had limited success. Genetic studies typically use standard phenotyping approaches to classify cases versus controls for CAD. However, this phenotyping approach doesn’t capture disease progression or severity in individuals. We recently introduced an in-silico score for CAD (ISCAD) that tracks CAD progression, severity, underdiagnosis and mortality (Forrest et al. The Lancet, 2023, PMID 36563696). ISCAD was built using a machine learning model trained on clinical data from electronic health records (EHR). Importantly, ISCAD is a quantitative score that measures CAD on a spectrum. The quantitative nature of the score provides an opportunity to discover additional rare coding variant associations that may not have been detected with the standard case-control phenotyping approach. Here in this study, we performed a large-scale rare variant association study in the exome sequences of 604,915 individuals for ISCAD, a machine learning-based score for CAD. (more…)
Author Interviews, Occupational Health / 14.06.2024

If you’re a physician facing a disability, the very nature of your profession may complicate your situation more than most people. Your ability to perform your duties relies heavily on your mental and physical health. When that’s compromised, the challenges can be overwhelming. For many in your position, navigating physicians’ disability claims becomes an essential yet daunting task in this stressful time. Being informed of the complexities of these claims can make all the difference in securing the support you need.

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Author Interviews, Critical Care - Intensive Care - ICUs, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, NEJM / 13.06.2024

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof Giovanni Landoni, MD Associate Professor Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele Milan, Italy MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: Acute kidney injury (AKI) affects approximately 10-15% of hospitalized patients, and up to 50% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. In cardiac surgery one patient out of three will face AKI during the postoperative period, and this will lead to higher morbidity and mortality. AKI is associated with an elevated risk of chronic kidney disease, as well as, in the most severe cases, with the use of renal replacement therapy, which may double hospitalization costs, reduce quality of life, and increase long-term mortality. So far, no preventive measure with level I of evidence did exist for AKI. The PROTECTION trial is a multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, conducted at 22 centers in 3 different countries. We recruited 3,511 adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass to receive an intravenous infusion of amino acids (AA) (Isopuramin 10%, Baxter), at 2g/kg/day up to a maximum 100g/day, or an equivalent dose of placebo (Ringer’s solution), for a maximum of 72 hours. The primary outcome was the incidence of any stage of AKI, according to the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) 2012 creatinine criteria. (more…)
Emergency Care / 12.06.2024

Ambulance teams face high-pressure situations daily, where efficiency can make the difference between life and death. Having the right medical equipment is essential, and this includes not only the ambulance stretcher itself but also its accessories. Essential stretcher accessories ensure first responders can transport patients swiftly and safely while offering care en route to the hospital. An ambulance stretcher equipped with the necessary accessories gives comfort and stability to the patient, allows for the monitoring and treatment of patients, and assists healthcare providers in delivering emergency medical services with the precision and urgency required. Given the unpredictable nature of emergency calls, stretcher accessories must be versatile and reliable. From oxygen tank holders for respiratory support to secure ZOLL X series mount systems for defibrillators, every additional feature needs to serve a critical function. In first responder operations, these accessories not only support patient transport but can also be integral in life-saving interventions. A stretcher with a robust set of medical equipment can dramatically improve the quality of pre-hospital care.

Key Takeaways

  • Essential stretcher accessories aid in safe patient transport and care.
  • The right tools allow rapid response to a spectrum of medical emergencies.
  • Regular maintenance of stretcher accessories is key for operational readiness.
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Author Interviews, Dermatology, JAMA, Salt-Sodium / 12.06.2024

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Katrina Abuabara, MD, MA, MSCE Associate Professor of Dermatology, UCSF Associate Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology UC Berkeley School of Public Health MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) has become increasingly common over recent decades, especially in industrialized countries, suggesting that environmental or lifestyle factors like diet could impact rates of disease. It is well established that sodium, consumed primarily in the form of salt, increases the risk of hypertension and heart disease through pro-inflammatory mechanisms. The role of sodium on other chronic inflammatory conditions like eczema has been less well-studied. (more…)
Ophthalmology / 12.06.2024

Maintaining sound eye health requires knowledge of common eye disorders. Hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness) affect our ability to see close things. Another common problem is astigmatism, which results in blurry vision because of unevenly shaped corneas. The age-related disorder, presbyopia, affects one's capacity to focus on near objects. Older persons frequently get cataracts, which cloud the eye's lens, while glaucoma causes elevated eye pressure that may cause vision loss. For early identification and treatment, as well as to maintain overall eye health and vision, routine eye exams are crucial. Regular Eye Check-Ups Regular eye check-ups are among the most critical steps in maintaining optimal vision. These visits help detect potential eye problems early and ensure your eyes are healthy. Consulting with eye doctors in Newtown, PA, can provide personalized care and recommendations for your vision needs. Eye check-ups often include tests measuring visual acuity, depth perception, eye alignment, and movement. These tests are designed to detect abnormalities early, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Catching these conditions in their initial stages can be crucial for effective treatment and preventing long-term damage. For instance, detecting glaucoma early can allow for treatments that reduce intraocular pressure and prevent further optic nerve damage. (more…)
Mental Health Research / 11.06.2024

Personalizing Mental Health InterventionsMental health is a deeply personal journey, and finding the right treatment strategy can significantly affect one's quality of life. With a range of mental health conditions affecting millions globally, it's crucial to understand that there's no one-size-fits-all solution. This article explores how to personalize mental health interventions, ensuring that individuals can choose the most effective strategies for their unique situations. Understanding Mental Health Conditions and Their Complexities Mental health issues range from common disorders like anxiety and depression to more complex conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Each condition affects individuals differently, making personalized treatment not just beneficial but necessary. The effectiveness of any mental health treatment largely depends on its alignment with the specific symptoms and circumstances of the individual. Therefore, understanding the nuances of one's mental health condition is the first step toward effective treatment. (more…)
Accidents & Violence, Aging, Technology / 11.06.2024

Falls are one of the leading causes of injury among older adults, making the availability of fall detection in medical alert systems essential. Having a medical alert system with fall detection can provide peace of mind, knowing that help will be on the way even if you can't push a button. This feature can be particularly critical in emergencies where immediate assistance can significantly affect outcomes. This article takes you through the reasons why having a fall detection system is an essential add-on to your medical alert system.

fall-protection-deviceFall Detection Technology

Fall detection technology relies on advanced sensors and algorithms to ensure timely assistance when a fall occurs. This technology is built into various wearable devices, offering accuracy and reliability in monitoring movements and detecting falls.

How Fall Detection Works

Fall detection systems typically use accelerometers and gyroscopes embedded within the device to monitor movement patterns. When a fall is detected, the device triggers an alert, contacting emergency services or a designated caregiver automatically. These systems measure changes in speed and orientation to identify sudden impacts. They provide a vital safety net for individuals who might not be able to manually signal for help following a fall. (more…)
Weight Research / 10.06.2024

Key Takeaways
  • Personalized weight management is crucial in achieving sustainable results.
  • Combined data from multiple sources enhances personalization.
  • Maintaining a relationship between providers and consumers boosts success rates.
The Need for Personalization in Weight Management Personalized weight management plans are essential in today's health-focused world, and research consistently shows their effectiveness over generic approaches. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), customized weight management strategies lead to tremendous long-term success in weight loss. Additionally, platforms like BuildMyBod offer providers a turnkey solution to offer diverse services that cater to personal health needs, showing how personalization is becoming a cornerstone in weight management. (more…)
Aging, Author Interviews, Exercise - Fitness, JAMA, USPSTF / 10.06.2024

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Li Li, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H Walter M. Seward Professor Chair of Family Medicine Director of population health University of Virginia School of Medicine Editor-in-chief of The BMJ Family Medicine Dr. Li joined the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in January 2021 MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings of the underlying studies? Response: Falls are the leading cause of injuries in older adults and can lead to serious disability and even death. To help prevent these incidents, the Task Force looked at the current evidence on ways that primary care clinicians can help prevent falls in adults aged 65 and older who live at home and are more likely to fall. We concluded that healthcare professionals should recommend exercise interventions for adults aged 65 and older who are at increased risk for falls. This could include gait, balance, and functional training, as well as strength, resistance, and flexibility training. Clinicians can also talk with their older patients who are most likely to fall about whether additional interventions might be helpful to reduce their risk of falling. (more…)
Health Care Systems, Health Care Workers / 10.06.2024

The US healthcare staffing market is massive, although you wouldn't think it with the constant barrage of news reports telling us that we've got no staff and staffing shortages are increasing. Still, perhaps they're spending all the money attempting to boost staffing levels. And it isn't about the money - it's that people aren't as motivated to work in healthcare anymore. Below, we'll explore why the spending is so big.

The Rise in Demand for Healthcare Professionals

US Healthcare Staffing MarketThe booming healthcare staffing market is driven by an increasing demand for medical practitioners. The US is grappling with a shortage of healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals - over 340,000 combined professionals are needed, including doctors and nurses. The issue is, that as more baby boomers retire, they often become more reliant on medical services, putting pressure on an already understaffed industry. But the issue also is that the demand for healthcare staff isn't being met. The US and the UK both use overseas staff to fill the numbers. The people training to be nurses in the US are becoming travel nurses, aesthetic practitioners, and basically avoiding the main healthcare system. Well, not all of them, but a big chunk are. The US has no choice but to rely on outsourced agencies like physician staffing companies. (more…)
Health Care Workers, Mental Health Research / 10.06.2024

Social work demands emotional resilience and dedication, since it often involves dealing with complex and challenging situations, ranging from supporting individuals in crisis to navigating the intricacies of social systems and policies. This constant exposure to stress can take a toll on a social worker. Therefore, this guide covers various practical strategies for stress management to help social workers continue to perform their vital roles while safeguarding their well-being.

Stress in Social Work and Its Impact

how-to-handle-stress pic Engin_AkyurtStress in the workplace is the body's response to the demands and pressures encountered in professional situations. It can manifest as acute stress, which is short-term and often related to specific events, or chronic stress, which persists over a long period due to ongoing challenges.  Common sources of stress for social workers may include high caseloads, administrative burdens, exposure to traumatic situations, and the emotional demands of supporting clients. Signs of stress can vary. You may have physical indicators like fatigue, headaches, and muscle tension. On the other hand, you may also have emotional and psychological signs like anxiety, irritability, and feelings of helplessness. (more…)
Ophthalmology, Surgical Research / 08.06.2024

Key Takeaways:
  • LASIK is a joint surgery that corrects vision. LASIK offers several advantages, including faster recovery and better vision.
  • Recent advancements in LASIK technology have made the procedure safer and more effective.
  • Understanding the risks and benefits of LASIK is essential for anyone considering the surgery.
An Introduction to LASIK Surgery eye-lasixAnother name for LASIK is Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, a popular vision correction surgery that has helped millions achieve more precise vision. It involves using advanced laser technology to modify the cornea to let light reach the eye and be correctly focused onto the retina. This reshaping process significantly improves vision for those with refractive defects, including astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. If you've been considering options like LASIK in Utah, you're part of a growing group of individuals seeking a life-changing solution to their vision problems. Initially introduced in the 1980s, LASIK surgery has undergone numerous technological improvements, making it a safer and more reliable option for vision correction. It has improved the quality of life for millions and reduced the dependency on corrective eyewear, making daily activities more convenient. (more…)
ASCO, Author Interviews, Technology / 08.06.2024

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Frederick Howard MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Section of Hematology / Oncology University of Chicago MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: With the advent of AI language models like ChatGPT, these tools may be used to generate scientific literature or abstracts. Indeed, a survey conducted by Nature in 2023 found that nearly 30% of scientists were using AI tools to aid in the writing of scientific manuscripts. The use of AI in scientific literature can be difficult to identify, and previous studies suggest that human reviewers cannot distinguish between AI generated and human written scientific abstracts. Commercial tools designed to identify AI content may have a higher degree of accuracy, but the optimal approach to applying such tools to detect AI content within scientific literature is uncertain. (more…)