Medical Care

Tips to Help Doctors with Safe Prescribing

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Tips to Help Doctors with Safe Prescribing Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US so It’s critical that doctors incorporate safe prescribing in their practice. The Doctor Weighs In

Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think

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Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think Diagnostic mistakes are an under-appreciated source of patient safety errors, yet most of us will experience one in our lifetime. The Doctor Weighs In

Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think

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Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You Think Diagnostic mistakes are an under-appreciated source of patient safety errors, yet most of us will experience one in our lifetime. The Doctor Weighs In

Do You Know Your Risk of Fragility Fractures?

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Do You Know Your Risk of Fragility Fractures? A fragility fracture may be the first obvious sign of osteoporosis. It should trigger an evaluation of bone health, including bone density. The Doctor Weighs In

Melanoma: What You Need to Know About Diagnosis and Treatment

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Melanoma: What You Need to Know About Diagnosis and Treatment Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer but it is treatable, and even curable, if caught early. Here are the essentials of diagnosis, treatment, & prevention. The Doctor Weighs In

What You Need to Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma

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What You Need to Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest skin cancer while sebaceous carcinoma is very rare. Both require early diagnosis for the best outcomes. The Doctor Weighs In

Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons Can Be Life Savers

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Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons Can Be Life Savers Surgeons should hone their non-technical skills (communication, teamwork, leadership) as they are key elements of patient safety. The Doctor Weighs In

Medical Management of Severe Eating Disorders

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Medical Management of Severe Eating Disorders Severe eating disorders may be accompanied by life-threatening medical complications that require stabilization before psychiatric treatment. The Doctor Weighs In

My Doctor Diagnosed Me With Thin White Female Syndrome

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My Doctor Diagnosed Me With Thin White Female Syndrome A medical student who developed anxiety related to major transitions in her life was diagnosed with Thin White Female Syndrome and given Ativan The Doctor Weighs In

Is it Just a Bad Hangover or Something More Serious?

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Is it Just a Bad Hangover or Something More Serious? Headache, upset stomach & feeling run down the morning after over-consumption is common. How can you know if it’s a bad hangover or something more serious? The Doctor Weighs In

Screening Colonoscopy: Shopping Around Saved Me $6,820

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Screening Colonoscopy: Shopping Around Saved Me $6,820 After learning a screening colonoscopy would cost him $8500, the (uninsured) author of this story shopped around and ended up saving $6820! The Doctor Weighs In

Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar

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Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar Joe Kvedar, MD, President of ATA, joins Pat Salber, MD, CEO and Editor of The Doctor Weighs In, for an in-depth telehealth update. The Doctor Weighs In

Chronic Wounds: How Self-care Can Help Speed Healing

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Chronic Wounds: How Self-care Can Help Speed Healing Optimal self-care for patients with chronic wounds includes dressing changes, good nutrition, and recognizing warning signs of infection. The Doctor Weighs In

Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

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Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention A prominent neurologist reviews what is known (and not known) about recent evidence-based advances in Alzheimer’s Disease prevention. The Doctor Weighs In

Dealing with a Rare Eye Disease in the Midst of COVID19

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Dealing with a Rare Eye Disease in the Midst of COVID19 After being diagnosed with a rare eye disease, a doctor learns the best treatment is immunosuppression-a risky choice in the midst of COVID19 The Doctor Weighs In

MdDS Makes You Feel Like You’re Still on the Boat

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MdDS Makes You Feel Like You’re Still on the Boat MdDS is an under recognized neurologic disorder where the rocking sensation you experience after getting off of a boat or a plane persists indefinitely. The Doctor Weighs In

Clinical Care of Cancer Patients in the Age of COVID

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Clinical Care of Cancer Patients in the Age of COVID Dr. Bobby Reddy discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the care of cancer patients, including changes to treatment and way care is delivered. The Doctor Weighs In

Science and Truth: Learning from a Fatal Mutation

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Science and Truth: Learning from a Fatal Mutation When Sonia Vallabh learned she had a lethal mutation, she and her husband became scientists and helped shine light on the fate of fatal mutations. The Doctor Weighs In

Skin Tags: What Are They and What Can You Do About Them?

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Skin Tags: What Are They and What Can You Do About Them? You may be tempted to remove skin tags yourself, but there are a number of reasons why you should have them examined and removed by an expert in skincare The Doctor Weighs In

Why We Need to Unlock the Full Potential of Primary Care

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Why We Need to Unlock the Full Potential of Primary Care There are powerful reasons to move to a value-based primary care system. Highly effective Primary Care 3.0 is an indispensable piece of that effort. The Doctor Weighs In

Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare

Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare All industries need translators and interpreters who are trained in different languages. Although some items, symbols, and/or actions may be universally understood, you still need to convey subtle meanings and instructions across cultures.… Read More »Why Medical Translation and Medical Interpretation Services are Key in Quality Healthcare

Reflections on Death with Dignity

Reflections on Death with Dignity Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard had to move to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this? The Doctor Weighs In

Lecithin Supplements: Understanding the Risks and Benefits

Lecithin Supplements: Understanding the Risks and Benefits Before you take lecithin supplements, you should weigh the lack of credible evidence of benefits against scientific literature that suggests safety concerns. The Doctor Weighs In