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‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’ Campaign Launched by Public Health England

The campaign urges women to attend their cervical screening, with data revealing that the number of women attending screening has fallen to a 20-year low Public Health England (PHE) has launched major new national campaign, ‘Cervical Screening Saves Lives’ to increase the number of women attending their cervical screening across England. The campaign aims to encourage women to respond to their cervical screening invitation letter, and if they missed their last screening, to book an…

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Dr. Cedric Bright discusses his path towards medicine and the current medical landscape

One of the focuses of my blog is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and my most central principle is “Creating Ecosystems of Success”. While we tend to think of clinical medicine as strictly a ‘Healthcare Profession’, its foundations are rooted in the Basic Sciences. Medical Doctors/Physicians are likewise scientists who specialize in patient care and healing sicknesses. I recently met Dr. Cedric Bright in person through a mutual acquaintance at a family gathering. I’d…

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Why public health officials have only ever eradicated one disease | Popular Science

Smallpox was successfully eradicated because it fit all the requirements for an eradicable disease: It’s only transmitted person-to-person, the distinctive rash makes diagnosis easy, and the vaccine against it worked incredibly well. “In addition, there was a great understanding of the disease burden itself,” Goodson says. “Smallpox was horrific. There was lot of death.” The political circumstances were beneficial, as well. At the end of World War II, a number of global organizations formed, which…

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The Arrogance of Public Health Advocacy

How a lack of humility and scientific rigor have led public health activists into dubious pronouncements on an ever-expanding array of controversial issues, from gun control to gender equality to foreign policy. Early in my anesthesiology career, I took care of an elderly man who needed knee surgery but who smoked like a chimney. The surgical team feared he would suffer the usual smoker’s complications, so we told him to stop smoking a week before…

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Woman Sues Northwestern Medicine After Her Medical Information Was Posted On Twitter

CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman at the center of a lawsuit says Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group did not inform her of a privacy breach of her medical records until she called after seeing the records posted on social media. Gina Graziano calls it a breach of trust and said Northwestern should have better policies in place. “I was humiliated,” she said. “Embarrassed.” Graziano filed a lawsuit against Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, her ex-boyfriend David…

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Eighty-five medical students meet their matches | News Center | Stanford Medicine

Stanford’s 85 students matched in 19 fields of training: 15 in internal medicine, nine in dermatology, seven in general surgery, seven in obstetrics and gynecology, seven in anesthesiology, six in psychiatry, four in neurological surgery, four in radiology/interventional radiology, four in orthopaedic surgery, four in otolaryngology, three in pediatrics, three in emergency medicine, three in radiation oncology, two in plastic surgery, two in urology, two in family medicine, one in neurology, one in child neurology…

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Hoboken Girl of the Week: Dr. Avisheh Forouzesh {of Advanced Infectious Disease Medical} – Hoboken Girl

Immigrating to the US as a child when you don’t speak the language is a DAUNTING experience. For Dr. Avisheh Forouzesh, however, she took that challenge as a twelve-year-old and made the best of it, always focusing on following her dreams of becoming a doctor. Today, she’s an Infectious Disease Specialist, the owner of her own practice, and an all-around inspiration living in the Mile Square. As this week’s Hoboken Girl of the Week, keep…

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Move Aside, CBD: New Data Finds THC Is the Real Medicine in Medical Marijuana

March 8, 2019 5 min read A simple narrative has emerged about cannabis: CBD is the medicine in medical marijuana now available in 33 states and THC is the intoxicant in adult use marijuana available in 10 states. New research suggests that simplistic duality is not shared by people whose opinions can’t be easily overlooked — thousands of patients who use medical marijuana. Two University of New Mexico researchers, Jacob Miguel Vigil and Sarah See…

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Maternal gratitude linked to improved medical staff functioning | 2 Minute Medicine

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) medical staff who were exposed to maternal expressions of gratitude had higher scores in procedural and therapeutic planning and prosocial behaviors in response to neonatal medical emergency scenarios when compared to medical staff who were exposed to neutral maternal statements. Evidence Rating: Level 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Interactions in medicine impact medical team cognitive and communication processes. Rudeness, for example, has been associated with lower individual and team diagnostic performance.…

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Learning About Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease With Dr. James Beck | Westword

For scientists and physicians, medical marijuana is both fascinating and frustrating: While many see the plant’s potential, there’s little clinical research to document the efficacy of MMJ. Although medical marijuana has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that protect brain cells, studies of the plant’s potential in easing the muscle and tremor afflictions of Parkinson’s have registered mixed results — and as with most diseases, the level of cannabis research around Parkinson’s is…

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