Mammograms are not only one of the most dreaded medical procedures that women must endure, but they aren’t always the most accurate. Many times, women have dense breast tissue which makes it challenging to read the results and make an accurate assessment as to whether there are areas of concern. In other cases, benign tumors that could be left alone without treatment are removed, resulting in unnecessary surgery, scarring, and other complications. However, these days may soon be in the past. Scientists have been working on a new imaging tool that will allow diagnosis of breast cancer without use of a mammogram and reduce unnecessary invasive surgery. Continue reading “Promising New Development in Breast Cancer Screening”
With so much controversy and drama surrounding medical care and insurance in the United States, patients are looking for new ways to get the care that they want without feeling like a victim of the medicine machine that seems to have taken over. Patients and physicians alike can find ways to benefit from the more personal relationship and clear fee structure that concierge medicine offers. For many, the move to a concierge medicine practice is just the solution that they have been searching for, giving them a stronger relationship between physician and patient and allowing for the better quality of care that most wish for. Continue reading “Concierge Medicine: Is It Right for Your Practice?”
School psychologists are tasked with a number of duties throughout their workday. From assisting with setting up and implementing IEPs for students, to helping mentally ill students navigate their school career, to offering services to students who are struggling to come to terms with a tragic life event or other trauma that affected them. Continue reading “8 Don’t-Miss Online Resources for School Psychologists”
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve certainly heard that this flu season is one of the worst in recent history. With widespread cases of influenza in virtually every state, all at the same time, health care providers everywhere are fighting to stay on top of the heavy patient load they are facing with this epidemic. This creates a stressful situation for both physicians, nurses, support staff, and patients.
So how do you handle such a challenging flu season? While you likely can’t avoid feeling the strain, there are some things that you can do to help protect your patients and yourself from further spreading illness. Continue reading “Handling a Challenging Flu Season”
Superbugs have been causing issues, claiming the lives of patients, and perplexing physicians for years. These antibiotic-resistant invisible monsters can create a dangerous situation within a clinical or hospital setting in a very short period of time. It can be extremely difficult to eliminate the contamination from these superbugs in a reasonable time, particularly when you need to flip a patient room and prepare to treat another individual. Continue reading “New Tech: UV LightStrike Robots Eliminate Superbugs”
Suicide is a subject that isn’t the most comfortable to discuss, but it is critically important to raise awareness. Medical professionals, especially, should take the time during Suicide Prevention Month to do a bit of self-education on the warning signs and take time to assess the mental health of themselves, their patients, and those around them. Continue reading “September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month”