How To Help Your Patient Help You In Your Diagnosis

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Don – a man in his 60s – couldn’t get through the night without waking up with chronic bleeding and extreme pain from a venous ulcer…until his wife researched and made contact with a wound specialist online. Identifying Don’s problem with the help of his wife’s pages of website printouts in-tow, the specialist switched Don’s meds and changed the way pressure was put on the wound. That same day, Don’s pain went away and he began healing rapidly.

Patients Aiding in Diagnosis

Involving patients in the diagnosis process is usually a win-win situation: Tests and observation are critically important but taking-in how a patient actually feels can help medical professionals nail it early-on. Patients know their bodies and lifestyles, and insights into their daily lives are invaluable in diagnosing their ailments. Continue reading “How To Help Your Patient Help You In Your Diagnosis”

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The Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. Rankings – 2010

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After more than 10,000 votes to whittle down 50 entries, Soliant.com visitors have put San Diego’s Sharp Memorial Hospital at the top of its second-annual “20 Most Beautiful Hospitals In America” list.

After a 2009 list chosen by the Soliant.com editorial team, we turned the 2010 decision over to you, with an exciting roller-coaster ride of nominations and votes that saw some of the most inspiring medical architecture around vie for your accolades. Continue reading “The Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. Rankings – 2010”

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7 Bad Habits Medical Professionals Should Kick (While They Tell Their Patients to)

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Though doctors, nurses and other health industry professionals often lead healthier-than-average lives (gone are the days of 9 out of 10 doctors recommending a particular brand of cigarettes,) there are a few vices that would still be good to kick while you’re asking your patients to do the same.

7 Bad Habits Medical Professionals Should Kick (While They Tell Their Patients to)

It’s no joke that doctors (and other medical professionals) are often the worst patients.

mad habbits for medical professionals - smokingThough doctors, nurses and other health industry professionals often lead healthier-than-average lives (gone are the days of 9 out of 10 doctors recommending a particular brand of cigarettes,) there are a few vices that would still be good to kick while you’re asking your patients to do the same.

As far as bad habits go, scientific advances, knowledge, and common sense haven’t quite curbed all of the below in the halls of clinics and hospitals: Continue reading “7 Bad Habits Medical Professionals Should Kick (While They Tell Their Patients to)”

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Local Pharmacy vs. Online Pharmacy

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With all of the shopping options available online, it was only a matter of time before people started ordering their prescriptions online. Before making switching to an online pharmacy, however, one should look at the advantages and disadvantages of both methods.

With all of the shopping options available online, it was only a matter of time before people started ordering their prescriptions online. Before making switching to an online pharmacy, however, one should look at the advantages and disadvantages of both methods.

pharmacy online vs local

One of the primary benefits people cite for using an online pharmacy is price. Typically, the prices for medications from an online pharmacy are less because of where the medications are produced, because the company has a lower overhead because there is not a physical store, the company has a large network of retailers to draw from, or a combination of factors.

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12 Things That Aren't in Medical Texts (But Should Be)

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There’s little enough time to absorb all the informational details from four-years-plus of med school. So it’s no wonder a great deal of crucial practical information is left out between graduation and rotations.

When it comes to patient health, there’s more than text book study and making-the-grade to becoming an effective physician. Check out our picks for the dozen things that we think should at least show-up as a sidebar in modern medical textbooks

“The most common apologetic phrase I hear is ‘I’m not good at antibiotics,’ says EM-blog poster Michael Heller MD, of medical interns. “This is like calling a plumber for a clogged toilet who then says, ‘I’m not good at bathrooms.'”

There’s little enough time to absorb all the informational details from four-years-plus of med school. So it’s no wonder a great deal of crucial practical information is left out between graduation and rotations.

When it comes to patient health, there’s more than text book study and making-the-grade to becoming an effective physician. Check out our picks for the dozen things that we think should at least show-up as a sidebar in modern medical textbooks: Continue reading “12 Things That Aren't in Medical Texts (But Should Be)”

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12 Things That Aren’t in Medical Texts (But Should Be)

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There’s little enough time to absorb all the informational details from four-years-plus of med school. So it’s no wonder a great deal of crucial practical information is left out between graduation and rotations.

When it comes to patient health, there’s more than text book study and making-the-grade to becoming an effective physician. Check out our picks for the dozen things that we think should at least show-up as a sidebar in modern medical textbooks

“The most common apologetic phrase I hear is ‘I’m not good at antibiotics,’ says EM-blog poster Michael Heller MD, of medical interns. “This is like calling a plumber for a clogged toilet who then says, ‘I’m not good at bathrooms.'”

There’s little enough time to absorb all the informational details from four-years-plus of med school. So it’s no wonder a great deal of crucial practical information is left out between graduation and rotations.

When it comes to patient health, there’s more than text book study and making-the-grade to becoming an effective physician. Check out our picks for the dozen things that we think should at least show-up as a sidebar in modern medical textbooks: Continue reading “12 Things That Aren’t in Medical Texts (But Should Be)”

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