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.

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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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Medical Conferences for Physicians in Exotic Locales

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Though the main purpose of such meetings is to enlighten your mind, add to your skill set, and allow you to collaborate with your peers, it doesn’t hurt when the venue for your latest professional development opportunity doubles as a post-meeting vacation paradise.

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Let’s be honest, you’d rather go to a conference in a sunny, tropical, interesting, and/or exciting location rather than, say, Delaware (sorry Delaware…)

So file your delegate bag and tear-off that lanyard: We’ve got the first and best list of select general and specialty 2010 medical conferences with serious exotic locale potential (not that you’re there for anything but the sessions…)

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Supplemental Nurse Staffing Helps Everyone

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A recent study performed by the California Nurses Association found that having a reduced nurse to patient ratio decreased the mortality rates of patients and also helped to decrease the burnout rate of nurses. One of the ways California met the reduced patient ratio was by hiring nurses to supplement their regular staff from staffing agencies.

A recent study performed by the California Nurses Association found that having a reduced nurse to patient ratio decreased the mortality rates of patients and also helped to decrease the burnout rate of nurses.

One of the ways California met the reduced patient ratio was by hiring nurses to supplement their regular staff from staffing agencies. Continue reading “Supplemental Nurse Staffing Helps Everyone”

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