The Washington Post reported this week that Poison Control Centers receive 32 calls a day about children exposed to opiates. While the number of exposures has decreased in the past 6 years, there is still need to protect unaware families of the possible risk to children and family members taking prescription pain medications and other drugs inappropriately, leading to poisoning and possible death. 229 more words
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Dr. Saeid Shamsian, a skilled urological surgeon, has years of experience providing urology services to patients. A donor to the Jewish community, Saeid Shamsian, MD, also has experience as a professor at Columbia Presbyterian and several other hospitals. 150 more words
History tells us it can take decades before a medical truth becomes accepted as fact, and recent headlines are a perfect example of this.
Sixteen years ago, I read an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that stunned me. 2,561 more words
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Nice study design from what I can tell from the synopsis on HDM. It was good that the authors used common symptom checker already available. I think this study tells us what lay persons and physicians already know… the grid through which fact are filtered is an important determinant in prioritizing meaningful information.
In Do No Harm, Henry Marsh, an eminent British neurosurgeon, looks back at a number of unique cases he has been involved in over his long career. 403 more words