Medical Care

Fresh out of graduate school, I was in the first rotation of my internship at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DC VAMC). The rotation was in the nursing home care unit, where the VAMC had an amazing music and movement therapist. The therapist, who was previously a professional dancer until a career-ending car
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So God created mankind in his own image,    in the image of God he created them;    male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 New International Version Years ago, when I was a freshman at Stanford, I acted in a few college plays. One of my favorite roles was E.K. Hornbeck, the cynical wise-cracking reporter in Jerome Lawrence and Robert E.
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Although many folks are looking forward to receiving the highly-anticipated COVID vaccine, there are others who are meeting this opportunity with trepidation rather than anticipation  — specifically women who are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. And why is this? Primarily it’s because up until this point,  there has been limited published data about the
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The specific research around the ways heart artery disease is different in women has been done. It is landmark research that has life or death implications. There are dozens of scientific articles1 that address this topic. Differing Symptom Patterns In all American medicine, there is no better example of the disconnect between what we know and what
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As part of the COVID-19 patient support program, the Global Healthy Living Foundation1 and their digital, international arthritis organization, CreakyJoints2, have been speaking to experts, reviewing peer-reviewed literature, and reading government guidance to understand what people living with chronic disease need to know about getting vaccinated. In this article, we use that knowledge to answer
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There are two supply chains for drug overdose mortality: illicit drugs and prescription medications. The latter is in the control of the healthcare community. (Photo source: iStock). Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., with an all-time record high of 81,000 total drug-related deaths for 2020.1 Therefore, it is more
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(Photo source: iStock) According to a seminal 2015 report on diagnostic errors by the Institute of Medicine, “It is likely that most of us will experience at least one diagnostic error in our lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.” Indeed, studies on diagnostic error in the U.S. have suggested overall misdiagnosis rates from 5% to 15%,
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Because osteoporosis may be a “silent” disease, a fragility fracture may be the first obvious sign of the disorder. (Photo source: iStock) About two weeks, after I fractured my shoulder a few years ago, I got a phone call from Kaiser Permanente, the health system where I get my care. The woman on the line identified
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