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The Effects of DBS on the Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

The Effects of DBS on the Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease | Guest Blog

Andrew was diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease in 2009 when he was 35 years old. He lives with his wife and two children in Auckland, New Zealand. In November 2012 and February 2013 he underwent a surgical procedure, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery, to help control his motor symptoms.…

We’re Looking for Bloggers!

We’re Looking for Bloggers! | Medical Blog

If you have your finger on the pulse of one of the many intriguing arteries of medical news and research—or would simply enjoy writing about your experience on the job, contact us! We’re looking for people who are part of the Physician’s Weekly core audience—physicians, nurses, therapists, medical students, etc—to share their insight and connect with our readers!…

Is There A Mental Healthcare Crisis In The U.S.?

Is There A Mental Healthcare Crisis In The U.S.? | Medical Blog

We are all shocked when we see news stories of multiple people being killed by someone who seems to have gone off the deep end. While these events are extremely rare, it is a true tragedy to have them happen at all.…

Should We Expand Surgical Residency Training Programs?

Should We Expand Surgical Residency Training Programs? | Guest Blog

Who is going to let the residents operate? Who will give didactic lectures? Who will write the research papers that are required by the RRC to prove that the faculty engages in scholarly activity?

Anesthesiologist Guilty on 2 Counts of Manslaughter

Anesthesiologist Guilty on 2 Counts of Manslaughter | Medical Blog

A Manhattan jury found Stan Xuhui Li, MD, guilty of manslaughter for overprescribing painkillers to two patients, Joseph Haeg, 37, and Nicholas Rappold, 21, who later suffered fatal overdoses.

The 60-year-old anesthesiologist from New Jersey, was found guilty of two counts of second-degree manslaughter, six counts of recklessly endangering the lives of six other patients, and 180 counts of selling prescriptions for controlled substances (view all charges here).…

New Evidence-Based Guidelines: 4 Signs of Concussion

New Evidence-Based Guidelines: 4 Signs of Concussion | Medical Blog

The first part of new evidence-based guidelines, published in the September 2014 issue of Neurosurgery, sought to identify which signs, symptoms, and neurologic and cognitive deficits have the highest and most consistent prevalence in samples of individuals sustaining a potentially concussive event.…

New Missouri Law: Practicing Without Residency Training

New Missouri Law: Practicing Without Residency Training | Guest Blog

In Missouri, med school grads can now practice without residency training. Did some legislator's daughter graduate from an offshore school and fail to find a residency?

Top 10 Best U.S. Hospitals, 2014-2015

Top 10 Best U.S. Hospitals, 2014-2015 | Medical Blog

U.S. News and World Report released its 2014-2015 lists of the top hospitals across the country. The best centers were ranked in 16 medical specialties, from cancer to urology, based on data for nearly 5,000 hospitals and results from surveys of nearly 10,000 physicians.…

How Doctors Choose to Die

How Doctors Choose to Die | Medical Blog

A recent Sermo Physician Poll  of nearly 2,000 doctors asked, “if faced with a terminal illness, what treatment options would you choose?” Of those responding:…

Do More Hospital Resources Equal Better Care?

Do More Hospital Resources Equal Better Care? | Guest Blog

It would appear that this is true for surgical patients.

A study from England found that mortality rates for patients admitted with high-risk general surgery diagnoses were significantly lower in National Health Service Trust hospitals that used more CT scans and ultrasounds and had more ICU beds.…

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