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VIDEO: Could a Drug Prevent Depression & PTSD

The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries. In this well-told tale of how science happens, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares news of a

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References

Join us Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

Scientists Point to One Powerful Cell That Makes or Breaks Your Habits | News Brief

Some habits are helpful, such as automatically washing your hands before a meal or driving the same route to work every day. They accomplish an important task

Intermittent Electrical Brain Stimulation Improves Memory | News Brief

Intermittent electrical stimulation of an area deep inside the brain that degenerates in Alzheimer’s appears to improve working memory, scientists report. Conversely, continuous deep brain stimulation, like

Scientists Discover Brain Area Which Can Be Targeted for Patients with Schizophrenia | News Brief

For the first time, scientists have precisely identified and targeted an area of the brain which is involved in “hearing voices,” experienced by many patients with schizophrenia.

#PWChat: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Shereese Maynard, on incorporating nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants

#PWChat – The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Marc Probst, MD, and Hemal Kanzaria, MD, on shared decision

CME/CE: Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies | News Brief

Guidance on Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis & Meningitis | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has developed a guideline to help clinicians caring for patients with healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis.

Circular RNA Linked to Brain Function For First Time | News Brief

While hundreds of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are abundant in mammalian brains, one big question has remained unanswered: What are they actually good for? In the current issue

Delirium, Advanced Cancer, & ED Visits | Feature

Delirium is a serious cognitive disturbance in which patients have impaired thinking and awareness, and some studies suggest that the condition often goes unrecognized in EDs. “Few

The Overuse of NSAIDs | Feature

Research suggests that despite widespread use, NSAIDs appear to be associated with several side effects when misused or overused that may make use of these medications dangerous in certain populations and in combination with other drugs.

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

Sleep Problems May be Early Sign of Alzheimer’s | News Brief

Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life than people who

Meditation Could be a Cheaper Alternative to Traditional Pain Medication, Study Suggests | News Brief

Just ten minutes of mindfulness meditation could be used as an alternative to painkillers, according to research by Leeds Beckett University. Results of the study suggest that

Exposure to Specific Toxins and Nutrients During Late Pregnancy and Early Life Correlate with Autism Risk | News Brief

Using evidence found in baby teeth, researchers from The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory and The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at

Difficulties Diagnosing Delirium in Older Adults After Surgery | News Brief

Experts still don’t always agree on delirium symptoms or diagnoses, even when they are assessing the same symptoms in the same people. A team of researchers from

Artificial Intelligence That Can Shoot Down Fighter Planes Helps Treat Bipolar Disorder | News Brief

The artificial intelligence that can blow human pilots out of the sky in air-to-air combat accurately predicted treatment outcomes for bipolar disorder, according to a new medical

Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Despite concerted clinical and research efforts, recurrence is still common and problematic.

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