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Weekly Blogs

Take Care of Yourself

May 10, 2019

Working in the medical field is no easy task, daunting hours, stressful situations, and maybe a negative work environment can lead to depressing thoughts, poor diets, and lack of exercise and sunlight. One fantastic way to relieve that stress is…


Ongoing Opioid Guideline Issues

May 3, 2019

Authors of the 2016 opioid guideline are now bringing more heat to medical professionals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recently clarified the opioid guideline, but the authors said in a new paper that medical professionals had misapplied…


New Tech Means Better Living

April 26, 2019

Israel is making a large payment on big data in medical research and treatment. There are plenty of startups and large companies that are parsing anonymized medical data, outcomes and results for patients, and patient data for signs on how…


CDC is Listening

April 19, 2019

In March of 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its guideline in an attempt to control widespread opioid abuse that claimed 20,000 U.S. lives in 2015 alone. The guideline was intended for primary care clinicians and…


Weight-Related Cancers on the Rise

April 12, 2019

Recently, J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, the interim Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the American Cancer Society posted some findings by the society, “What if I told you that our children were being exposed to a known carcinogen…The carcinogen is excess…


Insurance Struggles?

April 5, 2019

Any medical professional knows how difficult it can be to deal with some insurance companies and helping their patient get what they need to better their health. However, before we get into the topic, we want you to know that…


Is Medicare For All the Solution?

March 29, 2019

Medicare For All is a universal health care plan that was developed by Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders. This would be built off what former President Barack Obama had with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Medicare For…


Health Tips for Busy Physicians

March 22, 2019

  Working in the medical field can be incredibly taxing. Not having a lot of downtime and always having to perform at your best can be tiring. Medical professionals have a stressful job and role in society. Here are a…


Fitness Trackers to Save Lives

March 15, 2019

Technology in patients’ hands can give medical professionals the help they need to ensure patients’ health. Instead of looking up their symptoms on Google, anyone can buy a tracker that can monitor their health. However, since the new technology became…


The Issue of Online Medical (Mis)Information

March 8, 2019

The internet seems to be a place where people think they can diagnose themselves instead of going to a healthcare professional. The biggest issue here is that if you look up “Why does my head hurt?” on google, you can…


A Closer Look at “Surprise Billing”

March 1, 2019

As the dilemma of “surprise billing” at hospitals around the nation gains scrutiny from the White House and Congress, many major hospital groups indicated they want a hand in shaping the conversation. In a letter sent to the Congressional leaders,…


Five Tips for Child Health From a Pediatrician

February 22, 2019

Making sure your child is healthy in adulthood begins when he or she is young and full of life. Kids today have created bad habits for themselves that could lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity in their future.…