Doctors’ Pros, Cons of Health System Jobs Physicians say good things and bad things about working for a health system or other medical employer in a new Medscape survey. On the plus side, they like the stable income and job security, according to responses to Medscape’s Employed Physicians Report: Loving the Focus, Hating the Bureaucracy.
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While we always hope the holidays will be relaxed and joyful, stress can show up as we navigate family dynamics, financial strains, and societal pressure. Here we share some ideas to help you find mindful moments so you can return to calm 1. Wrapping gifts Whether you love or loathe gift wrapping, there are a
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The sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor dapagliflozin significantly reduces the risk of hospitalization among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a new study finds. These findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting a range of positive benefits from dapagliflozin, including reduced risks of mortality, cardiovascular events, and kidney events, lead author Meir Schechter,
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A team of researchers from Nagoya University in central Japan investigated how restrictions on children’s activities during the COVID-19 pandemic affected their life habits and their abilities to perform physical activities. By comparing medical examination data before and after the onset of the pandemic, they found that physical functions among adolescents deteriorated, including their dynamic
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SAN ANTONIO — A CDK4/6 inhibitor plus endocrine therapy combination extended progression-free survival (PFS) by nearly a year compared with chemotherapy as first-line treatment for premenopausal patients with aggressive, hormone receptor (HR)-positive/HER2-negative advanced breast cancer, a randomized study showed. In the phase II trial, median PFS reached 24.0 months with ribociclib (Kisqali) plus endocrine therapy
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If the last time you thought about meditation was when the Beatles made the White Album  – you’re in for a surprise. Research shows that sometimes meditation can be almost as effective as medication. Meditation Benefits Older Adults  Research keeps growing on meditation’s benefits, from boosting the immune system to easing depression to helping mild
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Image by Mohamed Hassan @Pixabay Cholesterol levels are used to determine certain disease risks during a check-up. Typically, only certain lipids in a lower cholesterol range indicate a healthier patient. But it’s the total cholesterol levels that matter most, especially for people of colour. What is cholesterol?  Cholesterol is a steroid hormone made up of
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In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers reported the immunogenicity,  efficacy, and safety of the MVA-BN (modified vaccinia Ankara-Bavarian Nordic)-RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) vaccine against RSV-A (RSV subtype A) Memphis 37b strain in a human challenge trial. Study: Decreased Viral Load, Symptom Reduction, and Prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection with
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How to Have a Successful & Fun Summer Break: Summer, one of the best times of the year, is upon us. Most of us generally associate summer time for students as being low on productivity and high on rest and relaxation. I’m here to tell you that you can have both. Enjoy your summer, but
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Intermittent fasting is all the rage today as people follow this method to gain health benefits. But a new study suggests that there may be possible negative consequences of fasting intermittently. The study, published in the journal Eating Behaviors, found intermittent fasting in adolescents and younger population can lead to behaviors and psychopathology of eating
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Prenatal Tests Only Lightly Regulated There is no federal agency that checks to ensure that widely used prenatal tests work the way they claim before they’re sold to healthcare providers, ProPublica reports. As many as half of all pregnant women get noninvasive prenatal screening tests, but the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not
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