M3New Use for an Old Drug

This drug was first approved in the US in the 1970s for anesthesia and pain relief, and last year, the FDA approved it for patients with major depression that are treatment resistant. If you said ketamine, you’re correct, and because more than 30% of patients are resistant to SSRIs, finding an effective treatment for major […]

M3The Drug Interaction Threat All Doctors Must Know About

COVID-19 has led to severe mental repercussions, which is made worse when considering what types of challenges people were having before the pandemic even hit. Considering this, it’s a good time to review the drug-drug interactions (DDIs) psychotropic drugs can have with each other, not to mention other drugs for the most common conditions. Here […]

M34 Nonmedical Books Every Doctor Should Read

Binging Netflix. Doing puzzles. COVID-19 has presented all of us with moments of isolation that are hard to push through. It’s been a dramatic shift in living, and with physicians taking care of the sick and dying, the task of leafing through a medical book is a daunting one when you just want to read […]

M3Five Foods as Good as Medicine

The Healthy Eating Index (HEI) is a diagnostic indicator (0-100) of how well Americans conform to dietary advice, and the latest US numbers in 2015 were low: 59. Older Americans were better than young, but the fact remains we could all do better with the choices we’re making in our daily intake. Here are five […]

M3Healthy Habits Every Doctor Should Make in 2021

Are you one of those that makes a New Year’s Resolution, only to see it disappear by February? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. It’s not about making the list of what you want to achieve in the new year, it’s about “chunking” up that list into small, actionable, daily goals that you can achieve […]

American Society of HematologyASH/ISTH/NHF/WFH 2021Guidelines on the Management of von Willebrand Disease

These evidence-based guidelines from the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), and the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) are intended to support patients, clinicians, and health care professionals in their decisions about management of VWD, a common inherited bleeding disorder.

M3This ‘Healthy’ Habit Can Ruin Your Health

Is too much of a good thing a bad thing? Seems perhaps so when it comes to exercising. Studies in various journals have looked at the impact of gyms, personal trainers, and health clubs on the world and are questioning whether this “exercise addiction” is a socially acceptable practice despite its parallel to eating disorders. […]

M3Majority of Doctors are at Greater Risk for This Dangerous Disease

Some researchers have found that as many as 50% of clinicians suffer from burnout, defined as a long-term stress reaction causing emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and other symptoms that affect quality of life and physical health. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, this specific condition is being seen in […]

M37 Great Gigs for Retired Docs

Nearly half of physicians report the desire to work part-time or in a volunteer capacity upon retirement, a sentiment endorsed by the American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA also recommends retired physicians pursue meaningful activities that will offer a sense of purpose during retirement. But what do you choose? Here is a list of seven […]