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The Menace of Wellness Influencers

Science Based Medicine

Wellness influencers are often also conspiracy theorists, as both mindsets rely upon the same underlying methods, motivation, and narrative. The post The Menace of Wellness Influencers first appeared on Science-Based Medicine.

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Grand Rounds Recap 1.31.24

Taming the SRU

AirCare - Derm Emergencies - R4 Capstone - Landmarks of EM - Global Health - Toxicology Aircare Grand ROunds WITH Drs. Tillotson and Hinckley Simulation Communication on arrival to a scene is key, both between you and your flight nurse before you enter the ambulance and with the EMS crew Reassessing the potential reasons for shock in a trauma is important to pick up causes that are not initially on your mind initially (blood products for hemorrhage, controlling a significant scalp bleed, relievi


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Rash Week! My aching feet!


Just look at the rash – then scroll down to reveal the diagnosis. That’s it. And oh yeah, she did spend time in a hot tub during a recent trip. The nodules on the platter surface of the feet are painful. She is systemically well appearing. It’s Pseudomonas Hot-Foot Syndrome! This malady is characterized by the acute onset in children of exquisitely tender plantar nodules and a benign, self-limited course.

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Policy Playbook: Labor Actions and Unionization in Healthcare


Author: Ryan Leone, MSc, Medical Student at Columbia University // Reviewed by: Alex Koyfman, MD (@EMHighAK); Brit Long, MD (@long_brit) What’s the issue? Across several sectors, labor strikes and unionization were prominent throughout the last year. Despite a plateau in overall union membership of around 10% in 2023 1 , major labor actions shook the U.S. and gained national attention, including high-profile strikes by the United Auto Workers (UAW), the Screen Actors Guild – American F

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REBEL Core Cast 117.0 – Infections of Pregnancy


Take Home Points Infections are a leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Prompt recognition is critical in management. Most infectious processes will require admission and close observation for improvement or decompensation. REBEL Core Cast 117.0 – Infections of Pregnancy Click here for Direct Download of the Podcast Urinary Tract Infection/Pyelonephritis Epidemiology: Occurs in as many as 15% of pregnant women and between 20-40% of pregnant women with asymptomatic bacteriuria will

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emDOCs Podcast – Episode 94: GLP-1 Agonist Complications


Today on the emDOCs cast with Jess Pelletier and Brit Long, we discuss the GLP-1 agonist craze, complications, and medication compounding. Episode 94: GLP-1 Agonist Complications Background: GLP-1 agonists are used for weight loss and diabetes; include the following: Semaglutide (Wegovy) GLP-1 agonist FDA approved for weight loss by SQ injection Liraglutide (Saxenda) GLP-1 agonist FDA approved for weight loss by SQ injection Semaglutide (Ozempic) GLP-1 agonist FDA approved for type 2 diabetes by

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Pediatric Collab Preview: Exploring the partnership between clinical access and experience

NRC Health

The NRC Health 2024 Pediatric Collaborative is truly a can’t-miss experience, with exceptional presentations that will stir innovative ideas. Check out a preview of one of the sessions! The post Pediatric Collab Preview: Exploring the partnership between clinical access and experience appeared first on NRC Health.

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Early Heart Attack Care Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Early Heart Attack Care Training is designed to educate healthcare providers on the significance of timely identification of heart attack symptoms. Healthcare providers play an integral role in the early prevention of heart attacks for those exhibiting the associated risk factors. What you will learn: Major risk factors for heart attacks Common symptoms of a heart attack Steps to take when heart attack symptoms are identified The importance of bystander awareness Immediate treatmen

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A Cheat Sheet for Neonatal Invasive Ventilation

Mind The Bleep

If you haven’t read the article on neonatal respiratory physiology, it would be really useful to read that first! This article will then explain basic principles of mechanical ventilation in the neonatal unit and how to apply these basic principles to practice. Basic Principles of Ventilation You need to create a pressure gradient to move air in and out of the lungs.

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Ziqitza – Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Innovations

Ziqitza HealthCare Ltd

In the ever-changing landscape of emergency medical services (EMS), innovation is the key to saving lives and improving patient outcomes. One organization at the forefront of this revolution is Ziqitza Healthcare , a trailblazer in using advanced technologies for patient care. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the groundbreaking innovations introduced by Ziqitza Healthcare ltd, focusing on the integration of telemedicine, drones, and advances in ambulance technology.

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Neonatal Respiratory Physiology

Mind The Bleep

Okay, so this isn’t a particularly exciting title but stick with me. Some foundation year doctors have placements in NICU and understanding the basics of neonatal respiratory physiology is key to understanding mechanical ventilation. This is also super useful information for anyone working a paediatric job (particularly in winter) who may look after babies on non-invasive respiratory support.

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Gynecology: the female science

Emergency Live

Gynecology: An Essential Medical Branch for Women’s Health Gynecology is a fundamental medical discipline that focuses on the health of the female reproductive system, covering aspects from puberty to menopause and beyond. This field of medicine extends beyond just diagnosing and treating conditions; it also includes prevention and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle for […] The post Gynecology: the female science appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Emergency Evidence Updates – December 2023

The Bottom Line

What’s new in the Critical Care literature – monthly updates

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Testicular torsion

Don't Forget the Bubbles

I have long been fascinated by testicles. My first real encounter with the healthcare system took place when I was about seven years old and had to go into hospital for an orchidopexy, so I can empathize with all the young people who come through our emergency department with acute testicular pain. This week, NCEPOD (National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcomes and Death) produced a much-anticipated report on how we manage acute testicular torsion in young people.