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We Are Seeing Physicians Less and Nurse Practitioners More - Do You Want Brand Name or Generic?

Nov 20 2018 - 08:11

Visits to primary care physicians are down, visits to nurse practitioners are up. And savings are nowhere to be found. Two great business strategists, Clayton Christensen, and Michael Porter provide some understanding.

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Is Nutrition Science Mostly Junk?

Nov 20 2018 - 01:11

Dr. Edward Archer believes that nutrition science is not just misguided but actually harmful. That's an extraordinary statement that requires extraordinary evidence. Does he provide it in his latest paper?

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Is Nutrition Science Mostly Junk?

Nov 20 2018 - 01:11

Dr. Edward Archer believes that nutrition science is not just misguided but actually harmful. That's an extraordinary statement that requires extraordinary evidence. Does he provide it in his latest paper?

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Your Breast Cancer

Nov 19 2018 - 15:11

Kids are more resilient than you think, but are also magical thinkers. In the absence of direct communication from a parent, they will create their own narrative which can foster greater worry.

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The PTSD of A Breast Cancer Diagnosis: You and Your Family

Nov 19 2018 - 15:11

There is a reason on planes when going through safety instructions you are advised to put the oxygen mask on yourself before you can assist anyone else. Debunking the "right" way to cope with a diagnosis is crucial to outcomes.

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What Is African Swine Fever? A Fatal Hemorrhagic Fever of Pigs

Nov 16 2018 - 22:11

The good news is that African swine fever has nothing to do with swine flu and does not infect humans; the bad news is mostly for pig farmers and ranchers who are facing, as Russian scientists claim, "arguably the most dangerous swine disease worldwide."

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Parents, Get Messy! Your Kids Will Thank You Later

Nov 16 2018 - 17:11

It is time to push back over society's chaos-aversion. The price the next generation is paying is too great.

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Simian Herpes Is Nothing To Monkey Around With

Nov 16 2018 - 10:11

Macaque monkeys are starting to overrun parts of Florida. Like humans, macaques have their own version of herpes. It doesn't bother the monkeys but is very deadly to humans. Here's why.

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Placebos Are About Faith, Not Neurobiology

Nov 16 2018 - 08:11

Placebos work, but focusing on their neurobiological effects to make their efficacy palatable to the scientifically inclined misses the point. For social creatures, caring helps to heal, but whatever name you give it.

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Our Culture Is Sick

Nov 16 2018 - 04:11

Pretty much everyone is behaving badly in the public sphere as politics is infecting everything. “Johnny made me do it” was not an acceptable argument in childhood, so why would it be now?

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Suicide Rates by Sex and Occupation

Nov 16 2018 - 01:11

The deadliest occupational group for men was "construction and extraction," with a suicide rate of 53.2 per 100,000 in 2015. For women, the deadliest group was "arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media," with a suicide rate of 15.6 per 100,000.

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Suicide Rates by Sex and Occupation

Nov 16 2018 - 01:11

The deadliest occupational group for men was "construction and extraction," with a suicide rate of 53.2 per 100,000 in 2015. For women, the deadliest group was "arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media," with a suicide rate of 15.6 per 100,000.

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What Makes For 'Satisfying' Emergency Care? Yelp Provides Clues

Nov 15 2018 - 08:11

Yelp is a very popular source of recommendations for food, activity, physicians and now the people weigh in on Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers. Patients have different expectations for these facilities and it influences their "satisfaction."

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TATP: The Chemistry of 'Mother of Satan' Explosive

Nov 14 2018 - 22:11

The Florida man who was arrested for synthesizing the "Mother of Satan" claims that he was just making fireworks. Uh-huh. Celebrating the Fourth of July early, we suppose? Here, we explain the chemistry behind the explosive.

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Nickel: Lab Fires, Scary Toxicity, Eczema, And Cancer. But Not Really A Coin.

Nov 14 2018 - 16:11

You probably haven't spent a lot of time lately thinking about the element nickel. Talk about boring. Well, guess what? It is very far from boring, especially when you learn some cool stuff. Here is some cool stuff.

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'Tis the Season for Infectious Disease

Nov 14 2018 - 08:11

The flu season is upon us. But what is it that makes an infectious disease seasonal at all?

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Tis the Season

Nov 14 2018 - 08:11

The flu season is upon us. But what is it that makes an infectious disease seasonal at all?

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Should You Take Probiotics When You're on Antibiotics?

Nov 14 2018 - 02:11

We don't know if probiotics are a good idea during antibiotic therapy. So eat plenty of fiber -- such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains -- instead.

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3 Patterns of Knee Pain May Help Identify the Cause

Nov 14 2018 - 01:11

The knee is an incredibly complicated structure, which is why "knee pain" can be rather challenging to address. New research examines the physical distribution of knee pain and finds three common patterns.

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Three Patterns of Knee Pain May Help Identify the Cause

Nov 14 2018 - 01:11

The knee is an incredibly complicated structure, which is why "knee pain" can be rather challenging to address. New research examines the physical distribution of knee pain and finds three common patterns.

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