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The epidemic of physician burnout is heartbreaking

Daily, I am contacted by good doctors who are struggling with symptoms of burnout syndrome and who have become overwhelmed by the challenges of attempting to practice medicine in today’s health care environment. As a psychiatrist who runs a program to address and treat these distressed doctors, I am troubled by the ever-growing number of […]

Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Pendant Necklace

32 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : GeekAlerts

A subtle and stylish shout-out to fellow Whovians can be worn around your neck with the Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Pendant Necklace. This officially-licensed, stainless steel necklace lets you feel like you’re slipping through the time vortex that the Doctor uses the TARDIS to travel through, with the iconic ‘Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey… […]

Shenzhen hospital accused of organ trading after removing patient's kidney

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A woman who underwent an operation for her urinary tract stones in a Shenzhen hospital was shocked when she woke up after anesthesia and was informed that doctors needed to remove her left kidney to save her life. The woman soon suspected that the hospital was involved in organ trading, Oriental Daily reports. [ more › ]

AirStrip raises $25M for its mobile clinical platform

Doctors are increasingly reliant on their smartphones, and they very much want to receive relevant and helpful clinical information there. But pulling data from multiple legacy hospital clinical systems and putting it in a useful format on the small screen is a tough nut to crack. AirStrip is perhaps the best known mobile platform used by […]

LGBT Women Have More Trouble Getting Healthcare, Personal Doctors

According to a new Gallup Poll, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender Americans are more likely than non-LGBT Americans to report they still do not have health insurance, despite the a significant drop in uninsured Americans since the Affordable Care Act's provisions requiring Americans to have health insurance took effect. Read more...

Doctor Who: Daleks! That Was Quick!

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor will face off with his deadliest enemy. The surprise is that it happens so soon – this week, in fact! The pissed off pepper pots return on Saturday (9/8C) to vex the Doctor once more. This week’s episode also introduces Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson, […]

Drone Shows Napa Quake's Impact From Above

As doctors treated injured locals and geologists measured ruptures, one Napa man flew his drone around downtown to film the damage caused by Sunday's earthquake. See also: Jawbone UP Data Shows How Many Woke Up During the Napa Earthquake On...Show More Summary

Doctors Say Schools Should Start Later In The Day

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its strongest statement yet in favor of delaying the start times of schools attended by adolescents to 8:30 AM or later. Currently, only 15% of schools meet this requirement. Read more.....

Glucose meter of a different color provides continuous monitoring

Engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise that doctors and patients may be able to use it for automatic insulin dosing -- something not possible using current point measurements like test strips.

Captain America 3 May Come With An Extra Helping Of Hawkeye, Plus The Defenders And Doctor Strange Rumors - All the Marvel gossip that's fit to blog.

12 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

In a recent interview with Collider, Jeremy Renner said there are "rumblings" that Hawkeye may play a large role in 2016's Captain America 3. Please, say pizza dog will be there, too?

This man is really excited for his ball sac to be 100 lbs lighter.

12 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

Hanging to the right. Michigan man Dan Maurer was in his late twenties when he noticed his scrotum was larger than normal. When he went to the the doctor, he was told to lose weight. Now, at 39, Maurer's ball sac weighs 100 lbs. He says...Show More Summary

The World Health Organization is officially against e-cigarettes

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Doctors think that the World Health Organization should ease off against electronic cigarettes, if only because the dangers have to be less harmful than the real thing. For its part, however, the WHO disagrees, publishing a report saying that it...

I Will Never Forget Robin Williams, One of the Great Doctors of the Soul

Robin Williams on the cover of Laugh Factory Magazine, August 1986 When I first heard about Robin Williams' death, I went into my office, closed the door and cried. It felt like I had been punched in the stomach several times and I couldn't breathe or stand up. Show More Summary

'Doctor Who' video: 'Into the Dalek' teasers want to exterminate the Doctor

Now that the new Doctor has gone on his first adventure, it's time to get serious. On the next episode of "Doctor Who," the Doctor and Clara are coming up against the Time Lord's most legendary foes, the Daleks.In two teasers for "Into...Show More Summary

Eye implant could lead to better glaucoma treatments

Lowering internal eye pressure is currently the only way to treat glaucoma. A tiny eye implant recently developed could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a patient's eye pressure. Daily or hourly measurements of eye pressure could help doctors tailor more effective treatment plans.

‘Doctor Who': ‘Deep Breath’ set for Blu-Ray release Sept. 9

“Deep Breath,” the feature-length “Doctor Who” season-premiere episode that debuted on BBC America on Aug. 23, will be coming to […]

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Can Help Prevent People From Overdosing On Painkillers

The rate at which doctors doled out painkillers has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. The results, unfortunately, have been devastating. The post Legalizing Medical Marijuana Can Help Prevent People From Overdosing On Painkillers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Overweight people with heart risks should get counseling: study

Overweight patients with risk factors for heart disease should be sent by their doctors for "intensive behavioral counseling" about diet or exercise, according to new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

Promo Images From DOCTOR WHO S08E02: ‘Into the Dalek’!!

The show transmits Saturday September 30. Read the full article on AICN BBC has issued a passel of images promoting Into the Dalek, the second episode of DOCTOR WHO Season/Series 8.  The story, chiefly notable for one significant (although not necessarily resonant) tweak to DW mythology, transmits this Saturday. Show More Summary

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