Prescribing Acupuncture for Pain | What Doctors Should Know
Apr27

Prescribing Acupuncture for Pain | What Doctors Should Know

Though it may sound like a strange, intolerable treatment, acupuncture is one of the oldest methods for treating pain in the world. It began as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, but it wasn’t until the late 20th century that it was actually recognized in America. Over the years, acupuncture has become more widely accepted as a valid treatment for pain. As a doctor, acupuncture is probably not your go-to remedy for pain...

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Celebrate LGBT Health Awareness Week 2018
Mar26

Celebrate LGBT Health Awareness Week 2018

This year, March 26-30 marks the 16th annual LGBT Health Awareness Week. This five-day observance aims to bring awareness to health disparities and discrimination that affect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. According to the National Coalition for LGBT Health, this year’s theme is “OUTfront for LGBT Health.” The Coalition noted that this theme is “based on feedback from a survey of...

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The Recent Hepatitis C Outbreak – What Doctors Need to Know
Mar23

The Recent Hepatitis C Outbreak – What Doctors Need to Know

Many individuals, myself included, are familiar with two main kinds of Hepatitis: A and B. However, I’ve been coming across more and more information regarding a Hepatitis C outbreak. More and more cases of this viral infection are popping up across the country. During the past few weeks, I’ve seen T.V. commercials, news articles, and flyers in doctors’ offices encouraging people to get screened for Hepatitis C,...

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Celebrate Brain Injury Awareness Month
Mar01

Celebrate Brain Injury Awareness Month

According to the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, 1.4 million individuals in the United States are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Unfortunately, these injuries are often misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed, since symptoms aren’t always apparent right away. March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month, so whether you work directly with patients who sustain a brain injury or know of other doctors who do,...

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Travel Tips for Your Holiday Travel Assignment
Dec08

Travel Tips for Your Holiday Travel Assignment

The holidays are coming up and the winter weather is following on its track. For those of you who will be working this holiday season, it can get pretty hectic to travel during this time of the year. Whether you’ll be traveling a state away or across the country, there are plenty of reasons why traveling during the holiday season is different than any other day. Not sure how you should start preparing for your travel assignment?...

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