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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Managing Allergies at Work | Stopping the Sniffles
Apr16

Managing Allergies at Work | Stopping the Sniffles

If you work in a healthcare setting, it’s no surprise that you might find yourself with a runny nose, itchy throat, or dry eyes. However, the culprit won’t always be an illness that’s been transferred from one of your patients. In fact, with Spring approaching, it’s most likely something completely different. Allergy season is rapidly approaching, which means that you might find yourself managing allergies at work. It’s estimated that...

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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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Facts About the Flu Shot | 2017-2018 Flu Season
Jan30

Facts About the Flu Shot | 2017-2018 Flu Season

By now you’re probably aware that the 2017-2018 flu season is the worst we’ve had in nearly a decade. That is unless you’re working a locum tenens job in Hawaii., which is the only state in the country that hasn’t experienced significant flu activity. After starting slowly, the number of people hospitalized or dying from the flu rose rapidly in mid-January. Already, this season surpassed the 2014-2015 outbreak of the same...

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