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Taking Food And Drink Away From Doctors And Nurses Is Just Cruel

It’s hard to explain what we do. And so maybe, it’s hard for others to sympathize with our situations. I mean, physicians, mid-levels, and nurses in emergency departments are tied to computers in often cramped work-spaces, even as they are required to be at the bedside almost constantly for the latest emergency or (in other cases) the latest bit of pseudo-emergency drama.

Physicians Have Been Given Weed Killer. Administrators Have Been Given Miracle-Gro.

Since I last published a blog post dedicated entirely to the above graph a couple of years ago, very little has changed. In fact, I’m sure the divergence of the curves has only grown bigger, as more and more administrators are added to the ranks of health care.

10 Cities With The Most Physician Demand

El Paso, Texas, has the largest demand for physicians of all U.S. cities, according to a new report. For the report, researchers analyzed data on 27,000 physician job listings posted in 2018-19 for the top 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S.

The Big Number: 76,043 ER Visits For Injuries Related To Distracted Cellphone Use

Being distracted while using a cellphone has led to a growing number of injuries, including an estimated 76,043 emergency room visits for head and neck injuries in a recent 20-year span, research suggests.

Why Your Brain Needs Exercise

It is by now well established that exercise has positive effects on the brain, especially as we age. Less clear has been why physical activity affects the brain in the first place. Key events in the evolutionary history of humans may have forged the link between exercise and brain function. Cognitively challenging exercise may benefit the brain more than physical activity that makes fewer cognitive demands.

FDA Warns Of Breathing Problems With Gabapentinoids

The FDA issued a warning that serious breathing difficulties may occur in patients taking gabapentin (Neurontin, Gralise, Horizant) or pregabalin (Lyrica, Lyrica CR) who have respiratory risk factors.

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