Category Archives: medicine - p2
“A free source of evidence-based information for health care professionals and for researchers studying liver injury associated with prescription and over-the-counter drugs, herbals, and dietary supplements … LIVERTOX also includes a case registry that will enable scientific analysis and better characterization of the clinical patterns of liver injury.” NIH news release.
Discussion of health literacy in relation to patient-physician communication, encouraging healthy behavior, and the complexity of our healthcare system.
Summary of review of new blood glucose monitoring app using iPhone.
Turkish researchers find the accuracy of ECG interpretations from images sent by cellphone camera show no statistical difference from those read in person by the ER physician. This could enhance medical services in remote areas at low cost.
Patients can ask 3 simple questions to improve doctor-patient communication. And doctors need encouragement and compensation for taking time to assure their patients understand healthcare issues and instructions.
As mentioned previously, health literacy is “the ability to get information, understand it, and use information to lower risk and better health.” People “with low health literacy are more likely to report poor health, have an incomplete understanding of their health problems and treatment, and are at greater risk of hospitalization” (Pawlak, 2005). Many organizations, […]
The Doctor’s Toolbag is an evidence-based clinical decision support app for iPhone and iPod touch. iMedicalApps offers a good review of its strengths and weaknesses.
New online decision tool from Stanford for women at risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to BRCA gene mutation.
A sampling including an inspirational story, inexpensive medical technology, and questions about the future of traditional medicine.
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) “surveyed the 68 executive directors of all medical and osteopathic boards in the United States and its territories about violations of online professionalism reported to them.” Of those that responded, 92% indicated at least one of a list of online professional violations had […]