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AOA residency match report 2009 by EyeDrD Posted Wed 04 Jan 2012 7:57am Osteopathic medical students who are wondering whether they have now have a resource they can tap Osteopathic GME Match Report 2009 , published this fall by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). For each of 21 specialties, ... Read on »
Delirium? Now what? by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Apr 2013 10:16am By Derek S. Mongold, MD My father is in the hospital and they say that he has delirium. What exactly is delirium? Delirium is a state of severe confusion that is usually brought on by a medical condition. It’s thought to be due to the brain producing too much dopamine and to little acetylcholine. Dopamine and acetylcholine are neurotran ... Read on »
Anorexia Death Rates by Dr. Sari Shepphird Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Wed 11 Feb 2009 3:28pm My colleague, Ken Pope, Ph.D. recently sent me a new article that should serve as another wake-up call about the dangers of anorexia nervosa. The new issue of the American Psychiatric Association's *Psychiatric News* (Volume 44, Number 3) includes an article: "Researchers 'Astonished' by Anorexia Death Rates" by Joan Arehart-Treichel. ... Read on »
Cedars-Sinai Hospital Closing In-Patient and Out-Patient Psychiatry Services–Will Give Grants To Nearby Clinics by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 01 Dec 2011 10:42pm This sounds to me like the medical center is moving a little closer to what I call the Prime Healthcare business model, cutting out what is not profitable and what you can’t sustain and keeping the rest, but maybe not as drastic.  Hospitals all over are doing the same thing today when looking at what stays and what goes. Patients will go ... Read on »
I’m On Suboxone; Can I Have Surgery? by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 22 Mar 2011 9:35pm I recently resumed writing for the expert forum on addiction at MedHelp.Org. One result of writing for MedHelp is that I receive a number of e-mails from people with questions about specific issues related to buprenorphine. The most common questions are from people on buprenorphine undergoing surgery, asking about the safety of anesthesia ... Read on »
Cutting: The Quiet Epidemic by Dr. Deb Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 6:53pm This paper was published in the 2005 Spring Volume of the SCPA Newsletter and is used here with permission ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The crimson river flows and the pain recedes. Circles, lines and bows The sweetness of the bleed. ~ Anne This is a poem written by a teenage girl with whom I have been working. She chose to u ... Read on »
How to Repair and Sustain Relationships by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 23 Nov 2011 11:48am Guest Post by Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. Practice forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, consideration, graciousness and generosity. Turn the other cheek. Treat others as you wish to be treated. Try to avoid getting defensive and angry. Give the benefit of the doubt. Don’t assume the worst. Don’t assume your partner did what they did t ... Read on »
Suboxone, Pregnancy, C-Section, and Surgery by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 09 Nov 2011 9:40pm A recent message from a reader: What would be the ideal care-plan for the pt taking 24mg/dayof Subutex who is going in for c section? I would like to show the response tomy OB, so if there is any way, please be specific as to any tapering or substituting of another low-dose narcotic before surgery, the best med for pain control in reco ... Read on »
Are bipolar disorder and schizophrenia very similar? by Untreatable .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 09 Feb 2010 8:32pm This is a two part question that was asked to a doctor on CNN and I found his answers to be quite interesting so I decided to post both parts here. Are bipolar disorder and schizophrenia very similar? The issues you raiseTonyare so interesting that I am going to devote this week and next week's answer to addressing them. And apologi ... Read on »
The Case of Alison Hymes: U.S. Constitution versus Psychiatry by Duane Sherry, M.S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 13 Mar 2011 5:34pm Alison Hymes is in the fight of her life. Her liberty is threatened, due to a psychiatric label that was placed on her along the way.  Like so many others, Alison was gravely injured by and the mental health system at-large. Alison made the decision to do something positive with her life experience.  She has been an  for ... Read on »