A collection of some interesting medical articles published recently:
Doctors Are Talking: EHRs Destroy the Patient Encounter - Medscape http://buff.ly/1n81c0e - It depends on the EMR and how you use it
Gluten May Cause Depression in Subjects With Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. Such findings might explain why patients with non-celiac gluten sensitivity feel better on a gluten-free diet despite the continuation of gastrointestinal symptoms http://buff.ly/1om9K39
Dalbavancin Approved for Bacterial Skin Infections, including MRSA, 2 doses, 1 week apart, as effective as vancomycin http://buff.ly/1gz5tJo
Residues of Roundup (glyphosate), the world's most popular herbicide, found in breast milk http://buff.ly/1gz5DR6
90% of doctors would choose a do-not-resuscitate status for themselves near the end of life. 80% of patients wish to avoid high intensity care at the end-of-life, but their wishes are often overridden http://buff.ly/1kiB5hF
Matisse reinvented himself as an artist to accommodate his disability and moved from working with paint to collage http://buff.ly/SWx0tZ -- "An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success” -- “Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it. I completely forget my physical suffering and all the unpleasantness of my present condition and I think only of the joy of seeing the sun rise once more and of being able to work a little bit”, he wrote.
Antibiotics - a brief hiatus in man's millennia-old battle with germs? http://buff.ly/1pCFgtI
You're Not on the 'Best Doctors' List - Does It Matter? http://buff.ly/SWzaJQ -- Doctors themselves are highly skeptical about the lists
Hot weather kills more Americans than all other natural disasters combined. Cerebellum is especially sensitive to heat, which explains the early signs of a heatstroke: unsteady gait, confusion http://buff.ly/1lRl1sh
Facial recognition technology used to spot genetic disorders http://buff.ly/1wzPEGy
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