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Elemental published a list of trustworthy Covid-19 resources. Robert Turner counters with a naughty list. He exposes physicians abusing their positions of power for personal gain, putting the public at risk.
The viral spread of social media misinformation spreads faster than the pandemic. Alison Escalante MD demonstrates how the concept of priming helps us consider content accuracy before sharing with the world.
Finding reliable online information is not difficult when we filter and apply critical thinking skills. Zachary Walston explains how we process information.
Discredited microbiologist Professor Didier Raoult appeared in a senatorial inquiry commission regarding the management of Covid-19 and his recommendations for hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Ludovic Gros MD responds in an open letter.
As the pandemic drags on, each one of us struggles to find a balance. While we comply with NPIs (nonpharmaceutical interventions), we also experience some degree of potential exposure. Jonathan Adrian helps us strike the delicate balance between staying-at-home and basking in the outdoors.
Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa shares from his experiencing running an intensive care unit. In this story, we get an inside look at the emotional toll on health providers as they care for critically ill Covid-19 patients.
The FDA released another Emergency Authorization Use for the Assure COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device. Robert Turner explains the benefits and limitations of this type of coronavirus testing.
Adding an international perspective, Turkish physician Eden Kunter shows us mask mixed-messaging travels across international borders.
What draws human to groupthink and herd mentality. Dr. Patricia Farrell explores the topic by examining cult leaders and those who follow them.
Loren A Olson MD shares from personal experience how impulsive decisions sometimes may be better than rational ones.
Online pornography is available for free, but it has a cost. Jeremy Lipkowitz shares pornography addiction affects us professionally, physically, and emotionally.
Many of us use the terms stress and anxiety interchangeably but stress in emotional and anxiety is biological. Dr. Patricia Farrell helps us understand the difference.
Davina Tiwari MSW, RSW, CSFT provides a helpful guide for virtual care in a pandemic-stricken world.
Grant H Brenner explains new research on how different parenting approaches may raise or lower the vulnerability of children for future adult abusive relationships.
Dr. Patricia Farrell dispels the myth that stress is always detrimental. She shows us ways stress can motivate us to action.
We spend an insane amount of money on skincare products and forget the major culprit. Tim Rees tells us what to do.
Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? Jokūbas Sireikis peels off cherry-picked science used by the multibillion-dollar food industry.
Coffee is nature’s gift from the Gods, but it causes some health issues. Tim Rees explains five ways to enjoy coffee in a healthy way.
Adam Tabriz, MD analyzes the concept of nonprofit vs for-profit health insurance arguing there’s nothing wrong with companies trying to make the most profits, as long as the market is kept fair, transparent, and accountable.
Why choose a topical pain reliever instead of a tablet? Jennifer Mittler-Lee walks us through over-the-counter topical pain relievers.
One of the best things we can do to stay healthy is to be your own healthcare advocate. James Goydos, MD shares some words of wisdom.
Robert Turner examines the history of chemotherapy. He evaluates the dosing methods, side effects, outcomes, and the financial motivators that ensure the treatment’s survival.
September 24 is World Cancer Research Day, but James Goydos, MD reminds us to focus attention on one of the leading causes of death year-round.
MedTruth chronicles a link between interstitial cystitis medication Elmiron and vision damage.
Planned Parenthood reported a 900% increase in appointments requesting IUD insertion procedures in their clinics after the 2016 election. RBG’s unfortunate death puts the Affordable Care Act in jeopardy. Caitlin Laughney, MSW discusses the potential impact on contraceptive options.
Many women are looking for alternative birth control options. The Food and Drug Administration has approved Phexxi, a new, hormone-free contraceptive gel. This new vaginal on-demand contraceptive option is FDA-approved for the prevention of pregnancy
Your genes may hold the secret to breast cancer susceptibility. Men and women with a family history of cancer may qualify for genetic testing to help make life-saving decisions.
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