Category Archives: Primary Care

Before-School Exercise Program Shows Promise as a Model for Fighting Childhood Obesity

A new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools implemented the “Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS)” before-school exercise curriculum and showed that kids were healthier and happier. The BOKS program, started by parents and sponsored by Reebok, has become one

Before-School Exercise Program Shows Promise as a Model for Fighting Childhood Obesity

A new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools implemented the “Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS)” before-school exercise curriculum and showed that kids were healthier and happier. The BOKS program, started by parents and sponsored by Reebok, has become one

New Stroke Guidelines Extend Thrombectomy to 24 Hours

The new guidelines published on 1/24/18 by the International Stroke Conference recommend acute stroke patients to receive mechanical endovascular thrombectomy up to 24 hours after their stroke (level 2a). This will allow more patients who are ineligible for IV tPA

New Stroke Guidelines Extend Thrombectomy to 24 Hours

The new guidelines published on 1/24/18 by the International Stroke Conference recommend acute stroke patients to receive mechanical endovascular thrombectomy up to 24 hours after their stroke (level 2a). This will allow more patients who are ineligible for IV tPA

The Face of the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis is considered a public health emergency. Over the past 6 years, more have died from opioid overdose than guns, cars, suicides, and homicides. Refusing to treat pain is inappropriate and inhumane. What can we as physicians do

The Face of the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis is considered a public health emergency. Over the past 6 years, more have died from opioid overdose than guns, cars, suicides, and homicides. Refusing to treat pain is inappropriate and inhumane. What can we as physicians do

10 steps to keep physicians sane

The practice of medicine has become more tiring than ever as the result of convoluted and redundant administrative requirements that keep physicians at their desk, not with their patients. Internist Suneel Dhand, MD, laments the loss of control and autonomy

10 steps to keep physicians sane

The practice of medicine has become more tiring than ever as the result of convoluted and redundant administrative requirements that keep physicians at their desk, not with their patients. Internist Suneel Dhand, MD, laments the loss of control and autonomy

New HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious Objections

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to “more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws” that help doctors to opt out of medical procedures that they object due to religious or personal reasons. Will this encourage discrimination

New HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious Objections

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced plans to “more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws” that help doctors to opt out of medical procedures that they object due to religious or personal reasons. Will this encourage discrimination

New “OurNotes” technology allows patients to be more involved with their healthcare

A study at UCLA is examining the use of a new technology called “OurNotes” which would allow patients to help in their own medical documentations.  Rather than being a passive participants, patients are given electronic copies of their medical records

New “OurNotes” technology allows patients to be more involved with their healthcare

A study at UCLA is examining the use of a new technology called “OurNotes” which would allow patients to help in their own medical documentations.  Rather than being a passive participants, patients are given electronic copies of their medical records

New genomic technique aimed at targeting tumor types for specific therapy

Just two days ago, the FDA approved a new genomic technique designed to identify tumor markers for specific therapy.  Because cancers can be rapidly mutating in terms of markers, this test can help identify those key receptors and help streamline

New genomic technique aimed at targeting tumor types for specific therapy

Just two days ago, the FDA approved a new genomic technique designed to identify tumor markers for specific therapy.  Because cancers can be rapidly mutating in terms of markers, this test can help identify those key receptors and help streamline