Medication Assistant- Wisconsin Technical Colleges
09
March

Medication Assistant- Wisconsin Technical Colleges

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(Sharon:) A Medication Assistant is a person that helps dispense medications to patients in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. (Jody:) You learn all the different drug classes. You learn the effects they can have on the body-system, you learn the different ways of giving the medications. (Sharon:) You need to be a Certified Nursing […]


Drug Prices on the Rise: What Can Physicians Do?

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Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I’m Dr. F. Perry Wilson. When I was a resident rotating in the ICU, a 25-year-old came in after a v-fib arrest in the setting of DKA. A known diabetic, he had been rationing his insulin due to the high price […]


Surgeons Attach Girl’s Leg Backwards
01
March

Surgeons Attach Girl’s Leg Backwards

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–Surgeon attaches a girls leg backwards- but luckily this isn’t as crazy as it sounds or an accident. Amelia Eldred was an active 7 year old from England. Sadly she was diagnosed with bone cancer and needed her leg amputated. But the doctors switched their plans and ended up performing a rather unusual surgery. They […]


Sexual Harassment in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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As a country, we have woken up to the ways women’s lives are impacted by sexual harassment. The time has come to focus on academic institutions – especially in male dominated fields like science, engineering, and medicine. Together, we can do better by creating a climate that discourages all forms of sexual harassment, including sexual […]


Mental Health Apps: How Medicine Can Keep Up With Tech
29
February

Mental Health Apps: How Medicine Can Keep Up With Tech

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Thanks to Dashlane for sponsoring this episode. Go to dashlane.com/scishowpsych to learn more about Dashlane. [ ♪INTRO ] Silicon Valley thinks they have a solution for everything. Including, apparently, the fact that not everyone around the world who needs mental health care gets it. And at this very moment, there are thousands of mental health […]



Why is the Science of Nutrition Ignored in Medicine? | T. Colin Campbell | TEDxCornellUniversity
27
December

Why is the Science of Nutrition Ignored in Medicine? | T. Colin Campbell | TEDxCornellUniversity

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Translator: Katrin R. Reviewer: Rosa Rey As I was introduced, my topic is about nutrition. A big, big topic, a word, a concept, an idea that we’ve all spoken about from time to time. But in reality, it seems to me that we haven’t been able to find very much consensus about what that word […]


Help Make Medications Safer Through Medical Research
26
December

Help Make Medications Safer Through Medical Research

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My name is Katrina Burch. We are in the Platt Lab on the Campus of Georgia Tech and I look at the implications for HIV associated atherosclerosis. So basically I just want to see if the medications that HIV patients take for long periods of time lead to heart disease. I’m a scientist because I […]


The Surprisingly Useful Medicines Hiding in Pee
25
December

The Surprisingly Useful Medicines Hiding in Pee

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Maybe you don’t think much about the 1-2 liters of urine you flush down the toilet every day. But when you send it swirling down the drain, you could be getting rid of liquid gold. Because there’s molecular goodness hidden in that pale yellow puddle, which has been used to treat everything from basic infections […]