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Projection 101

Lisa Guest | Posted 12.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Guest

Propositioned by a handsome doctor, who thought I was beautiful and who wanted to take me to the most romantic restaurant I could imagine. Our first c...

De Quervain's Syndrome

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

De Quervain's Syndrome is stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. This will cause pain and swelling over the radial side...

The Case For Incorporating Spiritual Care In Medicine

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.08.2016 | Religion

Dr. Christina Puchalski is familiar with death. The palliative care doctor and founder of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health ...

How Can Wearable Technology Improve Cancer Treatment?

Quora | Posted 12.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

How can wearable technology improve cancer treatment? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answ...

The Doctors of Tomorrow: A Long, Hard, Narrow Road with a Gratifying Result

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Editorial by Dr. Nabil Ebraheim, Chairman and Professor of Orthopaedics, and also the Residency Program Director and The University of Toledo, located...

Bow Legs in Children

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Why are my child's legs bowed? Is this normal? Bowing of the legs can be part of the normal physiological development of the child. The deformity ha...

Clavicle Fractures in Children

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

A fractured clavicle in children usually heals with a small bump and will remodel in time. The clavicle is the first bone to ossify. The shaft of the ...

Hamstring Injuries

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 11.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The hamstrings are a group of muscles located on the back of the upper leg (thigh) (Figure 1). The muscles of the hamstring are the semimembranosu...

Nerve Injury, Types and Recovery

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 11.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The anatomy and structure of any nerve is complex. A nerve is a bundle of axons that are grouped into fascicles. Nerves provide a pathway for impulses...

Seven Essential Things You Should Be Doing to Protect Your Skin

Quora | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

What should everyone know about skin, skin care, and dermatology? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

Get The Media Hooked

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Loolwa Khazzoom

Are you looking to generate media coverage of your work? Here three tips for hooking the media, followed by a recent sample ABC clip featuring one of ...

Morton's Neuroma

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Morton's neuroma is a benign, painful condition usually affecting middle-aged women who walk in narrow shoes (Figure 1). The pain is felt in the front...

The Accomplishments and Failures of the Affordable Care Act and What's Next

Quora | Posted 11.07.2016 | Politics
Quora

What should the future of the Affordable Care Act be? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answ...

In What Ways is the US Healthcare System Inefficient?

Quora | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

In what ways is the US healthcare system inefficient? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answ...

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common source of pain in the shoulder. It is found in about 50% of patients who come to the doctor with a complaint...

I'm A Young Black Woman. Why Do So Many People Assume I'm Not A Doctor?

STAT | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
STAT

By Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu Over the past few days, social media has been on fire with the story of Dr. Tamika Cross, who was flying on Delta when...

Why Reading 'The Patient's Playbook' Will Change And Save Your Life

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

published on amyoes.com I just finished "The Patient's Playbook" by Leslie Michelson. Everyone needs to read this book.  Patients need to read The P...

Causes and Treatment of Low Back Pain

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

There are many important facts about low back pain to consider (Figure 1). Firstly, there is no definite etiology in 85% of the cases. 90% of patients...

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

There are many conditions that can be associated with elbow pain. Elbow pain is not usually a serious condition. Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow can also ...

The Value Of 'Social Comparisons' in Medicine: How Patients Can Be Affected When Doctors Are Compared to Each Other

Joshua Liao | Posted 09.29.2016 | Science
Joshua Liao

Among health care leaders and policymakers, there is growing support to improve the value of US health care by providing doctors with feedback about their performance relative to that of their peers (i.e., comparing doctors to each other).

Forced From Home: The Plights of Refugees Brought Closer 'Home' By Doctors Without Borders

Mariya Parodi | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Mariya Parodi

On Tuesday, September 13, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders, held an event to kick off its Forced From Home tour--an interactive, educational exhibition presented to raise awareness about the world's refugees and internally displaced people, with experienced aid workers as guides.

Knee Bursitis

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The knee bursa is a small fluid filled sac located between the front of the knee cap (the patella) and the overlying skin (Figure 1). This bursa allow...

Foot Drop

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

What is foot drop? Foot drop is the inability to raise the front part of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the tibialis anterior muscle that li...

Body Positions Affecting The Spine

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Postural changes have varying effects on lumbar disc pressure at various positions. Disc pressure and stress on the lumbar spine are at its lowest whe...

Black Man In A White Coat

Thought Matters | Posted 09.12.2016 | Black Voices
Thought Matters

Dr. Gale, our professor, headed in my direction. Ordinarily, he didn't socialize with students, so I expected him to walk past without acknowledgment. Instead, he stopped directly in front of me. "Are you here to fix the lights?" he asked.