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Dr Helene Pavlov

Keys to Learning? Rationale and Creativity, Not Memorization

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The art of teaching has to change. The art of learning has to change. Our children and young trainees need to learn to think.

Is Your M.D. Ready For The Electronic Health Record?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Medicine is an art and a science and patient care does not always fit into a pre-fit format. That said, while I think that technology alone will not completely fix the quality of care patients receive, I do believe that it has a role in the future of healthcare, overall.

Is Rest Time for Physicians and Pilots Out of Control?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Clearly, exhausted physicians or pilots are not desirable, however, reasonableness is. Should there be some flexibility, some element of common sense, built into "safety" mandates?

This New Year Don't Hesitate Making A Healthy Change

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

It is unfortunate that there is resistance to change, even when most people recognize that change is the right thing. Change for the better seems more challenging to institute than change for the worse.

Football Players as Battering Rams

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

I am constantly disappointed that for all the biomedical and neurological research identifying the dangers to athletes when they charge head first at one another, there has not been a coordinated effort response to remedy. Where is the public outcry?

Contact Sports And the Adolescent Brain

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Neurologists are still learning not only how the brain works, but how it matures. Chronic trauma to the brain at a young age could possibly lead to chronic progressive disabling neurological disorders later on.

Know the A, B, Cs of Head Injury

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

What many parents and children do not understand are the dangers associated with sports related head injuries.

Three Cheers for Jamie Oliver

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Just as with smoking or going green, bad habits can be changed, and new healthier habits and lifestyles can become the norm and a natural part of their choices.

Should We Be Paying Kids To Do Well?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Children -- and adults -- need to know that parents, teachers and others in their lives support and believe that they can succeed and take pleasure in their accomplishments.

X-Rays and Children: Know the Limits

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

As the need for orthopedic imaging of children rises during summer months due to increased physical activities,parents need to better understand safety guidelines for X-rays.

Radiology: Looking Ahead

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Does your doctor take hard copy or digital radiology images? Does he/she have access to images via PACS? If not, are they working on making it happen?

Why Collaboration Is Key -- Recommend, Require and Reinforce

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The courts have increasingly been recognizing the significance of the radiologist and that they are a critical part of the healthcare team.

The Ethical Imperative to Invest in Medical Technology

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Technology is fascinating, and can be quite addictive, e.g. bigger, faster, more Apps, more color, more depth and, of course, more cost. How does this idea relate to medicine?

Can You Have an MRI After Joint Replacement?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If you are considering a total joint replacement or currently have one and need imaging to evaluate pain or discomfort, speak with your physician about all of the available imaging options

Waiting, Waiting and Waiting ... Why Oh Why Do I Wait So Long At The Doctor's Office?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

As a doctor (and also a patient that has had to endure prolonged time in waiting rooms) I thought I could shed some light on this subject.

The Stigma And Sting That Is Obesity

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

While many children are raised to be well behaved and polite there are a few that use things like obesity to torment and make other children feel badly about themselves.

The Value Of PRP In Orthopedics

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

PRP injections were talked about quite a bit in the news throughout 2009, mainly for its healing properties in injured tendons.

Radiation Safety Concerns In The Medical Field

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

In the world of radiology, medical oncology, and other fields of medicine where radiation plays a key role in diagnosis and treatment, safety must be top priority.

Please (DON'T) Pass The Salt

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

I liken excessive use of salt to something akin to smoking or excessive drinking. Many people know that certain things are bad for their health yet continue to overindulge.

Medical Examinations: Do No Harm, Only What Is Necessary

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Examinations need to be interpreted with the patient in mind, without bias toward "unnecessary" utilization of "available and convenient" resources that benefit the bottom line of the practice more than the patient.

Healthcare Reform -- Where Is It Going?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Reform should focus on the patient and what we (meaning all healthcare providers) can do to ensure the best in quality patient care for most, if not all of our population.

Thoughts On Healthcare Reform -- The process, Why So Much Media Coverage?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The current process of trying to institute healthcare reform has the potential of completely changing the way healthcare is accessed for everyone. America is at the precipice of change.

Clinical Trials And The Lure Of Fast Cash -- What You Should Know

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Concern about health is especially important when a child goes off to school or college. One such potential danger is medical researchers looking for healthy students hoping to make a fast buck.

Overexposure To Radiation At One Of Our Nation's Most Revered Institutions

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

An incorrectly programmed CT machine going unchecked for 18 months is hard to accept. Patients depend on professional, competent regulatory oversight.

The 'Voodoo' Eastern Medicine Vs. The Tested (And FDA Approved) Western Medicine

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

My biggest piece of advice for anyone looking closely at Eastern medical practices is to do research, keep an open mind and consult with your physician.