Common Sense

Common Sense

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Acupuncture for Treating Common Side Effects Associated with Breast Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review (Original Articles) (Report)

Acupuncture for Treating Common Side Effects Associated with Breast Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review (Original Articles) (Report)

INTRODUCTION BREAST CANCER IS A LIFE-THREATENING disease that affects approximately 22,460 individuals in Canada each year. (1) Breast cancer is defined as cancer that has a site of origin in tissues of the breast, usually occurring in the ducts or lobules. (1) Medical treatment is known to increase survival rates in women with breast cancer […]

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

The South African Stress and Health (SASH) Study: 12-Month and Lifetime Prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

At the end of the apartheid era, the African National Congress (ANC) formulated a broad policy framework that forms the basis for the current enabling health care legislation in South Africa. The ANC government developed a health care delivery policy based on the district health system that was designed to extend the availability of appropriate […]

Challenges in Identifying Genetic Risk Factors for Common Multifactorial Disorders (Commentary) (Report)

Challenges in Identifying Genetic Risk Factors for Common Multifactorial Disorders (Commentary) (Report)

Advances in recombinant DNA technology have opened up many new diagnostic tools for monogenic disorders. DNA based techniques are also being used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, and diagnosis and prognostication of cancers. Research in molecular pathogenesis of these disorders is likely to bring up new therapeutic strategies. The monogenic disorders account for a […]

Management of Common Medical Problems of the Elderly in Plain (Non-Medical) Language

Management of Common Medical Problems of the Elderly in Plain (Non-Medical) Language

It is the first of its kind where a physician is trying to communicate with old people. Note that because of the short span of concentration, each disease and its present treatment and present and futuristic therapy were described in very short form. Some emphasis were placed on the future of medical treatments of certain […]

Exploring Diversity and Common Ground in Medical Communication: From Bench to Bedside to Breakfast News-Eliminating Roadblocks on the Continuum of Medical Communication

Exploring Diversity and Common Ground in Medical Communication: From Bench to Bedside to Breakfast News-Eliminating Roadblocks on the Continuum of Medical Communication

On January 19, 2010, at 10:51 am, Ivan Oransky, MD, veteran journalist and executive editor of Reuters Health, issued an illuminating tweet: Study: “Significantly increased risk” of birth defects in some women

NFL Concussions and Common Sense: A Recipe for Medical Errors and a Lesson for Physician Leaders (Member Essay) (National Football League) (Philadelphia Eagles)

NFL Concussions and Common Sense: A Recipe for Medical Errors and a Lesson for Physician Leaders (Member Essay) (National Football League) (Philadelphia Eagles)

On the opening day of the 2010-2011 National Football League (NFL) season, the Philadelphia Eagles played the Green Bay Packers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Midway through the second period, two Eagles players suffered concussions. Quarterback Kevin Kolb was slammed head-first into the turf by Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews, and shortly afterward Eagles […]