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The Man Who Saw Inside Himself

The Man Who Saw Inside Himself | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
For years, Larry Smarr has used a supercomputer to monitor his health and peer at his organs. Recently, he used his knowledge to help direct his own surgery.
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There are many challenges facing hospitals and healthcare in the modern world we are living in. I've created this curation collection to save articles that help me understand what modern health in society is.  The articles here are general in nature and placed here to promote discussion. We advise that you talk with your health professional before changing any of your medication or treatment options.  Any of the online courses listed here may (or may not) be open for access or enrolment. Most are free to browse, some may charge a small fee if you wish to receive a certificate or record of learning.   Every effort is made to ensure that these links are up to date and be aware that some of these articles may be behind a 'paywall'. If you can’t get into an article, email me and I may be able to assist.  Views are my own.
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'I'm 33 and have been living in aged care for eight years'

'I'm 33 and have been living in aged care for eight years' | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
I’m 33 and I live in a dementia ward, which is exactly as bad as you imagine.

But I’m not here because I have dementia. I’m here because it is the quietest (except when the residents are yelling), least perfume-saturated ward. I need my environment to be quiet and chemical free because I have Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) sometimes called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS).
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MayoClinic Employees on Twitter: "In June, a troll w/no relationship to Mayo Clinic tweeted a false, inflammatory message that led Twitter to suspend his account until he deleted the tweet (see bel...

It's a hoax. Please help us correct it.
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Another example of social media risk for organisations and individuals. However, while we should always be careful, we should not stop using this communication medium because of a few silly people.
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Overdiagnosis is harming patients and action is required, says chief medical officer

Overdiagnosis is harming patients and action is required, says chief medical officer | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Overdiagnosis is exposing healthy people to tests and treatments that are at best useless, and at worst triggers aggressive procedures with devastating side effects, experts warn.
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Woman feared she would die waiting for ectopic pregnancy treatment in regional WA hospital

Woman feared she would die waiting for ectopic pregnancy treatment in regional WA hospital | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
A woman with an ectopic pregnancy was told she would have to wait for the right medical equipment and staff at a regional WA hospital.
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“I felt trapped in this darkness”

“I felt trapped in this darkness” | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
As a cardiologist, Dr Geoff Toogood had spent decades saving other people’s lives. But he was in danger of losing his own.
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Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence - rheumatic fever

Where a Sore Throat Becomes a Death Sentence - rheumatic fever | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Once a year, doctors travel to Rwanda to perform lifesaving surgery on people with damaged heart valves — a disease caused by untreated strep throat.
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'We wouldn't be making jokes about heart disease'

'We wouldn't be making jokes about heart disease' | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Memes about mental health are common on social media. But, are they helpful?
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For Doctors, Delving Deeper as a Way to Avoid Burnout

For Doctors, Delving Deeper as a Way to Avoid Burnout | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
As the practice of medicine shifts, physicians should follow their curiosity to continue to find meaning in their work.
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Why some kids are more prone to dental decay

Despite good oral hygiene, some children have weak teeth that are more prone to decay.
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Have Cold or Flu Symptoms? Here's How to Tell the Difference

Have Cold or Flu Symptoms? Here's How to Tell the Difference | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Are you suffering from cold or flu symptoms? Here's how to figure out whether you have a cold or the flu and how to treat the flu.
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'Most women with ovarian cancer don't get symptoms until it really has spread'

'Most women with ovarian cancer don't get symptoms until it really has spread' | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease that is on the rise, but there is no screening program for it and the majority of women are unaware of its symptoms.
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Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children

Unlocking the World of Sound for Deaf Children | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
‘My mother practically cried when I heard a cricket chirping in the house,’ says a woman who got a cochlear implant at age 11.
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What does depression feel like? Go inside the mind of a depressed person

What does depression feel like? Go inside the mind of a depressed person | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
At 22, Karl Knights has been living with depression for more than eight years. At university, he spiraled into the longest depressive episode he had ever faced, until one night he broke down and everything changed. Enter his mind to find out how it felt.
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Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children

Helping Pediatricians Care for Transgender Children | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics tries to guide doctors and dispel myths about growing up with gender identity questions.
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How Australia can fix the market for plasma and save millions

To save taxpayer money and treat Australian donors more fairly, a competitive market for plasma supply is necessary.
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Stigma around anxiety is far lower than you may think

Stigma around anxiety is far lower than you may think | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
New data from Beyond Blue shows people are far less judgmental about those experiencing common mental health issues.
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Doctors Need to Talk to Families About Guns and Dementia

Doctors Need to Talk to Families About Guns and Dementia | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
As the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia rises, health professionals grapple with how to talk to patients about gun safety at home.
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Supporting young men who are affected by suicide

Supporting young men who are affected by suicide | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
New research shows young men experience four different types of silence following the suicide of a close friend or peer. Dr Chris Bowden discusses his findings and what teachers, schools and others in the school community can do to better support their students.
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You may not like reality TV but How 'Mad' Are You? rightly tests our assumptions about mental illness

Some viewers will object to the reality TV format of How 'Mad' Are You, but the show achieves its aim of breaking down stigma.
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Women's participation in sport is booming, but so too is the rate of serious knee injuries

Women's participation in sport is booming, but so too is the rate of serious knee injuries | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Women playing elite sport are up to 10 times more likely than men to rupture their anterior cruciate ligament, but according to a surgeon who performs about 300 knee reconstructions per year, the vast majority of those injuries can be avoided.
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Hospitals Pummeled by Hurricane Michael Scramble to Evacuate Patients

Hospitals Pummeled by Hurricane Michael Scramble to Evacuate Patients | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
One of Panama City’s largest hospitals said on Thursday that it was evacuating all of its approximately 130 inpatients, starting with the most critically ill.
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Focusing on people at 'high risk' of suicide has failed as a suicide prevention strategy

Many current interventions focus on raising awareness of suicide, or preventing suicide at the point just prior to death. Many of those not assessed as being at "high risk" are left without support.
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Médecins Sans Frontières calls for immediate evacuation of all refugees on Nauru

Médecins Sans Frontières calls for immediate evacuation of all refugees on Nauru | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
NGO says there is ‘nothing humanitarian about saving people from sea only to leave them in an open-air prison’
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Calls for greater silicosis screening as workers die making kitchen benchtops

Calls for greater silicosis screening as workers die making kitchen benchtops | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
Medical bodies are calling for other states and territories to urgently follow Queensland and conduct health screening of all past and present workers involved in cutting stone to make kitchen benchtops.
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Amputations and Lacerations: Your Front Lawn Is a Jungle

Amputations and Lacerations: Your Front Lawn Is a Jungle | Hospitals and Healthcare | Scoop.it
As lawn-mowing season ends, scientists are toting up the injuries from recent years.
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