Dr Jennifer Conti, a physician, shares her concerns about healthcare sites as targets of violence in the wake of the latest such occurrence: the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting.
Author Archives: Marion Sills
Dynamic Medical Evidence
This New York Times overview of updated evidence (studies) changing medical recommendations highlights a clinical scenario I encounter often in my emergency practice: that best evidence shows we should no longer treat most acute ear infections with antibiotics.
The ACA is Associated with Improved Cancer Outcomes
Expansion of healthcare coverage for young women was associated with improved detection of cervical cancer.
Babies born at weekend are less likely to survive
Babies born at the weekend are more likely to die within seven days than those born on weekdays. Source: 3Novices:Babies born at weekend are less likely to survive
The Antibiotic Apocalypse
I am hopeful that these ominous wake-up calls here and here from the BBC will lead to policy change, especially related to policies that permit widespread use of antibiotics in livestock feed. Consumers Union posted a policy summary here and the Center for Disease Control’s website gives a more in-depth look here.
Breastfeeding Improves Maternal Health Outcomes
Although studies of the benefits of breastfeeding to the child and the maternal-child bond abound, increasing data, such as that highlighted in this New York Times article, shows the benefits to breastfeeding moms as well. This summarizes some of the recent findings about improved outcomes related to breast cancer and Type II diabetes.