Benjamin Frush MD, a resident in internal medicine-pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, argues in favor of a role that physicians can play in integrating religion into their clinical practice. Rob Poole MB, FRCPsych, contends that physicians should never incorporate a religious element into clinical practice.
Discussions involving Internet challenges with children and adolescents should be as sensitive as those about sexuality and drug or alcohol use.
One recent survey found that 42% of US physicians are burned out, with rates of 38% among men and 48% among women. The authors here suggest that clinicians are encouraged to care for human beings, not merely to manage health information.
Fad diets may produce initial rapid weight loss, but this is more likely due to their lower calorie intake than the follower's usual diet, and often consists of water loss.
Understanding the powerful regulation of biology by circadian rhythms is beginning to lead to far-reaching changes in policy.
Results of the study found that, during the 100 hours assessed, medications were mentioned a total of 424 times, averaging four 4 times per hour.
It is important not to be annoyed or dismiss celebrity-recommended remedies, as this can weaken the physician-patient relationship, especially "in cases of strong celebrity adoration."
Holy basil is not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers or young children. It should also be used with caution in patients with diabetes.
Patrice Harris, MD, Chair, AMA Board of Trustees, discusses how clinicians can help patients stay on track and keep their New Year's Resolutions.
Although use of dietary supplements is not always recommended, it is best for clinicians to be knowledgeable about the safety and efficacy data surrounding them in order to assist patients who choose to use them.
Areas of potential medical use of THC include the relief of spasticity in neurodegenerative diseases, for pain reduction, and for seizure control.
Only 19% of those who identify themselves as homeopathy users reported seeing a homeopathic practitioner in the preceding year, a new report has revealed.
Often included in probiotic products, L acidophilus has been studied for its possible impact on a multitude of human ailments.
Aside from being rich in antioxidants and medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), coconut oil also possesses some unique constituents that offer insight into the way brain cells function and perform their own self-repair and maintenance.
Today marks the release of the 8th edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015-2020). The report is published by the Departments of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Agriculture (USDA), under the advisement of an independent group of experts that make up the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC).
To many, marshmallows are white, puffy confections that people enjoy eating and roasting over a campfire and melting into s'mores. The origin of these spongy edibles is Althea officinalis, a plant that has been used in alternative medicine for more than 2,000 years.
A recent study found that an estimated 23,000 annual emergency department visits in the United States were attributable to adverse events related to dietary supplements.