Organized Medicine Is Putting Profit Ahead of Patients, and It’s Making America Sick

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, President Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, and Chief Executive Officer David Hebert, JD, of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) issued the following statement regarding organized medicine’s shameful attacks on high-quality nurse practitioner (NP) care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic:

“As our nation faces the most significant health crisis in the last 100 years, it is disappointing that organized medicine is focusing its attention, not on expanding access to health care for patients, but on attacking our country’s more than 290,000 NPs as they work to ensure continued access to care for all patients — including those suffering from COVID-19 and health care disparities — in primary, acute and specialty care settings,” said David Hebert, JD, Chief Executive Officer of AANP. “These assaults, ranging from deceit-filled press conferences to Twitter rants and error-ridden

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Local View: Medicine at a crossroads | Columnists

Because of this pressure for work and home balance for women in medicine, it should come as no surprise that women also enter the field with more hesitation and more self-doubt.

When I began my studies, I felt like an outsider to the people I was surrounded by, and I questioned my ability to succeed with it in college. I felt like if it didn’t come easily, it wasn’t meant for me. Looking back, it fits the definition of imposter syndrome: feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success — a feeling women in medicine know all too well.

Moreover, medicine is a discipline in which women are traditionally outsiders. Carly Stockwell in her 2017 College Factual article writes that only 37% of STEM graduates in 2016 were women. I didn’t notice a lack of women in my classes, but I did notice more apprehension from them. The men seemed

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Precision Medicine Market 2020 : Top Countries Data, Market Size with Global Demand Analysis and Business Opportunities Outlook 2026

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Aug 21, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
360 Research Reports Recently published a detailed market research study titled “GlobalPrecision Medicine Market” 2020 by Manufacturers, Types (Diagnostics, Therapies), Applications (Oncology, Neurosciences, Immunology, Respiratory, Others) and Region – Forecast to 2026″ which provides key analysis on the global market in a report with Tables and Figures spread through132 Pages and in-depth TOC onPrecision Medicine Market. The report analyzes the various factors associated with the performance of the market and predicts growth for the forecast period 2020-2026.

COVID-19 can affect the global economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets.

Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.


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Justin Bieber told a doctor to ‘f— off’ on Instagram after the expert challenged his ‘food is medicine’ post

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Justin Bieber posted the message: “The right healthy food is actually medicine.” James Devaney/GC Images

  • Justin Bieber told a doctor to “f— off” after he corrected the singer’s Instagram post that told fans “healthy food is medicine.”
  • The Canadian singer shared the advice with fans in a post to Instagram that read: “The right healthy food is actually medicine,” and in the caption below, he encouraged anyone who is dealing with anxiety or depression to change their diet.
  • However, Dr Joshua Wolrich, a British surgical doctor, challenged Bieber’s post, warning him that although the “intention behind this post is good,” it could potentially be quite harmful to his fans.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Justin Bieber told a doctor to “literally f— off” after he corrected the singer’s Instagram post that told fans “healthy food is medicine.”

The 26-year-old singer shared the advice with fans

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Stormont Vail Health welcomes new family medicine provider

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Stormont Vail Health is welcoming new Family Medicine Provider Andrew Kwan, M.D.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Stormont Vail Health is welcoming a new family medicine provider.

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Stormont Vail Health is welcoming a new family medicine provider.

Stormont Vail Health says it is proud to announce that Andrew Kwan, M.D., M.B.A., has joined the team and will practice as a family medicine physician at the Cotton O’Neil Family Medicine building.

Dr. Kwan says he knew he wanted to be a physician since he was a child and after working in engineering in a hospital was inspired to go back to school and earn his medical degree. He says he specifically chose family medicine as his specialty due to the diverse range of patients he is able to provide care for and build relationships with.

“My passion comes from making an impact in my patient’s lives,” said Dr. Kwan. “Even small changes like quitting smoking can have

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With Facts Ahead of Politics, Family Medicine Wins

Before our pandemic summer swings toward what threatens to be a chaotic fall election, I want to recognize an encouraging family medicine victory this season.

On June 30, Oklahomans voted to expand Medicaid, potentially giving some quarter-million Sooner State residents increased access to affordable health care. It’s a timely win, given the shattering effects of COVID-19 on public health and employment.

And contributing to it was the Oklahoma AFP,( which counted among its resources data and materials from the AAFP’s Center for State Policy — marshalled for what turned out to be a swift drive.

“One thing we ran into was not knowing whether expansion would be on the ballot,” Oklahoma AFP Chapter Executive Kari Ames Webber told me this week. “Then we were in a two-month crunch once it got on the ballot.”

Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, was pushing for his own health care plan but vetoed

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Signature Hardware recalls medicine cabinets

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Signature Hardware of Erlanger, Ky., is recalling about 1,300

Bastian Teak medicine cabinets.

The mirror can detach and fall from the medicine cabinet door, posing an injury hazard.

The company has received seven reports of the mirrors detaching and falling, including one report that an installer was injured when two mirrors fell and struck his back and three reports of minor property damage.

Signature Hardware also has received seven reports that a mirror was loose or detached when the consumer received the medicine cabinet.

This recall involves Bastian teak medicine cabinets with one, two or three doors and one mirror on each door. The medicine cabinets are 24, 36, or 48 inches wide, corresponding to one, two, or three doors.

The medicine cabinets were sold in natural teak, whitewash, and rustic brown finishes. A name plate with “Signature Hardware” is attached inside of the medicine cabinet door.

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New Patient-Centered Research Agenda for Personalized Medicine Outlines 45 Questions Across Nine Areas With Emphasis on Improving Education, Access

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Following two years of discussions with more than 120 health care stakeholders comprised predominantly of patients, caregivers and representatives from patient advocacy organizations, the Personalized Medicine Coalition is pleased to release a new patient-centered research agenda for personalized medicine that defines 45 research questions for the field across nine areas of special concern for patients themselves. By aligning the focus of future research in the field with questions defined by patients and their representatives, the report, titled Moving Beyond Population Averages: A Patient-Centered Research Agenda Advancing Personalized Medicine, may guide health systems toward a new era of patient-centered personalized medicine.

Reflecting on their encounters with the health care system and their perspectives on personalized medicine, the participants in the project focused largely on their desire for research that could improve the quality and quantity of interactions between patients and providers of health

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Medicine Man Denver Becomes The Latest Firm To Split From Schwazze

SHWZ). The split will be effective as of Aug. 20.” data-reactid=”19″Cannabis cultivator Medicine Man Denver is terminating a term sheet agreement with Schwazze (OTCQX: SHWZ). The split will be effective as of Aug. 20.

rebranding in April.” data-reactid=”20″Denver-based Schwazze previously did business as Medicine Man Technologies Inc. before rebranding in April.

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Why transgender people are ignored by modern medicine

In some cases, the issues are baked right into the heart of our medical systems.

Consider this: if you were to look through every single medical record in the UK – all 55 million – you won’t find a single record labelled as belonging to a transgender person. This is also true for those assembled by many providers in the US.

“You can register as male or female, but you can still only choose between these two options – you can’t say if you are transgender or non-binary,” explains Kamilla Kamaruddin, a doctor who works for the National Health Service (NHS) and transgender woman. “So that’s quite difficult.”

Instead doctors must rely on their patient to tell them.  

“Sometimes this can be okay,” says Dina Greene, a clinical chemist and expert in transgender health at the University of Washington, Seattle. In many cases, if someone is going to see a

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