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Healthy pantry staples a top doctor always has on hand

The same way it would be hard to resist peeking inside a dermatologist’s medicine cabinet to see the skin-care products she *really* uses, it’s only natural to wonder what foods doctors keep in their kitchens. I mean, if your day job involves exploring the relationship between diet and health, surely those findings seep over into your personal life, right?

Well, you can stop wondering what functional medicine doctor and Food Fix author Mark Hyman, MD keeps in his kitchen. He recently shared a list of the pantry items he always has on hand to his Instagram, none of which are particularly exotic or hard to find. “Cooking is the best thing you can do for your health and your budget, and it’s fun,” Dr. Hyman wrote in the caption. “And what makes it even easier, is when you have the basic pantry items to create a simple, fast, and tasty

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Doctor warns there could be 100,000 more American COVID-19 deaths by Labor Day, but models vary widely

Doctor warns there could be 100,000 more American COVID-19 deaths by Labor Day, but models vary widely

Infectious disease experts from the Emory University School of Medicine are warning that given the current rate of deaths per day, it is possible the U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus could double by September as restrictions are lifted throughout the summer, and Americans begin to congregate again.

“Yesterday we passed over 100,000 deaths in this country. We are currently at a rate of about 1,500 deaths per day in the U.S. That means that by Labor Day, there will be another hundred thousand deaths in our country. That is a very sobering number,” said Dr. Carlos del Rio, a professor of medicine and global health at Emory, during a virtual video briefing conducted on Thursday, as he urged people to be careful and practice social distancing.

In May, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, there were between approximately 500 and 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths every

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Dr. Meena Zareh testified that Dr. Guillermo Andres Cortes sexually assaulted her when both worked at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. This week, the Medical Board of California revoked Cortes

State strips medical license of UCLA doctor accused of sexually assaulting another physician

Dr. Meena Zareh testified that Dr. Guillermo Andres Cortes sexually assaulted her when both worked at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. This week, the Medical Board of California revoked Cortes' license to practice. <span class="copyright">(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Dr. Meena Zareh testified that Dr. Guillermo Andres Cortes sexually assaulted her when both worked at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. This week, the Medical Board of California revoked Cortes’ license to practice. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

State regulators have opted to revoke the medical license of a UCLA cardiologist who was accused of sexually assaulting another physician when they both worked at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

The Medical Board of California moved Thursday to strip the license of Dr. Guillermo Andres Cortes, adopting the recommendation of an administrative law judge who heard days of testimony late last year about sexual misconduct allegations. The revocation takes effect in 30 days.

Dr. Meena Zareh had accused Cortes of forcibly kissing her and penetrating her vagina with his finger inside a windowless call room in 2015 at L.A. County’s 600-bed teaching hospital in Boyle Heights. Two other women who

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Bridgewater Doctor Recovers From Coronavirus, Donates Plasma

Bridgewater Doctor Recovers From Coronavirus, Donates Plasma

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — A month after being infected with the coronavirus Dr. John L. Bucek of Bridgewater is now recovered and donating his plasma to help others.

Bucek has worked as faculty at the Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Somerset Hospital Family Medicine Residency in Somerville since 1997. He is also the director of Graduate Medical Education for the hospital and serves as chair of the Hospital IRB (committee for protection of human subjects).

Bucek became concerned in early April that he might be infected when he began experiencing mild, but odd symptoms for about a week.

“My temp was 99 instead of 98. My skin felt funny. My eyes and my sinuses were throbbing,” Bucek said.

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On April 5 he lost his sense of smell and got

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The Coronavirus Economy Is Coming For Your Family Doctor

The Coronavirus Economy Is Coming For Your Family Doctor

The economic devastation the coronavirus pandemic has wrought on workers of all types is causing serious damage to the very professionals needed to protect Americans’ health: primary care physicians.

It might seem counterintuitive that physicians would suffer financially during a health care crisis, but the COVID-19 downturn is affecting doctors’ offices much like other small and midsize businesses.

Doctors postponing elective care and patients canceling visits out of fear or because of lockdown orders has had an immediate impact. In the for-profit, fee-for-service U.S. health care system, fewer patients really means fewer customers and less money coming in.

An April survey of physician practices found that 97% reported a negative financial impact from the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Medical Group Management Association, an Englewood, Colorado-based trade group. The same survey revealed that, on average, doctors’ offices have experienced a 60% decline in the volume of patients they treat and

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Doctor found dead in ditch likely killed by pack of wild dogs, Georgia police say

Authorities in Lyons, Georgia say a pack of roaming, wild dogs likely mauled a local doctor to death.

The body of Dr. Nancy Shaw was discovered in a ditch around 3 a.m. on May 7, according to the Associated Press. Lyons police said an officer spotted Shaw’s car pulled over on the side of the road, still running and the door wide open.

The officer “got out of the patrol car to investigate and found a female that was deceased in the ditch,” Lyons Police Department Chief Wesley Walker told local station WTOC.

“She was a caring person. She was a friend of ours,” Walker said, WTOC reported. “When I realized who it was, it was devastating.”

Autopsy results confirm that Shaw, a “noted pet lover” and doctor of internal medicine at Meadows Regional Medical Center, was killed by animals, WTOC reported.

On May 8, police found and seized the

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Coronavirus-Related Headaches Skyrocketing: Doctor

Coronavirus-Related Headaches Skyrocketing: Doctor

RIVERWOODS, IL — These are stressful times for many due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Lawrence Robbins is seeing a notable increase in headache and anxiety cases at his Riverwoods practice, the Robbins Headache Clinic.

“There is true [post-traumatic stress disorder] that some people have, like health care workers on the front lines,” Robbins told Patch. “We are all going through a traumatic time, and we’ve seen pre-existing anxiety get worse. We see people who have very little anxiety worried about their economic [situations] and health care. They’re also worried about their family and the country.”

Robbins, a longtime Deerfield resident who recently moved to Riverwoods, has had a practice in the area for 33 years. The clientele is entirely outpatient, and he mostly treats people dealing with chronic headaches. The national center also offers some neurology and psychiatry services for anxiety and depression.

Robbins noted that anxiety prescriptions are

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What It's Like Being A Doctor At The Sharp End Of A Global Pandemic

What It’s Like Being A Doctor At The Sharp End Of A Global Pandemic

The hardest thing I ever did as an intensive care doctor was knocking on a door. In 2018 I visited the family of a patient I had cared for a decade earlier. Chris died just days after blowing out the candles on his 18th birthday cake. He’d had sepsis, and had spent over six weeks in intensive care.

He was the reason I chose to work in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Healthcare workers often talk about those they ‘carry’: patients or families that stay with us over the course of a career. Chris has stayed with me.

COVID has brought new memories for us all to carry. In a decade’s time, I’ll remember not only knocking on that door but also pressing the rubber keys on a phone. I chose intensive care as a medical speciality because I wanted to think as well as to act. Now I realise

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Hungarian doctor who left boy 'catastrophically' injured due to poor English says being forced to learn is discrimination

Hungarian doctor who left boy ‘catastrophically’ injured due to poor English says being forced to learn is discrimination

A Hungarian doctor who injected a four-year-old with a potentially lethal dose of acid because he could not read the label has claimed a requirement to learn English at his age is discrimination.

Dr Gyorgy Rakoczy, 65, argued that he was being put at a disadvantage because older people find it harder to learn new languages.

The consultant paediatric surgeon was initially suspended in 2012 after he wrongly injected the unnamed boy with a potentially lethal amount of carbolic acid when he misread a label in an incident three years earlier.

The boy was left with ‘catastrophic’ internal injuries and required a colostomy bag, having originally been admitted for a suspected haemorrhoid.

He required over 30 corrective operations, including the removal of a section of his bowel.

Despite the incident, Rakoczy returned to work at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital but he later failed English language tests in reading, writing,

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NYC ER Doctor With COVID-19 Shares Symptoms And Recovery

NYC ER Doctor With COVID-19 Shares Symptoms And Recovery

I’m an emergency medicine physician at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center, and I was out for 14 days recovering from the illness myself. I had every symptom: a fever for days, chest pain, and I couldn’t breathe. I was self-isolating in a separate bedroom as my wife and daughter, and I missed my 13-month-old’s first steps. It broke my heart.

Returning to work was horrific, and I felt like I was going into battle. I was fully gowned up, with two masks, a shield, and a head cover. I probably wore all this for six or seven hours before I could take it off for a five-minute break and eat something. By that point, my face hurt, my forehead hurt, my ears hurt…

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But that didn’t compare to the emotional shock. My first day back, I walked around and every single person in every room was on a

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