Category Archives: Medicine

Sniffles + Ibuprofen = Heart Attack?

Having colds and taking nonsteroidal antirheumatics (NSA) are among the factors that increase the risk of heart attack. This risk can even increase by a factor of 7.2 if an NSA is taken during a respiratory type infection. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Hands Off

Trigeminal neuralgia – for those affected this means violent unilateral facial pain. Not infrequently, it is accompanied by depressive moods. Chiropractic interventions promise quick relief without side effects. Experts criticise this approach. more...

Physicians Provide A Value To Society That Cannot Be Cheapened

I walked into a patient’s room and noticed the hospital has supplied a fold up stool hung on the wall labeled “For Physicians.” I shrug. I take down the stool and open it up and seat it next to the patient’s bed. more...

Blog entry by Jean Robey, M.D.

X-Up & Win!: Choose Your Winner

Our radiology competition "X-up & win!" has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who has participated and uploaded their best X-rays! Now it is up to you, the DocCheck Community, to decide who will win 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Take a look at the three final pictures more...

Blog entry by Anne Düchting

Osteoarthritis Pain: The Oops-Study

Tedec-Meiji Farma had certainly imagined a different picture! The Spanish company sponsored a study in order to examine the effectiveness of their product. The result: the placebo relieves osteoarthritis pain better than the dietary supplement. more...

Don’t Assume That You Know What A Doctor Looks Like

An African American female physician was prevented from providing help to a passenger in distress on a Delta airlines flight because she didn't fit the flight attendant's image of what a doctor looked like. The racial and gender issues that this event highlight are more...

Blog entry by Nisha Mehta

Skin Diseases And Possible Complications

Skin diseases may have complications that can change a person's life. Patients need to know and to watch for these complications and check in at least once or twice a year with their doctors. more...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Finally An Antidote

CO poisoning is the worldwide leading cause of fatal poisoning. Despite this, there is no effective antidote. Pulmonologists have now developed a protein that represents an alternative to treatment using oxygen. It binds the poisonous gas within seconds. more...

Phobias: The Algo As Fear Initiator

Neuroscientists have managed to remove fear-afflicted memories from the brains of volunteers. Their tools: algorithms ("algos"), and small rewards. A glimmer of hope for patients who wish to avoid confrontation therapy. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

A Child’s Father Knew When To Let Go. The Health Care Team Didn’t.

Physicians are used to seeing patients at the end of their lives. They are often accepting of patients DNR orders before family members are ready. This story is about a time where the health care team was ill-prepared, yet a parent made the difficult decision to more...

Blog entry by Niran Al-Agba
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