Category Archives: Medicine

Nociception: More Pain No Gain For Women?

When women and men feel pain, their respective signalling and threshold levels often differ greatly. It is therefore all the more important to take both genders into account in research, both in studies of humans and in those conducted on laboratory animals. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Narrative Medicine For Social And Physician Wellness

Physician wellness begins in realizing our identity in medicine and society. Shamans, priests, and healers have existed since man began to gather together in social packs. Their unique role of guarding health and wellness was understood as important for the whole of more...

Blog entry by Jean Robey, M.D.

Constipation In Children

Constipation is a very common problem in children and one that is often left untreated by a child's doctor. If a pediatrician or family doctor doesn't sit down and talk with the child and his parent or parents and always take a diet history, the problem can go more...

Back Pain: A Painful Pill To Swallow

Back pain is among the most common medical complaints. According to current studies, however, the medications used hardly show any effect. US guidelines now recommend non-drug measures. German experts advise that multimodal pain therapy be used. more...

Anosmia: Smelling Function In A Bottle

Smelling disorders are not at all a rarity. They can reduce life quality and have a negative impact on eating habits. Rhinologists have now developed a nasal spray which is able at least in part to restore smelling function. more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

That Thing Was Growing Inside Me? (Part 3)

The tumor I was talking about in my last piece was big, but is not my personal record for largest tumor removed. I am certain I have colleagues who could easily describe tumors larger than the biggest one I ever resected. Sarcomas in particular can grow to a relatively more...

Blog entry by Steven Curley

Suicide: A Grey Old Springtime

It's already a well known fact that winter and the darkness it brings with it dampens one's spirits. The surprising thing is that patients with depression often find it particularly difficult to deal with springtime. The suicide rate is then also elevated. Biological more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

That Thing Was Growing Inside Me? (Part 2)

Many patients are flabbergasted when they see an image of the tumor I removed from their body. It’s remarkable when you think about all of the tissues, cells, and organs packed inside each of us. My favorite surgical space, the abdominal cavity, contains a remarkable more...

Blog entry by Steven Curley

The Importance Of A Medical Team For Complicated Patients

Medical care has become so fragmented and so specialized that if a child or adult has a disability or a complicated medical problem, many different professionals may be needed. Unfortunately, there is often too little communication among the various team members. more...

What Are The Barriers To Healthcare?

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a devastating and debilitating disease. Those who have it suffer most by losing their independence as well as their ability to navigate through life challenges. They often lose their safety net because the healthcare more...

Blog entry by Niran Al-Agba
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