Archive for December, 2018

The End Of War

Friday, December 28th, 2018 |

2018 ends a year of worldwide chaos: earthquakes, tsunamis, fires, forced migrations, political unrest, economic turmoil. Such chaos is most vividly expressed in armed conflict. At this moment, open fighting continues in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Mexico, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and more. Less overt fighting smolders on throughout the […]

Chronic Disease Amid Chronic Poverty

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 |

Will Ultrasound Replace Your Stethoscope?

Friday, December 14th, 2018 |

As a student, my professors emphasized the importance of routinely ascultating a patient’s carotid arteries with my stethoscope for detection of bruits that could indicate life-threatening stenosis. Research on the reliability of this exam demonstrates it to be only moderate. If there’s any question a carotid artery stenosis exists, the physician requests an ultrasound exam […]

INMED And Osteopathy. What’s The Connection?

Friday, December 7th, 2018 |

Osteopathic physicians enjoy a solid reputation for providing continuity and comprehensive primary care, especially in rural communities where other professionals are less inclined to serve. These virtues resonate soundly with some of international health’s most highly held principles: wholistic, sustainable care on behalf of people most marginalized. That osteopathic physicians would be inclined towards international […]