Shortages in physicians has been an increasing problem in recent years. As a result, there has been research into the specific specialties in which shortages are anticipated to be particularly problematic, as well as potential solutions for the problem. Even before provider shortages became a poignant issue, patients in rural parts of the country … [Read more...]
New Data on Workforce Shortages in Interventional Radiology
Sodium Intake: What are the True Health Implications?
Dietary sodium intake has long been identified as a major risk factor for premature death, especially due to its potential link to cardiovascular disease. As such, physicians often advise minimizing sodium intake to help promote health. A new study published in the European Heart Journal challenges some of the conventional wisdom on sodium … [Read more...]
Gender-Affirming Treatment: What is Known About De-Transitioning?
There has been significant attention around gender dysphoria in recent years as the use of gender-affirming treatments have entered the realm of political debate. One aspect of gender-affirming treatments that has alarmed some is that at times people who have transitioned decide that they want to detransition back to their original gender. A new … [Read more...]
Heart Transplants May Work with Donors Who Suffered Circulatory Death
Though heart transplants have an extraordinary potential to save lives, the number of viable heart organs for transplants cannot keep up with the need. Over the past decade, more hearts have become available to bolster the volume of heart transplantation that are undergone. Sadly, much of the boom in availability has resulted from early deaths due … [Read more...]
How Has the Pandemic Affected Intime Partner Violence?
It has been reported that 20% of children are exposed to parent or caregiver intimate partner violence, and this exposure has significant implications for the health of both the survivors and the children. The policies around the COVID-19 pandemic have led to unique circumstances that have enhanced isolation for families and children suffering from … [Read more...]