Ashton Glover Gatewood, 31, a member of the Choctaw Nation and descendent of both the Chickasaw and Cherokee Nations, has long lamented the glaring lack of Native American physicians. So she decided to become one.
Gatewood is a student in the inaugural class of the first tribally affiliated medical school in the United States, the Oklahoma State University (OSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation. The school opened this fall on Cherokee land in Tahlequah, the capital of the Cherokee Nation’s 14-county reservation in the rolling hills of rural Oklahoma, about an hour east of Tulsa.
First-of-Its-Kind Med School Makes History — https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/941187?src=rss#vp_1
I’ll have to ask Project #1 on my Project List if he will be teaching any classes at the new medical school.
Sheltering in place has pushed virtual health care into the mainstream, making us wonder if we’ll ever go back to waiting rooms
via Is COVID-19 the Tipping Point for Telemedicine? — Science | Smithsonian Magazine
Unlike the currently used molecular test that uses oral swab samples, the antibody test developed by Duke-NUS Medical School has several advantages — it can detect past infection in people who have now recovered, it relies on blood samples, and can identify asymptomatic cases. Using an antibody test developed by the Duke-NUS Medical School that […]
via Singapore develops antibody test to detect novel coronavirus infection — Science Chronicle
On February 20, China once again changed the case definition in Hubei province. All clinically confirmed cases will now be classified under suspected cases. Only molecular test positives will be labelled as confirmed. On February 12, the number of new COVID-19 cases reported from mainland China witnessed the biggest increase for a given day when […]
via COVID-19: China once again changes case definition in Hubei province — Science Chronicle
Update: Characteristics of Patients in a National Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injuries — United States, October 2019
As of October 22, 2019, a total of 1,604 cases of EVALI, including 34 deaths, were reported to CDC. Based on data collected as of October 15, 2019, use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products in the 3 months preceding symptom onset was reported by 86% of patients. The median age of EVALI patients who survived was 23 years, and the median age of EVALI patients who died was 45 years.
The skeptical cardiologist has been evaluating a demo version of AliveCor’s new KardiaMobile 6L. I have been a huge advocate of Kardia’s single lead ECG and use it with great success in dozens of my afib patients. I’ve written about how this personal ECG monitoring empowers patients and providers and is a crucial component of…
via An Early Look At AliveCor’s Amazing KardiaMobile 6L: Accurate 6 Lead ECG On Your Smartphone — The Skeptical Cardiologist
Thanks Doctor for the ECG history lesson and for sharing your insights.
And congratulations on the Stanley Cup!