The Notorious D.N.P.

Controversial Medical Treatments

Posted by in Ethics, Pain, Patient Health

There is more than one way to skin a cat so the saying goes. This cliche also applies to medicine; multiple treatments can provide the same outcome. One of the most controversial subjects at this point in time is legalization of medical marijuana. There is as much information about the health effects of marijuana as there is water in the ocean. Besides all of the animal testing, and endless statistics, one thing that remains true of medicinal marijuana is that it is an effective treatment in select patients. I am…read more

Squatty Potty: In The Business To Help You Do Your Business

Posted by in Patient Health

Have you ever laid awake at night and thought about all the things in your life that you are doing wrong? Well I’m sure it comes as no surprise that you can now add how you go to the bathroom to that list. This information may come as a shock to many people and as a joke to others, but the proof is in the pudding (no pun intended). In fact, with the recent invention of a device called the Squatty Potty, how people all over the world poop has…read more

ADD/ ADHD: Treating A Growing Psychiatric Disorder

Posted by in Patient Health, Patient Safety

The prevalence of patients diagnosed with either Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has grown significantly since first being discovered in 1937. At this point in time, the diagnoses of ADD and ADHD did not yet exist. In fact, patients who presented with core ADD/ ADHD symptoms were recognized as having a hyperkinetic behavioral disorder. Over the preceding decades, clinical research studies have found that “ADHD is the most common neurobiological disorder in children, with a prevalence of 6% to 7%” (Connolly et al., 2015, p. 632). The…read more

The Facade of Healthy Hospital Dining

Posted by in Diet, Hospital Nutrition, Patient Health

Hospitals are supposed to exemplify and emit an aura that promotes living a healthy lifestyle. Or so one would think. When most people go to the hospital, it goes without saying that their expectations are to not only receive excellent quality medical care, but also to leave healthier than when they arrived. In theory this concept seems to be a plausible one, however reality proves to be quite different. Case in point focusing specifically on hospital food. Most hospitals typically don’t focus their dietary goals around the premise of providing…read more