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Physician Assistant - profession with perspective

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It has been around for a long time in the U.S., now it also exists in Germany: the profession of the physician assistant. He can support and relieve the doctor, giving him more time for the patients. Learn more about this profession in our interview.

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Olga Wart
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Physician Assistant - profession with perspective

Interview

Image: A young woman takes another young woman's blood sample; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Arne Trautmann
The doctor's profession is exhausting and involves many different activities. For a long time, there have been discussions about how doctors can be supported by other specialists. One solution: help from so-called physician assistants. The profession, which exist much longer, for example, in the USA, involves various activities normally carried out by doctors. Doctors are thus relieved, patients can be better looked after. The German Medical Assembly (Deutscher Ärztetag) has now approved this concept in Germany.
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Public Health & Associations

Physician heal thyself: Simple coping strategies for pervasive physician burnout

The proverb, "physician heal thyself," is probably more relevant today than it was in biblical times with the fast pace of life, the impact of multitasking and the unending bombardment of information, which have made emotional exhaustion almost certain. And this is especially true for obstetricians and gynecologists who experience professional burnout rates between 40 to 75 percent.
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Race and gender are important in predicting heart attack in the emergency department

Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) found that certain symptoms are more and less predictive of patients' risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which includes heart attack, in patients of different gender and race.
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SilverFit – Training and gaming for the elderly

Topic of the Month

Image: Two elderly are sitting beside each other, looking on a screen, where a bingo game can be seen. One woman is standing up; Copyright: SilverFit, Robert ten Berge
Movement is good for health, but people do it less and less as they age. The Dutch company SilverFit wants to counteract this. Their devices that combine sport and game are primarily aimed at elderly people. Their goal: to give people joy, fun and motivation to move – both in rehabilitation and in daily life.
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SilverFit – Training and gaming for the elderly
New technologies in physiotherapy
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Research & Technology

Tiny bubbles offer sound solution for drug delivery

Your brain is armored. It lives in a box made of bones with a security system of vessels. These vessels protect the brain and central nervous system from harmful chemicals circulating in the blood. Yet this protection system - known as the blood-brain barrier - also prevents delivery of drugs that could help treat patients with brain cancers and brain diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
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Research & Technology

Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting/treating disease

Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating disease, the most comprehensive overview so far of research in the field has concluded.
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Research & Technology

Paracetamol during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

Paracetamol is popular for relieving pain. But if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, Paracetamol, which is the pain-relieving substance found in the pills, actually damages the development of male behaviours.
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