Evidence Based Policy is the Best Policy

Evidence Based Policy is the Best Policy

Evidence Based Policy is the Best Policy – Evidence Based Knowledge is called Science Yesterday, we were at the March for Science at the Capitol in Lansing, MI. Science is fundamental to our civilization. The internet and the computer (desktop or mobile) you use to read this is a result of science. Scientific agriculture gives…

Does the Physician Share Responsibility for Poor Patient Compliance?

Poor Patient Compliance – Does the Physician Share Responsibility? We physicians shrug our shoulders when patients do not comply with or adhere to their treatment. Should we look at our responsibility for patient compliance and adherence? There is recent evidence that whether you become addicted to opioid painkillers depends on which physician prescribes gets you…

Fist Bumps Spread Fewer Germs

Fist Bumps Spread Fewer Germs than Handshakes This image shows powder transferred during a handshake, to demonstrate that the custom is far less hygienic than the modern fist bump. (Prifysgol Aberystwyth University) A fist bump is 20 times more hygienic than a traditional handshake, researchers report. Public health experts are urging handshakes to go the way…

Fitbit does not measure sleep

Does the Fitbit really measure sleep? The Fitbit (and similar devices) has an accelerometer. It measures change in motion. That’s all. It does not measure brain waves, or breathing, or blood oxygen. It can tell whether there is a change in your movement. So if you are lying quietly and then start moving, it senses…

Sleep Medicine Board Examination

99th Percentile on Sleep Medicine Boards I retook the Sleep Medicine Board Examination this winter. The American Board of Medical Specialties requires us to retake them every 10 years now. Although I keep abreast of what is happening, I wondered how well I would do. After all, I completed my training trained 33 years ago. I…

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