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Addicted Docs: Failure Is not an Option
When addicted physicians seek treatment, they generally succeed. Addiction specialist Joseph Garbely, DO, says physicians usually have too much at stake to fail.
The nation's opioid addiction crisis is not limited to patients. In a Q&A with MD Magazine, addiction specialist Joseph Garbely, DO, says doctors are vulnerable and often wait too long to get help.
Ophthalmology has made great strides in recent years treating many of the more commonly seen conditions but work is being done to address some of the more rare problems as well.
Even a decade ago the technology used in diagnosis for ophthalmology was still developing. In that time work has been done to improve the ways doctors can see the potential problems their patients may have to provide a higher level of care.
A condition like chronic traumatic encephalopathy is only able to be diagnosed now after a patient has already died. New technology is being developed to help patients while they are still alive. These new techniques could also be used to help other conditions as well.
For more than a decade medical researchers have been learning more about their fields from studying the injuries sustained by soldiers on the battlefield. A recent study looked at vision loss in this patient population, particularly in regards to traumatic brain injury.
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Most US Army soldiers who attempted suicide from 2004 to 2009 did so prior to deployment to a combat zone, a study finds. They were not combat-scarred but may have found basic training and Army culture overwhelming.
It can sometimes seem like there truly is an app for everything these days. From tools that monitor how many steps the user takes each day to applications that assess sleep patterns, physicians and patients have a wide array of choices that can help them maintain good health.

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