Tag Archives: Medical

Medical News Today: What are the signs of an upper respiratory infection?

An upper respiratory infection, or the common cold, is an infection that affects the nasal passages and throat. Treatment is usually simple, unless a person also has a chronic respiratory condition such as asthma. For an upper respiratory infection (URI) to occur, a virus enters the body, usually through the mouth or nose. A person… Read More »

What this physician learned after coming back from a medical crisis

Medical crises come in many forms: from illnesses to sudden injuries. Most often the victims are unsuspecting. They may be gradual in onset or happen in seconds. There are many causes, from faulty drivers to electrolyte disturbances. Mine was caused by a squirrel, a routine yard rodent. In less than three seconds, I went from… Read More »

Confronting harassment within medicine head on – American Medical Association

The American Medical Association’s commitments to equity, fairness and respect for human dignity are cornerstones of the Code of Medical Ethics we introduced to medicine more than 170 years ago. So, when issues arise that threaten these longstanding tenets of our profession, we work purposefully within the House of Medicine to resolve them and uphold the principles that guide our work.     The national… Read More »