The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society International Advisory Council

Returning guest Dr. N. Lawrence Edwards, Chairman, and CEO of The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society discusses the newly formed International Advisory Council (IAC) – a group of eight internationally and domestically acclaimed medical professionals who have shown an interest and expertise in gout care. IAC members collaborate on new ideas and raise awareness of gouty arthritis – with the goal of improving the overall quality of care and minimizing the burden of gout through educational resources.

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Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in Healthcare

Matt Miller, PhD, and VP of Behavior Science at StayWell (a Merck Company), discusses how virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are being prescribed to help patients reduce stress/anxiety, manage health conditions (e.g., Fibromyalgia, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes) alleviate chronic pain, fight addiction (opioids, drugs, alcohol, binge eating) and combat insomnia.  He offers his insights, research, and use case examples of VR/AR meditation.

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Advice from a Physician to Liberate us from Snake Oil

The majority of the population in the United States take one or more dietary supplements – these include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products – which are not effective and possibly dangerous to one’s health. Supplements come in different forms: tablets, capsules, and powders, and even drinks.  Dr. Morton E. Tavel, MD, discusses his new book “Health Tips, Myths and Tricks: A Physician’s Adviceto liberate us from Snake Oil.

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HCP Reference Guide for Parkinson’s Disease Patients in Hospital

Dr Hooman Azmi, a leading expert in the treatment of PD, discusses his newly released book, co-authored with Dr. Fiona Gupta, called “Parkinson’s Disease for the Hospitalist: Managing the Complex Care of a Vulnerable Population” (Lioncrest Publishing, November 19, 2018). The book was written as a reference guide for any and all healthcare providers who tend to Parkinsons Disease patients while in hospital, and it is also a great reference for the family of PD patients.

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Wrongful Delegation among Risks Nurses Face

Returning guest Jennifer Flynn discusses the lawsuits and action from nursing boards a nurse could face with wrongful delegation, the risks delegating to non-nurse colleagues can carry, real world case studies about wrongful delegation claims, and how as the nursing shortage continues to play out, this can become a problem.

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