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Augusta Medical Examiner
06/02/2020

Augusta Medical Examiner

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06/01/2020

FEBRUARY 7: Coronavirus was the cover story in the Medical Examiner.
FEBRUARY 26 Tweet by Pres. Trump: "Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape!"
(Yes, he said Caronavirus.)

Share this with the kids!
05/28/2020

Share this with the kids!

05/26/2020

Relative to the fact-checking post below, take a look at this 2-minute post from the New England Journal of Medicine comparing droplet spray while merely talking (or yelling) with and without a mask, in real time and slo-mo.

Fact-checking the claims that face masks are unsafe and ineffective.
05/26/2020
Misleading article warns against face masks during COVID-19 pandemic

Fact-checking the claims that face masks are unsafe and ineffective.

An article that has been widely shared on social media warns healthy people against wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, citing alleged risks. But experts say masks can help curb the spread of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and that the article contains multiple false or mi...

05/22/2020
Coronavirus Dark Version - Rotating

You've seen this image? The now-famous portrait of coronavirus was created by Alissa Eckert, a 2006 graduate of Augusta University’s medical illustration program, the oldest graduate medical illustration program in the country and the oldest continuously accredited graduate program in the world.

Why do we have way more coronavirus cases than India, where the population is the same as ours, plus 1 billion? That's j...
05/15/2020
Medical Examiner 5-15-20

Why do we have way more coronavirus cases than India, where the population is the same as ours, plus 1 billion? That's just one of our topics this time. Click away for more.

In this issue we take a look at why some countries have been hit hard in this pandemic while others seem to have gotten off easy. As Nurses Month continues, we also salute a few exceptional nurses who are in the forefront of the pandemic response at Augusta University, a key provider of COVID care h...

05/14/2020

HEADLINE: WHO VETOES SOCIAL DISTANCING
Fact. This is a sneak peak from tomorrow's issue of the Medical Examiner. The World Health Organization says "social" distancing is the very opposite of what we should be doing. Socially, we should be closer than ever. Many people are totally isolated and have been for weeks. To help stop the spread of disease, what we should be doing is PHYSICAL distancing. That is a more accurate term and one which WHO endorses.

05/13/2020
Ezra Klein

Georgia has enacted left-lane legislation since this video was produced.

A message to the slow left lane drivers of the world:

Born on this very day exactly 200 years ago, she needs no introduction.
05/13/2020

Born on this very day exactly 200 years ago, she needs no introduction.

Some of these numbers boggle the mind.
05/13/2020
Worldometer - real time world statistics

Some of these numbers boggle the mind.

Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.

05/11/2020

The Georgia Dept. of Public Health website has updated its information since this morning. Confirmed cases in Georgia have been tracking downward since their peak on April 22. Deaths in Georgia peaked on April 16 with 62, but they have added to recent death statistics as follows:
May 7: 8 (not 5)
May 8: 10 (not 4)
May 9: 2 (not zero)
May 10: 5 (not zero)
May 11: 2 (not zero)

Looking for the Mystery Word? Our celebrated reader contest has never been easier to solve and enter! You can enlarge pa...
05/07/2020

Looking for the Mystery Word? Our celebrated reader contest has never been easier to solve and enter! You can enlarge pages in the online version to a ridiculous degree, so let's play click and seek. (Once you're reading the online version fullscreen, use the white dot in the lower right corner to enlarge pages even more.)

05/04/2020

2019: Buy an ad in the Medical Examiner.
2020: These are difficult, unprecedented and challenging times for us all. Buy an ad in the Medical Examiner.

As promised on page 11 of the current Medical Examiner, here is your free souvenir 1899 Florence Nightingale figurine. F...
05/04/2020

As promised on page 11 of the current Medical Examiner, here is your free souvenir 1899 Florence Nightingale figurine. Feel free to download, print and decorate! We're giving a prize to the coolest one we see posted back here by a reader.

04/30/2020
Obligatory "In These Uncertain Times" Commercial

I am so tired of all the ads with their "in these difficult/challenging/unique/unprecedented/frightening/uncertain/scary/non-salubrious times" pleas.

Subscribe for more videos: http://bit.ly/2wscuFf Twitter/Instagram: @TheRyanGeorge In these uncertain times, it's not always certain what time it is. That's ...

If you don't read the Medical Examiner, one of the things you're missing out on is The Examiners.
04/29/2020

If you don't read the Medical Examiner, one of the things you're missing out on is The Examiners.

Airbnb Introduces New 24-Hour Vacancy Policy Between Guests
04/28/2020
Airbnb Introduces New 24-Hour Vacancy Policy Between Guests

Airbnb Introduces New 24-Hour Vacancy Policy Between Guests

Due to concerns about coronavirus living on household surfaces, Airbnb announced they are requesting hosts wait a full 24 hours between each guest and have rolled out new cleaning protocols intended to make customers feel safer. What do you think?

04/27/2020

From the Medical Examiner's Department of Yikes, this:
On 3/37/20 there were 100,390 U.S. COVID-19 cases.
On 4/27/20 there are 1,004,435 U.S. COVID-19 cases

Every day gets a little stranger.
04/24/2020

Every day gets a little stranger.

People are going bananas over the Harris County mask order... What's the big peel?

(p.s. get your own banana mask from KPRC TV Channel 2 AND support CrowdSource Rescue/Houston Food Bank by texting "feedhou" to 41444 ... more info in last picture 🍌)

04/23/2020

NURSES! FRONT LINE PEOPLE! Do you have a story to tell about your experience during this pandemic? The Medical Examiner is interested in your comments and experiences for upcoming issues. It's your choice whether it's "by _____" or is anonymous. Either way, what a great opportunity to educate, inform and inspire people. Please write to [email protected]. (Relatives of patients: you're invited too.)

If it wasn't for the U.S., the global pandemic picture would seem a lot more manageable.
04/22/2020

If it wasn't for the U.S., the global pandemic picture would seem a lot more manageable.

Seen on threadless.
04/21/2020

Seen on threadless.

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04/17/2020
Medical Examiner 4-17.20

https://issuu.com/medicalexaminer/docs/4.17.20

This is a historic issue in that it marks our first ever digital-only edition. Paper will rejoin us as soon as it's safe to go out and play World's Oldest Paperboy again. In the meantime, the online edition has some definite advantages: every page is crips and bright with color; you can enlarge page...

BREAKING NEWS: Everyone's favorite (and most salubrious) newspaper is going all-digital until this pandemic becomes an u...
04/16/2020

BREAKING NEWS: Everyone's favorite (and most salubrious) newspaper is going all-digital until this pandemic becomes an undemic. The next issue will break the internet soon. Tell your friends! In-laws! Neighbors! Your parole officer! Watch this space!

04/15/2020

So what I'm hearing from the White House is that WHO should have figured this thing out by no later than COVID-7 or 8.
COVID-10 tops.

Hope this is true.
04/13/2020

Hope this is true.

It's amazing how much good and useful information we can pack into 16 pages - and still leave room for our precious adve...
04/03/2020
Medical Examiner 4-3-20

It's amazing how much good and useful information we can pack into 16 pages - and still leave room for our precious advertisers and their important messages. Hope you enjoy it all, the articles and especially now, the ads too. #supportsmallbusiness

Some of the world's best reporting on coronavirus is in this issue of this newspaper! It will probably go viral, which is unfortunate. It all starts with the canine connection we make on page 1, which is semi-fascinating (some would say fully fascinating). Inside, we have expert opinions on why peop...

04/01/2020

You've seen those Jardiance ads, right? It's a drug designed to treat type 2 diabetes. The side effects include a "very serious" infection of the perineum. What if - just by chance - the pharmacologists who developed this drug were told about that particular side effect on April 1?

Surgeons working from home.
03/27/2020

Surgeons working from home.

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Dietitians, you have your work cut out for you.
My wife likes to garden and loves all creatures, its Sunday and I ask her what she'd like to do today. Her response, "How about we pick up a bird feeder", I have to say that was not even close to being one of the top 10 things to do on a Sunday for me. I reluctantly say, "sure", happy wife happy life, right ladies? So off to my favorite store we go, Home Depot. I figure I can go play with tools and grunt & moan with other like males about the new power tools and which latest tool to get. My wife & I meet at the checkout and off we go back home. Aaah back home, She goes to the backyard to play with her birds and I plop on the couch with remote in hand - ah I love Sundays. No more than 10 minutes go by and I hear the door open and my wife yells, "Honey?" - me "Yes Dear" her - "I could use your help" - in my head, "DAMN" - me out loud, "sure babe be right there". I pause the TV as to not miss any commentary, take a breath, put on my happy face and head to the garage. What's up hon? She asks if I could help put this pole together and stick it in the ground for her. Well, of course, nothing like a woman in need of my muscle to beat my chest, grunt & feel like the Man I am. Piece of cake. Fast forward 4 hours, she is making dinner and out the window, she sees a bird. She instantly bursts into "Oh honey come quick there is a sparrow eating from the birdhouse, hurry it's a baby sparrow." You can imagine what I am thinking, Really Hon, Right now, I don't really care about birds dear, ESPN2 is on…….etc. out loud I say "I am coming hon be right there". As soon as I get to the window, I look out, focus on the baby sparrow, my wife puts her arm around my waist as if to say, "see isn't that beautiful" when all of a sudden a huge black crow swoops down and grabs the sparrow and flies off! I instantly break into one of the best laughs I have ever had in my life. She is in horror at what she just saw which of course makes me laugh even harder. She starts to hit me, saying "stop that, you're so mean, that's terrible…..etc. I say "hey you wanted a birdhouse". I get hit again, but as I leave to go back to my throne, I say "but hon anytime that happens again, call me cuz I do want to see that, that was awesome!". I get a dirty look, you know, most likely no sex tonite look, but I have to say it was worth it. I laugh as hard as the day it happened whenever I think about birds. Laughter truly is the best medicine.
Medical updates!
Best issue of the year so far!
This is scary. This looks a lot like my student nurse's uniform and classroom when I was in school thousands of years ago! So much has changed in 40 yrs. We no longer wear a cap, or a dress. Most of us wear scrubs and running shoes.
Have a question about food, diet or nutrition? Feel free to post it on AskDrKarp or private facebook message or email [email protected] If I use your question for a Medical Examiner column, I will change your name and/or location, to keep you anonymous. My answers are what are called "No-Nonsense Nutrition" answers...that means that if you are interested in what the facts and data show, then ask a question. If you are interested in a testimonial approach to nutrition based on people's feelings, perceptions or what their relatives, friends and neighbors say, then then these answers are not for you...
Enjoyed going to Waynesboro to speak to The Exchange Club...all because of my columns in The Medical Examner!.... https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1777261719020397&id=1148604001886175
I just received an interesting question from a reader stimulated by my recent column on soft drinks in The Medical Examiner. The question concerns whether there is any relationship between the artificial sweetener in Diet Coke, aspartame, and oral ulcers. Searching PubMed (Ovid), the source for peer-reviewed, evidenced-based information, worldwide....searching from 1946-present, there were 1167 published scientific articles on aspartame, 2078 articles on mouth ulcers but zero articles relating aspartame to mouth ulcers. So, in spite of all the non-evidenced-based, testimonial statements you read on social media, there is no scientific evidence that aspartame causes mouth ulcers... The reader also asks why aspartame and phenylalanine are to be avoided by people with phenylketonuria, yet it appears in diet sodas. "If it's so dangerous, why ("the hell"...her words) is it in there?" she asks. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inborn error of metabolism. People with PKU have problems metabolizing phenylalanine. Aspartame is converted to the normal amino acid, phenylalanine, in the body. If untreated, PKU can lead to intellectual disability, seizures, behavioral problems, and mental disorders. PKU occurs in about 1 in every 12,000 babies and is screened for at birth. If a baby has PKU, she or he is put on special formulas and a special diet to about age 10. Aspartame should be avoided by these individuals because it is converted into the normally non-toxic amino acid, pheylalanine, in the body. Phenylalanine is a naturally-occuring amino acid and is present in just about every protein you eat, whether from plants or animals. It is not a problem for humans without the metabolic disease, PKU. The red warning label on Diet Coke is to warn individuals with PKU not to drink Diet Coke or any other diet sodas with aspartame in it. The warning does not apply to individuals without PKU. I hope this clarifies the issue of aspartame, phenylalanine and mouth ulcers. Regards, WBK
I just read the article about money and happiness on the front cover of the April 7th edition. I really enjoyed it. So true.
I'll be with Deke Cophenaver tomorrow, Friday, 06/22/17, 10:30 a - 12 noon, on his radio show, "There It Is," https://www.facebook.com/dekecopenhaver/ You can call in (706) 863-5800) and ask me questions if you want. You can also listen to the show, live, on WGAC 95.1 FM/580 AM or on the web at wgac.com. You can watch the show on Facebook Live on Deke's page, below. So, feel free to call in...if I use your question for a Medical Examiner column, I'll change your name to keep you anonymous...I'd love to hear from you, so feel free to call in... your question will add interest to the show. Regards, Warren Karp www.wbkarp.com