Weekend Wrap Up 5.30.15

As I sit here post an ER late night shift in the wee morning hours attempting to unwind so I can fall asleep, all I can think about is what to eat for Saturday morning breakfast. Carbs, carbs, carbs. I may even just whip myself up a stack of pancakes right now. What do you have planned for the weekend? I have invited a crowd over for an afternoon cookout and am desperately crossing my fingers for sunshine. If you could use an entertaining read with your morning coffee, check out this week's more interesting medical news. 

The craziest leg cramp ever, caught on tape

Forget medical marijuana, researchers are now testing ecstacy for treatment of anxiety. In a research proposal, scientists pitched the idea that MDMA could increase social adaptability in autistic adults as well as decrease fear and anxiety. 

This physician shares his heartfelt story of smuggling a beer into the hospital for a patient

How do you deliver bad news? A new nonprofit organization provides training for medical providers when it comes to having hard conversations. VitalTalk teacher providers communication skills and empathy to help them develop healthier connections with patients during tough times. 

For those on a health kick, this May Produce Guide shows what's in season and how to cook with the month's freshest veggies. 

New research suggests that preemies as early as 22 weeks may have a higher chance of survival than previously thought. The recent study is causing new questions surrounding the limits of viability

What we know about tattoo reactions only goes skin deep

Electric bandages found to aid wound healing. The new creation helps cuts heal faster and may be useful for surgical wounds and trauma. Unfortunately, inventors of the product estimate it could take five years or more to bring the product to market. 

Preemies get pain relief with a new micro pacifier. The device was created by a NICU nurse who recognized the painful and stressful conditions early infants undergo during their hospital stay. 

The earliest murder evidence in history. Researchers discover a 430,000-year-old human skeleton with fatal skull wounds. Anthropologists suspect the individual was a victim of "interpersonal aggression" based on the size and type of injuries. 

7 habits of people who don't stress out over the little things. I plan on doing numbers 2, 3, and 6 today. You?

Have a happy weekend!