Weekly Wrap Up 5.13.16

Happy Friday! I hope you haven't found yourself hexed on this Friday the 13th. What's on your schedule for the next few days? This weekend I'm staying true to the Nashville spirit, heading to the historic Ryman Auditorium to catch Paul Simon in action. The Ryman is my favorite live music venue in Music City and I jump at any chance I get to see a legend perform. So, I'm counting down the hours to the weekend. If you could use some distraction to get through your Friday, check out this week's more interesting medical news. 

Training doctors to manage their feelings. To reduce physician burnout, some hospitals are teaching residents to be more resilient. Programs are based on those used for active duty military personnel and their families. Are nurse practitioners next?

Doctors remove 7-inch tree branch from man's eye socket

Why the FDA is reevaluating the nutty definition of 'healthy food. Currently, if a food company wants to claim 'healthy' on its label, the food must be very low in fat. Snack manufacturers argue this precludes naturally high fat foods with nutritional benefits like nuts from carrying the label. 

Moms lose up to 9 hours of sleep each week

Lightening nurses' loads. Some say the best way to appreciate nurses during Nurses Week is to support legislation that would help them better care for their patients. Hotel rooms have occupancy limits, but few U.S. laws regulate the number of patients that any one hospital nurse can be responsible for at a given time. Thoughts?

Emotions in the age of Botox. Aesthetic treatments that paralyze facial muscles effect the perception of emotions, research shows. Botox temporarily blocks proprioreceptive feedback, a process that helps us understand people's emotions by reproducing them on our own bodies. 

Is discussing burnout causing more of it?

'Club drug' Ketamine rescues suicidal patients according to a new study. We've mentioned this approach to treating depression before on MidlevelU. Here's how you can offer Ketamine therapy to your patients. 

Experts warn the Olympics should not go on to avoid a Zika 'health disaster'. What do you think?

Students at Rice University develop a fetal pulse oximeter. Monitoring blood oxygen saturation is critical during surgery, but is currently clinically impossible if the patient is still in the womb. A team of engineering students developed the new WombOX to change that. 

Why you should never make a decision when you are hungry

Have a fabulous Friday the 13th!