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The Top Article of the Week
Fatal Mistakes – Sarah Kliff, Vox
Where do we go when we fail? As medical professionals we are taught to hold a certain confidence when we speak to our peers and patients. During school we were pushed to our limits and tested repeatedly so that we would be prepared for any situation. Yet no matter how seasoned we become, we are still practicing medicine; we all have doubts and we all make mistakes.
After finishing my fourth year of medical school with a confidence that I would be able to see patients on my own, I was surprised to face crippling anxiety around potentially doing harm to any of my patients. With malpractice looming over my head and no one to check in with, putting my heart into patient care and trusting my intuition was overshadowed by doubt and fear.
The article we chose for “Best of the Week” features the story of a nurse who made a fatal mistake with a patient, and how feeling isolated in her errors without support from her community lead to her taking her own life. Thankfully our profession is often more supportive than the conventional medicine field; perhaps rooted in our understanding that many answers aren’t black and white. We have multiple forums where we can communicate with each other regarding difficult cases, and unfamiliar modalities and pathologies, but we are still held to an extremely high standard by our profession, our patients, and ourselves. This article and the tragedy it recalls encourages us to overcome our pride, confide in our colleagues, and empower our profession. I hope this article gives you the courage to reach out to colleagues the next time you make a mistake and to be supportive of your colleagues when they make theirs.
Why Don’t More Doctors Practice Prevention? -Dr. Michael Greger, MD, NutritionFacts
The Unseen Implications of Excess Fluoride on Your Health – Dr. Olisa Mak, ND, Natural Path
Reasons Why Women are Choosing Vaginal and Home Birth After Caesarean – Dr. Sarah King, ND, Natural Path
Lessons From the Mindlessly Slim – Razi Berry, Natural Path
Social Sabotage: How To Respond to Criticism About your Food and Exercise – Jen Comas, Girls Gone Strong
FDA to Start Testing For Glyphosphate in Food – Razi Berry, NaturalPath
The Importance of Water & Water Purification – Shawn Peters, NaturalPath
Nutrition Roadmap Aims to Advance Research to Provide More Individualized Advice – OASH & USDA Press Office
Is Wu Wei the Modern-Day Stress Solution? – Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND, TaliaND.com
The Hidden Cause of Weight Gain – Dr. Pearl Arjomand, ND, Naturopathic Foundations
25 Things About Life That I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago – Darius Foroux, Greatist
9 Fat Loss Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making – Nia Shanks, Niashanks.com Life Like A Girl
The 3 Absolute Worst Health and Fitness Goals You Must Avoid – John Berardi, Ph.D, Precison Nutrition
Specific Health Conditions and Treatment Protocols
Herbal Cough Remedies For Kids – Dr. Sheila Kingsbury, ND, RH(AHG), NaturalPath
Natural Extract Could Be Used To Treat Pancreatic Cancer – Razi Berry, NaturalPath
Endometriosis: 5 Natural Treatments That Really Work – Dr. Lara Briden, ND, Lara Briden’s Health Hormone Blog
Avoiding Fermentable Carbohydrates Helps Kids With IBS – TAP Integrative, Natural Partners Wellness Blog
Why am I so cold and tired all the time? All about iron deficiency – Dr. Justin Gallant, ND, Hamilton Naturopathic Doctor
Rare Form of Diabetes May Require Alternate Treatment – Washington University School of Medicine, Science Daily
Global Study Reveals Genes as Major Cause of Inflammatory Diseases – Queensland University of Technology, Science Daily
Breast Milk Sugars Promote Healthy Infant Growth Through Gut Microbiome – Razi Berry, NDNR
Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution Linked to Impulsivity, Emotional Problems in Children – Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Science Daily
Vegans May Lack Essential Nutrient Intake, Study Reports – Mayo Clinic, Science Daily
Scientists Discover a Link Between Psoriasis and General Bone Loss – Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO), Science Daily
Natural Sugar May Treat Fatty Liver Disease – Razi Berry, NaturalPath