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Doctors cut through the gun control and mental health debates to do what they do best: keep patients safe

South Florida doctor Heather Sher has seen things no one should ever have to see. As a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the country for 13 years, she is no stranger to gun injuries. But as one of the attending physicians for victims of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting on Feb. 14, 2018, she was confronted with a CT scan she couldn’t make sense of.Read More

High rates of suicide in medicine call for awareness and action

Last December, the world was shocked when a young surgeon in Texas shot and killed his two young children and then himself. His family acknowledged in a painfully honest obituary that after years of battling anxiety, severe depression, and addiction, Christopher Chad Dawson did “the unimaginable.” His widow also wrote, “He fought to get out of the deep, deep hole he was in but was afraid of the repercussion on his career if he were to get professional help.”Read More

No more secrets: the outpouring of victims’ stories has impacted every profession, including medicine

We’re in the midst of a movement no one wanted to be a part of. This moment was “borne of a very real and potent sense of unrest,” stated TIME in its Person of the Year issue. In a surprising but timely move, the magazine chose as this year’s “person” a group of women, and a few men, who have come forward to speak about their sexual harassment and abuse. They have been dubbed “The Silence Breakers.” Read More

Does medical marijuana treat glaucoma? And other common misconceptions, explained

Weed, pot, grass, chronic, reefer—whatever you call it, there’s a nearly 100 percent chance either you or someone you know has used this drug before. A whopping 22.2 million Americans have used it in the past month alone and 52 percent of adults have used it at least once in their life, making it the most commonly used illicit substance in the U.S. Read More

See how our new brand is enhancing the patient experience through memorable conversations

Almost exactly one year ago on July 25, 2016, our CEO, Smitha Gopal, announced that we had changed both our company and product name from Eyemaginations to Rendia. Rebranding to Rendia gave us the opportunity we needed to refocus our company’s brand promise: to help doctors connect with patients and improve outcomes through interactive patient education technology.Read More

Essential doctor-patient communication skills for handling every patient personality type

What doctor hasn’t dealt with the fearful or anxious patient? Or the know-it-all patient? Or the overly friendly patient? There are as many different patient personalities as there are people. Some of them are difficult, some are not, but it’s important to recognize that your patients are more than just a set of symptoms. With a little awareness and observation, you will be able to identify some of the most common patient personality types and the best way to interact with whomever walks into your exam room.Read More