Rising Mortality in Middle-Aged White Americans: What Can Doctors Do?

You’ve probably seen the headlines or read the study. Death rates are rising among lower income middle-aged white Americans while death rates in all other demographics are declining. The projected number of lives lost since 1999—more than half a million—is comparable to the current number of deaths due to the AIDS epidemic, the authors wrote. What’s causing these deaths? Suicides, drug/alcohol overdoses, and chronic liver diseases/cirrhosis. All three causes increased year-on-year after 1998. “Although all education groups saw increases in mortality from suicide and poisonings, and an overall increase in external cause mortality, those with less education saw the most […]

Top 5 Mobile Apps in Neurology

  Top 5 Mobile Apps in Neurology Previous posts in our MDLinx Blog have highlighted our favorite mobile apps across all medical specialties, as well as our preferred apps in hematology/oncology and cardiology. In this article, we present our picks for the top 5 mobile apps in neurology. These tools are great for clinical reference, self testing, and patient education. To view even more of our app reviews in neurology, visit our mobile app center! Prognosis: Neurology Prognosis: Neurology uses clinical case scenarios to test your clinical know-how and judgement. In each case, you review the patient’s history, perform an examination, review the […]