Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week was observed from Sept. 19 -25, 2016. Prescription painkillers have taken the lives of more than 165,000 Americans since 1999. And even more lives have been lost globally.President Obama is asking for $1.1 billion in federal funding to address this healthcare and community…
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles on the issue of burnout among physicians – a problem leading medical experts say is not only increasing in prevalence, but also intensity. During the coming month, several of these experts will be making appearances on Talk-Ten-Tuesdays, the weekly Internet…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Hard on the heels of one of the deadliest Middle East bombings in more than a decade in which 175 people were killed in Baghdad on one of the final days of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, came last week’s wave of domestic violence. So with violent demonstrations here at…
Selecting the correct ICD-10 code for disc disorders can take a little bit of research. There are many options found in the M50 and M51 categories, which are:M50- Cervical Disc DisordersM51- Thoracic, Thoracolumbar, and Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disc DisordersEach one has the same fourth-character options: 0 = disc disorder with myelopathy…
February 15, 2016

Is Self-Love Real Love?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The confluence of two national events last week inspired the following interview with H. Steven Moffic, MD, Talk Ten Tuesdays’ celebrated resident psychiatrist: Valentine's Day on Sunday, Feb. 14 and last Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primary, which resulted in a GOP victory for presidential hopeful Donald Trump. A…
February 15, 2016

Is Self-Love Real Love?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The confluence of two national events last week inspired the following interview with H. Steven Moffic, MD, Talk Ten Tuesdays’ celebrated resident psychiatrist: Valentine's Day on Sunday, Feb. 14 and last Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primary, which resulted in a GOP victory for presidential hopeful Donald Trump. A…