Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Martin Finucane Globe Staff May 30, 2018 When Roseanne Barr attempted to blame Ambien for her racist remarks on Twitter, it wasn’t the first time someone has pointed the finger at the sleep aid. Barr said she was “Ambien tweeting” when she wrote the remarks that sparked an uproar and ultimately led to the cancellation of her TV show.Sanofi, the makers of the medication, bristled Wednesday morning at the idea it was the drug’s fault, saying that “racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.” Advertisement But Ambien can have some strange side effects, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. And it’s been blamed for everything from “sleep eating” to murder. Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. Thank you for signing up! … [Read more...] about Roseanne Barr isn’t the first person to blame Ambien
News Sports Entertainment Classifieds 57° Full Menu 57° eEdition Customer Service Customer Service SacBee Rewards About Us About Us Contact Us Apps Mobile & Apps Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube News in Education (NIE) Newsletters Local Sacramento Region Arena City Beat Crime Local Govt Salary Database The Homeless Marcos Bretón Transportation Education Environment Health & Medicine Traffic Conditions Weather Communities Elk Grove Folsom/El Dorado Roseville/Placer Yolo Sports Sports Kings Kings Corner with Jason Jones NBA News 49ers with Matt Barrows Giants Oakland A's High School Sports Joe Davidson Ailene Voisin More Sports Raiders NFL News MLB News River Cats Soccer Colleges Golf Auto Racing Politics Politics Capitol Alert State Workers Local Elections PoliGRAPH State Worker Salary Database Legislative Gifts Elections Local Elections California Elections Election … [Read more...] about Recreational pot vendors don’t need to keep your personal info. But they do anyway
Earlier this month, one of us visited a prominent U.S. medical school to give a lecture on the topic of burnout and how physicians can find more fulfillment in the practice of medicine. Sadly, that very day, a fourth-year medical student there took her own life. The problem was not personal failure. She had recently matched into a competitive residency program at the one of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals. Yet apparently, she still found the prospect of the life ahead more than she could bear.MORE HEALTH: What's in your genome? Parents-to-be want to knowThis is hardly an isolated incident. A study reported earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association revealed that among U.S. professionals, physicians have the highest suicide rate. According to the researchers, the suicide rate in medicine is more than twice that of the general population, resulting in at least one physician suicide per day in the U.S. In fact, the actual … [Read more...] about Why medicine leads the professions in suicide, and what we can do about it
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Mount Airy doctor braved blizzards and frostbite to traipse 1,000 miles — on foot — through Alaska’s unforgiving winter.Dr. Jan Kriska’s determination made him the only finisher in the 1,000-mile Arctic ultra marathon.For 29 days and 20 hours, the steely runner raced through snow-carved paths, pulling a 70-pound sled behind him, which contained all the gear he needed to survive.“I was moving about 16 to 18 hours a day, usually running about two marathons (26.2 miles) back to back,” said Kriska, a doctor who specializes in sleep medicine. “It’s dangerous and it’s challenging, but you have to complete other winter races to qualify, so normally nobody dies.”They don’t call it the “Iditasport Impossible” for nothing. The race is an ultimate test of endurance as the world’s longest winter ultra marathon that has only been completed by 15 people.The distance is roughly equivalent … [Read more...] about Only one person finished a 1,000-mile race through Alaska’s unforgiving winter. He’s a 50-year-old doctor.
The University of Miami made history after it named Haitian-born pediatric surgeon Dr. Henri Ford dean of the Miller School of Medicine. Ford is the first Haitian-American doctor to head a medical school in the United States. The appointment is one of many milestones Dr. Ford has reached throughout his prolific career. He’s best known for making history in Haiti back in 2015 when he separated conjoined twins on the nation island. “That example is a combination of what is possible when you’re committed to excellence and committed trying to build an infrastructure,” Dr. Ford said about that historic procedure. The surgeon emigrated from the Caribbean nation to Brooklyn at 13 years old. He graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. He worked for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for more than a decade and served as the institution’s Vice President and Chief of Surgery. Dr. Ford will begin his role at UM June 1st. He called the … [Read more...] about Haitian-Born Doctor to Head UM’s School of Medicine