A Post for Gardeners and Doctors

Compass Plant or Rosinweed

So I could find only one other post besides this one on my blog about the intersection of botany with human medicine, and it’s below. Delirium Prevention: An Idea Like Creeping Myrtle and Creeping Charlie?: wp.me/p1glcu-2KP via @jamostheelder botany and medicine— James Amos (@jamostheelder) September 01, 2014 My wife is an avid gardener and noticed […]

WordPress Presentation Shortcode; The New PowerPoint: Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms

Dr. Amos in scrubs

So this is another quick presentation using WordPress shortcode on an important topic in Psychosomatic Medicine–somatic symptom disorders. Although I understand and respect the DSM-5 reconceptualization of the somatoform disorders, I’m still going to use the term Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) because it’s readily recognizable. Many doctors are still using it for convenience. Most […]

What’s the Quick Fix for the Quick Fix?

Doorway to home

Well, I just ran across some news items which remind me of our quick-fix nation. One is a Washington Post article about a project associated with President Obama’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN Initiative) involving the development of computer chips to help treat neuropsychiatric syndromes such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The program manager at […]

Look Out; He’s Using Shortcode Again! Decisional Capacity Assessment

Decisional Capacity

I’m incorrigible; I’m trying to use WordPress Presentation Shortcode again to make a short presentation on decisional capacity assessment. This is a frequent request, I mean to help with decisional capacity assessment, not shortcode, of course. This by no means does much more than scratch the surface of this issue, but it’s what’s essential for […]

My Comments on Affirming Lifelong Learning and Opposing MOC in Iowa

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The Iowa Medical Society (IMS) new Policy Forum will meet on September 25, 2014 to discuss a half-dozen pivotal issues including my Policy Request Statement (PRS) 14-02: Support of Lifelong Learning and Opposition to Mandatory Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Below are my comments on the IMS LinkedIn site. I’ve already submitted written comments required by […]