Help brains by cooling bodies after cardiac arrest

From Reuters:

People who are left unconscious after their heart suddenly stops should be cooled in an effort to preserve brain function, according to the American Academy of Neurology.

Reducing a comatose person’s body temperature down to 32 to 34 degrees Celsius (C) – about 90 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit (F) – for 24 hours after rescuing them from cardiac arrest is highly likely to improve brain outcomes, says the organization’s new guideline.

Des Moines named as one of the 25 best cities for physicians

From Becker’s:

Location can play a huge role in stress levels and happiness. From crime rate to cost of living to cultural amenities and outdoor recreation, a place can affect a person’s psyche and well-being.

Medscape took out the guesswork and ranked the top 25 cities based on how conducive they are for physicians. Factors considered in the ranking included insurance coverage rates, payer mix, malpractice rates, primary care physician saturation, crime rates, divorce rates, traffic accident and fatality rates, cost of living, outdoor recreation, cultural amenities, patient satisfaction and the health of local residents.

Here are the 25 best cities for medical practice, as ranked by Medscape.

1. Minneapolis
2. Madison, Wis.
3. Sioux Falls, S.D.
4. Des Moines, Iowa

Speeding doctor lies about medical emergency, faces 3 years in prison

From OrovilleMR:

A doctor caught driving 95 mph then lying and fabricating evidence that said he was on his way to a medical emergency was found guilty of felony charges.

Nickesh Pravin Shah, 49, of San Francisco, was found guilty of preparing false evidence and offering false evidence in a case that has spanned more than four years.

A California Highway Patrol officer pulled Shah over for speeding “in excess of 95 mph” April 3, 2013, on Highway 99 near Estates Drive south of Chico, according to a news release from the Butte County District Attorney’s Office.

Shah told the officer he was on his way to a medical emergency at Enloe Medical Center, but when the officer called the medical clinic Shah worked at to verify the story, the medical assistant who answered the phone said the doctor was “just late to work,” according to the release. He was ticketed for speeding.