A professor recently romanticized my idea of clinical reasoning as he began our session by saying, “When you’re a physician, you’re a detective.” He elaborated: “Every fact you have, every piece of evidence you have, must be consistent with your leading diagnosis.” As he said this, my eyes narrowed, and I sat up a little […]Continue Reading ...
Three-quarters of the public — including a majority of Republicans — want the federal government to protect patients from being stuck with surprise medical invoices after they are unwittingly treated by doctors or medical facilities that are out of their insurance network, a poll released Wednesday found. These unexpected bills, which can be financially crippling, […]Continue Reading ...
In 10 years, more than half of middle-income Americans age 75 or older will not be able to afford to pay for yearly assisted living rent or medical expenses, according to a study published Wednesday in Health Affairs. The researchers used demographic and income data to project estimates of a portion of the senior population, […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of Law, Medicine and Management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence. A goal of the project is to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and depression as taking an eight-week meditation course, a Rutgers study finds. The study, conducted by researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is published in the journal Medical Science Educator. […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Can sleep loss in hospital patients lead to an uptick in medical malpractice lawsuits? A new study from researchers at Rice University and Baylor University suggests that is indeed the case. “Endorsements of Surgeon Punishment and Patient Compensation in Rested and Sleep-Restricted Individuals” will appear in an upcoming issue of JAMA […]Continue Reading ...
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public not to use medical devices marketed to consumers that claim to help assess, diagnose or manage head injury, including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild TBI. In a new safety communication, the FDA warned that such tools -; such as apps on a […]Continue Reading ...
INTERPHEX has been the leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device development, and manufacturing event for 40 years. Offering technical conferences, exhibits, demonstrations, and networking events, INTERPHEX connects over 11,000 global industry professionals and more than 650 leading suppliers. r.classen/Shutterstock The event ran from April 2 to April 4, and attendees were welcomed to experience the full product […]Continue Reading ...
Well-recognized for its therapeutic effects, acupuncture is increasingly being appreciated for its ability to promote wellness and contribute to the prevention of a broad range of conditions. A new study, which demonstrates the promise of acupuncture as a complementary approach in improving psychological and pain symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a natural […]Continue Reading ...
In 2015, about half of the world’s 28 million human deaths were the result of medical emergencies, with the bulk of the burden borne by poorer nations, according to a statistical analysis of information from nearly 200 countries by a Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher. The analysis, described in April in the journal BMJ Global Health, […]Continue Reading ...
Leaders from department-level initiatives across the U.S. weigh in on how academic medicine is embracing population health and the opportunities med schools have to make an impact, according to a new analysis published in JAMA Network Open. Produced by a working group of chairs from nine population-focused medical school departments, the qualitative study reviewed areas […]Continue Reading ...
It’s Saturday morning and the women of the Contreras family are busy in Montclair, Calif., making pupusas, tamales and tacos. They’re working to replace the income of José Contreras, who has been held since last June at Southern California’s Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a privately run immigration detention center. José’s daughter, Giselle, drives around in […]Continue Reading ...
Apr 11 2019 Thousands of people with serious breathlessness may not be getting the care they need, according to figures published today (Tuesday 9 April). An online survey of more than 350,000 people by the British Lung Foundation (BLF) found 20% of respondents reported that they were significantly limited by breathlessness. This could indicate an […]Continue Reading ...
A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found wide variation in the use of different hospital units – intensive care or general medical units – to deliver a type of advanced respiratory support called non-invasive ventilation. The team’s report published in Critical Care Medicine found no differences in length of stay or in-hospital […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists, innovators, venture capitalists and medical industry experts gathered at Stanford last week for the second annual Stanford Children’s Health Pediatric Innovation Showcase, a daylong event highlighting new devices and developments in pediatric medicine. The conference covered wide ground, including engaging patients with social media, better hospital design, commercialization of scientific innovations, the promises of […]Continue Reading ...
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