- Where you live matters. “There are huge disparities in health and costs across the country,” Dhruv Khullar, MD, writes in The New York Times ~ What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care
- ” … generally it is an unassuming room where we physicians tell mothers about the deaths of their children, far too often because of firearm violence,” Peter T. Masiakos, MD, and Cornelia Griggs, MD, write in the New England Journal of Medicine ~ The Quiet Room
- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, explores whether “virtual medicine” will transform the American healthcare system in the Wall Street Journal ~ The Hype of Virtual Medicine
- James M. Shultz, MS, PhD, and colleagues explore four key conversations we need to have about mass shootings in JAMA ~ The Las Vegas Shootings — Underscoring Key Features of the Firearm Epidemic
- The FDA announced its plan to approve gene therapies more quickly while also cracking down on rogue clinics, Sheila Kaplan and Denise Grady write in The New York Times ~ F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics
- “Today, highly effective modalities of HIV treatment and prevention are available, and these essential tools, if properly implemented, could end the current HIV/AIDS pandemic,” Anthony S. Fauci, MD, writes in JAMA ~ An HIV Vaccine Is Essential for Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
- What is the threat of “ransomware” to healthcare? I. Glenn Cohen, JD, and colleagues discuss in Annals of Internal Medicine ~ Your Money or Your Patient’s Life? Ransomware and Electronic Health Records
Fred N. Pelzman, MD, of Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates and a weekly blogger for MedPage Today, follows what’s going on in the world of primary care medicine. Pelzman’s Picks is a compilation of links to blogs, articles, tweets, journal studies, opinion pieces, and news briefs related to primary care that caught his eye.