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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every 8 minutes in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 20 in Pediatrics.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Julia Ernst, MS
News from the literature on a possible link between atherosclerosis and psoriasis and quality of life for patients with this skin condition.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
People with more severe cases of psoriasis may be at increased risk of uncontrolled hypertension, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Dermatology.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A rare type of skin cancer has been linked to allergic reactions to metal implants, according to research published online Oct. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The high-value care subscore on the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination helps assess resident knowledge of high-value care, but additional tools are needed to measure proficiency in practice, according to research published online Oct. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
By Julian Kaye, PhD
Atopic dermatitis is the most common inflammatory pediatric skin disorder, with reported incidences ranging from 10% to 20%. The principles of effect care include fixing the skin barrier, short-circuiting inflammation, decreasing itching, treating infections, and striving for prevention by addressing the triggers.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
By Adam Hochron
From cancers caused by the sun to psoriasis and other skin conditions, pediatric dermatologists must be aware of and ready to manage a wide range of conditions.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Despite high costs, specialty drugs may provide value that balances the price difference compared with traditional drugs, according to research published in the October issue of Health Affairs.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Duty-hour reforms have not adversely affected hospital mortality or length-of-stay of patients cared for by new attending physicians who were partly or fully exposed to reduced duty hours during residency, according to research published in the October issue of Health Affairs.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Patient portals should be designed to meet patient priorities and promoted in order to maximize their use and boost practice efficiency, according to an article published Oct. 1 in Medical Economics.
Physician's Money Digest
The loss of federal tax subsidies would cause millions of Americans to drop out of the insurance market and cripple the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis.
Most Social Security beneficiaries (58 million) will receive the benefit increase in January. The 8 million Supplemental Security Income recipients will see increased payments as of Dec. 31.