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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Adam Hochron
A patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for the deadly virus.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By Adam Hochron
The start of the fall season means that around the country children are settling into their school routines. It also means cold and flu season is just around the corner, and with a particularly harsh winter predicted for parts of the country that could mean bad news for the end of 2014.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Having trainee physicians review cases prior to clinic hours can reduce patient waiting times, flow times, and clinic session times, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Pain Medicine. The management process studied was first popularized by Toyota in Japan.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Personal health is a global concern and 3 initiatives are being developed to encourage positive change, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
Monday, September 29, 2014
By Adam Hochron
Fifth American reportedly infected with the Ebola virus will be heading back to this country to receive treatment.
Monday, September 29, 2014
By Gale Scott
When Jana Shaw, MD heard hospitals in the Midwest were seeing a surge in pediatric cases of Enterovirus-D68, she and colleagues at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital went on full alert. That meant adding beds, supplies, and staff, and gearing up public relations to keep the public informed about EV-D68. Nationally, with physicians already watching for outbreaks of Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, specimens from respiratory illness patients were soon on their way to testing labs. An unintended consequence was the that the US Centers for Disease Control an Prevention facilities were soon overwhelmed. In an opinion piece in Jama Pediatrics and an interview with HCPLive.com, Shaw talks about the merits and downside of the all-out preparedness effort.
Monday, September 29, 2014
People derive value from the anticipation of purchasing something, and this anticipation tends to be greater for an experiential purchase than for a material purchase, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in Psychological Science.
Friday, September 26, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As more practices and hospitals enter the digital age with Electronic Health Records (EHR) and other health information technology tools, a recent article points out that all those efforts are only half the battle.
Friday, September 26, 2014
By Frank J. Domino, Brandon Hecht, DO
Implementation of Massachusetts health care reform reduced all-cause mortality and mortality from causes amenable to health care
Friday, September 26, 2014
By Catherine Joyce, MD, Frank J. Domino, MD
Efficacy of anti-inflammatory or antibiotic treatment in patients with non-complicated acute bronchitis and discoloured sputum: randomised placebo controlled trial
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The cost of becoming a capable doctor (one who does both well and good) can come at a great price. Lay folk think it’s just all rich doctors out there. But those physicians who stick around can dig a real big financial hole for themselves.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday published a cache of physician payment data covering the last five months of 2013. The data is vast, but an early look at the site shows it has strengths and weaknesses.