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By Jeannette Wick
Many healthcare institutions and watchdog organizations look at 30-day survival after surgery as a measure of quality, but can those metrics adversely influence patient outcomes?
By B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA
Following the approval of Zohydro last year, attorneys general across the country requested the FDA reconsider its decision until the medication could be reformulated to include abuse-deterrent properties. Now, two states have moved to reduce access to Zohydro. Will the courts uphold these decisions, or will other states follow in their wake?
David J. Herman, MD, FACP, Senior Partner at ID Care in New Jersey, discusses strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.
By Frank J. Domino, MD
It is worrisome that "high-impact" data read by most healthcare providers and then further interpreted and distributed by lay news organizations may have funder bias.
Poor kidney function, measured by a low glomerular filtration rate, is independently associated with a higher risk of incident cancer, compared to participants with preserved GFR, according to a study presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings, held from April 22 to 26 in Las Vegas.
By Rachel Lutz
The US Food and Drug Administration is now requiring the drug labels of corticosteroids injected into the epidural space of the spine to include a warning on the risk of loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and death.
By Rachel Lutz
Children with both ADHD and language problems experience poorer academic functioning than their non-ADHD counterparts.
Moderate wine intake is associated with reduced odds of chronic kidney disease, according to a study presented at the National Kidney Foundation's 2014 Spring Clinical Meetings, held from April 22 to 26 in Las Vegas.
The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue samples is associated with prostate cancer, especially high-grade disease, according to a study published online April 18 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Changes in medical education and training are suggested to help new physicians address the needs of patients and their families, according to an ideas and opinions piece published in the April 22 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Physician's Money Digest
State income taxes can be confusing. While some states have no income tax at all, others have multiple brackets. Does your state have one of the highest top income tax rates?
The business of catering to vices is doing well and the portfolios of people invested in tobacco, gaming, and alcohol stocks are benefiting.