From 2001 to 2010 the volume of patient-to-physician electronic messages increased, but the rate per-capita stabilized, according to research published in the October issue of Health Affairs.
Materials related to left ventricular assist devices discuss benefits, but less often discuss risks and rarely present alternate treatment options, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes.
As the Ebola crisis in West Africa worsens and fears spread about a potential major outbreak in the US, physicians are looking for information—not just about the disease but how to protect themselves and their workers. In a series of video-taped discussions Alfred DeLuca, Jr., MD, an internist and infectious disease specialist in Manalapan, NJ and Peter Salgo, MD a professor of medicine and anesthesiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY offered advice and shared their insights on the growing threat posed by the lethal virus. "It's scary--Let's talk about scary," Salgo said.