New female-specific guidelines have been issued by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to more accurately reflect the risk of stroke in women across the lifespan and to address the gaps in current risk scores.
Many physicians in non-solo practice settings are paid using different methods, with just over half receiving all or most of their compensation from salary, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
Although physicians generally use smartphones rather than tablets for professional purposes, they are more likely to read articles from medical publications and access medically oriented webcasts/podcasts on tablets, according to the results of a survey conducted by Kantar Media.
Data about ideal screening for delirium in elderly patients presenting in the emergency department are scarce, according to a review published online Dec. 18 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Beginning in 2015, US businesses with 50 or more workers must provide health insurance to "full-time" employees, meaning workers who log at least 30 hours a week, on average.
Postmenopausal women with high estradiol levels have a two-fold higher risk of developing dementia, but the risk is 14-fold higher if they also have diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in Neurology.
Practice owners need to communicate with system vendors to coordinate International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision updates, according to an article published Dec. 25 in Medical Economics.
A framework has been established to advance clinical learning environments that promote change in the quality and safety of care, according to a perspective piece published online Jan. 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Older individuals with hearing problems have accelerated brain atrophy, particularly in the right temporal lobe, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in NeuroImage.
With the influx of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act, physician practices should be prepared to spend even more time verifying coverage, according to an article published Jan. 2 in Medical Economics.