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The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.
When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.
Each year when Team Heart touches down in Kigali, Rwanda, they become one of the only medical groups in the country to offer heart surgery.
The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.
The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.
More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
Data show that there is a significant difference in how black patients are treated compared with patients of other races.
The progression from personalized medicine to wellness genomics as mapped by researchers began with pioneering work on the molecular genetic code.
Physicians are evenly divided on the importance of considering societal cost and resource allocation while providing individual patient care.
Two Stanford researchers sought to study the effects of diversity on health care among men of color.
The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.
A recent report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine confirms that sexual harassment is a problem across all fields of science.
In response to the growing burden of pharmaceutical products on state budgets, Maryland introduced House Bill 631 to prohibit manufacturer price gouging.
Prices of prescription drugs in short supply between 2015 and 2016 were found to increase more than twice as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage.
Racial insensitivity, stereotyping, and racially based decisions continue to occur in medical school admissions, recruitment, and management, as well as patient care.
The difference in spending by Medicare on brand-name combination medications and the cost of the equivalent generic constituents was an estimated $925 million for 2016.
Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.
Current data on the state of undergraduate and graduate medical education must be rigorously evaluated rigorously to influence change in the current medical education system.
Choosing to expand Medicaid during the ACA implementation significantly reduced the number of uninsured hospitalizations.
A flexible overall performance score that can be modified in real time by users may be the most optimal method for generating relevant reviews for specific patient interests.
The American Heart Association has updated their disaster resources page with the latest tips to keep in mind when counseling patients ahead of a natural disaster.
Compassion and communication for both patients and families are among the most important factors involved in providing end-of-life care.
Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room
Medical teams that are willing to engage with and be informed by patients' religious worldviews are able to more effectively make clinical decisions.
Appropriate and standardized regulation of mobile medical applications may enable faster adoption and integration of these technology platforms in the health care environment
More than half of the new approvals of Breakthrough Therapy drugs were based on a single pivotal trial.
For physicians working in the US, the prospect of practicing medicine abroad can be both exciting and daunting.
Study investigators found that baseline scores of knowledge for radiation exposure were low overall, except in the case of participants who were radiologists.
In recent years, more healthcare professionals are choosing to work for organizations rather than starting their own practice.
A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.
Medicare beneficiaries spent more out of pocket for generic medications used to treat cardiovascular disease than patients using standalone prescription drug plans.
Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.
Virtual reality technology has been applied in cardiology-related education, preprocedural planning, intraprocedural visualization, and patient rehabilitation.
The draft guidance, Innovative Approaches for Nonprescription Drug Products, applies to drugs under the New Drug Application (NDA) process and "is intended to extend that NDA pathway to include therapeutic indications that have not, historically, been available for use without a prescription," said Gottlieb in a press statement.
"Consumers who aren't involved in manufacturing or distributing FDA regulated products should be on alert that if you get an FDA warning letter, it's probably fake, and probably a scam," said Gottlieb.
Gottlieb said "The charge to this new task force is to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these [drug] shortages."
A recent study examined trends in career preference for and perception of cardiology among internal medicine trainees.
Although the Affordable Care Act reduced the percentage of uninsured Americans from 20.3% to 12.6%, differences in quality of care still persist.
The Human Diagnosis Project, also known as Human Dx, aims to provide more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.
A woman will begin earning an average of $21,900 less in gross income compared with a man during the first year of employment.
Research findings suggest the need for greater adherence to a standardized set of policies aimed at improving transparency among clinical trial funders.
Healthcare providers traumatized by an adverse patient event are commonly referred to as "second victims" and may benefit from institutional and peer support to assist in recovery.
Being someone's emergency contact may mean even more as researchers use this information to study the heritability of various conditions.
The American College of Physicians has released 7 position statements supporting equality in healthcare for women.
April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.
While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.
Uber has launched Uber Health, a web-based platform for healthcare organizations in the United States.
Aegis Sciences announced the launch of KardiAssure, a first-of-its-kind urinalysis to help healthcare providers track cardiovascular medication adherence in their patients.
Patient satisfaction was measured in terms of clinician denial vs fulfillment for referrals, pain medications, antibiotics, other new medications, laboratory tests, radiology tests, or other tests.
Clinical researchers become targets of legal action from pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical companies when publishing unfavorable studies.
Gender bias within cardiologists explains gender differences in clinical decision-making for suspected CAD.
Patient Evidence vs Patient Rights: What Clinicians Need to Know About Complying With Law Enforcement
Healthcare professionals must know applicable law and policies when complying with law enforcement demands for patient evidence.
Medical societies are urging Congress to enforce the preservation of part B therapy access.
The American Heart Association released a statement calling Republican tax reform bill problematic for health care.
Several employees fired from a Minnesota-based hospital chain for refusing to receive the flu vaccine.
About 40% of hospitalized patients report a breakdown in their care including delays in admission and team communication.
Unless serious measures are taken, there will be a serious shortage of physicians in the next decade.
An opinion piece published in JAMA states increasing diversity at medical institutions is everyone's responsibility in the medical community.
Researchers found that use of NSAIDs like naproxen and ibuprofen were linked to increased out-of-hospital cardiac arrest risk.
An online tool accurately predicts which patients with chest pain are likely to have normal non-invasive test results.
American College of Physicians asserted that repealing the Affordable Care Act would lead to many uninsured patients and coverage loss for those with preexisting conditions.
MyHeart Counts, an app created by Apple, served as administration for a cardiovascular health study.
Researchers studied patients with acute MI or heart failure to determine if any postdischarge readmissions were potentially preventable.
Incentive payments to primary care physicians for providing comprehensive care to medically complex patients did not improve quality of care.
Patient-reported data revealed 6 symptoms that are important to adult patients across the spectrum of congenital heart disease.
Despite a recent increase in performance, echocardiography may still be underused in critical care.
Transfusion during ICU admission was associated with lower hospital mortality in patients with cardiac disease, particularly those with acute myocardial infarction.
Cardiologists' salary reached $542,000 in 2014 but still fell short of the $548,000 high in 2012.
The Cardiology Advisor Articles
- Does Pre-Existing PH Affect Outcomes in Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair?
- How Has the Medicaid Expansion Affected Patients Hospitalized With Acute MI?
- Macitentan Not Superior to Placebo for Improving Exercise Capacity in Eisenmenger Syndrome
- Occupational Metal, Pesticide Exposure May Be Associated With Increased CVD Risk
- FDA to Review Tafamidis for Treatment of Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
- ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
- Tetralogy of Fallot: Long-Term Outcomes After Surgical Repair
- Stethoscopes in ICU Show High Levels of Bacterial Contamination
- Catheter Ablation Superior to Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation in Heart Failure
- Trends in Endocarditis Incidence After Implementation of 2007 AHA Recommendations
- Researchers Identify Golden Ratio Between Pulmonary Pressure Components in PAH
- FDA: Potential Increased Mortality With Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Stents for PAD
- Inhaled Dry Powder Formulation of Treprostinil Well Tolerated in PAH
- Elevated Myocardial T1 Associated With Increased Septal Angle in PAH
- Pulmonary Hypertension Intensive Care Options Depend on Treatment Goals