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Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

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Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Enrolling the Uninsured in Clinical Trials: Is it Ethical?

Enrolling the Uninsured in Clinical Trials: Is it Ethical?

Until universal access to healthcare is ensured as a human right, researchers must keep important ethical concerns in mind when designing future clinical trials.

Doctors and the D Word: Talking About Death Is an Essential Skill — and One Often Lacking

Doctors and the D Word: Talking About Death Is an Essential Skill — and One Often Lacking

The reasons for physicians' discomfort with conversations about dying are as much cultural, social, and systemic as they are personal.

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Although all of the guidelines acknowledge that there are emergent situations in which providing care for a family member or friend is not only permissible but also essential, other situations are frowned upon.

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation

Practicing Defensive Medicine to Avoid Litigation

Defensive medicine is known as a practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation.

Electrocardiogram Preliminary Diagnosis by Computerized Support Systems

Electrocardiogram Preliminary Diagnosis by Computerized Support Systems

Evaluating the accuracy of electrocardiogram results by computerized decision support systems.

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Challenges in Weighing Costs, Therapeutic Benefits of Expensive Pharmaceuticals

Challenges in Weighing Costs, Therapeutic Benefits of Expensive Pharmaceuticals

Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil

Sildenafil and tadalafil can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Do Hospitals With High Ratings for Cardiovascular Care Have Improved Outcomes?

Do Hospitals With High Ratings for Cardiovascular Care Have Improved Outcomes?

Top-ranked hospitals for CV care have lower 30-day mortality rates and higher patient satisfaction.

Is It Your Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine?

Is It Your Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine?

It's easy for patients to seek out information that backs up their beliefs and dismiss other sources as "fake news."

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Prescription Medication Delivery Service With FedEx

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Prescription Medication Delivery Service With FedEx

Currently, same-day delivery is available only in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale; this program will be expanded in 2019.

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

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.

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.

Heart to Heart: Challenges of Providing Cardiac Care Abroad

Heart to Heart: Challenges of Providing Cardiac Care Abroad

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.

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

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.

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