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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.

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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.

The Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

The Streetlight Effect in Clinical Research

Evaluating the streetlight effect behavior within clinical research.

Clinical Research Must Comply With New Regulations in 2018

Clinical Research Must Comply With New Regulations in 2018

There are new rules and regulations to be followed when conducting clinical research in 2018.

Changing the Public's Perception of Adult Vaccinations

Changing the Public's Perception of Adult Vaccinations

Vaccines are known to prevent disease in infants and children, however it is less obvious how important they are in adults.

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FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

FDA Outlines Plan for Increasing Nonprescription Drug Availability

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.

FDA: Scammers Sending Fake Warning Letters to Consumers

FDA: Scammers Sending Fake Warning Letters to Consumers

"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.

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

FDA Announces New Drug Shortages Task Force

Gottlieb said "The charge to this new task force is to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these [drug] shortages."

Measuring Perceptions of Cardiology Among Internal Medicine Trainees

Measuring Perceptions of Cardiology Among Internal Medicine Trainees

A recent study examined trends in career preference for and perception of cardiology among internal medicine trainees.

Medicaid-Insured Patients Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Recommended Treatment

Medicaid-Insured Patients Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Recommended Treatment

Although the Affordable Care Act reduced the percentage of uninsured Americans from 20.3% to 12.6%, differences in quality of care still persist.

Human Diagnosis Project Aims to Address Challenges Among Uninsured

Human Diagnosis Project Aims to Address Challenges Among Uninsured

The Human Diagnosis Project, also known as Human Dx, aims to provide more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.

Addressing the Gender Wage Gap in Cardiology

Addressing the Gender Wage Gap in Cardiology

A woman will begin earning an average of $21,900 less in gross income compared with a man during the first year of employment.

Standardized Funder Policies Will Improve Publication Bias in Clinical Trials

Standardized Funder Policies Will Improve Publication Bias in Clinical Trials

Research findings suggest the need for greater adherence to a standardized set of policies aimed at improving transparency among clinical trial funders.

Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Support Programs for Healthcare Employees

Evaluating the Efficacy of Peer Support Programs for Healthcare Employees

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.

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

Mining Patient Emergency Contact Data for Medical Research Raises Ethical Questions

Being someone's emergency contact may mean even more as researchers use this information to study the heritability of various conditions.

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