Practice Management

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

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Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

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When is enough enough when it comes to health metrics?

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

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Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

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College students of color report an increased fear of crime and violence on college campuses.

Does Neighborhood Gentrification Affect Long-Term Health Outcomes?

Does Neighborhood Gentrification Affect Long-Term Health Outcomes?

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A neighborhood's "phase" of gentrification may be predictive of certain health disparities among residents.

FDA Proposes New Restrictions on Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

FDA Proposes New Restrictions on Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

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The announcement comes in the wake of results from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey which showed a 78% increase in current e-cigarette use among high school students from 2017 to 2018.

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

By collecting data on suicides by medical students, residents, and fellows, the AMA hopes to identify ways to reduce suicides among doctors-in-training.

Online Patient Reviews of EDs and Urgent Care Centers Inform Care Delivery

Online Patient Reviews of EDs and Urgent Care Centers Inform Care Delivery

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Publicly available online ratings of emergency departments and urgent care centers provide important insights for health systems.

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.

FDA Launches MyStudies Mobile App in Effort to Increase Access to Real World Patient Data

FDA Launches MyStudies Mobile App in Effort to Increase Access to Real World Patient Data

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The FDA has launched the MyStudies App, a mobile application aimed at supporting the collection of "real world" data and evidence for medical use.

One-Third of Pediatric Medication Errors Due to Usability Issues

One-Third of Pediatric Medication Errors Due to Usability Issues

More than one-third of pediatric patient safety reports in 2012 to 2017 that were related to EHR use were attributed to usability issues.

HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

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This guidance, updated for the first time since 2008, provides evidence-based recommendations for children (ages 3-17) and adults.

Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing

Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing

Global progress in health has slowed, and improvements in health have been unevenly distributed.

Patients Using GoFundMe Platform to Raise Funds for Scientifically Unsupported Medical Treatments

Patients Using GoFundMe Platform to Raise Funds for Scientifically Unsupported Medical Treatments

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GoFundMe, one of the largest crowdfunding sites, reported that medical campaign funding has increased $2 billion from 2015 to 2016.

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

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Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of clinical practice.

Medicaid Expansion Approved in 3 Republican-Leaning States

Medicaid Expansion Approved in 3 Republican-Leaning States

Hundreds of thousands more low-income Americans could get health insurance after voters in 3 Republican-leaning states approved Medicaid expansion in the midterm elections.

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?

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

Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry

Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry

A majority of internists still report financial ties to industry.

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

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Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.

Individual vs Community Needs: Should Hospitals Subsidize Expensive Lifesaving Care for Foreign Patients?

Individual vs Community Needs: Should Hospitals Subsidize Expensive Lifesaving Care for Foreign Patients?

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Experts debate whether it is ethically permissible to provide life-saving treatment to a non-US citizen who does not have health insurance.

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

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The modern American diet is widely recognized as a major determinant of morbidity and mortality.

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

Minority Residents Report Cultural Challenges in Education, Workplace

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Minority resident physicians report incidences of microaggression, occasional racism, and challenges in integrating their cultural identity into the workplace.

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

FDA-Approved Test Provides Pharmacogenetic Reports Directly to Consumers

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The FDA has approved the first direct-to-consumer test to detect genetic variants that may be associated with a patient's ability to metabolize certain medications.

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

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Beneficiaries identified as "high cost" were likely to stay high cost over a 3 year period.

Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial

Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial

A standardized community health worker-delivered intervention improves patient-perceived quality of care and reduces hospitalizations for low-income patients with chronic diseases.

ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting: An Overview

ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting: An Overview

The annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology was held from October 19 to 24 in Chicago and attracted approximately 17,000 participants from around the world.

The Progression of Health Care From Personalized Medicine to Wellness Genomics and Beyond

The Progression of Health Care From Personalized Medicine to Wellness Genomics and Beyond

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The progression from personalized medicine to wellness genomics as mapped by researchers began with pioneering work on the molecular genetic code.

Reducing Race-Based Inequalities Across Health Care

Reducing Race-Based Inequalities Across Health Care

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Data show that there is a significant difference in how black patients are treated compared with patients of other races.

An Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks and Their Utility in Health Care

An Introduction to Deep Learning and Neural Networks and Their Utility in Health Care

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The "deep learning" approach to artificial intelligence allows computers to perform diagnostic tasks with accuracy comparable to that of trained medical professionals.

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

Little to No Association Found Between Physician Performance and Medical School Ranking

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Researchers found a limited association between the ranking of a physician's medical school and patient mortality or readmission rates.

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