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Initiatives for Health and Climate Change

Increasing temperatures and changing frequency of floods, droughts, heatwaves, and storms have direct effects on physical and mental health.

Examining Physician Salaries in the US

Decreasing physicians' salaries will not improve the cost of health care in the United States, but it may discourage individuals from entering the healthcare field.

CMS Rule May Affect Some Specialists

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule that could result in steep payment reductions for physicians of certain specialties in 2018.

Utilizing International Radiologists in US Hospitals

There are thousands of international radiologists who are capable of composing clear and intelligible reports for hospitals in the United States.

Physician Burnout: Expanding the Solutions

Although there has been growing awareness of physician burnout in recent years, the problem has continued to increase.

Reducing Overcrowding in the Emergency Department

Overcrowding in the emergency department is a complex multifactorial problem borne of a fundamental supply-and-demand mismatch.

Psychology Behind Weight Loss Supplements

Restricted-calorie diets and increased exercise regimens produce an extremely wide range of weight loss outcomes.

Preparing Your Patients for Natural Disasters

For patients with cardiovascular disease, the stress of natural disasters can increase the risk of adverse events.

Latest Features

Behavior of Opioid Prescribing: Admitting What We Don't Know

Behavior of Opioid Prescribing: Admitting What We Don't Know

Opioid prescriptions should be tailored based on risk factors that correlate with future addiction rates and the pertinent outcome markers, but this information is still lacking.

When Should Patients With Dementia Stop Driving?

When Should Patients With Dementia Stop Driving?

No formal mechanisms exist in to require cessation of driving for reasons associated with dementia, so the treating neurologist is often relied upon to initiate discussions of driving.

Examining Racial Disparities in Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes

Examining Racial Disparities in Hepatitis C Treatment Outcomes

The most pressing issues with respect to racial disparities reside in the medical system, rather than the patient.

Latest Blogs

The Streetlight Effect: Statistical vs Clinical Significance in Medical Research

The Streetlight Effect: Statistical vs Clinical Significance in Medical Research

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Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, including medical research, where investigators draw suspect conclusions from analysis of irrelevant data.

The Fight Against Obesity: Helping Patients Lose Weight

The Fight Against Obesity: Helping Patients Lose Weight

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With rates of obesity increasing in the United States, it can be a challenge to help patients successfully lose weight.

Health Care Costs in the US: Are Physician Salaries Really the Problem?

Health Care Costs in the US: Are Physician Salaries Really the Problem?

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Decreasing physicians' salaries will not improve the cost of health care in the United States, but it may discourage individuals from entering the healthcare field.

Treating Hepatitis C in Primary Care: The Nurse Practitioner's Role

Treating Hepatitis C in Primary Care: The Nurse Practitioner's Role

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Modern treatments for hepatitis C have improved outcomes and experiences for patients.

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