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CVS/Aetna Merger May Affect Primary Care

In the new partnership, Aetna will have access to data on pharmaceutical usage patterns that will allow the company to carefully parse the insurance risks it takes on.

Is Concierge Medicine Sustainable?

One of the major pitfalls of concierge medicine is that physicians must limit their practice to guarantee the accessibility offered by the model in exchange for the retainer.

Examining Overdiagnosis in Medicine

Physicians need to think about ethical problems in a way that allows a balance of competing priorities and also leaves room for personalized decision-making.

Should Physicians Facilitate Lethal Injection Executions?

While some support physician participation in lethal injection, others view it as a clear violation of the Hippocratic Oath.

The Behavior of Opioid Prescribing

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.

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.

Latest Features

The Quest for a Universal Influenza Vaccine

The Quest for a Universal Influenza Vaccine

Researchers from NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases aimed to develop a universal influenza vaccine that would confer better and longer-lasting protection against the influenza virus.

A New Code of Ethics for Clinical Trial Research in the 21st Century

A New Code of Ethics for Clinical Trial Research in the 21st Century

Recent revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving transparency of informed consent while introducing a new concept of "broad consent" that can expand the reach of research.

Balancing Sustainability and Access to Care in Concierge Medicine

Balancing Sustainability and Access to Care in Concierge Medicine

One of the major pitfalls of concierge medicine is that physicians must limit their practice to guarantee the accessibility offered by the model in exchange for the retainer.

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The CVS/Aetna Merger: What It Means for the Future of Primary Care

The CVS/Aetna Merger: What It Means for the Future of Primary Care

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In the new partnership, Aetna will have access to data on pharmaceutical usage patterns that will allow the company to carefully parse the insurance risks it takes on.

The Effects of Wearable Fitness Trackers on Obesity and Inactivity

The Effects of Wearable Fitness Trackers on Obesity and Inactivity

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Fitness trackers may not be not as effective at inducing positive shifts in diet and exercise habits as traditional methods.

Are Clinicians Too Reliant on Computerized Decision Support Systems?

Are Clinicians Too Reliant on Computerized Decision Support Systems?

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Some might argue that using decision support systems might compromise the organic decision-making process.

Overdiagnosis in Medicine: What We Owe Our Patients

Overdiagnosis in Medicine: What We Owe Our Patients

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Physicians need to think about ethical problems in a way that allows a balance of competing priorities and also leaves room for personalized decision-making.

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