Editor's Picks

Transplant Surgery: Are We Doing Enough?

Informed decisions that would allow safe, controlled and efficient organ donations in the absence of a declaration of brain or cardiac death remains a complete nonstarter.

Associated Cardiovascular Risks With Fluctuating Weights

We have data suggesting that patients with established coronary disease who have wide fluctuations in weight have a significantly higher risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

Hospitals Affected by H-1B Visa Changes

"Certain states and employers relied heavily on the H-1B program, whereas others seldom, if at all, used it."

Metrics Not Associated With Improved Outcomes

There are no data evaluating the association between this metric and quality-of-care measures or long-term clinical outcomes.

Addressing Discrimination in the Medical Community

"The first step is to identify our own implicit biases. Although this can be uncomfortable, it is the first step in recognizing our own ideas of what a doctor looks like."

IHI Conducts Healthcare Rules Survey

A major complaint in healthcare systems is the number of rules that have no beneficial outcomes.

Latest Features

A Closer Look Into the Drugged-Driving Epidemic

A Closer Look Into the Drugged-Driving Epidemic

There's no doubt that drugged driving is a growing problem, and one that, coincidentally or not, dovetails with expanding decriminalization of marijuana around the country.

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

Consumption of higher glycemic index foods has been shown to be associated with increased rates of diabetes, obesity, cancer and all-cause mortality.

Q&A: How the Political Climate Exacerbates PTSD in Sexual Assault Victims

Q&A: How the Political Climate Exacerbates PTSD in Sexual Assault Victims

Rape has been linked with the strongest risk for PTSD in both women and men.

Latest Blogs

Have You Ever Heard of a Smartphone?

Have You Ever Heard of a Smartphone?

By

Having spent a minute or two in the trenches, I can tell you that what we're all criminally under-appreciating is the smartphone.

Guitars, Bars, and Just a Li'l Good Doctorin'

Guitars, Bars, and Just a Li'l Good Doctorin'

By

Most patients want unhurried, nonjudgmental listening — served up with a generous helping of clinical competence and a healthy dollop of empathy.

I Am Not Primary Care: A Surgical Intern's Take

I Am Not Primary Care: A Surgical Intern's Take

By

It's higher numbers of primary care doctors in a community — not surgeons — that correlates with milder morbidity and lower rates of overall mortality.

The Hedgehog or the Fox: Which Doctor Are You?

The Hedgehog or the Fox: Which Doctor Are You?

By

And what kind of doctor do your patients want you to be?

More>>

Free E-Newsletter