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More Infants Born to Opioid-Using Women

Few treatment programs deal with substance abuse in expectant moms, this federal report says.

Excess Physician Fees Causing Financial Burden

These fees affect uninsured Americans and privately insured patients who use out-of-network physicians.

Sink or Swim

We need to reconsider how we train our doctors to be sure that they acquire the skills they will need.

Varying Effects for Providing Price Information

There was no difference in the rate at which orders were placed across study arms for pediatric-focused clinicians.

BP Treatment Threshold Increased for Adults

The new guideline says that therapy should begin after systolic BP meets or exceeds 150 mm Hg.

Latest Features

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

Conditions are now right for a "perfect storm" of deliberate misinformation that could seriously hurt -- or even kill -- health-care consumers on a mass scale.

Senate Begins Fight to Appeal the ACA

Senate Begins Fight to Appeal the ACA

"We don't yet know for sure what the Republican 'replacement' for the ACA is going to be, because they don't know themselves."

Physicians for Universal Health Care?

Physicians for Universal Health Care?

Despite our love for a fee-for-service health-care system, health care in the US costs individuals and the government more than in any other industrialized nation — while providing less.

Latest Blogs

Dropping the Ball

Dropping the Ball

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The number of distractions pulling physician attention away from where it should be — on patients — has increased.

A Special Home Visit: They Do Still Exist

A Special Home Visit: They Do Still Exist

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What Arthur and his family did not know is that that home visit had at least as much impact on me.

Opioid Prescribing for Dummies

Opioid Prescribing for Dummies

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We marginalize people in pain to the point where shooting up black tar heroin under a freeway overpass makes the most sense to them.

Teleconferencing with Patients: Is it Worth It?

Teleconferencing with Patients: Is it Worth It?

Patient evaluations performed through teleconferencing may lack the accuracy of a physical exam.

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