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The Debate Over Recertification Programs

Medical institutions have recommended changes to the MOC program, such as the removal of the pass-fail exam and other improvements in the quality of current information.

Don't Know What You Don't Know

I'm talking about the (in)famous press conference in which he declared that there are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns.

Digging Deeper Into the Flu Vaccine

There is a sure-fire way for us to gain an upper hand with the flu virus, though. It's simple: get more people vaccinated.

UK Doctors Share Scans Via Snapchat

Doctors are warned of how "insecure and risky" sending confidential patient scans via social media applications are.

Annual Report Presents Health of US

The report includes trends of data for past 40 years, with an increase in life expectancy and a drop in infant mortality.

Latest Features

Assessing Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings

Assessing Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings

With continued evaluation and adaptation, ACOs promise to provide sustainable reform of healthcare costs and management for the future.

Should Surgeons Disclose Sleep Deprivation to Patients During Informed Consent?

Should Surgeons Disclose Sleep Deprivation to Patients During Informed Consent?

The law surrounding informed consent has evolved from asking what a reasonable surgeon would have disclosed to focusing on what a reasonable patient would have wanted to know.

"Surprise Babies" - Not as Rare as You Think

"Surprise Babies" - Not as Rare as You Think

Rare diagnoses deserve our attention, too, and we'd do well not to rule them out as fantastical or impossible.

Latest Blogs

Conquistadors of the Operating Room: A Reflection on Medical Mission Trips

Conquistadors of the Operating Room: A Reflection on Medical Mission Trips

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The report made me think about things that I could have done to make my visit a win not just for me, but also for the people I was ostensibly trying to help.

Doctors, Horse Traders, and Used Car Salesmen

Doctors, Horse Traders, and Used Car Salesmen

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The profession of medicine — and the delivery of health care in this country — should be free of the same kind of chicanery used to move goods on the open market.

A Closer Look at the Short Life of Bidding Wars for Plastic Surgeries

A Closer Look at the Short Life of Bidding Wars for Plastic Surgeries

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The process was a little bit like Uber or Taskrabbit, but for plastic surgery.

Addressing the Fine Line Between Identification and Intimacy

Addressing the Fine Line Between Identification and Intimacy

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Can we truly build intimacy with our patients if we don't identify with them?

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