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Clarity and Definition Needed for Shared Decision Making, Say Experts

Clarity and Definition Needed for Shared Decision Making, Say Experts

Shared decision making has the potential to advance a more patient-centered, value-based health system, as well as engage patients and reduce costs of care.

Revisited: You Know What You Don't Know

Revisited: You Know What You Don't Know

Unknown knowns are ideas that we're aware of on some level but, for whatever reason, choose not to admit to ourselves.

Live Attenuated Flu Vaccine Ineffective for Children in 2015-16

Live Attenuated Flu Vaccine Ineffective for Children in 2015-16

The inactivated influenza vaccine was 60% effective among children, while the live attenuated vaccine was found to be ineffective.

FDA Approves Mavyret for Treatment of Hepatitis C

FDA Approves Mavyret for Treatment of Hepatitis C

Mavyret has been approved by the FDA to treat adults with certain types of chronic hepatitis C virus.

Medical Discrimination of Overweight Patients has Detrimental Effects

Medical Discrimination of Overweight Patients has Detrimental Effects

Medical discrimination based on patient size can be stressful for patients and have a detrimental effect on their health.

A Physician Provides Insights on the 'Last Gift Study'

A Physician Provides Insights on the 'Last Gift Study'

Terminally ill people with HIV have few opportunities to participate in research, but some leave a final gift to their community.

Benefits of Using Video as a Medical Education Resource

Benefits of Using Video as a Medical Education Resource

An endocrinologist gives his insights on the benefits of using video with medical students.

The Six Lessons My Patients Have Taught Me About Medicine

The Six Lessons My Patients Have Taught Me About Medicine

At the end of the day, I can rest assured that despite my relative ignorance, my patients will teach me everything I need to know.

Clinicians May be Overprescribing Gabapentinoids for Pain

Clinicians May be Overprescribing Gabapentinoids for Pain

Clinicians may be overprescribing gabapentiboids in part as a response to the opioid epidemic.

Physicians Are Still Prescribing Too Many Opioids in the US

Physicians Are Still Prescribing Too Many Opioids in the US

More than 1 out of 3 average Americans used a prescription opioid in 2015, despite growing concerns these medications are promoting addiction and overdose deaths.

Comprehensive Initiative Has Positive Impact on Opioid Prescribing

Comprehensive Initiative Has Positive Impact on Opioid Prescribing

A comprehensive initiative, including creation of prescribing and dispensing policies, can have a positive impact on opioid prescribing.

Number of Physicians Since 2010 Census Rising

Number of Physicians Since 2010 Census Rising

Census reports have demonstrated an increase in the number of physicians and in the actively licensed US physicians-to-population ratio.

Altered CVD Risk in Transgender Adults Undergoing Hormone Therapy

Altered CVD Risk in Transgender Adults Undergoing Hormone Therapy

Cardiovascular disease risk factors may be altered among transgender adults receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT).

Vaccine Hesitancy Leads to High Health, Economic Costs

Vaccine Hesitancy Leads to High Health, Economic Costs

A recent study shows that even small declines in vaccine coverage can reduce the herd immunity effect.

A Physician Recalls His First Lesson In Humility

A Physician Recalls His First Lesson In Humility

Humility is a lesson we are taught over and over again.

What You Say to Your Patients Could Be Vital

What You Say to Your Patients Could Be Vital

A primary care physician ponders the quality of advice given and forgotten.

Greater Engagement Reported by Patients Who Read Visit Notes

Greater Engagement Reported by Patients Who Read Visit Notes

Greater engagement is reported by patients who read notes and submit feedback with nearly 99% of submitted reports indicated that the reporting tool is valuable.

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduces Respiratory Illness in Nursing Home Residents

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Reduces Respiratory Illness in Nursing Home Residents

High-dose influenza vaccination can reduce risk of respiratory-related hospitalization among nursing home residents.

Hand, Stethoscope Hygiene Not Increased With Educational Intervention

Hand, Stethoscope Hygiene Not Increased With Educational Intervention

An educational intervention did not lead to a significant increase in hand hygiene, while stethoscope hygiene remained at near zero.

Schools' Social Mission Critical for Societal Health Equity

Schools' Social Mission Critical for Societal Health Equity

A growing body of research has detailed the social determinants of health that have led to current and widely documented health disparities.

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