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Direct Flat-Fee Primary Care May Address Needs of Uninsured

Direct Flat-Fee Primary Care May Address Needs of Uninsured

Patients are charged a monthly fee for basic, office-based medical care as well as telephone and after-hours physician access.

Effects of Medicare Opioid Formulary Coverage Restrictions for 2006 to 2015

Effects of Medicare Opioid Formulary Coverage Restrictions for 2006 to 2015

Medicare Part D formularies increasingly used quantity limits and prior authorization to restrict daily allowable prescribed dosing of opioids.

Approaching Marijuana Use Counseling in States With Legalization

Approaching Marijuana Use Counseling in States With Legalization

Physicians should provide counseling on the side effects of marijuana to adolescents.

ACP: Firearm Policy Needed in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

ACP: Firearm Policy Needed in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

The ACP calls for a policy to address gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Ending DACA Could Lead to Public Health Consequences

Ending DACA Could Lead to Public Health Consequences

Recent policy discussions about DACA have centered on economic consequences, but the public health benefits have been less discussed.

The End of DACA: What This Means for Dreamer Physicians Across America

The End of DACA: What This Means for Dreamer Physicians Across America

Following the end of the DACA program, questions linger among undocumented medical residents and students now facing possible deportation.

When Does a Physician's Age Become a Medical Liability in Patient Care?

When Does a Physician's Age Become a Medical Liability in Patient Care?

There's no reason why something as critical as making sure that our surgeons are competent should be left to chance.

Doctors, Horse Traders, and Used Car Salesmen

Doctors, Horse Traders, and Used Car Salesmen

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.

Hospitals and States Could be Impacted if H-1B Visa Program Changed, Researchers Warn

Hospitals and States Could be Impacted if H-1B Visa Program Changed, Researchers Warn

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

Healthcare Rules: How Relevant Are They Today?

Healthcare Rules: How Relevant Are They Today?

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

Iowa Physicians Protected by New Bill With Tort Reforms

Iowa Physicians Protected by New Bill With Tort Reforms

Reforms include limiting noneconomic damages for intangibles and stronger expert witness standards.

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.

Americans' Health Negatively Affected by US Election Results

Americans' Health Negatively Affected by US Election Results

A review of Obama and Trump wins suggests an impact on stress and disease levels.

National Health Initiatives Threatened With Passing of Two Congressional Bills

National Health Initiatives Threatened With Passing of Two Congressional Bills

Two recent acts of Congress pose serious threats to national infectious disease health initiatives.

New Poll Suggests Many Americans Concerned About ACA Repeal

New Poll Suggests Many Americans Concerned About ACA Repeal

However, support for the law depends on political affiliation.

Added Workplace Stress Due to Post-Election Political Conflicts

Added Workplace Stress Due to Post-Election Political Conflicts

Employees are feeling more stressed and cynical, and job productivity may suffer, the survey finds.

Trump Administration Dismisses US Surgeon General Vivek Murphy, MD

Trump Administration Dismisses US Surgeon General Vivek Murphy, MD

Vivek Murthy, MD, had served just over two years of his four-year term.

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Inconsistent Statin Guidelines Leave Many Clinicians Uncertain About Appropriate Use

Doctors and patients are often confused by conflicting advisories on statin use.

How Do You Make the Truth Believable Again?

How Do You Make the Truth Believable Again?

"Forced to choose between recognizing what is known to science and maintaining our group identity, most of us choose the latter."

Guidelines Differ for African-Americans on Statin Eligibility

Guidelines Differ for African-Americans on Statin Eligibility

More African-Americans at high risk of CV events are eligible for statin therapy under ACC/AHA guidelines.

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