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Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity? How to Provide More Compassionate Care

Obesity rates are nearly 40% among US adults, but traditional treatment methods are found to contribute to weight stigma, creating a population that's unhealthier than ever.

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Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices

In an effort to cut high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations.

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

Designing the Therapeutic Space: Using Layout, Color, and Other Elements to Get Patients in the Right Frame of Mind

While there is no single way to design a conducive therapeutic room, mental health professionals can help ensure that clients have a comfortable therapeutic experience by keeping the area a welcoming, cozy, warm, and safe environment for emotionally vulnerable individuals.

How Do Medical Scribes Reduce EHR Documentation Burden for Physicians?

How Do Medical Scribes Reduce EHR Documentation Burden for Physicians?

The use of medical scribes for electronic health record documentation reduced primary care physician burden.

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Variations in Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Employees Reported

Wide variations in influenza vaccine coverage have been noted across healthcare personnel based on occupation and worksite.

Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Physicians

Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Physicians

Having a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) can help doctors with important, practice-related decisions.

Make the Most of Employment: Guidelines for Evaluating Physician Employment Contracts

Make the Most of Employment: Guidelines for Evaluating Physician Employment Contracts

Physician employment contracts include a number of bonuses and benefits that can be included or negotiated.

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use

Medical practices can take steps to avoid problems related to use of social media by staff members.

How Personalized Hospital Ratings May Drive Patient-Specific Care in the Digital Age

How Personalized Hospital Ratings May Drive Patient-Specific Care in the Digital Age

A flexible overall performance score that can be modified in real time by users may be the most optimal method for generating relevant reviews for specific patient interests.

Physician burn out linked to patient safety incidents, professionalism concerns, and low patient satisfaction

In this meta-analysis of available studies, physician burnout was linked to an increased risk for patient safety incidents, professionalism issues, and reduced patient satisfaction.

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