Practice Management

Knit One, Purl One: The Health Benefits of Knitting

Knit One, Purl One: The Health Benefits of Knitting

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Knitting is both process- and product-oriented, encompassing repetitive tasks that can exercise physical and cognitive skills

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Many patients intentionally withhold information from clinicians.

Wikipedia in Medical Education: An Educator's Guide to Crowdsourcing

Wikipedia in Medical Education: An Educator's Guide to Crowdsourcing

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With the proliferation of online medical information, educators and students alike struggle to discern the legitimacy of "e-health" sources.

Overcoming the Barriers to Including Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

Overcoming the Barriers to Including Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

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Pregnant women are considered a "vulnerable" population in the eyes of clinical researchers.

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

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The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.

Can Examining Marginalization Identify Gaps in Medical or Nutritional Care?

Can Examining Marginalization Identify Gaps in Medical or Nutritional Care?

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Healthcare interventions should assess the multiple layers of a person's life, rather than simply classifying marginalized groups as vulnerable.

How Does Accepting Blame Affect Future Medical Errors?

How Does Accepting Blame Affect Future Medical Errors?

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Assuming blame for a medical error may help patients and families heal.

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

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The American Heart Association and others are urging the court to reconsider changes to short-term limited-duration insurance plans.

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

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By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?

Better Work Environment Tied to Better Patient Safety

Better Work Environment Tied to Better Patient Safety

The results of a recent survey of thousands of nurses and patients show that hospital patient safety remains a serious concern.

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

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When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

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College students of color report an increased fear of crime and violence on college campuses.

Does Neighborhood Gentrification Affect Long-Term Health Outcomes?

Does Neighborhood Gentrification Affect Long-Term Health Outcomes?

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A neighborhood's "phase" of gentrification may be predictive of certain health disparities among residents.

Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in US Drug Spending

Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in US Drug Spending

Rising drug spending in the United States is being fueled by expensive name-brand prescription medicines.

CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in US in First Half of 2018

CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in US in First Half of 2018

In the first 6 months of 2018, 8.8% of US individuals of all ages were uninsured, which was not significantly different from 2017.

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

Assessing Insurance Coverage Trends in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults in the Post-ACA Era

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Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

Enough Is Enough? When Health Metrics Shift From Useful to Too Much

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When is enough enough when it comes to health metrics?

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

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Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

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Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

Technological Breakthroughs in Medicine Move Physician-Patient Interactions From The Computer Screen Back to the Exam Room

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While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

Online Tool Helps Patients With Advance Care Planning

The patient-facing PREPARE advance care planning program plus an easy-to-read advance directive significantly increases documentation of advance care planning and patient-reported engagement.

Improving access to mental health services through electronic referral and follow-up

Improved mental health appointment show rates were seen after the launch of an electronic referral system to mental health or social work services and social work follow-up protocol.

FDA Launches MyStudies Mobile App in Effort to Increase Access to Real World Patient Data

FDA Launches MyStudies Mobile App in Effort to Increase Access to Real World Patient Data

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The FDA has launched the MyStudies App, a mobile application aimed at supporting the collection of "real world" data and evidence for medical use.

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

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There are several concerns associated with produce prescription programs, despite the benefits to patients.

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

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If there's one thing hospitals are not known for, it's culinary success.

Psychiatric Screening Tool for EMS Aims to Reduce Emergency Department Burden

Psychiatric Screening Tool for EMS Aims to Reduce Emergency Department Burden

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The researchers noted that counties should consider increasing funding for mobile crisis teams staffed by professionals who can direct patients to medical emergency departments or psychiatric emergency service units depending on their evaluation.

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

The Positives of Publishing Negatives: Are Researchers Obligated to Share Negative Trial Results?

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Evidence-based medicine is the cornerstone of clinical practice.

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

What Does the Cigna-Express Scripts Merger Mean for the Future of Health Care?

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The $67 billion merger between Cigna and Express Scripts will be the first of its kind.

Is Psychological Manipulation Ever in the Best Interest of the Patient? Examining the Ethics of Mindset Manipulation

Is Psychological Manipulation Ever in the Best Interest of the Patient? Examining the Ethics of Mindset Manipulation

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Beneficence and autonomy are cornerstone concepts in the field of medical ethics.

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

How Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs Create Ethical Dilemma for Physicians

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Employer-sponsored wellness programs can put physicians in an unenviable position.

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