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Doctors are turning to YouTube for medical training. Is that safe?

December 4, 2019


More doctors are turning to YouTube to fill gaps in their training before certain medical procedures, but research has found that some of the videos are not medically sound.

More veterans are accessing care via telehealth, VA says

December 4, 2019


Veterans Affairs (VA) last month announced that an increasing number of veterans are using the department's telehealth services, pointing to a 235% increase in use of the VA Video Connect app in fiscal year 2019.

'Life interrupted': More millennials are becoming caregivers in their 20s and 30s

December 4, 2019


Of the 40 million caregivers in the United States, one-fourth of them are millennials, according to a report from the AARP Public Policy Institute—representing a generation with a unique set of challenges.

Is CBD actually safe? Here's why FDA is sounding the alarm.

December 3, 2019


FDA is raising new safety concerns about products containing cannabidiol (CBD), particularly CBD-containing foods, and last week sent warning letters to 15 companies the agency said are illegally marketing CBD products.

Hackers are holding patient data for ransom at 100+ nursing, acute care facilities

December 3, 2019


More than 100 nursing homes and acute care facilities across 45 states are unable to access patient records and other web-based services because of a ransomware attack against a Wisconsin-based technology vendor.

Want to be a doctor? Beware the 'hidden costs' of medical school.

December 3, 2019


The so-called "hidden costs" of medical school—from Medical College Admission Test registration fees to travel expenses for interviews—can pose a barrier for low-income students who want enter the profession.

Exercise might fight depression. But how much do you need?

December 3, 2019


Exercise might be linked to a reduced risk of depression, even in people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, according to recent research that analyzed data from the ongoing Partners Biobank study.

Why doctors need to be leaders (and how to cultivate leadership)

December 3, 2019


While doctors typically are thought of as "scientists, caregivers, or educators, … we must also understand [them] as leaders," Dhruv Khullar, a physician and assistant professor of medicine and health care policy at Weill Cornell, writes for the New York Times' "Well," noting that both doctors and patients stand to benefit from more physician leadership in U.S. health care.

The 25 best health care inventions of 2019, according to TIME

December 2, 2019


TIME recently released its list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019 based on factors including creativity, effectiveness, influence, and originality—and 25 health care inventions made the list.

'There's something terribly wrong': Why more US residents are dying in middle age

December 2, 2019


U.S. residents for decades had seen improvements in average life expectancy, but the trend reversed in 2014—with more U.S. residents dying at middle age from drug overdoses, diseases, obesity, suicide, and dozens of other causes, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA.

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