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Where you live could determine how your heart attack is treated

August 14, 2019


A patient's geographic region is strongly correlated with whether he or she receives a high-intensity statin after a heart attack, according to a study recently published in JAMA Cardiology.

How med schools are recruiting providers to rural areas: Whitewater rafting, mayoral visits, and more

August 14, 2019


A handful of medical schools are offering programs that connect their students with rural communities to entice them to practice in these areas.

‘Heroics in the face of violence’: Inside University Medical Center of El Paso after the mass shooting

August 13, 2019


For staff at University Medical Center of El Paso, the hours after the recent mass shooting in their city were a time of "heroics in the face of violence," according to the New York Times, which recounts the team's efforts to save 14 victims who had been gunned down at a Walmart.

Why an iron infusion could cost $412—or $4,316

August 12, 2019


Experts say the common brand-name products used for IV iron infusions in many cases are medically interchangeable—yet providers increasingly are administering the most costly products, leaving patients facing unexpectedly high bills.

DeepMind's new AI system can predict 90% of severe kidney injuries—up to 2 days in advance

August 12, 2019


DeepMind has developed an artificial intelligence tool that can predict the onset of acute kidney injury "with a lead time of up to 48 hours," according to a paper published in Nature.

4 ways for hospitals to implement evidence-based practices (without a huge delay)

August 12, 2019


Margaret Luciano, an assistant professor at the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and colleagues offer four ways hospitals can integrate evidence-based practices, which sometimes can take over a decade to catch on.

Older adults binge drink, too. Here's what it does to their health.

August 9, 2019


Binge drinking often is associated with college-aged adults, but new data show that drinking in excess also is a habit for almost 11% of seniors, who providers say are at increased risk of alcohol-related harms such as falls.

He was jailed as a 'fake doctor.' 20 years later, he's a real MD.

August 9, 2019


Adam Litwin has wanted to be a doctor since he was a child—so much so that, in 2000, he went to jail for impersonating one—and now, almost 20 years later, he has graduated from medical school.

How to use Twitter, according to a health system's Chief Medical Social Media Officer

August 8, 2019


As patients increasingly turn to the internet for health care information, Austin Chiang, a gastroenterologist and the first chief medical social media officer for Jefferson Health, describes how doctors can improve their social media presence to connect patients with the right information.

Why are doctors setting up shop in the mall? It's 'a symbiotic relationship.'

August 7, 2019


A 2,300-square-foot walk-in clinic will soon open in the Mall of America—part of a growing trend that has seen mall leases for medical clinics grow by nearly 60% since 2017.

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