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