Media Coverage

Media Coverage

More older men get prostate radiation when doctors own the equipment

September 1, 2017

Elderly men with prostate cancer are more likely to be treated with radiation when their doctors own radiation machines - even patients who may be too old to benefit from the treatment, a U.S. study suggests.

Prostate cancers may grow too slowly to cause symptoms before an elderly man...

Painkillers can pose problems for new mothers

September 4, 2017

In the United States, it’s standard practice to prescribe powerful opioid painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxy­Contin and generic) and hydrocodone (Vicodin and generic) to manage discomfort during recovery from a Caesarean section.

According to Marvin M. Lipman, Consumer Reports’ chief...

Bargaining with cancer patients about treatment

September 2, 2017

When a doctor and a patient discuss treatments, is it a conversation or a negotiation?

Surgeons at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York are enlisting techniques taught at Harvard Business School to advise men facing tough decisions about prostate cancer.

Behfar Ehdaie...

Altarum introduces innovative new health benefit plan

September 12, 2017

To provide consumers with an affordable alternative to high deductible health plans (HDHPs), Altarum has created an innovative new model for those who use health care the most. The Medical Episode Spending Allowance (MESA) plan, developed with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is...

What do Harvey and Irma mean for America's opioid emergency?

September 13, 2017

President Donald Trump's own addiction commission recommended last month that he declare opioid overdoses in America a national emergency. Trump said he would. Then, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the United States and its territories, displacing tens of thousands of people and wreaking damage...

M-OPEN research highlighted in The Wall Street Journal

September 14, 2017

As the opioid overdose epidemic has blazed across the U.S., the surgical community unwittingly fueled the fire. Seeking to alleviate patients’ pain, and not fully appreciating the risks they posed, we have prescribed these painkillers in excess.

Liberal use of opioids for postsurgical...

If Republicans revive health care again, this is what it could mean for your state

September 22, 2017

John McCain on Friday imperiled Republicans' latest Affordable Care Act repeal and replace effort when he said he "cannot in good conscience" support the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill. But McCain did also say he could at some point support the substance of his fellow Republicans' proposal....

'Millions' fewer would have coverage under GOP health bill, says CBO analysis

September 25, 2017

The proposal the Senate is considering that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would result in millions losing health insurance and a $133 billion reduction in the deficit by 2026, according to the Congressional Budget Office's report on the Graham-Cassidy legislation.


Know the facts: Study finds many double mastectomies unnecessary

September 29, 2017

Women with early-stage cancer in one breast are increasingly choosing double mastectomies — even if they are at low risk of developing breast cancer in the other, healthy breast, a new study published in JAMA found.

Nearly half of women with early-stage breast cancer consider having a...

Doctors may fear losing their license for seeking mental health care

October 10, 2017

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. physicians are reluctant to seek mental health care out of fear that it might imperil their medical license, a recent study suggests.

The reluctance was more pronounced in states where licensing applications questioned doctors about mental health conditions going...