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Less is More

June 5, 2018

The United States spends more on health care, per-capita, than any other country, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. But our patient-centered outcomes are not better and don’t account for or explain the extreme variance in spending. A. Mark Fendrick, M.D.,...

Video conferencing helps PCPs improve liver disease care, survival rates

June 4, 2018

For patients who live in rural areas, driving to see a specialist in a large city or at a university hospital can be challenging, if not impossible.

And yet, it’s a necessity for better health: People with liver disease often require multiple visits to adjust medications or treat related...

Is social media changing the doctor-patient relationship?

June 8, 2018

Results from two recent surveys reaffirm longstanding trends in the ways patients of different ages use social media and the internet to access health information and communicate with physicians. The surveys' findings also illustrate the growing importance of social media in the doctor-patient...

Physicians not immune to sexual harassment in the workplace

June 13, 2018

Sexual comments about body parts or anatomy, leering and unwanted groping, hugging and patting are among the most common types of on-the-job harassment reported by respondents to a new Medscape survey on sexual harassment of physicians.

Together, those behaviors adversely affected the...

Heading to the amusement park? 1 in 5 parents did not talk about what to do if kids got lost

June 18, 2018

National Poll: Nine out of 10 parents would report a ride operator suspected of being drunk or on drugs; less than half would report an operator using a cell phone

Parents headed to an amusement park or carnival with their kids this summer may be equipped with sunscreen and snacks but...

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

June 21, 2018

Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?

The short answer is probably not.

The new "gaming disorder" classification from the World Health Organization revives a...

Doling out pain pills post-surgery: An ingrown toenail not the same as a bypass

June 25, 2018

What’s the right painkiller prescription to send home with a patient after gallbladder surgery or a cesarean section?

That question is front and center as conventional approaches to pain control in the United States have led to what some see as a culture of overprescribing, helping spur...