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Hours after landing in the US, Cleveland Clinic doctor forced to leave by Trump’s order

Hours after landing in the US, Cleveland Clinic doctor forced to leave by Trump’s order

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica Hours after landing in New York on Saturday, a doctor at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic was forced to leave the country based on an executive order issued by President Donald Trump that bans visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days. Her flight to Saudi Arabia took off minutes before […]

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

Can machines really tell us if we’re sick?

[arve url=”https://youtu.be/IvmLEq9piJ4″ align=”center” maxwidth=”770″/] By Anton van den Hengel, Professor of Computer Science University of Adelaide, Australia Researchers have built an algorithm that can classify skin lesions as cancerous or benign with the same accuracy as dermatologists. This week US scientists announced they have developed an algorithm, or a computerised tool, to identify skin cancers through […]

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Few primary care physicians favor full repeal of Obamacare, survey

Few primary care physicians favor full repeal of Obamacare, survey

Repeal all of Obamacare? Primary care physicians not in favor, survey Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  — Results of a random sample survey of 426 primary care physicians by a team of researchers found that the majority does not support repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in its entirety, and the percentage […]

January 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump’s HHS pick favored drugmakers, device makers and doctors

Trump’s HHS pick favored drugmakers, device makers and doctors

By Christina Jewett and Marisa Taylor Kaiser Health News As Cabinet nominee Tom Price faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday, a newly released trove of documents sheds further light on how he interacted as a congressman with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the massive agency he may soon oversee. Letters provided by CMS after […]

January 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pharma money reaches guidelines writers, patient groups — even doctors on Twitter

Pharma money reaches guidelines writers, patient groups — even doctors on Twitter

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica, Jan. 17, 2017 The long arm of the pharmaceutical industry continues to pervade practically every area of medicine, reaching those who write guidelines that shape doctors’ practices, patient advocacy organizations, letter writers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and even oncologists on Twitter, according to a series of papers […]

January 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
A woman doctor may be better for your health

A woman doctor may be better for your health

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News When a patient goes to the best hospital, he or she usually hopes for a doctor who is knowledgeable and experienced. Something else to wish for? A woman physician. That’s because female doctors may on average be better than their male counterparts at treating patients in the hospital and […]

December 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
After-hours ER care may come with a doctor’s surcharge

After-hours ER care may come with a doctor’s surcharge

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News If an emergency department is open 24 hours a day, why would patients be charged extra for coming in “after hours”? Good question, say experts who help patients decipher and dispute their medical bills. “After-hours surcharges,” as they’re sometimes called, should be included in the regular fees charged by […]

December 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Initiative seeks to combat health care worker ‘burn out’

Initiative seeks to combat health care worker ‘burn out’

Effort Seeks to address Burnout, Depression, and Suicide Among Physicians, Nurses, and Other Health Care Workers From the National Academy of Medicine: In response to alarming evidence of high rates of depression and suicide among U.S. health care workers, the National Academy of Medicine is launching a wide-ranging “action collaborative” of multiple organizations to promote clinician well-being […]

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctors and hospitals are saying ‘Show me the money’ before treating patients

Doctors and hospitals are saying ‘Show me the money’ before treating patients

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Tai Boxley needs a hysterectomy. The 34-year-old single mother has uterine prolapse, a condition that occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting the uterus weaken, causing severe pain, bleeding and urine leakage. Boxley and her 13-year-old son have health insurance through her job as an administrative assistant in Tulsa, […]

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Medical innovation bill would water down requirements that industry disclose payments to doctors

Medical innovation bill would water down requirements that industry disclose payments to doctors

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica This week, Congress is expected to consider a bill promoting biomedical research and innovation that would also weaken requirements on pharmaceutical and medical device companies to disclose certain payments to doctors. The goal of the 21st Century Cures Act, which has bipartisan support, is to help bring drugs and devices to […]

November 29, 2016 | By | Reply More