Blog Posts (7)
February 22, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
In a National Public Radio story on February 15, economist Dean Baker shared his idea that physicians should be looked at like any other commodity if we want to bring the cost of health care delivery down.…
February 21, 2013
Ellen Fox, M.D.
The idea of evaluating ethics quality in health care is not new—but until now, it has proven to be easier said than done.…
February 4, 2013
An article in today's American Medical News reviews what types of patients are more lawsuit prone. And it offers some strategies for addressing legally risky patients.
One risk factor identified is: "If people beg for a procedure or...
February 3, 2013
When your doctor urges you to do something said to benefit your health, do you obey? If not, why not? This blog thread is about how my visitors feel about following orders from those who might be considered as "authority figures in medicine". What foll...
January 18, 2013
Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
In the Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes said that in the state of nature, life is “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” While Hobbes was describing a world without a government, he might as well have been describing the state of health in the United States in 2013.…
January 1, 2013
[HarvardScience By: Jessica Maki] Generic medications currently account for more than 70 percent of prescriptions dispensed. However, although generic drugs are clinically bioequivalent to the brand-name version, they often differ in their physi...
December 21, 2012
Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.
One of the biggest stories in the news as this year ends is that of the U.S.…
November 14, 2013 2:06 pm
Only the second-ever set of US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) guidelines on the management of overweight and obesity — and the first in 15 years — have been issued today.
October 18, 2013 3:06 pm
A group that advises doctors on how to best help patients prevent high blood pressure is shaking up its advice on the amount of sodium Canadians should get in their diets.
October 3, 2013 6:38 pm
Critically-ill people who end up spending days in an intensive care unit (ICU) often develop thinking and memory problems, according to a new study.
August 23, 2013 5:09 pm
As a measure of personal health, a wealth of recent research has underscored that the BMI can be a pretty poor predictor.
August 1, 2013 4:30 pm
Consumer Reports said some of the nation’s top hospitals performed the worst when it came to patient outcomes.
July 19, 2013 4:49 pm
Health-policy wonks have long known that the poorest patients tend to use local emergency rooms the most. It has been thought that limited knowledge of the health system was he primary reason.
July 9, 2013 2:29 pm
So says the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is out this afternoon with itsannual look at doctors’ and hospitals’ adoption of electronic health records.
June 10, 2013 2:11 pm
Physicians and therapists traditionally haven’t collaborated much when treating the same patient, but the federal healthcare law is spurring a change.
June 3, 2013 1:26 pm
Colonoscopies Explain Why U.S. Leads the World in Health Expenditures.
May 16, 2013 2:58 pm
In research dubbed “remarkable” by an accompanying editorialist, US doctors describe how current users of marijuana appear to have better blood glucose control than never or former users.
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