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.…
March 3, 2014 4:08 pm
Two decades after the passage of a landmark law mandating that women be represented in government-funded medical research, a new report reveals that the world of science is still ignoring women’s unique health issues far more than it should.
February 28, 2014 4:00 pm
Nurse staffing and education are associated with in-hospital mortality after common surgical procedures, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in The Lancet.
February 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Patients with insurance may not be transferred to specialized trauma centers as quickly as those without, a Stanford study has found.
February 12, 2014 4:02 pm
One of the largest and most meticulous studies of mammography ever done, involving 90,000 women and lasting a quarter-century, has added powerful new doubts about the value of the screening test for women of any age.
February 10, 2014 6:44 pm
Teenage girls diagnosed with major mental illness are much more likely to give birth, suggesting such girls should become a special target for anti-pregnancy efforts.
February 5, 2014 6:30 pm
Patients may obtain their test results directly from the laboratory that produced them, without having to go through their doctors.
January 16, 2014 6:38 pm
Sorry, America: Support for emergency care patients barely receives a passing grade and needs extra help, according to a new report.
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.
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