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Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers’ Prices

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:00
Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:00
Legalization would affect trust in the patient-physician relationship, and in the medical profession

Exercise May Stem Kidney Damage in Lupus Patients

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:00
But stress may trigger the reverse, researchers report

AHA: Multifaceted Intervention Improves BP Control

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Increase in BP control from 65.6% to 74.8%, with significant increase in control in 12 of 16 practices

AHA: Target Organ Damage From HTN Also Seen in Teenagers

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Sixteen percent of teenagers had left ventricular hypertrophy with SBP below the 95th percentile

AHA: Home BP Monitoring Down for Those Without Partners

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:00
Having, being aware of/treated for hypertension linked to increased frequency of home BP monitoring

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 07:00
Physicians with financial conflict of interest often mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:00
Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours

‘Science Spin’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:00
Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials

Sleep Quality, Duration Linked to CKD Progression

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:00
Shorter sleep duration, greater sleep fragmentation linked to greater decline in eGFR

Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant Puts Lupus Center Stage

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 00:00
Superstar needed the donated organ because of her autoimmune disease

FDA Approves First Biosimilar Drug for Cancer

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 07:00
Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) is biosimilar to Avastin

Greater Awareness Needed for Potential of T2DM Remission

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 00:00
Two test results below the diagnostic threshold, two months apart, can confirm remission

Some Aspects of Empathy Improve During Medical Training

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
Decrease in empathy as assessed by JSPE, but overall cognitive empathy improved on the QCAE

AACR Releases 2017 Cancer Progress Report

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:00
Twenty-five percent decrease in age-adjusted U.S. cancer death rate from 1991 to 2014

Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:00
Untreated type 2 disease can lead to serious complications, diabetes experts say

Are Physicians Obligated to Help on Planes?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 07:00
One administrative physician explains his sense of obligation to help

Biomarkers Can Predict Rapid Drop in Renal Function in T2DM

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 00:00
ApoA4, CD5L, C1QB, IBP3 may improve prediction of rapid decline in renal function in type 2 diabetes

Intensive BP Control Associated With Increased CKD Risk

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 07:00
However, cardiovascular events, all-cause mortality risk decrease with intensive blood pressure lowering

Docs Should Be Aware of Family Beliefs Regarding Nondisclosure

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 00:00
Evidence from Middle East literature suggests variability in practices, preferences of truth telling