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Cancer Care as a Business Decision

Cancer Care as a Business Decision | Medical Blog

Once again, this was a business decision dressed up to look like innovative care and backed up by BigHealth’s dominant market share.

Genetic Breakthroughs: Hurdles to the Exam Room

Genetic Breakthroughs: Hurdles to the Exam Room | Medical Blog

Scientists are making remarkable discoveries and advances in medicine every day. But unless we make this data actionable in the exam room, this research is in vain.

Examples of Annoying Medical Reporting

Examples of Annoying Medical Reporting | Guest Blog

1. An article in Time magazine is headlined “It’s Not You, Doctors Are Just Rude.”

The first sentence of the article is “Doctors-in-training are in need of a dose of compassion.”

It describes a paper from Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland about intern communication behaviors.…

I Am Not a Patient Advocate

I Am Not a Patient Advocate | Medical Blog

"In the end, it’s not about the patient—it’s about the integrity of the work. The patient’s recovery is a happy side effect."

The Ambulance Drone

The Ambulance Drone | Medical Blog

Each year nearly a million people in Europe suffer from a cardiac arrest. A mere 8% survives due to slow response times of emergency services. The ambulance drone is capable of saving lives with an integrated defibrillator. The goal is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones.…

Does Lowering Speed Limits Save Lives?

Does Lowering Speed Limits Save Lives? | Guest Blog

New York City's new speed limit undoubtedly lets the politicians and maybe the public feel that they are doing something about traffic fatalities.

Enhancing Care With Diabetes Educators

Enhancing Care With Diabetes Educators | Medical Blog

As a physician, you’re probably well aware that diabetes is an enormous problem, affecting millions of Americans, and the burden of the epidemic continues to grow each year. However, many physicians do not have the time or resources to provide the level of guidance, education, and support that patients need to manage diabetes and keep it well controlled.…

Complications

Complications | Medical Blog

Complications are a fact of life in surgery. No matter how good a surgeon you are, no matter how carefully you manage patients, something will go wrong once in a while.

On the Unity of Doctors

On the Unity of Doctors | Medical Blog

Polices will never change based on just one voice. If we are to drive policy change and shape regulations to become meaningful for the quality of medicine, we need to find a unified voice.

Transformative Leadership Begins with Self-Development

Transformative Leadership Begins with Self-Development | Medical Blog

It’s not unlike throwing a pebble into a pond. A leader’s internal state creates ripples—which can either be good or bad—that extend throughout an organization.

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