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Key Changes to Biosimilar Reimbursement Policy | Feature

Smart changes to Medicare Reimbursement will mean a more competitive market and more options for patients.

#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust | Feature

Join us Thursday, November 30 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why doctors are losing

Elective surgery ban for smokers and obese patients | Feature

The committee that plans and oversees medical care for the county of Hertfordshire, England announced recently that unless obese patients lose a specified amount of weight and

Immune Cells Mistake Heart Attacks for Viral Infections | News Brief

By using single cell RNA Seq, an emerging technique that combines microfluidic nanoliter droplet reactors with single cell barcoding and next generation sequencing, the researchers were able

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IAS 2017 | News Brief

New research was presented at IAS 2017, the biennial International Aids Society Conference on HIV Science, from June 23 to 26 in Paris. The features presented highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Can a handheld ultrasound replace your doctor? | Feature

    Dr. Mercola, described by Wikipedia as “an alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and web entrepreneur, who markets a variety of controversial dietary supplements and medical

Newly Discovered microRNA Regulates Mobility of Tumor Cells | News Brief

Cancer cells can reactivate a cellular process that is an essential part of embryonic development. This allows them to leave the primary tumor, penetrate the surrounding tissue

People with Cystic Fibrosis Might Live Longer Because of Genetic Mutations | News Brief

Among other health problems, cystic fibrosis compromises the lungs’ ability to fight infection and breathe efficiently, making it the most lethal genetic disease in the Caucasian population.

A surgical resident’s legal battle with her program | Feature

  A surgical resident is suing St. Louis University, its surgical residency program director, and its trauma service chief for what she claims is an unjustified decision

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? | Feature

There are 374 mental disorders. How many do you have?  Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References, Part II | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host Part II in our #PWChat series, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when

This Week’s Cartoon – Vader | Feature

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Nearly 42% of users are satisfied with their EHR systems, survey finds | Feature

Okay, what was your first reaction when you read the above headline? Mine was a tweet: “How’s this for positive spin? LOL.” Some responses to me. @cwrightmd

Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at IDWeek 2017, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association, and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, from October 4 to 8 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

#PWChat Recap – Exercise as Medicine: Helping Patients Cut Through all the Noise | News Brief

Physician’s Weekly, along with Greg Wells, PhD, co-hosted the first part of a #PWChat on how to help patients make sense of all the exercise-related information found online

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs | Feature

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use,

CME/CE – MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value, and results of care. While physicians determine which MACRA measures to complete in this 2017 transition year and how they will affect payment, the same careful attention should be paid to how quality measures will affect physician reputation.

HCV Guidance Website Address Kidney Transplantation, Pregnancy and HCV in Children | News Brief

HCVguidelines.org — a website developed by the American Association of the Study for Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America to provide up-to-date guidance on

Why public reporting of individual surgeon outcomes should not be done | Feature

  Last week Dr. Ashish K. Jha, a Harvard internist and health policy researcher, published an opinion piece in JAMA, advocating public reporting of individual surgeon outcomes

Protein That Could Improve Symptoms and Reduce Mortality in Flu | News Brief

Flu season is on its way, and a new report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology has identified an innovative strategy for battling this deadly illness. Scientists showed that

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