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Oncology / Hematology General

Delirium, Advanced Cancer, & ED Visits

Aug 08, 2017

Delirium is a serious cognitive disturbance in which patients have impaired thinking and awareness, and some studies suggest that the condition often goes unrecognized in EDs. “Few studies have expl...

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time?

Aug 03, 2017

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should receive. “Since that time, ef...

CME/CE Conference Highlights: AATS 2017

Aug 01, 2017

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New Insights into How Cells Detect Damage to Their DNA Could Explain How Body Keeps Cancer in Check

Jul 27, 2017

Scientists have discovered how damage to the cell's genetic material can trigger inflammation, setting in motion processes to remove damaged cells and keep tissues healthy. The findings shed new li...

The Overuse of NSAIDs

Jul 18, 2017

NSAIDs are some of the most common over-the-counter (OTC) medications available and include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. In general, these medicines are safe and carry little danger to users from...

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare

Jul 13, 2017

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out the xarelto lawsuit June 2017. The ...

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine

Jun 09, 2017

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal with...

TweetChat: Defensive Medicine, Associated Costs & How to Avoid Both

Jun 07, 2017

Join us Wednesday, July 12 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Jeff Segal, MD, on defensive medicine, associated costs, and how to avoid both, inspired by his op-ed piece T...

Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs

Jun 01, 2017

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice of defensive med...

TweetChat: A Look at the Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs

Jun 01, 2017

Join us Wednesday, June 21 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on the drivers of increasing healthcare costs in the U.S. Topics to be discussed include: ...

Surgery & Opioid Dependence Risk

May 30, 2017

Throughout the United States, the chronic use of opioids continues to be a substantial burden to the healthcare system in terms of morbidity, mortality, and economic costs. Studies show that the U.S. ...

The Sound of Safety: Preferences and Perceptions of Music in the Operating Room

May 24, 2017

Studies have shown that playing music in the operating room (OR) while performing surgery can benefit operative staff by improving their levels of physiologic stress and enhancing operative performanc...

Two Types of Skin Cancer are on the Rise

May 17, 2017

New diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a Mayo Clinic-led team of researchers. Their paper, published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, uses medical recor...

Video - Warning: This Drug May Kill You

May 09, 2017

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the deadly epidemic currently fa...

Conference Highlights: AATS 2017

May 09, 2017

Volume Standards for Thoracic Surgeries Few studies have assessed whether or not minimum volume standards for surgeries are associated with differences in outcomes in thoracic surgical procedures. Fo...

TweetChat: A Look at the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

May 03, 2017

Join us Wednesday, May 10 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on the U.S. opioid epidemic. Topics to be discussed include: The current status of the ...

Does Vitamin D Decrease Risk of Cancer?

Mar 30, 2017

The study, conducted by Creighton University with cooperation from the University of California San Diego, and funded by the National Institutes of Health, is a randomized clinical trial of the effect...

Treating Hard-to-Reach Patients with Health Information Exchanges & Mobile Devices

Mar 29, 2017

With more Americans owning mobile devices than ever before and increasingly using them for health purposes, there are new opportunities to deliver health information to hard-to-reach or underserved po...

How Physical Activity Can Impact Your Risk of Cancer

Mar 19, 2017

“Although some risk factors for cancer—such as heritable genetic mutations—are difficult to control, others involve modifiable lifestyle factors that may help reduce the chances of developing th...

Thyroidectomy: The Surgeon Volume Effect

Mar 16, 2017

Recent research indicates that a surgeon’s expertise and case volume has a substantial effect on the outcomes of various surgeries, including thyroid operations. With advances in surgery, the numbe...