Photographing Patients

As phones turned into cameras, HIPAA created national standards to protect a patient’s sensitive health information, including their image, from being disclosed without consent. We can capture anything easily…but are we allowed...

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Video Evidence in Malpractice Cases

With the use of video on the rise in court cases, attor- neys are also more sophisticated about tapping into its influence. But the legal standards regarding rules of evidence about a video’s credibility and authenticity are...

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Family History Doubles Asthma Risk for Preschoolers

Children with a family history of asthma have more than two-fold higher rates of asthma through age 4, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers used data from the Environmental Influences on Child Health...

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Diabetes Drugs Could Fight Asthma

Patients with T2D and asthma who take GLP-1 receptor agonists to control their blood sugar also experience improvements in their asthma symptoms, according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical...

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Discussing Racism in the Primary Care Office

After George Floyd’s death from a police officer kneeling on his neck, I began to reflect on how I can guide all my patients to be anti-racist. I decided to approach the topic in the same breath as counseling about safety, which...

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PW PODCAST: Telemedicine & Physician Licensure

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

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