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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BMI Affects Outcomes in Women With Asthma

BMI extremes increased the risk for adverse perinatal outcomes among women with asthma, highlighting the importance of BMI during pre-conception and pregnancy-related management of these patients, according to a study published...

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Understanding the Recent Supreme Court ACA Decision

We spoke with Dr. MedLaw to discuss the recent 7:2 decision that the Supreme Court issued in its third holding on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What was the history of this case? In 2017, the individual mandate penalty was re-...

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PW PODCAST: The Evolution of CME

During a recent PW Podcast, Rachel Giles, MD, from Medicom Medical Publishers, spoke with Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)...

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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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