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Friction in Healthcare – Why More Could Be Better

In Silicon Valley, the concept of friction is the idea that you must remove every bit of inconvenience or work that gets in the way of a digital interaction. It’s about making things as easy as possible to get done. I’ve been...

Patients of Female Doctors More Likely to Receive Flu Vaccine

Medicare patients of female physicians are more likely than patients of male physicians in the same practice to receive the influenza vaccine, according to a research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Dan P. Ly, MD,...

Total, Measles Vaccines Down for Children During Pandemic

During the pandemic, there has been a decrease in total and measles-containing vaccines in all children, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Researchers assessed vaccine uptake and vaccination coverage for all...

Vaccine Hesitancy: Assessing Challenges and Recommendations

Investments must be made to better understand trends and reasons for vaccine hesitancy so that timely and effective policies and programs can be developed. Vaccination hesitancy typically originates from concerns about the...

PW PODCAST: Helping Women Prevent Gynecologic Cancers

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with gynecologic oncologist Valena Wright, MD, author of the book “It’s Time You Knew: The Power of Your Choices to Prevent Women’s Cancer.” Following is a summary of that interview...

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...

2015-2018 Saw Decrease in HPV Infections Among Young Women

There have been significant declines in vaccinetype human papillomavirus (HPV) infections among both vaccinated and unvaccinated adolescent girls and young adult women, according to research published in the Morbidity and...

Immunizations: Addressing the Growing Anti-Vaccine Movement

Despite immunizations being some of the most effective, life-saving public health interventions in history, anti-vaccine propaganda and vaccine hesitancy have presented challenges for clinicians trying to convince patients to...

PW PODCAST: The Need to Vaccinate Children Against COVID-19

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Perri Klass, MD, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and co-author of the perspective “Vaccinating Children against COVID-19—The Lessons of Measles,”...

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