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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...

Obesity May Up ICU LOS, Mortality for Patients With COVID-19

High BMI is associated with a higher risk for death and prolonged length of stay (LOS) in the ICU among patients with COVID-19, according to a study published in PLOS ONE. Researchers used data from the Swedish Intensive Care...

Integrity in Medicine

It takes a special person to care for people during their most vulnerable states, to keep intimate...

In Conspiracy We Trust

There are increasing calls to discipline or de-credential doctors who are spreading anti-vaccine, anti-mask, and other pandemic misinformation. While statistics show that 96% of US physicians are vaccinated, a handful repeatedly...

Our Healthcare System May Be Failing, But It Isn’t Broken

I ’ve stood in front of conferences before and made my case: Our healthcare system is per- fect. “A perfect system? Ours?” I’ll hear people murmuring, “He’s a little bit crazy.” For decades, critics of the US healthcare system...

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