President Barack Obama today submitted a budget for fiscal 2017 that includes funds to address opioid abuse, combat antibiotic resistance and prepare for potential infectious disease outbreaks.
Physicians may strive to practice evidence-based medicine, but doing so consistently is easier said than done, according to a commentary by Terry Brenneman, M.D., in Physicians Practice.
While our media channels, social and otherwise, are oversaturated with "simple tricks" promising to improve our health through better habits, superfoods and the like, a Washington Post article suggests many people overlook one of the best sources of information available to help improve their overall health and wellness: their primary care physicians.
Around the country, numerous hospitals are phasing out nurseries in maternity wards in favor of the practice of "rooming-in," wherein healthy newborns and their mothers stay in the same room, according to the Boston Globe.
Health insurer Cigna has teamed up with Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG to set the price for a new heart medication based on performance, Reuters reports.
There are several reasons physicians are drawn to alternative practice models, such as direct pay and concierge medicine. For Doug Pitman, M.D., the most meaningful benefit of switching to concierge care was the ability to restore balance to his life, according to a commentary in MD Magazine.
Use of a clinical dashboard within an electronic health record system helped improve medication adherence among patients with diabetes, but not their overall health outcomes, according to a study published at JMIR Medical Informatics.
Patients and physicians "need to get over it" when it comes to fears and frustrations surrounding sharing healthcare records, David B. Agus, professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California, writes at the New York Times.
The most recent guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine testing for prostate-specific antigen, but the level to which this advice is followed may vary by physician type, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis has created a 21-bed neurological unit to examine whether new ways of providing care can improve outcomes, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.