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Morning Break: Ebola Still Not a PHEIC; Big Opioid Settlement? AIDS Researcher Drowns
Note that some links may require subscriptions. Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is still not a public health ...
How Alex Trebek is Managing Grim Cancer Diagnosis
In a recent People article, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek shared some good news. Diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in ...
Incivility in ORs Linked to Diminished Clinical Performance
Even "run of the mill" instances of rudeness adversely affects procedures Source Reference: Katz D, et al "Exposure to incivility hinders clinical performance in a simulated operative crisis" BMJ Qual ...
Cannabinoids in Oncology: A Growing Role
At the 2019 ASCO annual meeting in Chicago, Mellar Davis, MD, of Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, ...
Docs Are Being Nickel-and-Dimed to Death
So, who doesn't want a better healthcare system? We are barraged with stories in the medical literature and in the public ...
Morning Break: MD Anderson Woes; Reused Anal Probes; Breaking Bad News Badly
People who upped their red meat consumption over time by at least half a serving per day also increased their mortality risk ...
Ophthalmologists, the 'Physically Weakest' of All Specialists
Disclaimer: This post is from GomerBlog, a satirical site about healthcare. New research has shed light on which group of ...
Gabapentinoids Tied to Suicidal Behavior and Unintentional Overdose
Gabapentinoid prescriptions were associated with an increased risk of suicidal behavior and unintentional overdose, a ...
New Program Will Offer Unapproved Drugs to Dying Cancer Patients
Kevin Campbell, MD, is a cardiologist based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and CEO of PaceMate. In addition to his weekly video ...
Methotrexate Withdrawal: Feasible in Stable RA?
MADRID -- Rheumatoid arthritis patients taking tofacitinib (Xeljanz) plus methotrexate who achieved low disease activity (LDA ...
Exploiting Doctors and Nurses; ‘Dignity in Grief’; Curbing Compassion Fatigue
Fred N. Pelzman, MD, of Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates and weekly blogger for MedPage Today, follows what's going ...
Nurse's Sinister Swap? UCLA Mum on Accused Gyn; Kid Nets $11.5M for Botched Dx
This weekly roundup features arrests, criminal proceedings, and other reports alleging improper or questionable conduct by ...