The discussion of physicians and guns often turns to a privacy issue or things more dangerous to children than firearms. The best-selling book Freakonomics famously ...Read More »
Doctors Must Immediately Urge Congress to Permanently Repeal SGR
The elections are over and Congress is back in Washington to finish remaining legislative business for the year. Urge Congress to stop enacting temporary patches and ...Read More »
CDC Endorses Circumcision for Health Reasons
By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. health officials are poised to endorse circumcision as a means of preventing HIV ...Read More »
Should Doctors Tell Parents When They’ve Made Medical Mistake?
When a medical error leads to patient harm, it’s hard to argue that no one is more upset than the patient’s family. However, it’s often ...Read More »
Too Few Seniors Check Their Medical Records Online
(HealthDay News) — Too few American seniors go online to check their health records, a new study suggests. Many doctors offer patients online access to ...Read More »
Newly Insured Under ‘Obamacare’ May Have Trouble Finding Docs
MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans bought health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act in the past year. Now, several ...Read More »
Remember When We Trusted Our Doctors?
By Dr. Bill Miller I have been fortunate to practice medicine during an era of great scientific progress. The pace of this transformation remains exponentially greater ...Read More »
Calorie-Tracking Apps May Not Help You Lose Weight
By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) – Millions of Americans use smartphone apps that help them track how many calories they consume each day, but ...Read More »
How Can Docs Talk To Patients About Guns Without Being Sued?
Most doctors are scared of guns. We’re not referring to the actual use of firearms, but rather the mere discussion of guns. Are physicians allowed ...Read More »
Many U.S. Doctors Wary of Genetic Testing: Survey
By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — Many American doctors may not support genetic testing in patients without a major family history of certain illnesses, ...Read More »