By L. Michael Hone Clinical diagnosis of melanoma and other skin cancers is still performed primarily by sight. Since even the most sophisticated eye is ...Read More »
ACO Model Revives HMO Strategy; Not Good For Patients
In a cautionary reply to a new medical society report embracing accountable care organizations (ACOs) and bundled payment – two key reforms embedded in the ...Read More »
Will Better Sleep Help Your Fibromyalgia?
By Seth Lederman, M.D. While there are about six million people living with fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) in the United States, only about half are currently ...Read More »
Pennsylvania Doctors Allowed to Say “I’m Sorry”
By Brad Broker “I’m sorry.” Those are very powerful words, particularly when used by a doctor. They can provide the slightest bit of comfort to ...Read More »
Doctors: Getting Paid for Out-of-Network Patients Difficult
By Franklin J. Rooks Jr., PT, MBA, Esq. Many physicians have come to the conclusion that some insurance contracts aren’t worth having. More and more ...Read More »
ER Doctors Should Screen All Pediatric Patients for Gun, Suicide Risk
Nearly one in five children and teens found to be at risk for suicide report that there are guns in their homes, and 15 percent ...Read More »
Cancer Family Caregivers: Know Your Rights!
By Deborah J. Cornwall As a cancer caregiver, you have both responsibilities and rights. Interviews with 86 family cancer caregivers and informal conversations with dozens ...Read More »
IOM to Begin Study on Youth Sports Concussions
By Brad Broker The Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, will conduct a study on sports-related concussions in youth, from elementary ...Read More »
What Can Docs Do to Help Prevent Gun Violence?
By Brad Broker While President Obama Sunday evening acknowledged that no law is capable of preventing all violence, he said “that can’t be an excuse ...Read More »
ObamaCare: What’s Next for Cancer Caregivers?
By Deborah J. Cornwall Cancer strikes without regard to political parties. Over time, one in two men and one in three women will hear the ...Read More »