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  • The Potential Dark Side of Data Sharing   Letting non-trialists at clinical trial data is like letting the uneducated run education, according to Dr Ohman in this discussion with Dr Harrington on open data.
  • MOC Exam: Take It or Not? Some physicians say they will refuse to take the maintenance of certification exam. Would that be right for you?
  • Does Getting Paid Have to Be So Complicated? MACRA, MIPS   Like it or not, new payment models are here. The ever-optimistic Bob Harrington interviews Karen Joynt; both see an opportunity for cardiologists to take the lead in developing good-value care.
  • Lab Coats With Bullseyes on Them? Protecting Yourself Against Violence Angry, aggressive patients have always been a concern for physicians. But with the proliferation of controlled substances and mental health issues, the threat of violence has escalated dramatically.
  • Faster, Higher, Stronger: A History of Doping in Sports Athletes have been using performance-enhancing drugs since the ancient Olympics, but despite progress in drug testing and periodic scandals, one expert contends that we really don't want them to stop.
  • Is It Time for Medicine to Retire These Five Practices? Pelvic exams, exercise stress tests, CT scans for headache --evidence-based medicine is calling into question some of the profession's most common practices.
  • 5 Study Techniques Every Clinical Student Should Know Medical students often wonder what study techniques yield the best results. These neuroscience-backed approaches will help you prepare smarter and better than before.
  • HPV Vaccines Work, So Why Aren't Doctors Recommending Them?   Many women die each year from preventable cervical cancer, yet doctors aren't urging their younger patients to get vaccinated--possibly to avoid awkward discussions about STDs, an ethicist says.
  • How to Negotiate the Best Raise Possible Physicians may be leery of pressing for better pay or more perks. But doing so the right way could help make a strong case for more money.
  • Why Is Our Healthcare System Crazy? Monty Python Knows The process of providing care for patients in America can often resemble the best skits from a popular British comedy series. Will the upcoming elections in the United States lighten or darken the mood?
  • Residents Salary & Debt Report 2016 How are residents faring with salary, benefits, and medical school debt? Are relationships with attendings improving? Our 2016 survey has these results and more.
  • Housecalls Are Back and Booming. Are They a Threat to PCPs? Will using a smartphone app to request an Uber-like housecall from a doctor or other clinician revolutionize healthcare the way Uber revolutionized car service? That depends on who you ask.
  • A $53 Million Verdict Based on No Evidence?; More Accusations of propaganda over infant's brain injury and claims of no evidence; fights over a med-mal cap come to a head; what's causing this state's dip in jury verdicts?
  • Should You Announce on Facebook That You Had a Colostomy?   People post anything and everything on social media. But if a patient asks you whether it's a good idea to tell the world about his or her intimate health details, advise restraint, an ethicist says.
  • APRNs and the VA: Wave of the Future   The highway to health is a two-way street when APRNs and physicians work together to raise the quality of care for veterans.
  • How to Really Disrupt American Healthcare   Paraphrasing a new book about healthcare in the United States, Dr Lundberg lists 12 key 'disruptors' that could fix our healthcare system.
  • Should You Tell a Patient You're Not Adept at a Procedure?   Do patients have a right to be told when their doctors have little or no experience performing the procedures that their patients are about to undergo?
  • Best 2016 Summer Books for Doctors See which recently published books our experts say are must-reads.
  • 'Major Changes Ahead': Reimbursement Tips From ASCO 2016   Cary Presant, MD, who covered practice economics and reimbursement issues for Medscape at ASCO 2016, summarizes the most important takeaways from the meeting.
  • Three Grand Books: Genetics, Life and Death, and Humankind Eric Topol summarizes three important, recently published books that focus on topics relevant to physicians and medical students.
 
 
 
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