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Top Medical News from Across Medscape

  • Patient Videos Clarify End-of-Life DocumentsWhen physicians had access to a patient-made video, they more correctly interpreted patients' wishes, a survey found. The findings are significant in light of common errors in using such documents.
  • Online Intervention Reduces Knee Pain, Improves MobilityAn online intervention that included physiotherapy, a pain management course, and educational materials substantially reduced chronic knee pain and improved mobility in an Australian study.

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  • How to Take a Break From Medicine These three doctors managed to take respites from practice without sacrificing their careers.
  • Are More Physicians Cherry-Picking Patients? As the healthcare system moves toward paying doctors on the basis of outcomes and care budgets, some physicians are thinking twice about which patients they'll accept. Is this ethical? You decide.

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  • Eric J. Topol, MD Eric J. Topol, MD Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health; Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute; Senior Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape