AlertBoston Scientific Recalls All Lotus Heart ValvesThe recall is due to reported connector-pin issues that have their roots in the manufacturing process, the company says, and resemble problems that led to Lotus recalls last year and in 2014.
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.
Why Physicians and Nurses Should Be Texting After some flip-flops, the joint commission reinstated its ban on texting orders. Dr Walton-Shirley is not a fan of their decision: if consenting docs and nurses want to communicate by text, why not?