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Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
Portland, OR doc makes house calls by bicycle
Before leaving the office to visit a homebound patient, Tony Ohotto, MD, gathered a few necessities: his stethoscope...
Limits on test drugs add to patients' ordeals
Lorraine Heidke-McCartin, 54, has experienced heartening victories and wrenching setbacks in her fight with breast...
Physician burnout could hurt patients too
The editors of Anesthesiology published two studies on medical-staff burnout on Tuesday, and the resulting potential...
AT&T, Vitality offer wireless pill caps
AT&T announced that it will be partnering with Vitality to sell Vitality GlowCaps on Amazon.com. The AT&T...
TennCare funding problem persists despite overhaul
Eight years ago, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen successfully campaigned on his pledge to fix TennCare or end it. Since...
Clostridium difficile infections increasing among children
Clostridium difficile, a nasty, infectious disease that tends to spread in hospitals, is cropping up in more U.S...
OIG to monitor Medicare, Medicaid IT upgrades, incentives
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepares to upgrade its computer systems and begins to award...
A push to ease prescription drug shortages
Minnesota State Sen. Amy Klobuchar has voiced concern about a growing shortage of prescription drugs, including...
Experiments test if implant can block sleep apnea
Scientists are beginning to test if an implanted pacemaker-like device might help certain sleep apnea sufferers...
Book: The Satisfied Patient, Second Edition:
This fully updated book illustrates how focusing on patient satisfaction can better your organization, reduce the...
Book: The Complete Guide to Transforming the Patient Experience
The patient experience impacts all areas of healthcare, including patient satisfaction, quality (as measured by...