In the Journals

Number of industry payments to hospital lab directors suggests potential conflicts of interest

June 19, 2019
A significant number of cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratory directors have notable financial relationships within the biomedical…

In the Journals

Further adherence assessment needed in patients with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension

June 19, 2019
Physicians often fail to confirm treatment adherence in patients with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension, suggesting that physicians cannot…

In the Journals

Acupuncture training may lessen burnout symptoms

June 19, 2019
Researchers found a link between acupuncture training and decreased physician depersonalization, according to findings reported in the Journal of the

In the Journals

Medicare savings program not associated with improved quality, spending

June 18, 2019
Medicare Shared Savings Program participation was not tied to improvements in spending, quality of care or outcomes, according to study results…

Feature

How ‘tummy time’ factors into container baby syndrome, other things PCPs need to know about condition

June 18, 2019
Some of the most commonly used devices for infants — car seats, swings, bouncy seats, strollers, carriers or any device that inhibits a young…

In the Journals

Medicaid acceptance by psychiatrists appears unchanged by expansion

June 18, 2019
Medicaid expansion appeared not to change the likelihood of accepting new patients with Medicaid among psychiatrists, according to a research letter…

In the Journals

Risk for continued opioid use doubles when first administered during hospital stay

June 17, 2019
Patients who were administered opioids for the first time during a hospital stay had nearly double the risk for continued use after discharge…

In the Journals

Echocardiography use for acute myocardial infarction tied to higher costs, longer hospital stays, no clinical benefits

June 17, 2019
Higher rates of echocardiography use for patients with acute myocardial infarction were not associated with better outcomes and were tied to longer…

Feature

BLOG: Don’t get burned: Physician burnout and what you can do

June 17, 2019
Physician burnout continues to garner headlines in medical literature so much so that the WHO recently added it to their international diseases…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…

Feature

Clinician who sought mental health help shares journey

June 17, 2019
The struggle clinicians face in helping their patients, performing their required paperwork and maintaining a family life, all while maintaining…

FDA News

FDA issues guidance for e-cigarette manufacturers

June 14, 2019
The FDA has finalized its guidance for manufacturers submitting premarket tobacco product applications for electronic nicotine delivery systems, such…

Meeting News

AMA: End non-medical vaccine exemptions

June 14, 2019
The AMA voted to expand its previous policy to advocate for programs or legislature that incentivize states to end nonmedical exemptions for mandated…

Meeting News

AMA: Augmented intelligence should be implemented in medical practice, training

June 14, 2019
At the AMA annual meeting, the AMA House of Delegates voted to adopt two policies about the inclusion of augmented intelligence in both medical…

Meeting News

AMA inaugurates Patrice A. Harris, MD, as president

June 13, 2019
Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, a psychiatrist based in Atlanta, was inaugurated as the 174th president of the AMA at their annual meeting. Harris is the…

In the Journals

Easy to use toolkit improves lab safety in primary care practices

June 13, 2019
Clinicians and staff found a laboratory safety toolkit that required minimal technical assistance to be “useable and useful” for…

In the JournalsPerspective

Spending 2 hours in nature each week benefits health, well-being

June 13, 2019
Individuals who spent 120 minutes or more in natural environments — such as parks, woodlands and beaches — in a week had consistently…

In the Journals

Customized, self-managed asthma intervention improves outcomes in older adults

June 12, 2019
Older adults with asthma who received interventions specific to their needs and barriers experienced improvements in asthma outcomes, quality of life…

Meeting News

AMA adopts anti-transgender violence, minor vaccination consent, human trafficking policies

June 12, 2019
The AMA adopted new policies to prevent anti-transgender violence, support the ability of mature minors to consent to vaccinations and to increase…

In the Journals

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate use tied to increased risk for adverse GI events

June 11, 2019
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate, a common treatment for hyperkalemia, was associated with an increased risk for serious adverse gastrointestinal events…