In the Journals

Payments to nonphysicians may increase use of pricier drugs for chronic diseases

June 27, 2019
Nonphysician health care providers, such as nurses and pharmacists, receive significant payments from the pharmaceutical industry that may result in…

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…

In the Journals

ACP issues guidance for physician impairment

June 5, 2019
A position paper recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine discusses the American College of Physicians’, or ACP’s, position…

In the Journals

Physician burnout costs $4.6 billion each year

May 28, 2019
Physician turnover and reduced clinical hours attributed to physician burnout create approximately $4.6 billion in costs in the United States each…

In the Journals

PCPs order significantly fewer cancer screening tests later in the day

May 10, 2019
The rate at which primary care clinicians order breast and colorectal cancer screening tests decreases significantly over the course of the day…

In the Journals

Job satisfaction in academic medicine tied to feeling valued, respected

May 9, 2019
Job satisfaction among academic medicine faculty was significantly associated with a supportive work environment and feeling valued and respected…

Two senators reach bipartisan deal to save health insurance subsidies

October 17, 2017
Two senators have struck a bipartisan deal to temporarily preserve subsidies for health insurance companies set to be scrapped by President Donald

In the Journals

Better primary care coordination needed in the US

March 14, 2017
Among 11 high-income countries evaluated for primary care coordination gaps, the United States had the highest rate of poor primary care…

Meeting News Coverage

Physician burnout is a risk to the physician and the patient

October 14, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Despite the “great recipe” for success, and the personal and professional fulfillment that a physician may have

Primary care research networks not taking advantage of technology-based strategies

October 12, 2016
The use of technology-based strategies for engaging patients was limited within practice-based research networks, despite evidence that they improve

"Post-Party Recovery" Just Might be the Newest Medical Specialty

December 17, 2015
One overindulgence that has always resisted a fast fix is too much alcohol. While hangover remedies are legion, none seemed to really make the pain…

'Twas the Night Before Christmas. . . in the Hospital

December 17, 2015
Hospitals don’t close on the holidays, and for those who are stuck there—patients, their visiting family and friends, doctors and…

Physician Burnout is Epidemic. For Many Doctors, Locum Tenens is the Cure

December 14, 2015
Combatting Stress

Locum Tenens: A New (Old) Way to Earn Extra Money in Medicine

December 14, 2015
“There was a time when locum tenens were primarily late-career or retired physicians. No longer,” says Melissa Byington, President of…

Doctors are as Reliable as Santa Claus (or Vice Versa)

December 8, 2015
A team of Danish researchers decided to undertake a Christmas study to find out what people thought of doctors, and—wait for it--how that…

Crossing Over to Luxury

December 8, 2015
Small Crossover Utility Vehicles (CUVs) like the Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape have been increasing in popularity for years, but until…

This Mayo Clinic MD Knows What Will Make You Happy

December 3, 2015
But rather than just continuing to complain about the problem, Dr. Sood says we should be focusing on the solution. “And the solution is to…

Take Two Spoonfuls. . . and Enjoy! The Mayo Clinic's Updated Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

December 2, 2015
You might refer some of your patients to the Mayo Clinic for its integrated, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. The Mayo Clinic…

The Physicians' Life Do-Good Gift Guide 2015

November 25, 2015
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The Doctor and the Dalai Lama

November 24, 2015
Dr. Kerzin (right) with the Dalai Lama No doubt you’ve read about the doctors who care for sports teams, famous athletes, Hollywood actors…