In the Journals

Education, care time unaffected by limited work shifts for trainees

March 20, 2018
Limited shifts and workweeks for internal medicine trainees and interns, compared with flexible models that allow first-year residents to work longer…

Music soothes burnout, increases empathy

March 19, 2018
Medical students who temporarily put down a medical instrument and picked up a musical one, say doing so helped alleviate their burnout symptoms and…

Cigna acquires Express Scripts, AMA expresses concern

March 8, 2018
Cigna Corporation and Express Scripts Holding Company announced a definitive agreement in which Cigna will acquire Express Scripts for approximately…

Tips on picking, discussing apps with patients

February 28, 2018
By some estimates, there are between 50,000 and 200,000 apps intended to serve a medical need. These apps claim to manage symptoms of depression…

Former Aetna director’s admission on decision process could impact millions

February 21, 2018
Authorities in four states are investigating Aetna policy decisions after its former medical director, Jay Ken Iinuma, MD, admitted making decisions…
FDA News

FDA authorizes first blood test for concussions

February 14, 2018
Today, the FDA approved the marketing of the first blood test to assess concussion in adults, known as the Brain Trauma Indicator, according to a…

Purdue Pharma ceases promotion of OxyContin to doctors

February 13, 2018
Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, will stop promoting the drug to doctors,

Health care largely ‘wins’ in latest budget deal, analysts, medical societies say

February 12, 2018
Health care policy analysts and medical societies are applauding the budget agreement signed last week by President Donald Trump, citing financial…

Health lessons from the Super Bowl remain relevant year-round

February 5, 2018
While the Super Bowl draws the NFL season to a close, several health issues raised around this year’s game remain important for clinicians to…

Experts provide tips on diagnosing, treating concussions

February 2, 2018
A prompt diagnosis is critical when encountering a patient who might have a concussion, a sports medicine doctor who specializes in sports-related…

VIDEO: Hockey Hall of Famer says more research needed on concussions

February 1, 2018
PHILADELPHIA – Hockey Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Flyer Eric Lindros recently called for more research into concussions. Lindros…

NFL, NHL greats discuss concussions, CTE, PCPs’ role in concussion management

February 1, 2018
While the sporting world prepares for its biggest event of the year, many former players are still suffering from the after effects of their own…


In the Journals

More doctors, patients working together to make medical decisions

January 29, 2018
Doctors and patients are more frequently engaged in the shared decision-making process now than they were in the past, according to findings recently…

Nearly half of physicians experience burnout

January 25, 2018
In the United States, 42% of physicians report burnout and many also report depression, according to Medscape’s 2018 National Physician Burnout…

ACR, medical societies urge Congress to reverse Part B change

January 19, 2018
More than 100 medical societies, including the American College of Rheumatology, have urged Congress to reverse a recent CMS policy that applies…

Expanding clinic huddles to other staff members reduces burnout, identifies IT issues

January 9, 2018
While the idea of huddles has been utilized in primary care among clinicians and medical assistants for some time, recent research suggests that…

HHS nominee calls lowering drug prices one of his ‘top priorities’

January 9, 2018
Alex Azar II, President Donald J. Trump’s nominee to be the administration's second HHS secretary acknowledged that “all drug prices are…
Meeting News

Speaker: Know limitations of rehab after sports injuries

January 8, 2018
KOLOA, Hawaii – The efficacy of rehabilitation following sports injuries varies and the literature shows that it is more effective for some…

CMS launches program for submitting 2017 performance data

January 3, 2018
The CMS recently launched a web-based program that eligible clinicians can use to provide 2017 performance data required under the Medicare Access…