10 ways this primary care physician will work smarter in 2018

I don’t regularly make any New Year’s resolutions, but this year I am tossing around a couple of ideas. One reason is that I have so many things going on that I need to be clever about how I use my time. I work four days a week at my regular clinic, and I also […]

What Happens When CHIP Funds Run Out

One of the central issues of the shutdown battle is the Children’s Health Insurance Program. NPR’s Michel Martin talks with Alabama CHIP Director Cathy Caldwell about the program, which covers 9 million low-income kids across the U.S.

What a toddler can teach physicians about the stock market

We are now almost 2 1/2 years into this parenting thing. It is a pretty amazing thing, raising a toddler. There are a lot of awesome days, watching him learn and explore his surroundings. The sentences that are coming out of his mouth now are pretty wild. He is funny, has a good amount of […]

Claims payment will continue, but shutdown imperils several HHS programs

CDC will offer “minimal support” for public health outbreaks; ONC to table work on interoperability during government shutdown.

If politicians really want to address the problems in health care, this is what they should do

Americans witnessed the many failed attempts of our elected officials to reform our broken health care system over the past year. Some call for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while others think it is the cure-all for what ails our system. The simple fact that politicians fail to consider is the fact […]

Here Is What Sugar Sweetened Drink Warning Labels May Do To Obesity

A study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed what may happen if warning labels about the potential health effects of sugary beverages were used in San Francisco, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

Government shutdown begins Saturday as bitterly divided Senate rejects House-passed spending bill

A bitterly divided Senate couldn’t get the votes needed Friday to pass a short-term spending bill, forcing the federal government to shut down at the stroke of midnight, the anniversary of President Trump’s first year in office. Republicans and Democrats are at an impasse over protections for young immigrants, known as dreamers, who were brought to the country by their parents without proper documentation.

MKSAP: 55-year-old woman after bariatric surgery

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 55-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch 8 years ago for treatment of obesity-related complications and lost 68.0 kg (150.0 lb) in the first year following surgery. Her weight has been relatively […]

Health insurers among leaders in using outcome measures

Health insurers are pushing hard for outcomes-based healthcare quality measures.

‘Black Mirror’ fans irked by emergency contraception mistake

Fans of the dystopian Netflix drama Black Mirror are annoyed by a major medical mix-up this season.

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