Pat Salber, MD, MBA, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

The Early Results are In: Obamacare and the Uninsured

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September 1, 2014

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Health care & health policy, INSURANCE, Salber:

Uninsured numbers drop – Good news for those of us who favor government-facilitated health insurance coverage.

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Paul Levy, Host of (Not) Running a Hospital

The femtosecond laser: Paying for the attendant in the washroom?

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September 1, 2014

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Technology in healthcare:

The decades-long trend of lower cost cataract surgery is about to reverse thanks to the femtosecond laser.

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Liars, Damn Liars, and Statistics: The Autism-Vaccine Fraud

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August 31, 2014

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Cognition & the brain, Faith and religion, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior:

Last week we commented on a breakthrough study that put Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on a solid biochemical base. Finally, the multiple genetic strands that… Read More ›

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Kenny Lin, MD, The Common Sense Family Doctor

Don’t Do Stupid Sh*t in Cancer Screening

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August 31, 2014

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Cancer, Health care & health policy, Prevention:

A recent study showed that one-third to one-half of surveyed Americans with a 9-year mortality risk of more than 75 percent reported receiving recent cancer screenings, including prostate cancer screenings whose mortality benefit takes about a decade.

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Deborah Fisher, MD, Colorectal cancer screening expert from uke University

Setting the record straight: New stool DNA test for Colorectal Cancer Screening (A guest Blog by @DrDeborahFisher)

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August 30, 2014

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Cancer:

What’s the best screening test for colorectal cancer? Duke Gastroenterologist, Dr. Deborah Fisher, a colorectal cancer screening expert discusses Cologuard, the new stool DNA test

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Trina Dorrah, MD

Why is there so much hostility toward the patient experience?

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August 29, 2014

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Health care professionals, Patient experience:

Dr. Trina Dorrah says that whenever she talks about patient satisfaction, she notices a general hostility from her colleagues toward the subject. Recently, since she started blogging about the patient experience, the angry opinions have become even more noticeable.

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Nathan Cortez, JD, , Asst Dean of Research SMU Dedman School of Law

Nathan Cortez JD on FDA Regulation of Mobile Health Technologies

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August 28, 2014

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Entrepreneurs, Innovation/innovative companies, Salber, Technology in healthcare:

One of the hottest topics in mHealth is FDA Regulation – Listen to this TDWI podcast as Nathan Cortez, JD, a leading expert in field, addresses the issues.

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Tracy Granzyk MS, Managing Editor, Educate the Young

Patient Safety Lessons All Around Us

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August 28, 2014

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Patient experience:

As the Telluride Patient Safety Summer Camp 2014 Sessions come to a close, we are buoyed by our ever-expanding network of young and enthusiastic health care providers in-training, turning patient safety into a creative science.

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Dike Drummond, MD, Founder and CEO of The Happy MD

Physician Burnout – An Extraordinary Interview with Dike Drummond

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August 27, 2014

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ACTIVISM, Physician Burnout, Physician wellness:

On average, 1 in 3 docs suffer from physician burnout. Dike Drummond was one of them. Now he coaches docs and healthcare organizations on burnout prevention.

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Dental restorations

4 Questions to Ask Before You Get a Dental Restoration

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August 27, 2014

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Salber:

Only four states in the U.S. require either certification or continuing education for those who create dental restorations. Dental laboratories in more than 40 states in the U.S. remain unregulated.

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Technology & Innovation

Nathan Cortez, JD, , Asst Dean of Research SMU Dedman School of Law

Nathan Cortez JD on FDA Regulation of Mobile Health Technologies

August 28, 2014 18 comments

One of the hottest topics in mHealth is FDA Regulation – Listen to this TDWI podcast as Nathan Cortez, JD, a leading expert in field, addresses the issues.

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Politics & Policy

Pat Salber, MD, MBA, Host of The Doctor Weighs In

The Early Results are In: Obamacare and the Uninsured

September 1, 2014 1 comment

Uninsured numbers drop – Good news for those of us who favor government-facilitated health insurance coverage.

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