Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Celebrated As Top Medical Pioneer to Celebrate This Black History Month
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, has been named one of Becker's Hospital Review's 25 medical pioneers to celebrate this Black History Month.
The Navy SEAL and is doctor: An experimental brain treatment blows up 2 lives
REWIRED is a two-part inewsource investigation into a promising and experimental brain treatment that has sparked mayhem for the doctor who developed it and the Navy SEAL who had a psychotic break after receiving it.
The Perils of “Survivorship Bias”
Say you walk into an emergency room, and you might or might not be having a heart attack. If I test you, I learn whether I’m making a good decision or not. But if I say, “It’s unlikely, so I’ll just send her home,” it’s almost the opposite of survivorship bias.
She was spotted smoking in ‘smoke-free’ rental housing. Now, she may be kicked out.
Smoking bans have become more widespread in recent years, largely because they are considered a boon to public health.
China locked down millions in coronavirus-hit Hubei. Has it done more harm than good?
Residents are struggling to get much-needed treatment and supplies in Wuhan and other closed-off cities, and the death toll is rising.
A lottery like no other offers up a cutting-edge medicine — with lives on the line
The lottery that began this week was not about money, or about choosing a school, or about obtaining a visa. It was about a child’s life.
Are FDA Panel Votes on Psych Drugs Tainted by Public Speakers' COIs?
"This study confirms what we've seen in the context of many other FDA advisory committee meetings, which is that a substantial number of public speakers have financial ties to the product sponsor and that, unsurprisingly, these speakers are likely to support product approval," Matthew McCoy, PhD, said.
First-of-its-Kind HIV “Nudge Unit” to Be Established in South Africa
Harsha Thirumurthy and Alison Buttenheim have received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish a first-of-its-kind nudge unit focused on HIV prevention in South Africa.
Scott Halpern Named John M. Eisenberg Professor in Medicine
Scott Halpern, MD, PhD, has been named the inaugural John M. Eisenberg Professor in Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Neurology Today Names Department Paper Best Advance of 2019 in Cognitive Neurology/Dementia
Congratulations to Emily Largent, Dom Sisti, Jason Karlawish, and Pamela Sankar.
US Needs to ‘Stop Panicking and Being Hysterical’ About Coronavirus
Americans are too worried about the new coronavirus that’s spreading rapidly across China, former White House health advisor Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel told CNBC on Thursday.
Obamacare’s Secret Success
With little notice, the ACA has racked up a big win – near-universal coverage.
An All-Out War on Alzheimer's at NIH
Phil Gutis is the type of early-stage Alzheimer’s patient who would be most likely to benefit from some of the potential treatments under development.
The American Dream May Help the Poorest Among Us Live Longer. Here’s Why
For Americans who live in communities where prospects for economic advancement are scant, life is not only bleak — it’s shorter too.
Strengthening Healthcare through Patient and Family Engagement in Quality Improvement and Research: A User’s Guide
The guide is primarily intended for patients and family members, acting on their own or within Patient and Family Advisory Councils or other committees, who seek to partner with their healthcare systems to improve care.
Joint Replacement Bundled Payments Losing Their Appeal in BPCI Advanced
Analyses of CMS data on Medicare's largest bundled-payment demonstration suggest providers may have reached the limit of their ability to streamline joint replacement procedures.
Should Physicians “Prescribe” Cannabis?
Despite the rapid changes in the legal status and evidence supporting the use of cannabis to treat a range of conditions, physicians and trainees remain ill-equipped to recognize and advise patients who may benefit medical cannabis.
Social Mobility May Decrease Income-Based Life Expectancy Gap
“While we cannot prove cause and effect, this study – along with others from our group— suggests that hope for a better future may translate into better health.”
Imagining the Next Decade of Behavioral Science
Behavioral Scientist asked "to share your hopes and fears, predictions and warnings, open questions and big ideas."