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Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are important tools in many areas of cardiac research including disease modeling, drug development & transplantation.
Cancer doesn't wait while policymakers debate how best to reform US healthcare. Patients need certainty about coverage for cancer care and they need it now.
Falling related to bifocal glasses is a significant danger to seniors and something that can be easily corrected with cataract surgery.
Caring for his dying patient, a much loved Irish farmer with advanced renal failure, reminded a doctor of what is really important in medicine.
We need to prepare for increased healthcare needs in chronically ill once the acute phase of COVID-19 has passed. Much of that care may have been deferred.
What should you do when you notice your doctor is distracted? A primary care doctor provides tips to help them get back on track.
Vaping can lead to irreversible lung damage in youth and young adults. This may increase susceptibility to complications from infection with COVID-19
If your child's filling falls out, stay calm, be soothing, and ease the pain. Here are some simple tips you can follow until you see your pediatric dentist.
Pat Salber, M.D., M.B.A., is a physican executive and health journalist who founded and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She was a double-boarded emergency physician at Kaiser Permanente until transitioning into a national executive position as the organization’s first Director of National Accounts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in leadership roles in almost every aspect of healthcare. She has also been a Top Voice in Healthcare on LinkedIn for 2017 and 2018. Learn more about her background.
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Medication Assisted Treatment programs for opioid-addicted incarcerated individuals increase reporting for post-release treatment and lower recidivism and relapse rates.
Nurses are at risk of catching cold and flu bugs because of their close proximity to sick patients. Here are some tips for nurses to help reduce that risk.
Dealing with infertility or depression is a major challenge, but trying to cope with both at once can be overwhelming. Fortunately, treatment is available to help you build your family while addressing your depression.
A new dashboard utilizing data from 20,000 labs provides a 21st Century military-grade, Dowding-like defense system to use against COVID-19.
Physician practices should utilize their current time & resources to renegotiate payer reimbursement contracts to ensure viability during the age of COVID.
A telehealth project to improve treatment for patients at highest risk for stroke has been launched by PPAHS and supported by a BMS-Pfizer Alliance Grant
The eyelid area is a common area for non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for about 5-10% of all skin cancers.
The world's shifting due to COVID-19 and physicians' practices are unlikely to escape unscathed. You can prepare by initiating a strategic planning process.
Although compassion and empathy are innate qualities, specific education and training can sharpen and improve how physicians deliver bad news to patients.