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Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)

Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)
Patricia Salber, MD, MBA is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She is also a physician executive who has worked in all aspects of healthcare including practicing emergency physician, health plan executive, consultant to employers, CMS, and other organizations. She is a Board Certified Internist and Emergency Physician who loves to write about just about anything that has to do with healthcare.
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Did the President Pass or Fail His Heart Health Tests?

President Trump's heart health tests have generated much discussion in the media. So I invited a triple-boarded practicing cardiologist to weigh in.
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Why Innovation is a Strategic Imperative at UPMC

New technologies, like artificial intelligence, can free time for clinicians to connect with patients, to empathize, to build trust, to engage in shared decision-making, communication, and collaboration - the most humanistic aspects of care.
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What’s Shaking Up the Business of Healthcare?

In order to learn what's behind the recent efforts to shake up healthcare (CVS-Aetna merger & the Amazon, JP Morgan Berkshire Hathaway joint venture), Pat Salber, MD, MBA turned to Rita Numerof, Ph.D, President of Numerof & Associates, to find out what she thinks are the underlying factors for these huge changes.
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Cancer Death Rates are Way Down, Why?

American Cancer Society statistics show that the death rate from cancer has declined over the last 2 decades and dropped another 1.7% last year. There's also been a 2% decline in new cancer diagnoses in the last decade for men, but not for women. Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the ACS describes what's behind these stats.
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Can Professionalism Bring Joy Back to Medicine?

Richard Baron, the CEO of the ABIM Foundation, talks about how professionalism can help physicians shape a more satisfying career in medicine. This involves championing stewardship of resources on behalf of patients, engaging in social justice, and finding joy in the practice of medicine.
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Enviromedics: How Climate Change is Killing Us Now

Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health is written by physicians Jay Lemery and Paul Auerbach. This well-written book provides a comprehensive overview of the health consequences of the various aspects of climate change, including heat waves and heat stress, extreme weather, and vector-borne diseases.
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Doctors, Make a Commitment to Reduce Firearm Violence

Long-time gun researcher, Garen Wintemute, MD, MPH, asks doctors to make a commitment to help reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths.
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Is Single-Payer a Better Option for America?

Don Berwick, former head of CMS joins Pat Salber (@docweighsin) to talk about health reform with a focus on single-payer. Can we get there in the U.S.?
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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

Here's are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the flu to help you get through the 2017-2018 flu season.
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The Promise of Menstrual Blood Diagnostics

Biotech start-up, LifeStory Health, is developing technology that uses menstrual blood to look for novel biomarkers of women's health in menstrual blood.
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Let’s Show Gratitude for Christmas This Year

Thank you for reading our stories and we wish you all a Merry Christmas, Festive Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and just plain ole Happy Holidays!
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1200 Foods That Will Confuse and Amuse You

Whether you are enjoying a Fart Bar in Poland, a Handkäse mit Musik in Frankfurt, or a Longevity Bun in China, this book is for you.