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Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)

Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)
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Patricia Salber, MD, MBA is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In, a multi-media health news company. She has been honored by LinkedIn as one of ten Top Voices in Healthcare in both 2017 and 2018. Prior to moving into health journalism, she was a physician executive who worked in all aspects of healthcare including practicing emergency physician, health plan executive, consultant to employers, CMS, and other organizations. She loves to read and write about just about anything that has to do with healthcare.
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Medinas Health Creates a New Solution for an Old Problem

Medinas Health's digital platform that helps hospitals safely buy and sell preowned medical equipment & supplies. It's like an eBay for healthcare.
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Ada Health Adds Swahili to Expand its Global Reach

Ada Health's Global Health Initiative advances its mission to make quality, personalized care a reality for everyone by adding Swahili and Romanian.
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Research Links Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) and treatment of AF may be affected by sleep apnea.
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How to Have GERD Surgery Without Incisions

Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is an attractive alternative for treatment of chronic GERD in patients who meet the criteria for the procedure.
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Climate Change and Human Health: It’s a Killer

The impact of climate change on human health is killing people right now via extreme weather events, spread of infectious disease, and failures of nutrition.
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Introducing the Innovators of the TEDMED Hive

Meet some of the innovators of the 2018 TEDMED Hive. They are out-of-the-box thinkers with products that are may well change healthcare forever.
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When Things Get Tough, Birding Might Save You

A 5-minute pause to watch a finch courting his mate or listen to the soothing call of a lesser goldfinch might not save the world but it might just save you!
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What is the Impact of Dementia on Comorbid Conditions?

New research finds that dementia has a substantial impact on the costs and prevalence of certain common comorbid conditions compared with matched individuals without dementia.
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People Should Prove They Have Earned the Right to Have a Gun

Asking who should be restricted from gun ownership is not the right question, we should be asking who has demonstrated that they have earned the right to have one.
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How to Kill Pre-existing Condition Protections

A.G. Jeff Sessions' letters to Congress outline the convoluted reasoning the DoJ is using to refuse to defend a legal assault on 3 key provisions of the ACA.
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The Robin is Helping Doctors and Patients See Eye-to-Eye Again

Robin Healthcare is replacing clunky approaches to medical visit documentation allowing doctors to once again concentrate on what their patients have to say.