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Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.?
Here's are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the flu to help you get through the 2017-2018 flu season.
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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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.
Even when separated by thousands of miles, grandparents can play a special role in the lives of their grandchildren. Here is one grandfather's advice to his granddaughter as she enters 7th grade.
How many more unbearable tragedies do American families need to endure before we finally stand up and demand significant changes to our national firearm policies?
TedMed's Hive shines a bright light on nineteen innovators working to improve health and well-being in a variety of ways. Here's a synopsis of what they are working on.