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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, 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. Pat serves on the Board of Trustees of MedShare, a global humanitarian organization.
U.S. Doctors Earning Per Year

How Much Money Do U.S. Doctors Make Per Year?

The 2016 Medscape Physician Compensation Survey answers the question "how much money do U.S. doctors make," including who makes it and for what specialty.
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How a Smart Bed Can Help You Learn to Sleep Better

Sleep Number's new Sleep 360 bed automatically collects data from you & uploads it to the cloud, where it can be integrated with data from your personal IoT ecosystem. It can help you learn what factors help or hurt your sleep.

The Stale and Failed Health Policies of Republican ACA Replacement Plans

Some policies showing up in the Republican ACA replacement proposals are the same ones they've proposed for years even though they have already proved to be unsuccessful.
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Do It Yourself Sperm Counts In The Privacy Of Your Home

The Trak Male Fertility Testing System helps men monitor key fertility parameters & correlate them to lifestyle factors known to impact sperm quality.

Medications to Help You Stay Sober

Although there is no wonder drug that makes it easy to quit drinking alcohol in excess, there are medications that can help reduce cravings and cut back on heavy drinking, particularly when combined with proven psychosocial interventions.
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Why Are So Many People Taking Their Chances with Osteoporosis?

Despite being a physician, trained in endocrinology, and now pretty up-to-date on the treatment of osteoporosis, I just could not bring myself to tell my physician that I would take bisphosphonates. Why is that?

The Best Ways to Repel Mosquitoes in the Age of Zika

In the age of Zika, knowing which insect repellents are safe and effective, is more important than ever. Here's a quick review.

Drugs, Falls, & Fractures: A Missed Opportunity in Osteoporosis

Not only are we failing to reduce overall use of drugs associated with fractures, but only a fraction of people who are eligible for prescriptions for bone strengthening drugs are getting them.
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Zika May Harm Adult Brains, Too

A new study shows that Zika virus infects adult brain cells suggesting that the consequences of the infection may be far greater than previously thought.
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Do You Know Your Risk of Fragility Fractures?

Osteoporosis is known to increase the risk of fragility fractures, but, many people don't know that they have low bone density until they break a bone.