When is enough enough when it comes to health metrics?
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults still delay medical care due to cost despite having access to insurance coverage.
The term "intensive care unit" (ICU) was meant to refer to the intensity of the resources allocated to patient care.
The 23andMe Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports test can detect 33 variants for multiple genes, corresponding to more than 50 commonly prescribed medications and over-the-counter products.
Beneficiaries identified as "high cost" were likely to stay high cost over a 3 year period.
Minority resident physicians report incidences of microaggression, occasional racism, and challenges in integrating their cultural identity into the workplace.
More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.
The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.
Standard pen needles have an outer cover and removable inner needle cover, while safety pen needles have an outer cover and a fixed inner needle shield that is not removed before an injection.
Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.
Disproportionate familial duties, few women in positions of leadership, a low retention rate of women, and unequal compensation contribute to gender inequality in the fields of pulmonary medicine, critical care, and sleep medicine.
Mandatory genetic testing may also constitute an undue threat to employee autonomy and privacy.
The American Heart Association has updated their disaster resources page with the latest tips to keep in mind when counseling patients ahead of a natural disaster.
In a sea of job postings, candidates will flock to a certain type of ad. Here's what they're looking for.
Compassion and communication for both patients and families are among the most important factors involved in providing end-of-life care.
More than half of the new approvals of Breakthrough Therapy drugs were based on a single pivotal trial.
Appropriate and standardized regulation of mobile medical applications may enable faster adoption and integration of these technology platforms in the health care environment
Can Chaplains Guide Clinical Decision Making? An Ethical Assessment of Spirituality in the Exam Room
Medical teams that are willing to engage with and be informed by patients' religious worldviews are able to more effectively make clinical decisions.
A providers' capacity to feel compassion is affected in part by the practice environment.
In recent years, more healthcare professionals are choosing to work for organizations rather than starting their own practice.
There are arguments for and against pulmonology practices prohibiting medical staff from using smartphones while working. Where do you stand on this issue?
Medicare beneficiaries spent more out of pocket for generic medications used to treat cardiovascular disease than patients using standalone prescription drug plans.
Wellness travel comes in many forms: from coastal bike rides to weeklong workout programs with celebrity trainers.
Hiring the right people for your pulmonology practice will help it grow. How can you assemble an all-star staff?
The draft guidance, Innovative Approaches for Nonprescription Drug Products, applies to drugs under the New Drug Application (NDA) process and "is intended to extend that NDA pathway to include therapeutic indications that have not, historically, been available for use without a prescription," said Gottlieb in a press statement.
"Consumers who aren't involved in manufacturing or distributing FDA regulated products should be on alert that if you get an FDA warning letter, it's probably fake, and probably a scam," said Gottlieb.
Gottlieb said "The charge to this new task force is to look for holistic solutions to addressing the underlying causes for these [drug] shortages."
How can you grow your new pulmonology practice? Here are 10 key strategies for the newly minted pulmonologist.
The Human Diagnosis Project, also known as Human Dx, aims to provide more accurate, affordable, and accessible care for all.
Being someone's emergency contact may mean even more as researchers use this information to study the heritability of various conditions.
Research findings suggest the need for greater adherence to a standardized set of policies aimed at improving transparency among clinical trial funders.
Healthcare providers traumatized by an adverse patient event are commonly referred to as "second victims" and may benefit from institutional and peer support to assist in recovery.
Researchers raise issues regarding interpretation of clinical trial results in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography in asymptomatic individuals at low risk for cardiovascular disease events.
The American College of Physicians has released 7 position statements supporting equality in healthcare for women.
Physician asthma care education Plus training resulted in improvements in provider confidence, perceived skill in communicating cross culturally, and short-term asthma-specific outcomes.
An asthma care program improved implementation of guidelines as well as provider documentation in 65 community centers in 4 states that serve patients with asthma.
April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
While overall gender diversity has improved in the healthcare profession, female physicians are still paid significantly less than their male counterparts.
As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.
During the cold and flu season, the use and over-dosing of paracetamol is common, and may partially be driven by higher use of over-the-counter combination medications for the treatment of upper respiratory cold/flu symptoms.
When patients visiting an allergy/immunology outpatient clinic had expectations met regarding diagnosis and testing, they were more likely to be satisfied with their visit.
Spirometry may be underused for the diagnosis and monitoring of asthma in the primary care setting.
Although adherence to asthma guidelines tended to be higher in specialists, both specialists and primary care physicians had low adherence to specific core recommendations.
Prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a source of frustration for providers.
Medical journals should require article authors to include conflict-of-interest statements as a way to enhance transparency.
Physician-hospital consolidation may increase with 340B drug pricing program participation.
Patients who received provider-ordered influenza testing were more likely to be younger and present with fever and "influenza-like illness."
Researchers continue to be the targets of legal action from pharmaceutical, medical device, and nutraceutical companies when their studies frame products in an unfavorable light.
The FDA announced a new enforcement strategy to regulate drug products labeled as homeopathic.
Healthcare professionals must be well versed in law and institutional policy when complying with law enforcement demands for evidence from patients.
Evaluating clinician bias in clinical research.
Evaluating US physician salaries and their effect on rising healthcare costs.
Eleven medical societies are calling on Congress to preserve patient access to Part B therapies by preventing CMS from penalizing physicians who provide these treatments.
The AHA has released their concerns about the Republican tax reform bill.
About 50 employees have been fired from Essentia Health, a Duluth, Minnesota-based hospital chain, for refusing to receive the flu vaccination.
More asthma clinical trials will include patient-reported outcomes as they will help guide clinicians' understanding of their patients' disease.
Study results stress the importance of a multiethnic support system for patients needing to overcome communication barriers.
Concierge medicine provides patients with medical care services that is not covered by their health insurance.
A retrospective study of lung cancer clinical trials found that trials continue to increase their eligibility criteria, creating barriers to patient access.
Transesophageal echocardiography can be used safely and effectively by critical care fellows to assess and manage cardiopulmonary failure when transthoracic echocardiography fails to provide adequate views.
Timely selection and early intervention, attention to comfort, and frequent checks improved outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who were treated with noninvasive ventilation.
Reseachers analyzed hospitalized patients between 2011 and 2014.
"Forced to choose between recognizing what is known to science and maintaining our group identity, most of us choose the latter."
Such measures will be unsuccessful in improving students' mental health if how performance and achievement are measured at the school is not also changed.
Approximately 83% of patient-advocacy organizations reported that they received financial support from drug, device, and technology companies.
"The recent ACGME rules are based on stronger evidence that ought to inform policy of such reach."
"It is foreseeable that in the coming weeks, challenges to our vaccination system will come from three directions at once."