Monthly Archives: May 2013

UNICEF: US Children Ranked Poorly In Health, Infant Mortality Rate

Out of the 29 most economically advanced countries, the United States demonstrated some of the lowest scores in health and poverty, according to a recent UNICEF report. If UNICEF were to distribute report cards for all 29 countries in their latest report … Continue reading

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Doctors order fewer tests when they know prices: study

Reuters Health reports that “[d]octors order fewer laboratory tests during a patient’s hospital stay if they know how much the tests cost, according to a new study. Researchers found that doctors at one U.S. hospital ordered about 9 percent fewer … Continue reading

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Association For Death Education And Counseling Convention Draws Grief, Dying, Thanatology Expertsore

” Every week, hundreds of convention centers across the U.S. are booked by professional groups, but the the one Los Angeles this week was unique. At the Association for Death Education and Counseling conference, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, some … Continue reading

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The Impossible Workload for Doctors in Training

“Fatigue is bad, but overwork is worse,” said Dr. Lara Goitein, lead author of a recently published editorial in JAMA Internal Medicine and a pulmonary and critical care physician at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, N.M. Health care … Continue reading

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If this was a pill, you’d do anything to get it

” Health Quality Partners is all about going there. The program enrolls Medicare patients with at least one chronic illness and one hospitalization in the past year. It then sends a trained nurse to see them every week, or every … Continue reading

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The Lies We Tell in the Exam Room

Doctors and patients are never supposed to lie directly to each other. (No surprise there. What is surprising is that this expectation is a fairly modern development. Even a few decades ago, honesty on the doctor’s part, at least when … Continue reading

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