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Your NEJM Group Today: Marfan's with Ectopia Lentis / Rising Costs of Topical Steroids / NC Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 41-year-old man presented with progressive loss … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Navigating Rx Price Increases / Dietary Fat & Breast Cancer Outcomes / Illinois Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose from you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Catalyst: Case … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Diagnosing Liver Disease / Lung Cancer Increasing in Nonsmokers / Ohio Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Have a look at today's selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review article: Advances in imaging techniques … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center launches new in-house OB/GYN program
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center has partnered with OB Hospitalist Group to offer an obstetrics emergency department and obstetrics hospitalist program. This ensures that expectant mothers are evaluated and treated by a physician, regardless of time, location, circumstance or complication. Physicians will be on site at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center to support other community OB/GYNs and provide coverage as requested. OB Hospitalist Group is a nationwide specialist in the development, staffing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: How All Physicians Can Address Opioid Addiction / Predicting Seizure Recurrence / Massachusetts Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Audio Interview: Practicing Addiction Medicine: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Infant with Fever & Abdominal Mass / Surprising Effect of Melatonin / Pittsburgh Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: An 8-month-old girl presented … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Newborn with Vomiting, Acidosis & Azotemia / Inpatient Antibiotics & Adverse Events / Ariz. FM Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 9-day-old girl was admitted because of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Wheezing Interactive Medical Case / Excessive Opioids After C-Section / New Mexico Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Interactive Medical Case: A 20-year-old with a history of allergic rhinitis presented to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Med/Surg Units: The Proverbial Bedlam
(MedPage Today) -- An inpatient stay reveals the burden on med/surg hospitalists (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 26, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Severe Plantar Warts Images / CPAP for Sleep Apnea & CV Risk / Illinois Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Endocervical Carcinoma in Pregnancy / Dyspepsia Management Guideline / Indiana Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Have a look at what we selected for you today from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case record: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Hospitalists Can Reach the C-Suite How Hospitalists Can Reach the C-Suite
Chad Whelan, MD, who was recently named president of Loyola University Medical Center, shares his best career tips.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Beating, Fast and Slow / Women's Views on Screening Mammography / Kentucky Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Have a look at the latest selections from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical problem-solving: A 52-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of exertional chest … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Infinity Healthcare of Milwaukee purchased by Envision
Envision Healthcare Corp. said Wednesday that Envision Physician Services acquired Infinity Healthcare Inc., a multi-specialty physician group practice based in downtown Milwaukee. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed in a press release from Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Envision Healthcare (NYSE: EVHC). Infinity Healthcare has more than 340 physicians and midlevel providers who deliver emergency and hospitalist medicine, anesthesia and radiology services to patients in Wisconsin and Illinois. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rebecca Carballo Source Type: news

Hospitalists' Winning Abstracts Target High-Value Care Hospitalists' Winning Abstracts Target High-Value Care
Researchers developed strategies to reduce the number of days insurers refused to pay for as well as the number of unnecessary transthoracic echocardiography tests and unnecessary heart monitoring.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: NEJM Editors on Senate Health Bill / Exercise for Knee OA / Florida Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: New England Journal of Medicine: Editorial: NEJM editors weigh in on the Better Care … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Paris Physician Named TMA Health Hero
Amanda D. Green, MD, a hospitalist in Paris, was named a Health Hero by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) for her commitment to improving the health of her community. She was one of only four physicians TMA honored with the inaugural award during TexMed, TMA ’s annual conference, in Houston. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Tale of Two Doctors / Over- and Underdosing Novel Anticoagulants / Pennsylvania Hospitalist/Nocturnist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's a small sampling of what's new on NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Medicine and Society: Back-to-back visits with an internist … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Large Arachnoid Cyst / Steroids for Urticaria? / Chicago Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 27-year-old … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Inpatient Progress Note Content Often Cut and Pasted
About half of the content is pasted from elsewhere by medical students, residents, hospitalists (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 7, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Learning from Indian Healthcare / Childhood Atopic Dermatitis & Allergy Risk / Florida Hospitalist & Nocturnist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Catalyst: Expert article: Even though India is far from a model of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Managing High Drug Prices / Durability of Antiretroviral Therapy / Montana Internist/Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Audio Interview: High … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Protecting Physician Speech / Changing Face of Endocarditis / Colorado Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here are our top picks from NEJM Group:NEJM Audio Interview: Protecting Physician Speech: Professor Wendy … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physicians' age linked to patients' mortality risk
Hospitalized patients have a slightly higher risk of dying when treated by older hospitalists -- internal medicine specialists who oversee the care of acutely ill hospitalized patients -- new research concludes. The results suggest the critical importance of continuing medical education throughout the span of a physician's professional career. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

There's A Strong Chance You Are Paying For Expensive Medical Billing Mistakes
Medical bills are the gift that keeps on giving. Having lost my husband in January, I can attest that not even death puts an end to the steady stream of bills for his care that I still get in the mail. Balance billing, services not covered, out-of-network doctors ― they all come back to haunt you in the form of bills ― including a good number from doctors you’ve never met or heard of, and who you don’t when or why even saw your loved one. The bills? I expected them. What I didn’t expect was to learn that medical bills notoriously contain errors ― big errors. While there are no comprehensive statisti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links physician age to patient mortality risk
(Harvard Medical School) Patients treated by older hospital-based internists known as hospitalists are somewhat more likely to die within a month of admission than those treated by younger physicians, according to the results of a study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitalists on Healthcare:'Politicians Can't Fix This'Hospitalists on Healthcare:'Politicians Can't Fix This '
The only fix for the system is lowering costs, and only providers can do that, speakers at the hospital medicine meeting explained as they discussed the uncertain future of American healthcare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Electronics Connect Records, Schedules, Physician Cellphones Electronics Connect Records, Schedules, Physician Cellphones
A new software program can notify hospitalists if a patient is readmitted, and can survey physicians in real time about issues such as workload.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

How to Find the Best Hospitalist Schedule How to Find the Best Hospitalist Schedule
Find out about the pros and cons of these three options.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Rethinking Pain Can Help Hospitalists Fight Opioid Crisis Rethinking Pain Can Help Hospitalists Fight Opioid Crisis
Changes in the assessment of patients reporting pain, expectations about pain management, and prescribing practices can help curb the opioid crisis, according to experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Climate Change and Health Interview / PPIs & Stroke / New York Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Check out today's selections from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Climate Change and Health: Dr. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Sleep Studies and VTEs Headline Hospitalists Meeting Sleep Studies and VTEs Headline Hospitalists Meeting
Curbing interruptions to patient's sleep and a rare look into hospital-associated venous thromboembolism (VTEs) will be among the hot topics at the upcoming Society of Hospital Medicine meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

The Hospitalist Will See You Now
The next time you ’re admitted to the hospital, you might not see your primary care doctor very much. But the doctor you will see–will probably do a fine job of taking care of you. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Struggle Over Healthcare Reform / Cefazolin for S. aureus Bacteremia / New York Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Audio Interview: Dr. Jonathan Oberlander discusses Republican … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Women Doctors Aren ’t Better; More Human? Maybe
You may have missed the report concluding that patients had lower readmission and mortality rates if they were under the care of female hospitalists vs their male counterparts. I know excellent physicians in both camps and some sorry ones as well. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Rebecca Bechhold, MD Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Yellow Fever Interview / MI Near Marathon Routes / North Carolina Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Audio Interview: The Latest Arbovirus Threat: Dr. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Kaposi's Sarcoma of the Oral Cavity / Predicting Response to Depression Treatment / Kentucky Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group Today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 33-year-old man presented with … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

5 Hospital Committees Young Hospitalists Should Join 5 Hospital Committees Young Hospitalists Should Join
These committees will help you grow your leadership and clinical skills, established hospitalists say.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Benzodiazepine Dependence Review / Newer Diabetes Drugs & Pancreatitis / North Carolina Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review Article: Long-term use of benzodiazepines can … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Hospitalist Spending Does Not Mean Better Outcomes More Hospitalist Spending Does Not Mean Better Outcomes
Researchers also found spending varied more among hospitalists in a given hospital than between hospitals. Targeting individual physicians with waste-cutting messages may help, authors said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Brandy Utter Joins Physicians Staff at Conway Regional (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Brandy L. Utter has joined the hospitalist staff at Conway Regional Health System. She most recently practiced at Unity Health After Hours Clinic in Searcy. Utter holds a medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and a bachelor’s degree in biology and premedical studies from Ouachita Baptist University. She completed a three-year residency in family medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Yasmene McDaniel has been named vice president of physician services at Sparks Clinic in Fort Smith. She will oversee all clinic operations and administratio...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Pediatric Anesthesia Warning / App Reduces PTSD Symptoms / Oklahoma Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Audio Interview: Pediatric Anesthesia Warning: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Start-Ups from Outside Healthcare, Gene Replacement for Sickle Cell Disease, Georgia Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Catalyst: Start-ups from outside … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Axing Lectures in Med School? / Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer / Oklahoma Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here is the latest from NEJM Group:NEJM Knowledge+: The University of Vermont's medical school … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

A Conversation with Mark Hamed
Discussion includes rural health policy, substance abuse, and healthcare quality, among other things. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 21, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Digital Health in Real-World Settings / Letrozole vs. Clomiphene for Infertility / Florida Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you today from NEJM Group:NEJM Catalyst: Many digital … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

10 Little-Known Tips For Saving Money On Health Care
Sometimes, the devil is in the details. That’s a rule that applies to health care as well; the more you know, the better off you will be. Here are 10 ways you might be surprised to know you can save money on the one truly priceless thing you have: your health. 1. Prescriptions may cost you less if you don’t use your insurance. As difficult a pill as this is to swallow, your best deal on some commonly prescribed drugs may be found by ignoring the drug coverage you pay for and instead just reaching for your wallet. Often, your insurance drug plan requires a copay that is higher than the cost of paying cash at the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Sarcoidosis, Diplopia, & Weakness / Dads in Obesity Trials / Boston-Area Hospitalist & Nocturnist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here are today's selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case record: A 62-year-old man with sarcoidosis was admitted to the hospital … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Organ Donation & Cognition / Inappropriate Opioid Use Discussion / Colorado Pediatric Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Audio Interview: Scarce Organs and the Cognitively Impaired: Dr. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Report: Trump considers ex-Mela Sciences CEO Gulfo for FDA chief
A name familiar to the medical device industry has surfaced as a possible nominee to lead the FDA: the Trump administration is reportedly mulling Dr. Joseph Gulfo, the former CEO of Mela Sciences (now Strata Skin Sciences (NSDQ:SSKN)), for FDA commissioner. Dr. Stephen Ostroff is leading the federal safety watchdog on an interim basis, after the resignation of Dr. Robert Califf Jan. 20 ahead of last week’s inauguration. Early speculation had Jim O’Neill, a libertarian and Silicon Valley investor with no medical experience, as the leading candidate to replace Ostroff. O’Neill has m...
Source: Mass Device - January 24, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Wall Street Beat MELA Sciences Inc. Personnel Moves Strata Skin Sciences Source Type: news