Biometric Tech for Patient ID: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how hospitals can curb rising drug costs, manage drug shortages (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ACA Ruling: No Immediate Impact, but Changes the Conversation
(MedPage Today) -- Now, the whole healthcare law is up for discussion (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Prucalopride OK'd for Chronic Constipation
(MedPage Today) -- FDA approves serotonin-4 receptor agonist, to be sold as Motegrity (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NPs' New Role Delivering Tx for Opioid Addiction
(MedPage Today) -- Joyce Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, APRN, of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners explains (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Fetal Tissue Research Divides House Panel
(MedPage Today) -- Also: HHS advisors recommend a new oncology payment model (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mentoring Programs Can Boost Morale
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ICU Stethoscopes Harbor DNA from Nosocomial Bacteria (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cleaning methods only partially reduced levels seen in molecular study (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Calif. Favors'Second Chances' for Docs Who Molest Patients
(MedPage Today) -- It's a'slap in my face,'says one victim (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sex Work: How'Repressive Policing' Ups HIV/STIs and Other Harms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis adds to literature on harms associated with criminalizing prostitution (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Too Many PCI Procedures in China?
(MedPage Today) -- Study details how many enter cath lab with a low likelihood of benefit (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Handless Surgeon?
(MedPage Today) -- Expand our profession by expanding imagination (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: Obamacare Last Call; Futures Market for'Cures'; Seniors, Stay Frisky!
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Calif. Medical Board Begins Tracking Docs' FDA Warning Letters
(MedPage Today) -- Action follows MedPage Today/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel investigation (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

' The Boy I Never Knew'; Better Cancer Tests; Cancer Patient's Bigotry
(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Make America Great With Immigration
(MedPage Today) -- ACP's Bob Doherty recounts his family's history as immigrants (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Action Needed to Cut Disparities in Black Maternal, Child Mortality
(MedPage Today) -- Black mothers more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy, childbirth (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ICU Stethoscopes Teeming With Bacteria?
(MedPage Today) -- Tests show DNA from many species, even after washing (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ICU Stethoscopes Teeming With Bacteria
(MedPage Today) -- Cleaning only partially modified or eliminated complex microbial communities (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Will Barbers Regain Their Role as Medical Practitioners?
(MedPage Today) -- Milton Packer highlights the rediscovery of a 1,000-year-old cure for medical elitism (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hospitals No Longer a Big Part of the Social Safety Net
(MedPage Today) -- That's a problem, says Hans Duvefelt, MD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

PTAC OKs New Payment Model for Community Oncology
(MedPage Today) -- MASON model touts evidence-based care along with " appropriate payments and incentives " (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Does Money Talk When it Comes to Transplants?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, analyzing sexual harassment in medicine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Oncologist Ready to Give up Medicine to Save Science
(MedPage Today) -- Jason Westin, MD, stepped up when he saw which way Texas and the country were going (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study: TAVR Success Tied to Experience With SAVR (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- CMS data analysis shows hospitals with higher SAVR-related deaths also had higher TAVR-related mortality (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA: Duodenoscope Cleaning Still a Problem
(MedPage Today) -- " Higher-than-expected contamination rates after reprocessing " in recent studies (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Reducing Inappropriate Drug Prescriptions: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, study reveals better care at top 50 cardio hospitals (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 11, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fault Found (Again) With Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures in Journals
(MedPage Today) -- Even in top publications, many authors fail to disclose relevant financial relationships (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stark Law Comments Focus on Value-Based Arrangements
(MedPage Today) -- Provider groups want exceptions added to the law (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Take MedPage Today's #MeToo Survey
(MedPage Today) -- How common is sexual harassment in the medical field? Is it being addressed? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

End-of-life Surrogates Often Overconfident
(MedPage Today) -- Most are less prepared than they think to make necessary decisions (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Quiz Time: Why Do Diabetes Patients Skimp on Therapy?
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Health Spending Growth Slows; Azar Blasts Medicare for All
(MedPage Today) -- MedPAC contemplates an end to " incident to " billing for NPs and PAs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC: Progress on Secondhand Smoke Stalls
(MedPage Today) -- 1 in 4 nonsmokers, including 14 million children, exposed (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cardiologists Urged to Take Lead Role in Smoking Cessation
(MedPage Today) -- Ask, prescribe, and follow up to help patients kick the habit, ACC says (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Time Out of Whack
(MedPage Today) -- A few late patients added unneeded chaos to Fred N. Pelzman, MD's workday (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lethal Injection:'Burning as They Die '
(MedPage Today) -- How death penalty drugs go unregulated (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

There's No Room for Ego in Healthcare
(MedPage Today) -- It's how mistakes happen, says Suneel Dhand, MD (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MedPAC Mulls Scrapping'Incident To' Billing for NPs, PAs
(MedPage Today) -- Commission also discusses new path to turn mid-level providers into full-fledged physicians (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Associated with Early Puberty in Girls (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Relationship with the ubiquitous parabens, phthalates, and phenols and early puberty not seen among boys (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS: Health Spending Growth Slowed to 3.9% in 2017
(MedPage Today) -- Deceleration from previous 2 years (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Endovascular Stroke Tx: Risk Factors for Readmission (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- For one in eight patients, it's back to the hospital within a month (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NYC Health Officials Oppose New'Green Card' Rule
(MedPage Today) -- Could cost city hospitals $362 million in unnecessary emergency care (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: #MeToo at Columbia; Cancer Test Hype; With Child, in Chains
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rules Needed for Better Patient Record Access, Say Experts
(MedPage Today) -- It won't happen unless it's required (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: CDC Definition May Be Overly Nonspecific (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More restrictive criteria developed, with the aim of better defining a " homogeneous population " for research and treatment (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Infective Endocarditis: Spike in N.C. Linked to Opioid Epidemic (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Alarming'increase prompts call to improve the related'cascade of care'(Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Opioid Scripts From Dentists Linked to Opioid Abuse in Youth (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A substantial proportion of overall opioid exposure in young people occurs in the dental setting, warranting an examination of prescribing practices (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

BMI May Matter in Risk of Hospitalization From Severe Flu
(MedPage Today) -- U-shaped curve, where obese, underweight individuals more likely to be hospitalized (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Advisors Say Yes to Optimizer Smart Device in Heart Failure
(MedPage Today) -- Overwhelming vote to recommend approval, despite many misgivings (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Telehealth: The Exception Rather Than the Rule?
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers report mixed results in use of telemedicine services by physicians (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news