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Patients Will Be Asking: Why should I get a flu shot if it's only 10% effective?

It may still be premature to deem this year’s vaccine ineffective.

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Are new hypertension guidelines realistic?

Prominent Stanford physician questions practicality of lower blood pressure goal.

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FDA tool helps with antibiotic prescribing

Website provides up-to-date information on infection response to specific drugs.

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UK surgeon accused of "branding" livers

Transplant physician admitted that he put his initials on organs in 2 patients.

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"Die-in" protests guns in hospitals

About 60 medical residents, students, and faculty at UC San Francisco challenge role of law enforcement in the hospital.

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is "man flu" real?

Article informally reviews sex differences in influenza and cold severity.

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Aussie physician writes name on his surgical cap, starts a global movement

Clearly identifying surgical team members could improve patient safety.

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Physicians can help sexually traumatized patients

Patients with a history of sexual abuse may dread coming for an exam.

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A shortage of specialists?

New research comes to a surprising conclusion.

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Quality reporting efforts may be counterproductive

The head of AMGA argues that measuring and reporting care quality is now making it harder to improve care.

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Embarrassing—but funny—doctor fails

More than 1 physician has confessed to saying "love you" at the end of a professional call.

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Bankers can help diagnose Alzheimer's

Financial mistakes among older clients can be an early sign of health problems.

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Most physicians have been cyberattacked

A survey finds 83% reporting an attack on their computer systems.

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5 ways to optimize revenue

Know financial performance data and root out inefficiency to maximize income.