Tuesday, January 15, 2019

American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual

Manual focuses on patient-physician relationship in different scenarios, including telemedicine American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual

Critical Thinking in Medicine

A superb new guide to critical thinking in medicine explains how our psychological foibles regularly bias and betray us, leading to diagnostic mistakes. Learning critical thinking skills is essential but difficult. Every known cognitive error is illustrated with memorable patient stories. Critical Thinking in Medicine Harriet Hall

Monday, January 14, 2019

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

People nationwide, especially those with type O blood, are urged to donate as soon as possible Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

Two integrative oncologists delude themselves that their specialty is science-based

I write a lot about “integrative medicine,” particularly “integrative oncology.” The reason, of course, is because I (and we here at SBM) view integrative medicine as the integration of pseudoscience and quackery into medicine. It’s also label that “rebrands” perfectly good science-based lifestyle medicine, such as nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle interventions, as somehow being “alternative” or “integrative.” It also uses them […] Two integrative oncologists delude themselves that their specialty is science-based David Gorski

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sociodemographic Factors Predict Recovery After Traumatic Injury

Gender, education are better predictors of long-term recovery than injury severity Sociodemographic Factors Predict Recovery After Traumatic Injury

Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending

Health care prices explain difference in spending between United States and other countries Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending

Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients

Opioid use before treatment, tobacco use are risk factors for ongoing opioid use Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients