A recent study in the journal Nature that showed that playing a relatively simple car-racing video game helped seniors improve their memory, focus and multi-tasking skills is being hailed by some as a gamechanger. But does this mean that physicians should begin instructing elderly patients to play video games?
A recently launched website aims to act as a "central clearinghouse" of content that helps physician residents learn about quality improvement and patient safety issues that are common to teaching hospitals.
Social media guidelines for physicians frequently focus on the need for doctors to separate their personal from their professional identities, but those types of policies get social media all wrong, according to a viewpoint recently published in JAMA.
A new policy paper from a research group affiliated with the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests that more NPs and PAs may not be ready to step in for primary care physicians to relieve the shortage. The reason? Just like doctors, NPs and PAs may increasingly be seeking subspecialty careers that come with better pay and less hassle.
CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD's very public transformation into a proponent of medical marijuana has done more than just inspire late-night talk show hosts to joke that his employer should change its name to the "Cannabis News Network."
When it comes to primary care, the U.S. medical education system isn't getting the job done. The founder of primary care education advocacy group Primary Care Progress shares his ideas on how to change that.
2013 is already halfway over, and primary care physicians in many states have yet to receive increased Medicaid reimbursements that were supposed to take effect on Jan. 1 of this year. Now, it appears that some states won't begin getting those larger Medicaid payments to physicians until December.
The study's findings suggest that, to reduce defensive medicine, it may be more effective to focus on physicians' perceptions of legal risk and the factors driving those perceptions, rather than tort reform. Prior studies have shown physicians "greatly overestimate their risk of being sued," according to the study.