June 25, 2018
— WSJ ‘s John Carreyrou on how disgraced entrepreneur nearly got away with it Practice Management > Information Technology Article by Matt Wynn for MedPage Today, June 25, 2018 In early 2015, blood-testing startup Theranos Inc. was riding high, with hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funding and its young Stanford-dropout founder, Elizabeth Holmes, the subject of fawning stories in the business media. Theranos claimed that it could test for dozens of analytes
— Outlines problems facing the industry, but few specifics on how he’ll address them in new role by Cheryl Clark, Senior Staff Writer inewsource/MedPage, June 22, 2018 Boston surgeon and prolific author Atul Gawande, MD, told health plan executives here that “many things I’ve been talking about could get to matter.” That’s because, as announced earlier this week, he is now heading the health insurance initiative spearheaded by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase.
June 20, 2018
JAMA, Published online June 20, 2018. Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP; Martha E. Gaines, JD, LLM Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “HIPAA.” “HIPAA, who?” “I’m sorry, but I cannot disclose that.” Clinicians and patients alike will laugh at this, but behind the laughter are anger and frustration. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a law created to protect patients, has borne with it serious obstacles to effective care. How did this happen? What went wrong on the road to protecting
June 18, 2018
Article by Kim Stewart in Today’s Practitioner, June 18, 2018 As many as 85% of all people globally have experienced low-back pain in their lifetimes. No one is exempt whether sedentary or a professional athlete. It is so common that low back pain the the most frequently reported reason that people see their doctor. For that reason alone, this study holds particular promise. Dry needling for low back pain is becoming more frequently used as
Original article by Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH; Alan C. Geller, MPH, RN JAMA. 2018;320(2):131-132. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.6729 In September 2017, Philip Morris International (PMI), the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company and manufacturer of the world’s leading cigarette brand (Marlboro), announced establishment of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, with nearly $1 billion in funding over the next 12 years.1 The foundation states that it will promote a vision of “ending smoking in this generation by eliminating the use of cigarettes and other forms
By Heather Tick and Jane Ballantyne. Special to The Seattle Times Opinion June 17, 2018 America’s problematic health-care system must share some of the blame for its opioid and pain crises. The twinned problems of improperly treated pain and overused opioids require a transformation in management strategies to facilitate better ownership by patients themselves of their pain and overall well-being, and lead to less reliance on passive handouts from doctors, especially when those handouts consist only of risky drugs. We
May 25, 2018
The most popular course at Yale teaches how to be happy. We took it for you. Article by Adam Sternbergh for The CUT, May 25, 2018 Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-about college course in America. She just wanted her students to be happy. And they certainly look happy as they Ale into a church — a literal church, Battell Chapel,
Article by The University of Kansas, May 1, 2018 A University of Kansas anthropological geneticist is part of an international research team working to shed light upon one of the unanswered questions concerning the peopling of the New World: Namely, what was the size of the original founding population of the Americas? Despite numerous genetic studies that have helped contribute to knowledge about how ancient groups populated the Americas, scientists have not reached a consensus
April 23, 2018
Scientists have tracked down an elusive ‘tangled knot’ of DNA Article in Science Daily, April 23, 2018 Source: Garvan Institute of Medical Research Summary: In a world first, researchers have identified a new DNA structure — called the i-motif — inside cells. A twisted ‘knot’ of DNA, the i-motif has never before been directly seen inside living cells. It’s DNA, but not as we know it. In a world first, Australian researchers have identified a
September 14, 2014
Original Article Contributors: Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD, Rachel Mosher Henke, PhD, Maryam Tabrizi, PhD, MS, Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD (hc), Ron Loeppke, MD, MPH, David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, Jessica Grossmeier, PhD, MPH, David R. Anderson, PhD, LP, Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH, Rebecca K. Kelly, PhD, RD, CDE, Tre’ McCalister, MA, EdD, Seth Serxner, PhD, Christobel Selecky, MA, Leba G. Shallenberger, DrPh, James F. Fries, MD, Catherine Baase, MD, Fikry Isaac, MD, MPH, K.