If you think health care is dysfunctional now, just wait until after January 1

By Greg Jasani Dec. 8, 2022 Doctors across the country, especially those in primary care, have been up in arms about Medicare’s proposed cuts in reimbursement that are scheduled to go into effect on January 1. They are concerned — rightfully so — that these cuts will be ruinous to their practices and compromise the care they can […]

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Longitudinal Associations Between Use of Mobile Devices for Calming and Emotional Reactivity and Executive Functioning in Children Aged 3 to 5 Years

Original Investigation December 12, 2022 Longitudinal Associations Between Use of Mobile Devices for Calming and Emotional Reactivity and Executive Functioning in Children Aged 3 to 5 Years Jenny S. Radesky, MD1; Niko Kaciroti, PhD1,2; Heidi M. Weeks, PhD3; et alAlexandria Schaller, BS1; Alison L. Miller, PhD4 Author Affiliations Article Information JAMA Pediatr. 2023;177(1):62-70. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.4793 Key Points Question  Is the use of mobile devices to calm young children’s emotions and behavior associated with

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What poker pro Annie Duke can teach you about quitting on time

Ever been told to quit while you’re ahead, or that winners never quit? Poker player-turned decision strategist Annie Duke explains why this advice is costing you time and money. In this edition of Author Talks, McKinsey Global Publishing’s Molly Liebergall chats with former professional poker player Annie Duke about her new book, Quit: The Power of Knowing When

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Messy Moments

The hospitalist decides to keep a patient until she’s been afebrile for 24 hours. The supervising resident, after talking with the family, wants to discharge the patient. Neither explains their reasons. But the attending’s tone clearly declares – The decision’s made: the patient stays. The resident wonders: “How am I supposed to learn to practice

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Patient preference survey finds drop in telehealth use; ER visits compared to 2021

Fewer Americans are using telehealth compared to earlier in the pandemic, a new survey has found. Stericycle Communication Solutions, a patient engagement solutions vendor, released the results of its third annual survey, which reached more than 1,000 adults. It found that 45% of respondents had used telehealth in the last year, compared to 78% in 2021 and

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Lifelong Learning is Our Obligation to Our Patients

Interview with Satheesh Elangovan BDS, DSc, DMSc PracticeUpdate: Dr. Elangovan, can you give a brief explanation of what lifelong learning means to you? Dr. Satheesh Elangovan: It is an essential attitude that allows professionals to stay current on recent advances in their chosen field so they can provide the best care to their patients and/or enhance their research interests. PracticeUpdate: Why is

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