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Why Doctors Hate Their Computers – Atul Gawande

On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of mandatory computer training. We sat in three rows, each of us parked behind a desktop computer. In one month, our daily routines would come to depend upon mastery of Epic, the … Continue reading Why Doctors Hate Their Computers – Atul Gawande

Welcome To Medicare’s Open Season Your Head Is About To Explode – Howard Gleckman

It is Medicare open season. And, let’s face it, nobody has any idea what to do. The other night, I got a call from a friend who works in the long-term care advocacy world. She will soon turn 65 and is confronting the reality of enrolling in Medicare. She has been doing diligent research and … Continue reading Welcome To Medicare’s Open Season Your Head Is About To Explode – Howard Gleckman

Antibiotic Resistance: Breakthrough Study Offers Solution – Catharine Paddock PhD

When a team at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, treated mice with specific small molecules that stop bacteria from producing toxins, all the animals survived an MRSA sepsis infection, compared with less than a third of untreated mice. The finding is significant because if the same is true of humans, … Continue reading Antibiotic Resistance: Breakthrough Study Offers Solution – Catharine Paddock PhD

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