Friday, October 24, 2014
Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles.
The New York Times
"Giving the Doctor a Second Chance"
For most medical ailments, nearly all the crucial diagnostic information is gathered in the history, in the conversation between doctor and patient. The physical exam serves mainly to confirm the diagnosis, though once in a while something unexpected does turn up...Read more.
"Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf"
Almost a decade ago, researchers said tests in people might start within two years, and a product could potentially be ready for licensing by 2010 or 2011. It never happened...Read more.
The Washington Post
"Primary Care doctors to Patients: Don't Forget About Us"
With an estimated 25 million new people becoming insured over the next few years, a coalition of family physicians has a message for the country: Don't forget about us...Read more.
"New York Physician Who Worked in Guinea Tests Positive for Ebola"
A New York physician who recently returned from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa tested positive Thursday for the deadly virus after falling ill, days after his arriving back in the United States...Read more.
"Weeks After Winning a Nobel Prize for His Microscope, Eric Betzig Just Revolutionized Microscopy Again"
Thursday in Science, Eric Betzig and a team of his colleagues reported on a new microscopy technique that allows them to observe living cellular processes at groundbreaking resolution and speed...Read more.
"Uber's One-Shot Deal: Flu Vaccine at Your Doorstep"
The idea for the promotion, called UberHEALTH, came from John Brownstein, an epidemiologist at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He said he's long been troubled by how inconvenient it is to get a flu shot—and how important...Read more.
"WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Continues to Spread in West Africa"
Even with the modest goal of meeting 70% of the region's needs by Dec. 1, affected countries would need at least 16 more labs to help medical staff quickly diagnose patients; 230 more "dead body management teams" to bury or cremate bodies in ways that don't spread Ebola; 4,388 more hospital beds; and 20,000 contract tracers to find and isolate potential cases...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
"How Medicare 'Self-Referral' Thrives on Loophole"
Self-referral has become common practice among many US physician groups, which refer anything from lab services to MRIs to entities from which they benefit financially...Read more.
"US to Monitor West Africa Travelers for Ebola Symptoms"
US authorities will start monitoring travelers coming into the country from the three West African countries affected by the Ebola epidemic for symptoms, the latest measure to prevent the spread of the disease in America...Read more.
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