HealthgradesOldest and Youngest Doctors by Specialty

Which specialties will be most affected by changing age demographics among doctors? That’s the question the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) asks in their latest survey of “Active Physicians by Age and Specialty”, which tallied up the results of 935,000 practicing physicians in the US. Where does your specialty fall on the list?

American College of PhysiciansEffect of Bedside Compared with Outside the Room Patient Case Presentation on Patients’ Knowledge About Their Medical Care

Medical jargon and the complexity of medical information may cause misunderstandings and patient discomfort when bedside case presentations are taking place. To see if outside-the-room case presentations were more effective, the researchers examined the patients’ average knowledge of three dimensions of their medical care in both settings — understanding their disease, the therapeutic approach being […]

Everyday HealthDoctors Beware: There’s a $400,000 Target on Your Back

In this article/podcast from KevinMD.com, the author encourages readers to make some adjustments in their life to reduce the professional and personal risks associated with the stakeholders who target physicians, including corporate America, the government, patients, and the financial industry. The commentary is a response to President Biden’s multi-trillion spending plan, which targets rich corporations […]

Everyday HealthAdjuvant Anti-PD-1 Misses on OS in High-Risk Melanoma

Presented at the virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, the findings from the S1404 clinical trial demonstrated that, although the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab (Keytruda) came up short in both the intent-to-treat (ITT) population and PD-L1-positive subgroup, relapse-free survival (RFS) was significantly improved compared with those who received either ipilimumab (Yervoy) or high-dose […]