American Academy of PediatricsAAP Urges In-Person Learning, Masking in Updated Guidance on Safe Schools

According to the interim guidance, “remote-learning highlighted inequities in education, was detrimental to the educational attainment of students of all ages, and exacerbated the mental health crisis among children and adolescents.” The AAP continues to recommend that all staff and students who are 2 years or older wear face masks unless medical or developmental conditions […]

HealthgradesGender Gaps in Physician Compensation: Best and Worst Medical Specialties

According to a study of 135,000 doctors by Doximity, male physicians made, on average, 28% more than females in 2020, a 3% increase from the 2019 numbers. The survey, along with Medscape’s poll in 2021 that showed male specialist physicians overall making 33% more than females, points to a few other large gender pay gaps, […]

Wyanoke GroupCertain Antihypertensive Drugs Yield Less Memory Decline in Older Adults

According to Daniel A. Nation, PhD, associate professor of psychological science at University of California, Irvine: “Studies of angiotensin II receptor blockers and ACE inhibitors have suggested these medicines may confer the greatest benefit to long-term cognition, while other studies have shown the benefits of calcium channel blockers and diuretics on reducing dementia risk.”

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 […]

Haymarket MediaCan a Patient Sue for Deceptive Business Practices Based on Prescribing?

An extremely interesting case in New York is examined in this article, which chronicles a female patient suffering from multiple sclerosis and her suit against her neurologist for prescribing a new medication that her attorney feels goes beyond medical malpractice and into fraud under NY’s General Business Law 349: “deceptive acts or practices in the […]

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 […]