Annals of Internal Medicine

3 to 4 cups of coffee can do more good than bad for your body, study suggests

Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day can positively impact health more than it can harm it, according to a study published Wednesday.<p>Health researchers looked at more than 200 previous studies and linked coffee consumption to lower risk of premature death, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's …

News (U.S.)

Doing this simple activity every 30 minutes can save your life

You might want to stand up and walk around while reading this …<p>“The longer, more frequent, and more intense the breaks from inactivity, the better” — …

Wellness

Female doctors adjust lives to accommodate home

(Reuters Health) - Female physicians are more likely to make professional adjustments to accommodate their responsibilities at home, according to a new study.<p>In particular, male doctors tend to have more help at home for childcare or elder care, the study authors reported online November 21 in the …

Gender

Dave Lindorff · Short Cuts: Medical Fraud

Earlier this year, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit, based on evidence from a whistleblower, against UnitedHealth Group, the largest provider …

Health Care

OpenNotes Passes the 20 Million Mark

<i>Number of health systems sharing notes doubles in one year</i><p><b>BOSTON</b> – OpenNotes has reached a new milestone. More than 20 million patients can now read …

Health Care

Megyn Kelly says she doesn't exercise and swears by the 'F-factor diet' to stay trim — here's the science behind it

• <b>Megyn Kelly is an NBC host and a former Fox News anchor.</b>• <b><br>In her 2016 autobiography, "Settle for More," Kelly says she doesn't exercise and focuses instead on maintaining a high-fiber diet.</b>• <b><br>Specifically, she adheres to the "F-factor diet," designed by dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot.</b>• <b><br>There's science behind</b> …

Weight Loss

For opiate addiction, study finds drug-assisted treatment is more effective than detox

Say you’re a publicly-insured Californian with an addiction to heroin, fentanyl or prescription narcotics, and you want to quit.<p>New research suggests you can do it the way most treatment-seeking addicts in the state do — by undergoing a medically-supervised “detoxification” that’s difficult, …

Addiction

Top 10 Nursing Home Nightmares

It’s an inevitable fact of life that people get old. Many times, age and its changes bring about a need for assistance in day-to-day life. Families …

List-Worthy

Substituting methadone for opioids could save billions

(Reuters Health) - Policymakers and insurers have been pushing people addicted to opioids into abstinence-based detox programs, but a new study concludes that methadone and similar drug-maintenance treatments save lives and money.<p>If the nearly 47,000 Californians who began treatment for opioid-use …

Addiction

5 Sneaky Things You Didn’t Realize Could Be Messing with Your Heart Health

You know you should eat the veggies on your plate, and a heart-pounding workout strengthens this most important organ. But there are also …

Wellness

Should Doctors Screen Their Patients for Gun Violence?

It’s a bizarre idea, but a popular one in much of the medical profession.<p>In a recent paper in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i>, Garen Wintemute of the …

Guns

Dabigatran Versus Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

Background:<p>Dabigatran (150 mg twice daily) has been associated with lower rates of stroke than warfarin in trials of atrial fibrillation, but …

Medicine

8 ways you're unintentionally hurting your body every day — and how to stop

• <b>There are certain everyday habits that hurt your body.</b>• <b><br>The way you sit in an office chair, drive your car, or eat your breakfast can have a serious effect on your health.</b>• <b><br>INSIDER spoke to several experts about these harmful habits and how to fix them.</b>• <b><br>Overall, making minor changes can have a huge</b> …

Wellness

How to Reduce Primary Care Doctors’ Workloads While Improving Care

Not long ago, many services such as tax accounting were delivered episodically and in-person, as most health care still is today. Periodically, a client and accountant would meet, review financial materials and status and, at the end of the encounter, make an appointment for the next meeting. …

Health Care

FDA Approves First Digital Pill That You (And Others) Can Track

“Did you take that pill?’<p><b>Response:</b> “Yes.”<p>“Are you sure?”<p><b>Response:</b> “Absolutely. I’m fairly certain. I think so. Maybe. What was your question again?”<p>“Let’s ask the pill.”<p>Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they approved the first drug in the U.S. that can tell you and others …

Technology

8 ways to stay healthy this winter

1. Rest and Recover<p>To get fit, you work out regularly. But if you don’t give your body time to rest after strenuous exercise, you’re only upping the …

Wellness

The Truth About Switching To A Standing Desk, According To People Who Actually Use Them

How it impacts your health, plus, insight into some of the best standing desks on the market.<p>You’ve heard the warnings: sitting will kill you.<p>Studies have connected being sedentary for prolonged periods of time with everything from increased risk of breast and colon cancer (make sure you aren't …

Standing Desks

9 signs you're in good shape, even if you never go to the gym

• <b>Being "in shape" comes down to a lot of factors that have nothing to do with your weight.</b>• <b><br>Your flexibility, heart rate, and ability to accomplish every day tasks are just some of the things that should be taken into account when determining your fitness level.</b>• <b><br>Knowing the signs can help you evaluate</b> …

Fitness

The Terrifying Mistake That Let The Texas Shooter Purchase A Gun

Devin P. Kelley was court-marshaled in 2012 for assaulting his wife and child. So why was he still able to buy a firearm?<p>On Sunday morning, Devin Patrick Kelley entered a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and opened fire, killing 26 people and wounding many more. It was one of the deadliest mass …

Guns

Mass Shootings Don’t Have to Be Inevitable

There is an agonizing predictability to the mass shootings that regularly horrify the nation. The latest, in which 26 churchgoers were shot to death at Sunday worship in Texas, offered all the most cruel and terrifying characteristics.<p>It was carried out by a disturbed individual with easy access to …

Opinion

Don’t Nudge Me: The Limits of Behavioral Economics in Medicine

Whenever I talk to physicians about outcomes that are worse than you’d expect, they are quick to point out that noncompliance — when a patient does not follow a course of treatment — is a major problem.<p>Sometimes prescriptions aren’t filled. Other times they are, but patients don’t take the drugs as …

Business

Trump called the shooting in Texas a 'mental-health issue’ — but scientific evidence says otherwise

• <b>Researchers say there's no traceable link between mental health problems and mass shootings.</b>• <b><br>The United States doesn't have significantly higher rates of mental health problems than the rest of the world, but Americans are ten times more likely to die at the barrel of a gun than people in other</b> …

U.S. Politics

Physician wellness programs are lipstick on a pig

0 Shares<p>Here it comes — another email about “physician wellness,” advertising mindfulness training, an ice cream social, or a volunteer day. As a …

Health Care

Trump says the mass shooting in Texas 'isn't a guns situation' -- but scientific evidence suggests it probably is

• <b>Researchers say there’s no traceable link between mental health problems and mass shootings.</b>• <b><br>The United States doesn’t have significantly higher rates</b> …

Guns

Aspirin study points to the long-term impact of inflammation on cancer

Multiple studies of compounds that reduce inflammation seems to show very broad impacts on our health. These studies have documented reductions in …

Cancer

Gun Death Rate Rose Again in 2016, C.D.C. Says

The rate of gun deaths in the United States rose in 2016 to about 12 per 100,000 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released on Friday. That was up from a rate of about 11 for every 100,000 people in 2015, and it reflected the second consecutive year that the …

Gun Control

Alternative and unusual therapies to treat cycling injuries: Cure or con?

<b>Many cyclists are resorting to offbeat, unproven therapies in a bid to recover from injuries. Are they being cured or conned? Cycling Weekly</b> …

Medicine

Rate of gun deaths rose again in 2016

The rate of gun deaths in the United States rose in 2016 to about 12 per 100,000 people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a …

Boston

She Survived A Gun To Her Head. Now She Wants To Keep Them Out Of Abusers' Hands.

A bill introduced by Rep. Gwen Moore would encourage states to remove guns from dangerous domestic abusers.<p>The first time Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) remembers seeing a gun in real life, it was pressed to her head. She was in her early 20s, and the man threatening her was her boyfriend.<p>He had beaten …

News (U.S.)

10 EHR failure statistics: why you need to get it right first time

31st October 2017<p>20% of EHR system installations could be considered a failure.<p>Although it is important to note this number may not be an exact …

Digital Health