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Bloomberg News reports that while the the number of medical students who enrolled this year increased by 2.8%, there are still not enough residency positions, making it difficult to solve the  growing physician shortage. Furthermore, the mandatory funding cuts to the U.S. Medicare program, which funds more...
The switch to Electronic Health Records (EHR) is one that seems painful to the healthcare provider, as it suggests increased documentation time and increased work load. Dan Riskin, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Fidelity, explains how EHR can make work flow smoother in hospitals while improving...
Bariatric surgery may trump non-surgical techniques in helping people lose weight, the Los Angeles Times reports. The article cites a study published in BMJ that followed patients with a body mass index greater than 30 who either underwent bariatric surgery or attempted non-surgical weight loss for a...