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The FDA has approved a new device, Viva, that is “used to resynchronize the beating of the heart and reduce hospitalizations for heart failure.” An article in Bloomberg News explains that Viva, a product of Medtronic Inc., does not require doctors to recalibrate the device as the “implanted device uses...
Although medical experts explain communication failures between doctors are disturbingly common, a new article in The Washington Post reports “Coordinated care, touted as the key to better, more cost-effective care, is being encouraged through financial rewards and penalties under the 2010 health-care...
A new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine seeks to determine how interns spent their time in the hospital. Researchers conducted an “observational study on inpatient ward rotations at two internal medicine residency programs at large academic medical centers … Interns spent 12 % of their...