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Anxious about a minimally invasive medical procedure? The Los Angeles Times reports on a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th meeting that suggests that donning a pair of video glasses are likely to help. Researchers asked 49 patients to rate their levels of anxiousness both...

Part 2: Sherry Glied, PhD, on Pros and Cons of Healthcare Transparency

Is the ‘Consumerization’ of Healthcare Set Up for Failure?

Sherry Glied, PhD, Dean, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, examines the changing landscape of healthcare that has given patients more freedom and information to be proactive about their health. She points out the benefits of transparency in medicine as well as the...
HealthDay reports on new findings published in the journal Gastroenterology that found that colonoscopies may actually miss 6% of colorectal cancers. "Researchers analyzed data from patients who underwent colonoscopies in Utah between 1995 and 2009. About 6 percent of the patients who got a clean bill of...