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    Here Are The Next Steps To Tackling The Opioid Epidemic

    Yes, the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid-use crisis, an epidemic. Yes, the opioid crisis is bad, with 91 Americans dying every day from overdoses and many other lives being shattered, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Yes, the crisis has been getting worse since 1999, with overdose deaths quadrupling and more and more powerful opioid concoctions emerging seemingly every year (the latest being the aptly named "Gray Death," which I described here). Yes, the opioid epidemic is finally getting more attention with news coverage and speeches, lots of speeches.
    Here Are The Next Steps To Tackling The Opioid Epidemic

    White House Drama Threatens To Upstage Health-Care Efforts

    Senate Republicans want to start Act Two in the Obamacare overhaul saga, but they’re in danger of getting upstaged by the unfolding White House drama.

    White House Drama Threatens To Upstage Health-Care Efforts

    Gisele Bündchen Casts Doubt On Adequacy Of NFL Concussion Protocol

    First came Spygate. Then came Deflategate. Now comes Concussiongate.

    Gisele Bündchen Casts Doubt On Adequacy Of NFL Concussion Protocol

    New York county sues Purdue, J&J over opioid marketing

    A county in New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) and other drugmakers, accusing them of engaging in fraudulent marketing that played down the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, leading to a drug epidemic.

    New York county sues Purdue, J&J over opioid marketing

    Trump’s Health Chief Pushes ‘Waivers’ For States From Obamacare Rules

    Tom Price, U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), speaks during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
    Trump’s Health Chief Pushes ‘Waivers’ For States From Obamacare Rules

    Boston doctors, engaged to each other, slain in luxury apartment

    Two Boston doctors, engaged to each other, were found dead in their penthouse apartment, according to law enforcement.
    Boston doctors, engaged to each other, slain in luxury apartment

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    That nice older doctor you go to? Well, it turns out you might live longer with a younger one (0)

    That nice older doctor you go to? Well, it turns out you might live longer with a younger one

    You know that kindly older doctor you have been seeing for years? Very experienced, wonderfully reassuring. Silver-haired and authoritative, with a warm bedside manner. Sort of like Marcus Welby, M.D.

    Individual Insurance Buyers Were Better Off Without Obamacare (0)

    Individual Insurance Buyers Were Better Off Without Obamacare

    Obamacare’s destruction of the individual health insurance market has done enormous damage to the lives and finances of millions of people who purchase their own insurance.

    Investment and Tax

    From Coding To Cancer: How AI Is Changing Medicine (0)

    From Coding To Cancer: How AI Is Changing Medicine

    Regina Barzilay teaches computers how to learn. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her work focused on natural language processing – training computers to understand human speech – until a breast cancer diagnosis three years ago.

    Here’s America’s Third Leading Cause Of Death And What Trump’s Budget May Do (0)

    Here’s America’s Third Leading Cause Of Death And What Trump’s Budget May Do

    Headlines such as "Republicans Pan Trump Budget" and "Donald Trump’s Budget Is Universally Unloved" have suggested that identifying problems with President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget has been like pointing out wet spots on the Titanic. For example, a chorus along the political spectrum have criticized the proposed drastic National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget cuts, arguing that it could be the "jump the shark" moment for the United States (a reference to the Happy Days episode that began the ultimate decline and demise of the popular sitcom series).

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    Robot Completes Delicate Eye Surgery (0)

    Robot Completes Delicate Eye Surgery

    In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye , greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina . Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye.

    A disturbing truth about medical school — and America’s future doctors (4)

    A disturbing truth about medical school — and America’s future doctors

    You may be surprised to learn that medical students at many of the best schools in the country aren’t given grades during the first two years of their medical education. They either pass their coursework or they fail. And then, they take one high-stakes test that affects their medical future.

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    How Drugmakers Face Global Push-Back On High Prices (0)

    How Drugmakers Face Global Push-Back On High Prices

    Pharmaceutical companies are under fire around the world as a wave of new treatments for cancer and other serious conditions reach the market at ever rising prices, and the pressure looks set to increase.

    How To Take Advantage Of The Growing Physician-Dentist Collaboration (0)

    How To Take Advantage Of The Growing Physician-Dentist Collaboration

    As a growing body of research suggests a link between oral health and chronic health conditions, the benefits of physician-dentist partnership become even clearer.

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    Entrepreneurs To Launch Technology Globally That May Revolutionize How We Care For Aging Parents (0)

    Entrepreneurs To Launch Technology Globally That May Revolutionize How We Care For Aging Parents

    “In the heart of every caregiver is a knowing that we are all connected. As I do for you, I do for me.” ― Tia Walker, The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love

    Should medical residents’ work hours be increased? (2)

    Should medical residents’ work hours be increased?

    This month, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will decide whether interns should be allowed the same 28-hour shifts senior residents work instead of the current, 16-hour shift maximum.

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    Trump’s Nominee To Head The FDA Got Paid Millions By The Health Care Industry (0)

    Trump’s Nominee To Head The FDA Got Paid Millions By The Health Care Industry

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the FDA, is a widely respected physician and prominent conservative health care thinker. He also has some serious financial ties to the industry he's tasked with overseeing if ultimately confirmed by the Senate. Gottlieb has received millions of dollars in compensation from some 20-odd biopharma and health firms, according to financial disclosure documents reported by the Wall Street Journal.

    Making Some Key Changes Can Help Doctors See More Profit (0)

    Making Some Key Changes Can Help Doctors See More Profit

    There are steps doctors can take to increase revenue in 2017, but they need to take a hard look at their practice and make adjustments to favor the needs of patients and reduce overhead.