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    When Will A.I. Replace Doctors?

    Even as big companies race to build up their artificial intelligence capabilities, the prospect of using A.I. technologies in healthcare raises more questions than answers.

    When Will A.I. Replace Doctors?

    What Patients And Physicians Really Want From Healthcare

    The "doctor-patient" relationship is tightly woven into the culture and history of medicine. But that special bond is under enormous pressure today. And to keep it from fraying, we need periodically to examine the fabric. Last month, the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), representing 28 of the nation's largest and best medical groups in the U.S., did just that.

    What Patients And Physicians Really Want From Healthcare

    America’s Health-Care Crisis Is a Gold Mine for Crowdfunding

    Sites such as GoFundMe and YouCaring are poised for a wave of medical appeals if Trumpcare leaves millions uninsured, and even if it doesn’t.
    America’s Health-Care Crisis Is a Gold Mine for Crowdfunding

    Here’s Why A Quarter Of American Families Are Skipping Their Dr. Visits

    The cost of medical care — even for those who have health insurance — is keeping some families from seeking treatment.

    About 25 percent of adults in a recent poll said that they or a family member have avoided seeking medical attention because of the cost, according to a survey of 1,002 adults that Bankrate, a personal finance website, conducted in May.
    Here’s Why A Quarter Of American Families Are Skipping Their Dr. Visits

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    FDA commissioner takes on Martin Shkreli-wannabes over huge drug price hikes (0)

    FDA commissioner takes on Martin Shkreli-wannabes over huge drug price hikes

    The FDA will try to prevent major pharmaceutical companies from playing "regulatory arbitrage" in the generic drug business, the agency's commissioner, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, told CNBC.

    Doctor is charged with MURDER for giving ‘horrendously excessive’ amount of painkillers to patients who died in her care (0)

    Doctor is charged with MURDER for giving ‘horrendously excessive’ amount of painkillers to patients who died in her care

    Dr Regan Nichols was charged Friday with five counts of second-degree murder

    Investment and Tax

    Trump’s New Budget Means Endless Physician Headaches (1)

    Trump’s New Budget Means Endless Physician Headaches

    Public health experts are expressing serious concern about the White House's proposed 2018 budget, which would substantially cut funding to key government health agencies and programs.

    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.

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    Here’s how much money your fellow doctors actually make (0)

    Here’s how much money your fellow doctors actually make

    Not all doctors take home the same amount of money. Orthopedists — doctors who treat bone and muscle problems — make the most on average. Pediatricians, or those who take care of children, earn the least. And white doctors take home significantly more than their equally qualified peers of color, regardless of specialty.

    Big Drops Seen In Number Of Kids Without Health Insurance Since Obamacare Passed (0)

    Big Drops Seen In Number Of Kids Without Health Insurance Since Obamacare Passed

    The uninsured rate among kids was 8 percent in 2010. That rate fell to 5 percent by 2015, five years later, after Obamacare kicked into gear. The biggest gains in coverage were seen in California, which had a 67 percent drop in the number of uninsured kids.

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    10 Ways The Internet of Medical Things Is Revolutionizing Senior Care (0)

    10 Ways The Internet of Medical Things Is Revolutionizing Senior Care

    Virtual home assistants and portable diagnostic devices will help provide better elder care and in turn control medical costs.

    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.

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    Technology Can’t Replace Smarts (0)

    Technology Can’t Replace Smarts

    Years ago, I heard a standup comic read aloud the directions on a bottle of shampoo: Shampoo. Rinse. Repeat. And then he asked a question that all of us, at some point in our lives, should have thought to ask: “Why do they put directions on shampoo? I mean, if you don’t know how to wash your hair, should you really be standing naked under hot, running water by yourself?” This newsletter, as Daily readers know, is dedicated to exploring the great disruption that’s happening in healthcare and medicine, and probing the ever-expanding science of well being. But there’s a dirty little secret it’s time to share: All of the new whiz-bang technology that inventors come up with—and all of the efforts to shape public health policy for the better—won’t amount to much if people don’t have the basic smarts and sense to take care of themselves.

    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

    Wealth Management

    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.