Posts From TWD Staff

Why Are Medical Internships So Terrible?

Why Are Medical Internships So Terrible? (0)

Is it better to be cared for by a tired intern who knows your case or a rested intern who does not? Though some studies have shown that interns working traditional long hours (shifts of 24 hours or more) make more mistakes than those working reduced hours, others have shown that work- hour limits cause delays in tests and other preventable complications.
Critics of Dr OZ Ask AMA to Improve Oversight

Critics of Dr OZ Ask AMA to Improve Oversight (1)

In what might be called a thinly veiled rebuke of Mehmet Oz, MD, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) earlier this month adopted two resolutions that seek to hold physicians accountable for the advice they dispense through mass media.
How To Improve the Physician – Facility Relationship

How To Improve the Physician – Facility Relationship (0)

The healthcare world is turbulent, and it’s been that way for a while. With all the recent changes in organization, payment and technology, there is even more anxiety about what’s to come. We’re heading for a period of greater tension in the historically uneasy relationship between physicians and healthcare facilities.
Top Healthcare CEO Salaries Revealed

Top Healthcare CEO Salaries Revealed (0)

The Wall Street Journal released a report listing the highest paid CEOs from the top 300 companies in 2014, including many healthcare CEOs. These high salaries have attracted some commentary– both positive and negative– about how they affect health insurance and healthcare altogether.
Health Orgs Praising Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Health Orgs Praising Same-Sex Marriage Ruling (0)

Leading US healthcare associations are praising the 5-to-4 Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. The American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have all released statements applauding the decision.
10 Tricks Doctors Use To Ration Care

10 Tricks Doctors Use To Ration Care (0)

The traditional notion is that the patient should be the primary interest. But, the reality is that nothing gets spent unless the doctors says it should and they are being held more and more accountable for wasting resources, prescribing high-priced drugs that might be effective or not, or doing procedures or using technologies that don't add value.
Intro To Investing: The Basics of Lifecycle Funds

Intro To Investing: The Basics of Lifecycle Funds (0)

If you don’t know a lot about investing and don’t have a lot of time to devote to it, perhaps a lifecycle fund—also sometimes known as a target-date fund—is something you should look into. There are many different types of lifecycle funds with different allocation strategies, but the basics are pretty similar: A lifecycle fund divides your retirement savings among different asset classes, and then adjusts your holdings as you age.
Physicians Are Seeing More Patients Thanks to the ACA

Physicians Are Seeing More Patients Thanks to the ACA (0)

59% of primary care physicians are seeing more patients who are newly insured through a private plan or Medicaid since the law dramatically expanded coverage in 2014, a new survey reports. Of these physicians, 78% say that their ability to provide high-quality care to all patients has either remained the same or improved.
Dr Oz Makes a New Hire… From Consumer Reports

Dr Oz Makes a New Hire… From Consumer Reports (1)

After recent criticism that it dispenses unscientific medical advice, the television show hosted by Mehmet Oz, MD, has hired a preventive medicine specialist from Consumer Reports magazine to head its medical unit.
3 Ways to Invest in Roth Accounts

3 Ways to Invest in Roth Accounts (0)

At some point you may have thought “Should I use a Roth account for my investments? If so, how do I do that?” If you’ve made the decision to Roth your investments, here are 7 ways you can get there.