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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Going off the deep end about water

The latest water craze has generated a lot of discussion. The New York Times reported that some people in California [where else?] have started drinking “raw water”


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By: Matthew Loxton, MKM, CKM

Three Ineffective Institutional Approaches to Quality Improvement in Healthcare

In 2012, there were estimates of waste in US healthcare amounting to $750 billion per year, or approximately 30% of overall spending. The leading causes of waste


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Ordering unnecessary laboratory tests continues to be a problem

Unnecessary testing wastes money and can lead to further testing. Why does it occur? Almost 60% of medical personnel surveyed at a large academic medical center believed


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Surgeon sued for talking on cell phone during an operation

A surgeon took a Spanish language proficiency test while performing varicose vein surgery on a 70-year-old woman. The doctor said he had to take the test during

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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Surgeon sued for talking on cell phone during an operation

A surgeon took a Spanish language proficiency test while performing varicose vein surgery on a 70-year-old woman. The doctor said he had to take the test during


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By: Miranda Wilhelm, PharmD

OTC Medications for Diabetics: 7 Considerations

The over-the-counter (OTC) medication aisle can be overwhelming for patients, especially when trying to select from the more than 300,000 products marketed in the United States in



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#PWChat – Exercise as Medicine: PART III

Join us Wednesday, January 10 at 3:00pm ET for Part III of our live, interactive tweetchat series with Greg Wells, PhD, on how to help patients make

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