Doctor’s Voice

Nurses Keep Silent on Physicians’ Shortcuts | Medical Blog

Almost 60% of nurses report they have at one time or another felt unsafe to speak up or were unable to get others to listen when medical software

National Healthcare Quality Strategy Unveiled | Medical Blog

The US Department of Health and Human Services revealed its National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care this week, a “first-ever” plan to guide quality improvement

The Diabetes Type 3 Enigma: Can Alzheimer’s Drug Help? | Medical Blog

Diabetes Type 3—a “brain specific” disease—is far from understood and very much uncharted territory in the medical community. Diagnosis and treatment strategies remain in the early stages,

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Organizations Call for Donations | Medical Blog

In the aftermath of last week’s devastating 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, many organizations are sponsoring or coordinating donation efforts to provide relief to victims

Do No Harm? An Ethics Survey of Doctors | Medical Blog

Eight of 10 doctors strongly agree that they should put patient welfare before their own financial interests, and 4 of 10 do not believe they should inform

Last Call to Win an iPad | Medical Blog

If you’re a medical professional, you have until this coming Monday, March 7, to enter your name in our drawing for 2 iPads. Registration is fast &

Report: 20% of Orthopedic Surgeons’ Imaging Orders Are Defensive | Medical Blog

About 20% of scans ordered by orthopedic surgeons appear to be “defensive imaging,” primarily ordered to avoid malpractice litigation, according to a report presented at the annual

Cell Phones and the Brain: A Call for More Research | Medical Blog

For years there have been concerns over the potential effects of long-term cell phone use on the brain, and studies examining brain cancer rates have been contradictory.

Docs Rate 18% of Patients as “Difficult” | Medical Blog

Almost 18% of patients are considered difficult by physicians, according to a new study — which also found that this group is more likely to experience worse

Hospital-Based Physicians Could See 2.3% Pay Hike in 2011 | Medical Blog

Hospital-based physicians are predicted to receive a 2.3% increase in base salary in 2011, according to a new healthcare salary survey by the Hay Group management consulting

Infamous Study Linking Autism to Vaccines Called a “Fraud” | Medical Blog

The study that triggered worldwide controversy over childhood vaccinations linked to autism was found to be based on widely discredited research, according to a new report published in

Could New Blood Test Detect Cancer? | Medical Blog

A blood test that could revolutionize the way doctors detect and treat cancer is one step closer to becoming available. Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with

Electronic Health Records Present Potential Malpractice Threat | Medical Blog

One of the highly touted benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) is reducing malpractice incidents and medical errors by providing improved documentation, an automatic safeguard against medication

Medicare Payment Cut to MDs Delayed — For Now | Medical Blog

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay a 23% Medicare payment cut to physicians that was scheduled for Wednesday, December 1, according to the Associated Press.

Eat Your Sweet Potatoes This Thanksgiving and Live Longer! | Medical Blog

A large study just released by the CDC found that consumption of high levels of alpha carotene appears to reduce the risk of dying of all causes

Light Technology Zaps Hospital Superbugs | Medical Blog

A lighting system appears to be able to kill hospital superbugs—including MRSA and C. Difficile—by decontaminating the air and exposed surfaces in a narrow spectrum of visible-light

Diabetics Shown to Benefit from Lifestyle Intervention | Medical Blog

Lifestyle interventions have thus far more than doubled the percentage of diabetic participants achieving optimal care goals in The Look AHEAD (Action for Health and Diabetes) study,

Diabetes Predicted to Strike 30% of Americans by 2050 | Medical Blog

As many as 1 in 3 Americans could have diabetes in 40 years if current trends continue, according to a new analysis from the CDC. The incidence

We’re Giving Away iPads! | Medical Blog

Physician’s Weekly is giving away two iPads to qualified Medical Professionals. You could be a lucky winner! Click on the image at right to enter.  The giveaway

House Passes 9/11 Healthcare Bill | Medical Blog

In a 268 to 160 vote, the House of Representatives approved a $7 billion health bill for first responders and residents of New York City who fell

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