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Counterfeit Botox has been found in the United States and could be in offices and clinics across the country, the Food... More
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A coalition of physician, consumer, and other advocacy groups is asking politicians to stop trying to regulate the... More
Ms. Jennifer Horowitz
CHICAGO – A majority of health providers use some form of mobile technology to engage patients, but only half have... More
Health data breaches compromised 29 million patient records in 2010-2013
Some 29 million private patient health records were compromised between 2010 and the end of 2013 – mostly as a result... More
Erica Galvez
CHICAGO – The federal government’s Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap lays out a grand vision for a single... More
WHO sets timelines for clinical trial reporting
The World Health Organization is calling for more timely reporting of clinical trial results. Building on a 2005... More
CMS formally proposes changes to EHR reporting period for 2015
Physicians and other health care professionals would need to attest to meeting criteria for the meaningful use of... More
Analysts predict swift passage of SGR repeal
Despite some lingering objections, observers in Washington expect the Senate will move quickly to pass legislation that... More
Teenage tattoos are most often regretted
SAN FRANCISCO – The younger people are when they get a tattoo, the more likely they are to regret it later, according... More
CMS: SGR repeal equals less pay in long-term
Despite being billed as a permanent solution to the annual threat of Medicare payment cuts to physicians, a bill... More
Dr. Jeffrey E. Gershenwald
HOUSTON – Newer systemic therapies for metastatic malignant melanoma have resulted in significant gains in survival,... More
Dr. Brian Berman
MIAMI BEACH – An oral Polypodium leucotomos extract supplement was safe and effective for sun protection in a... More

Clinical News, Breaking News

ELIZABETH MECHCATIE
Counterfeit Botox has been found in the United States and could be in offices and clinics across the country, the Food and Drug Administration announced on April 17. Courtesy Food and Drug Administration Authentic vial The counterfeit Botox “may... More »
 

Clinical News

The second version of the Toronto Psoriatic Arthritis screen performed well at identifying psoriatic arthritis in 336 psoriasis patients, 131 psoriatic arthritis patients, and 89 individuals in the general population, according to Dr. Brian Tom and h... More »
 

Practice Management

ALICIA GALLEGOS
CHICAGO – Between now and the Oct. 1 ICD-10 transition, physicians should examine their past claims, reduce backlogs, and develop contingency plans to address unforeseen challenges, Betty Gomez said at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Informati... More »
 

Practice Management

MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER
A coalition of physician, consumer, and other advocacy groups is asking politicians to stop trying to regulate the physician-patient relationship. The Coalition to Protect the Patient-Provider Relationship – which includes the American College of... More »
 

Under My Skin

ALAN ROCKOFF, M.D.
“So tell me, Kathy,” I asked as I walked in. “Is the wedding still on?” “Yes!” she said. I was kidding, of course. I wanted to defuse the tension every bride feels as her big day approaches. With her nuptials 2 months off, Kathy was her... More »
 

Cosmeceutical Critique

LESLIE S. BAUMANN, M.D.
For centuries, the leaves of Plantago major have been used in most regions of the world in traditional medical treatment of wounds and various diseases, including cutaneous conditions (J. Ethnopharmacol. 2000;71:1-21). P. major, also known as broadle... More »
 
KARI OAKES
The incidence of melanoma among American children and teens decreased by approximately 12% from 2004 to 2010, with the decline most notable for adolescents. The findings were published online in the Journal of Pediatrics. In a review of data from th... More »
 
Interactions between TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis and its receptor Fn14 are significantly associated with the pathogenesis of cutaneous lupus, according to Dr. Jessica Doerner and her associates. Treating murine keratinocytes with TWEAK stimul... More »