E-Records a Grind for Many Doctors - Montana Standard - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 05:26

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E-Records a Grind for Many Doctors
Montana Standard
The American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians have programs meant to help reduce doctors' administrative duties so they can focus on dealing with patients, according to an editorial accompanying the study. More information.
Heavy burden of EHRs could contribute to physician burnout American College of PhysiciansEurekAlert (press release)
Physicians spend nearly 50% of their time on EHR, desk workHealio

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A variety of therapies can help when binge eating becomes a disorder - Duluth News Tribune - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 05:03

Duluth News Tribune

A variety of therapies can help when binge eating becomes a disorder
Duluth News Tribune
It was just in 2013 that the American Psychiatric Association recognized binge eating as a disorder. The evidence was well-established by then, said Julie Lunde Sevick, a psychologist in the Health Psychology Department at Essentia Health's Fitness and ...

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Trauma handicaps educating Black students - The Philadelphia Tribune - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 04:07

Trauma handicaps educating Black students
The Philadelphia Tribune
PTSD was the first stress related disorder to appear in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a result of the impact of the Vietnam War. As many as one-third of Black children living in our ...

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Drug–Drug Interactions in Headache Medicine - Medscape - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 04:07

Drug–Drug Interactions in Headache Medicine
Medscape
Background. The main treatments in a majority of headache patients are pharmacologic therapies. As a result, it is imperative to have strong background in pharmacotherapy used to treat headaches in order to provide optimal therapy and avoid drug ...

Maine publication under fire for publishing unfounded alcoholism diagnosis of Governor LePage - Bangor Daily News - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 03:10

Maine publication under fire for publishing unfounded alcoholism diagnosis of Governor LePage
Bangor Daily News
Sunday was an interesting day for Maine politics, as the ongoing feud over the Governor reached a new low. The only difference is this time, the partisan fight reached that new low without Governor Paul LePage saying or doing anything specifically ...

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Uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act's public option - The Diamondback - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 02:15

Uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act's public option
The Diamondback
Even in the ideal scenario, where Democrats control Congress, the public option would face severe opposition from insurers and physicians, as represented by America's Health Insurance Plans and the American Medical Association. Insurers would oppose ...

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Outreach to at-risk communities crucial to diabetes prevention - The Bakersfield Californian - Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 01:29

Outreach to at-risk communities crucial to diabetes prevention
The Bakersfield Californian
“We know pre-diabetes is receiving a lot of national attention from organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association,” says Gabriela Spencer-Bonilla, a Mayo Clinic researcher who works ...

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It's not just EpiPens: Drug prices rising across the board - Deseret News - Monday, September 5, 2016 - 23:12

Deseret News

It's not just EpiPens: Drug prices rising across the board
Deseret News
Insulin soared from $231 per patient per year in 2002 to $736 in 2013, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Enbrel and Humira, two arthritis drugs, have more than doubled in price since 2009, according to a Reuters analysis ...

Secretive system for vetting cancer drug use needs an overhaul - The Boston Globe - Monday, September 5, 2016 - 22:32

Secretive system for vetting cancer drug use needs an overhaul
The Boston Globe
Specifically, 86 percent of 125 experts who served on NCCN panels held at least one financial conflict of interest in 2014, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “The compendia really act like a shadow system for ...

Physicians spend nearly 50% of their time on EHR, desk work - Healio - Monday, September 5, 2016 - 21:21

Physicians spend nearly 50% of their time on EHR, desk work
Healio
Physicians also spend almost 50% of their time on electronic health records and desk work during the day in addition to an extra 1 to 2 hours each night during their personal time, Christine A. Sinsky, MD, from the American Medical Association, and ...

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