"Little people putting stars on cellphone"

Patient Beware: Researchers Diagnose Crowdsourced Hospital Ratings

Consumers can go to Google, Yelp and Facebook for crowdsourced insight about the experiences they'll have at a hospital, but they shouldn't expect foolproof...
"Hand holding FITBIT"

Wearable Devices: Useful Medical Insights Or Just More Data?

Do you track your steps with a FitBit or monitor your heart rate with an Apple Watch? Wearable devices are increasingly bought to track and...
"Red ship leading other white ships"

Lead Or Follow: What Sets Leaders Apart?

Leaders are more willing to take responsibility for making decisions that affect the welfare of others. A new study identified the cognitive and neurobiological processes...
"Cardio Science"

Healthier Hearts Equal Healthier Guts

It turns out that exercise can do more than slim down your waistline and boost heart health. It might also make what's inside your...
"Tired Physician"

Majority Of US Physicians Say They’re Burned Out Or Depressed

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians report feeling burned out, depressed - or both - with one in three physicians admitting that their feelings of...
"Matrix code"

Algorithm Shows Differences Between Nurse, Doctor Care

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago has published the first quantitative study on the divergent scopes of practice...
"Notification Board"

Words Matter

A new John Hopkins study found stigmatizing language in medical records may affect the care a patient receives. When doctors and nurses read notes and...
"Man sitting"

Sitting Is Bad For Your Brain — Not Just Your Metabolism Or Heart

Studies show that too much sitting, like smoking, increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Researchers at UCLA wanted to see...
"Vaccine Needle"

What Do You Think? –Mandatory Flu Vaccines For Health Care Workers

A recent study about mandatory flu vaccines for health care workers caught our attention. The multi-institutional study found that mandatory flu vaccines improved participation...
"Illustrated Doctor"

Patient Prejudice: New Survey Finds Bias Toward Doctors, Nurses

A majority of doctors (59%) say they confront bias from patients, including offensive remarks about gender, age, race and ethnicity, according to a new...

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