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Dr. Schon rocks the house with the Foo Fighters

Dr. Schon rocks the house with the Foo Fighters

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

Baltimore-area orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lew Schon has another item to add to his 58-page curriculum vitae: Singing in front of 40,000 rock fans at Boston's Fenway Park.

AMA, other groups take on patient drug abuse

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 29, 2015

Several of the country's largest physician organizations are collaborating to address the recent rise in drug-overdose deaths that are due, in part, to the increased use of prescription opioid painkillers.

Texas medical center keeps its focus on process improvement

Texas medical center keeps its focus on process improvement

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

The UT Southwestern Medical Center is on a roll. Last year, it expanded its presence in the fast-growing Dallas market by opening an $800 million hospital complex. President Dr. Daniel Podolsky discusses the system's expansion plans and technology's role in process improvement.

Webinar will share best practices on paying doctors for quality

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 25, 2015

Efforts to pay physicians for quality outcomes face challenges—such as complex compensation models, poor alignment of goals and lack of clearly defined measures—that can result in failed efforts. Thus, adoption of pay-for-quality programs for physicians has lagged.

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 25, 2015

Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.

M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Colleagues of Dr. Kjell Lindgren say his medical skills are out of this world. And they're right—literally. Lindgren, board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine, was one of three astronauts who flew into space last week.

California judge says he'll dismiss physician-aid-in-dying lawsuit

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 24, 2015

In another setback for California advocates of medical aid in dying, a California Superior Court judge indicated Friday he would dismiss a case challenging the state's law against the practice, also known as physician-assisted suicide.

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