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July 19, 2021

COVID Leaves Wake of Medical Debt Among US Adults COVID Leaves Wake of Medical Debt Among US Adults

About one third of US adults struggled with medical debt during the pandemic, according to data from a Commonwealth Fund survey released July 16. Despite the […]
July 19, 2021

Coffee Not Linked to Increased Arrhythmia Risk in New Study Coffee Not Linked to Increased Arrhythmia Risk in New Study

Habitual coffee drinking was not associated with a heightened risk of cardiac arrhythmias in a study of more than 300,000 people. In fact, an adjusted analysis […]
July 16, 2021

Tips to Avoid Heat Illness Amid Record US Heat Wave Tips to Avoid Heat Illness Amid Record US Heat Wave

Hundreds of Americans have died of heat-related illnesses in the latest country-wide heat wave, and this week’s forecast also brings temperatures back into the triple digits […]
July 14, 2021

Congress’s Medicare Expansion Plans: Becerra Says Any One Will Do Congress’s Medicare Expansion Plans: Becerra Says Any One Will Do

The Biden administration will support whatever expansions to Medicare Congress is willing to make, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Tuesday. Democratic lawmakers on […]
July 12, 2021

South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Individuals of South Asian ancestry face twice the risk of heart disease, compared with individuals of European descent, yet existing risk calculators fail to account for […]
July 12, 2021

Gender Pay Gap Most Pronounced in Procedural Specialties Gender Pay Gap Most Pronounced in Procedural Specialties

Salary disparities persist in academic internal medicine specialties and are most obvious in procedural specialties, such as cardiology, in which there are fewer women, research suggests. […]
July 9, 2021

Most US Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey Most US Adults 50 and Older Report Good Health: Survey

Most U.S. adults (77%) age 50 and older in the United States rated their overall health as good, very good, or excellent in an online survey […]
July 7, 2021

Can Overweight Docs Really Give Credible Weight Loss Advice? Can Overweight Docs Really Give Credible Weight Loss Advice?

Kevin Gendreau, MD, a weight loss doctor at Southcoast Health in Fall River, MA, lets patients know that he was once obese. He says this knowledge […]
July 7, 2021

Should a Clinician Be Punished for Exposing Others to COVID-19? Should a Clinician Be Punished for Exposing Others to COVID-19?

A physician in Providence, Rhode Island faces thousands of dollars in fines from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing patients […]
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