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posted 04/06/2020
Why getting COVID-19 testing if you only have mild symptoms or are simply worried could actually be more harmful than helpful.
posted 03/30/2020
The best approach may ultimately be somewhere between the extremes of zero restrictions and a near-total shutdown of society.
posted 03/27/2020
This online self-assessment tool offers a useful starting point.
posted 03/20/2020
Esperamos que esta sencilla herramienta de autoevaluación, consejos y recomendaciones generales le ayuden a disminuir la ansiedad y le permitan cuidar de sí mismo y de sus seres queridos de la mejor manera posible sin que ellos ni usted corran riesgos innecesarios.
posted 01/14/2020
A rigorous new study finds the "hotspotting" approach to health care super-users doesn't work as well as hoped. It's another case of hype outpacing the evidence.
posted 09/11/2019
Those of us who think that generic drugs are interchangeable with brand-name medications because the FDA requires them to be are in for an unpleasant surprise.
posted 04/30/2019
Why employers should stop wasting precious resources on ineffective health screenings and employee lifestyle programs.
posted 07/11/2018
A yearlong effort to obtain basic Medicaid provider data in L.A. was rebuffed. Some health care leaders shut their doors gently. Others slammed them shut.
posted 02/14/2018
Victoria Sweet’s new book offers a personal take on where modern medicine went wrong, and suggests that corporate restraints stand in the way of a more thoughtful approach to care.
posted 07/14/2017
A new study finds less than 20 percent of physicians' electronic notes were made up meaningful text. The remainder — mostly auto-filled "junk" text — does nothing to help doctors understand what's going on with patients.

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Why getting COVID-19 testing if you only have mild symptoms or are simply worried could actually... more »
posted 04/06/20
The best approach may ultimately be somewhere between the extremes of zero restrictions and a... more »
posted 03/30/20
This online self-assessment tool offers a useful starting point. more »
posted 03/27/20