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Atul Gawande
medicine 94,994 followers
Modi Independence Day speech states areas of focus: cleaning up India, women's status, manufacturing. Not corruption? bbc.in/1oV9N89
I want to send out a Happy 68th Independence Day to all my family and friends in the world's largest democracy. (That's India, people.)...
.@CitizenCohn Agree: Rand Paul's rebuke in @TIME of police militarization & racial injustice could be a turning pt ti.me/1oV4E00
Oops! MT Must read: Lloyd Sederer and STEVEN Sharfstein's @jama article on Fixing the Troubled Mental Health System bit.ly/1oxxJ2i
Must read in @jama: Lloyd Sederer and Josh Sharfstein's sensible article on Fixing the Troubled Mental Health System bit.ly/1oxxJ2i
1st thing I found after my break: Spoon's new album is amazing. Eg: bit.ly/Vm2PwI. Great NYT profile too nyti.ms/Vm1SVe
Conclusion based on evidence gathered after 40+ successive years of observation: it is hard to come back to work after vacation.
8. Today - Final verdict: Johnson and Johnson pulls power morcellator off the market. wapo.st/1k9zukS
7. @jama study finds cancer risk is not overblown: 1 of 368 women with a hysterectomy for fibroids has cancer. nyti.ms/1k9yPjy
6. Doctors' groups defend morcellation devices, arguing @FdA overestimating the risk. bit.ly/1k9zf9m
5. Apr '14: @FdA issues safety warning that power morcellation devices risk spreading uterine cancers 1.usa.gov/1k9yJYY
4. Feb '14: @TheLancet pushes back arguing that the evidence about the safety risk to women is indeed alarming bit.ly/1k9yvRC
3. Gynecological oncologists say the couple has overblown the risk that morcellators spread cancer. bit.ly/1k9xDg3
2. The couple pushes high profile campaign to end morcellation of fibroids, say it spreads cancer in 1 in 400 women. on.wsj.com/1k9xOYH
Anatomy of change. 1. Dec '13: Boston surgeon and MD wife say procedure ("uterine morcellation") spread her cancer bit.ly/1h7HT09
Wonks will know why this matters: key healthcare innovator, Glenn Steele, is stepping down as #Geisinger CEO @TLnews bit.ly/1o7Yows
What a massive amount of health news today -- Deal Reached in Congress on V.A. Funding @nytimes nyti.ms/1o7XOyP
Meanwhile, Florida court affirms law that strips a pediatrician's license for just asking patients about gun risks slate.me/1o7XbVP
Brutal battle v Ebola: more health workers infected (slate.me/1o7Ww6P) and assaulted (nyti.ms/1o7WuvV).
Best summary of the ebola outbreak and what to do about it that I've run across so far is this @BV editorial: bv.ms/1xqySYK
Trustees: Health cost slowdown extends Medicare trust fund solvency 4 years to 2030, even w realistic budgeting kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/…
Wknd playlist: 3. @st_vincent, Bring Me Your Loves. Awesome, blistering live Letterman performance. Wait for the end. bit.ly/1mSg92p
Wknd playlist: 2. @jennylewis, Just One of the Guys. 2.6M views, NYT profile. Still like her Watson Twins album best. bit.ly/1uvlhDv