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Atul Gawande
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Is it hysterical to prepare for total war with Russia? Anne Applebaum explains in @Slate why not. slate.me/XZYtxD
Ebola study in journal Science: 5 authors died of the virus. Overall, Ebola has killed a horrifying 120 med workers bit.ly/VTP6xB
Is this really the kind of doctor we send to Congress? @Slate: Hypocritical MD who had sex with patients wins primary slate.me/1t9XBDi
Wish the book well. Tough subject: aging and dying. For those in the UK, look for it Oct 20: bit.ly/1p23ef6.
My new book, Being Mortal, is finally done! Out Oct 7 in US (bit.ly/1p233AC) & CAN (bit.ly/1p2347E).
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
Wknd playlist: 1. Spoon (@spoontheband), "Do You." Hypnotic, intriguing video for the new single. bit.ly/1uvkgLy
Peggy Orenstein @nytimes w insightful piece on the concerning rise in bilateral mastectomies for breast cancer nyti.ms/1AmprOw
Let to revealing @NewYorker piece from @peterubel on How to Tell Someone That She Is Dying [Or How Not To] nyr.kr/1AjHeG4
Govt data: 10% of US hospitals report not using Safe Surgery Checklist. What it means. (It's probably worse.) bit.ly/1qDRRkV
Thanks for the shout out here! @voxdotcom: The 10 best New Yorker articles on health care bit.ly/1qDS7jS
On the rising C-section epidemic: new video from @NewYorker . (With Neel Shah, one of my colleagues at Ariadne Labs) nyr.kr/1lBd2w6
Doctors & students, this is what a medical hero looks like. @Reuters: Top doc contracts ebola reut.rs/1qAAy49 pic.twitter.com/sd9ALNI90U
Sorry bout that... RT @magger: Still traumatized by "The Itch": nyr.kr/1pcuNFZ @Atul_Gawande
Oddly enough, Christian Science Monitor has the clearest explainer I've seen on yesterday's contradictory ACA rulings bit.ly/1pctKpM
Johns Hopkins will pay $190 million because of gynecologist who secretly recorded patients: slate.com/blogs/the_slat…
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Read the decision that ruled Obamacare illegal in 36 states: vox.com/e/5690464
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Doctors for the 1%. @cflav on when income inequality meets medicine: specialists who only see the cash-paying wealthy bv.ms/1zDiFnc
Health Insurers Are Trying New Payment Models, Study Shows, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1n99PmY
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Drat. This seemed so promising. Evidence of H.I.V. Found in a Child Said to Be Cured. @nytimes nyti.ms/1oIMuv7
Health Affairs highlighted the difficulty Americans face getting acute care 4 years before the NY Times: content.healthaffairs.org/content/29/9/1…
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1 more heartening stat from new survey: 74% of Republicans & 82% of independents w ACA coverage are satisfied w it pic.twitter.com/EkQ1NzypVB
Only 9% worse MT @Atul_Gawande: Majority w new coverage (previously insured &uninsured alike) say they're better off pic.twitter.com/NbeOaevh8d
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5. 60% w new coverage have used their plan. 62% of them said they'd not have been able to afford the care before. pic.twitter.com/v7feCYo03c