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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.
Ebola study in journal Science: 5 authors died of the virus. Overall, Ebola has killed a horrifying 120 med workers
Is this really the kind of doctor we send to Congress? @Slate: Hypocritical MD who had sex with patients wins primary
Wish the book well. Tough subject: aging and dying. For those in the UK, look for it Oct 20:
My new book, Being Mortal, is finally done! Out Oct 7 in US ( & CAN (
Modi Independence Day speech states areas of focus: cleaning up India, women's status, manufacturing. Not corruption?
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
Oops! MT Must read: Lloyd Sederer and STEVEN Sharfstein's @jama article on Fixing the Troubled Mental Health System
Must read in @jama: Lloyd Sederer and Josh Sharfstein's sensible article on Fixing the Troubled Mental Health System
1st thing I found after my break: Spoon's new album is amazing. Eg: Great NYT profile too
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.
7. @jama study finds cancer risk is not overblown: 1 of 368 women with a hysterectomy for fibroids has cancer.
6. Doctors' groups defend morcellation devices, arguing @FdA overestimating the risk.
5. Apr '14: @FdA issues safety warning that power morcellation devices risk spreading uterine cancers
4. Feb '14: @TheLancet pushes back arguing that the evidence about the safety risk to women is indeed alarming
3. Gynecological oncologists say the couple has overblown the risk that morcellators spread cancer.
2. The couple pushes high profile campaign to end morcellation of fibroids, say it spreads cancer in 1 in 400 women.
Anatomy of change. 1. Dec '13: Boston surgeon and MD wife say procedure ("uterine morcellation") spread her cancer
Wonks will know why this matters: key healthcare innovator, Glenn Steele, is stepping down as #Geisinger CEO @TLnews
What a massive amount of health news today -- Deal Reached in Congress on V.A. Funding @nytimes
Meanwhile, Florida court affirms law that strips a pediatrician's license for just asking patients about gun risks
Brutal battle v Ebola: more health workers infected ( and assaulted (
Best summary of the ebola outbreak and what to do about it that I've run across so far is this @BV editorial:
Trustees: Health cost slowdown extends Medicare trust fund solvency 4 years to 2030, even w realistic budgeting…
Wknd playlist: 3. @st_vincent, Bring Me Your Loves. Awesome, blistering live Letterman performance. Wait for the end.
Wknd playlist: 2. @jennylewis, Just One of the Guys. 2.6M views, NYT profile. Still like her Watson Twins album best.
Wknd playlist: 1. Spoon (@spoontheband), "Do You." Hypnotic, intriguing video for the new single.
Peggy Orenstein @nytimes w insightful piece on the concerning rise in bilateral mastectomies for breast cancer
Let to revealing @NewYorker piece from @peterubel on How to Tell Someone That She Is Dying [Or How Not To]
Govt data: 10% of US hospitals report not using Safe Surgery Checklist. What it means. (It's probably worse.)
Thanks for the shout out here! @voxdotcom: The 10 best New Yorker articles on health care
On the rising C-section epidemic: new video from @NewYorker . (With Neel Shah, one of my colleagues at Ariadne Labs)
Doctors & students, this is what a medical hero looks like. @Reuters: Top doc contracts ebola
Sorry bout that... RT @magger: Still traumatized by "The Itch": @Atul_Gawande
Oddly enough, Christian Science Monitor has the clearest explainer I've seen on yesterday's contradictory ACA rulings
Johns Hopkins will pay $190 million because of gynecologist who secretly recorded patients:…
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Read the decision that ruled Obamacare illegal in 36 states:
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Doctors for the 1%. @cflav on when income inequality meets medicine: specialists who only see the cash-paying wealthy
Health Insurers Are Trying New Payment Models, Study Shows, via @nytimes
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Drat. This seemed so promising. Evidence of H.I.V. Found in a Child Said to Be Cured. @nytimes
Health Affairs highlighted the difficulty Americans face getting acute care 4 years before the NY Times:…
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1 more heartening stat from new survey: 74% of Republicans & 82% of independents w ACA coverage are satisfied w it
Only 9% worse MT @Atul_Gawande: Majority w new coverage (previously insured &uninsured alike) say they're better off
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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.