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Why Medicine Needs a New Hippocratic Oath—and What It Should Be – Singularity Hub

Somewhere along the road from sickness to health, the American medical system took a wrong turn—a big one. The cost of care in our country is sky-high, yet our population health outcomes tend to be worse than those of other developed countries (many of which have universal health care). Major surgeries, treatments for long-term illnesses… Read More »

VUMC testing tool that predicts opioid needs after cesarean section

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are developing a clinical decision support tool to help avoid over- and under-prescribing of opioids for women undergoing cesarean section. Nearly a third of U.S. women will have a cesarean section during childbirth. However, opioid prescriptions for these new mothers often are either insufficient to meet their pain needs or… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »