How Social Media Can Invigorate Medical Conferences (and Specialties)

From the very outset of the American College of Cardiology meeting, the hashtag #ACC16 began trending. Analytics from #ACC16 demonstrated that by the … [Read more...]

On the Defense and Driving Up Costs

Malpractice claims in the United States are twice those of other developed countries such as England, Canada, and Germany. Payouts in a US claim can … [Read more...]

Saving the World with ICD-10 Codes

Thank goodness we made it to October! Finally ICD-10 codes have arrived, and we all have a new coding system in place for our patients and their … [Read more...]

Kim Kardashian, the FDA, and the Future of Online Medical Content

Last week, the Washington Post reported that the FDA has issued a warning letter to a pharmaceutical company concerning statements Kim Kardashian made … [Read more...]

What Doctors Can Learn from Journalists about Ethics in Medical Reporting

As a physician who regularly discusses health news online and in the media, I find myself in a very fortunate position – I am able to quickly reach … [Read more...]

Why Doctors Sometimes Fail to Deliver Bad News

Information exchange, education, and sharing of expertise are critical activities that add to the effective practice of medicine. Yet not all … [Read more...]

The New Promise of Collaboration in Healthcare

This past week I had the honor and pleasure of introducing my book, Women and Cardiovascular Disease, in London. During the event, I was able to meet … [Read more...]

A Patient’s Legacy, and an Enduring Bond

As physicians, we have the unique privilege of meeting and interacting with thousands of people throughout our careers. Every once in a while, though, … [Read more...]

Four Health Tech Trends to Watch in 2015

As we start another year, many of us in healthcare begin to reflect on the progress we have made in medicine. The landscape in the US has changed … [Read more...]

Let’s Make Strides to Improve Women’s Cardiovascular Health

At the age of four, my daughter Bek began to have troubles with fatigue. Her mother noted that she was drinking more water and seemed to have to go to … [Read more...]