Risk Management

Bariatric Surgery: Opportunities and Obstacles

Faced with a daunting rise in diabetes and obesity, bariatric surgeons are extending a lifeline to many patients.


Findings on Physician-assisted Suicide Suggest Need to Address Depression in MS Patients

A survey of people with multiple sclerosis reveals significant interest in physician-assisted suicide — findings that highlight the value of dealing with mental health issues among this population, according to researchers.


Piping Up: Study Illuminates Bacteria’s Spread from Hospital Drainpipes

As the medical toll of multidrug-resistant bacteria rises, recent research from the University of Virginia (UVA) provides insight into how a particularly at-risk population — hospitalized patients — may contract these pathogens from a hidden nursery: a component of the piping beneath hospital sinks.


Study Highlights Need for Radiology Preparedness during Mass Casualty Incidents

Involvement of radiologists in mapping out medical facilities’ mass casualty incident (MCI) plans is key to handling those occurrences, as demonstrated by a 2015 tragedy in Seattle that left 51 victims in need of emergency care.


Study Finds Marked Increase in Marijuana Use among Pregnant Women

Use of marijuana by expectant mothers in the United States rose 62 percent from 2002 through 2014, raising concerns among researchers even as legalization of pot has spread.


Squaring Peace of Mind with Facts about Double Mastectomy

One in six women with early-stage unilateral breast cancer undergoes double mastectomy even when it is unlikely to provide a survival benefit, according to a recent Jama Surgery study.


A Snapshot of Women’s Health

A vast range of personal and sociocultural factors affect women’s well-being, making women’s health a field that is in a constant state of change.


Hospital Leaders on Social Media: Risk and Potential

With the right strategy, health system CEOs can leverage online outlets to improve the reach of their hospitals’ voice and engage a population hungry for information and perspective.


Bypassing the Fraud Freeway

As if providing excellent care, navigating government regulations and juggling staff schedules were not enough, physician practices also face the serious threat of internal fraud.


That's News

Cheeky Effect of Air Pollution

A study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology links traffic-related air pollution to the formation of lentigines, benign lesions also known as liver spots, on the cheeks of Caucasian women in Germany and Han Chinese women. The findings suggest a...