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Medical Advancements Versus the Status Quo

Medical Advancements Versus the Status Quo

Medical research inherently seeks to improve approaches to clinical care.

Later HD, Less HD, No HD: A New Paradigm?

Later HD, Less HD, No HD: A New Paradigm?

Recent studies have cast doubt on the universal superiority of the conventional approach to dialysis.

Clinical Trials in Surgery: A New Paradigm

Clinical Trials in Surgery: A New Paradigm

Randomized clinical trials are often considered the highest level on which medical care should be based.

Expert Q&A

The Promise of the New Hyperkalemia Drugs

The Promise of the New Hyperkalemia Drugs

Renal & Urology News interviewed Matthew R. Weir, MD, director of the division of nephrology and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

Daniel Canter, M.D., discusses narrow-band imaging (NBI) for visualization of bladder cancer.

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Renal Nutrition Update

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Offers Health Benefits

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Offers Health Benefits

The Mediterranean Diet may reduce patients risks of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Omega-3 Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

Omega-3 Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

Plant-based, seafood-based omega-3s associated with 10% lower risk of fatal CHD.

Food Industry Needs to Reduce Sodium, FDA Says

Food Industry Needs to Reduce Sodium, FDA Says

The FDA has developed 2- and 10-year goals to reduce sodium content in both processed and prepared foods.

Practice Management

Lower Pay for Women Doctors May Relate to How They Code

Lower Pay for Women Doctors May Relate to How They Code

A study suggests that female physicians do not use as many codes as their male counterparts, resulting in a reimbursement gap.

Reimbursement, Legal Concerns Plague Telehealth

Reimbursement, Legal Concerns Plague Telehealth

Although the benefit of telehealth services is substantial, reimbursement issues have limited its use and expansion.

Addressing the Top 3 EMR Challenges

Addressing the Top 3 EMR Challenges

Many providers still find EMRs vexing, even after all these years.

Legal Issues in Medicine

Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia Increasing Legalized

Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia Increasing Legalized

Public support for physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia has increased in Western Europe, while plateauing in the United States.

FDA's 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation Misunderstood

FDA's 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation Misunderstood

Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.

Legal Interpretation May Expose Doctors to Substantial Fines

Legal Interpretation May Expose Doctors to Substantial Fines

Case surrounds whether liability under IFPA can be based on what a practice should have known.

HIPAA Compliance

When Information Breaches Lead to Lawsuits

When Information Breaches Lead to Lawsuits

Now providers can be sued for HIPAA violations related to breaches of protected health information.

Encrypting PHI for HIPAA Compliance

Encrypting PHI for HIPAA Compliance

Addressable doesn't mean optional: Having an implementation plan can be helpful in case of an audit.

Managing Business Associates to Reduce Liability

Managing Business Associates to Reduce Liability

As business associates come under greater scrutiny, healthcare providers could become more susceptible to audits and patient lawsuits.

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