Category: medical

Another Covid-19 Concern: Vaccines Can Have Potential Side Effects

Covid-19 vaccines are likely to make their recipients feel a little lousy and lethargic for a couple of days, according to reports. Repeat the vaccination routine after 3 to 4 weeks. The vaccines, as we know, require 2 doses to give strong protection. Shots are to be given few weeks apart, according to respective brands. […]

Medical School Applications Skyrocketing, Propelled By COVID-19 and the ‘Fauci Effect’

Epidemics and pandemics have always been an inalienable part of human history. The recent novel Coronavirus pandemic has once again exposed the inadequacy of medical facilities all over the world. At present, the world is experiencing its second year of pandemic, and the health care system is already on the verge of breaking. With rising […]

Consumer Prefer Groupon For Discounted Imaging Face Potential Upselling & Safety Risks

While direct-to-consumer imaging has opened up new opportunities for patients to consider affordable imaging exams, researchers warn that such offers often come with substantial ethical and safety concerns. Discounted radiology, in particular, can lead to unnecessary testing, false positives, and incidental findings, among various other issues, according to a publication in the JAMA Internal Medicine. […]

A Sizeable Chunk Of Healthcare Workforce Decides To Continue To Work Past 67 Years of Age

Approximately half of all employees in the healthcare sector decided to continue to work into the late 60s and beyond, revealed a survey report released by the TIAA Institute, Manhattan, on October 21, 2020. Healthcare professionals steeling for postretirement-age labor includes physicians, surgeons, registered nurses, and even other professionals in the medical field, administrative and […]

Preparatory Tips for Covid-related Medical Malpractice Crisis

The American healthcare system is under pressure and facing innumerable challenges due to the unending pandemic, leaving patients restless and unsettled, doctors overworked, and nursing staff tired. The JAMA published the latest commentary stating another noteworthy challenge is approaching, which could make the situation significantly worse – medical malpractice catastrophe. The lead author of the […]

CMS Announces New Terms for Repayment of Medicare Advances for Radiologists During This Economic Downturn

The CMS (Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services) released its final rules and guidelines governing the Medicare system of payment for 2021, thus affirming a radical cut in the reimbursement of radiology in 2021, which was proposed early in 2020. However, some surprises sprung in the MPFS (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) Final Rule, which was […]

Walmart Launches Its 5th Retail Health Center, Pushing Its Way Into Imaging, And Plans For More

Walmart continues its drive to enter into the imaging market, launching the fifth health center in Newnan, Georgia. Located approximately 40n miles to the southwest of Atlanta, this state-of-the-art facility provides services like diagnostics and X-ray, dental and labs, primary care, disclosed the retail giant. This is the fourth Walmart Health location in Peach State. […]

40% of Less Providers Adhere to Follow-up Recommendations by Radiologists for Incidental Findings

With the rising trend of imaging quality as well as use, several secondary or incidental findings follow. However, new studies suggest that patients must adhere to recommended follow-up examinations for incidental discoveries are largely dependent on the type of provider and care settings. Doctors at the University of California discovered this at the Davis Medical […]

Survey Records High Levels of Psychological Stress, Anxiety In Radiologists During Pandemic

Radiologists in the United States of America are experiencing increasingly high levels of psychological stress and anxiety during the ongoing pandemic reveals a new survey released recently. Polling approximately 700 physicians, an estimated 61 percent of respondents labeled the level of their anxiety at 7 or more on a scale of 10 points. The numbers […]

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