Tag Archives: Keeping

Keeping the art of medical satire alive

Sequels generally disappoint. Jason couldn’t match the fear he generated in the original Friday the 13th. The sequel to the “Parachute,” a satirical piece canvassing PubMed for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing parachutes to placebo, matched its brilliance — and even exceeded it, though the margin can’t be confirmed with statistical significance. The “Parachute,” published… Read More »

Why hospitals' future will involve keeping people from showing up

The biggest challenge hospital operators face is how to keep people from showing up in the first place. That’s the perspective of healthcare experts who spoke on healthcare at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Smartphones, wearable devices, along with time-honored anti-smoking and nutrition approaches are key to keeping hospitals from providing excess, unnecessary… Read More »

Keeping Up-to-Date on COPD Controversies: A Clinician Interview

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) aims to increase awareness and research regarding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with the overarching goal of improving COPD prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The GOLD annual report provides recommendations for COPD management; however, the scientific committee responsible for developing these recommendations notes that there are still… Read More »