Risk Management

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.


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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...


Influenza Vaccination among Young Children: A Case for Improvement

Full influenza vaccination coverage of infants and toddlers in the United States remains alarmingly low, according to recent estimates.


Study Finds Thorough Skin Self-exams Rare among Melanoma Patients

Melanoma patients frequently lack the knowledge or confidence to perform regular, effective skin self-exams (SSEs), according to recent research.


Time-stealing Recruitment Scams

Job recruitment scams are common, and even if savvy physicians and other healthcare workers pull back the moment a phony recruiter requests bank account information, they can’t recoup time lost pursuing non-existent positions.


Maximizing Social Security Benefits

A bit of planning can help physicians accrue significantly greater Social Security benefits in retirement. Joel Greenwald, MD, CFP, a physician who became a financial planner, says hundreds of thousands of dollars are potentially at stake.