In China, diabetes is more common in urban than rural areas, and is associated with increased mortality. With an increasing adult population and rising prevalence of diabetes among young adults, the burden of diabetes-associated mortality will increase further.
Nearly all physicians charge more than the Medicare program actually pays ("excess charges"), with complete discretion to determine the amount charged. Ge Bai, Ph.D., C.P.A., and Gerard F. Anderson, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, conducted a study to understand the extent and variation of physician excess charges. [ Ja.ma Link ]
Among adults with a previous physician diagnosis of asthma, a current diagnosis could not be established in about one-third who were not using daily asthma medications or had medications weaned. [ Ja.ma Link ]
In this Arts and Medicine essay, the author, an artist and facial plastic surgeon, describes the importance of sculpture as an educational tool to enhance surgeons’ aesthetic judgment and procedural technique.
CDC researchers estimate that 30% of CV disease, 15% of cancer, 43% of unintentional injuries, 36% of chronic lower respiratory disease (CLRD), and 28% of strokes were potentially preventable. [ Ja.ma Link ]