Gratitude is one of the most important elements in my life. I’ve kept a daily gratitude journal since my first day of residency. Every night before I go to bed, I record what I am grateful for. I’ve found that whether I’ve had the best day or the worst day, having a thankful thought in my mind before I go to bed is a satisfying way to end the day. …Read More
One of the year’s most anticipated pediatric conferences is right around the corner! From October 22 – 25, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will host its 2016 National Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco, California, drawing more than 16,000 attendees eager to learn and share insights about the latest research in pediatric health care.
This year, clinicians and researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital will present on topics that vary from post-discharge appendicitis management to best practices in treating rare congenital heart disease. …Read More
STAT News reports new medical schools are launching across the country to address a projected physician shortage. They’re promising innovative curriculums that let aspiring doctors spend time on research, working in community health settings, and following the same patients for months — but they face big obstacles. Last fall, Notes discussed an innovative semester within the Boston Combined Residency Program that has a similar focus.
NPR reports that companies like Theranos and WellFX continue to stir things up n the world of patient-initiated lab tests. While doctors warn of over-testing and false positives, others feel individuals deserve to make their own decisions about certain screenings. Vector covered the controversy over “consumerizing medicine” last winter.
You may already know that antibiotics are widely over prescribed in the United States. But the problem is worse than you might think, according to a study discussed this week in the Washington Post. Earlier this month, Notes shared news about ResistanceOpen, a project of the HealthMap team at Boston Children’s that is mapping pockets of antibiotic resistance across the country.
Learn more about how HealthMap is putting big data to work for the greater good.