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  • How Anthem Gets Away With Nonpayment and Denials   Dr Robert Glatter and Dr Andrew Fenton join Andrew Selesnick and James Blakeman to discuss a disturbing pattern of nonpayment and denials by the insurer Anthem.
  • The Dubious Value of Online Reviews Neurologist Allan Block describes online reviews of doctors by patients as "the wild west," with minimal rules and little if any oversight ― and argues that both good and bad ratings "mean nothing."
  • Medscape RN/LPN Compensation Report 2022 Nurses from the largest nursing specialties share their views in a new report on nurse income, including bonus pay, education, and certifications.
  • The Bionic Pancreas Triumphs in Pivotal Trial   We are closer than ever to a truly hands-free closed-loop insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes.
  • Substance and Opioid Abuse Report 2022 Physicians reveal their attitudes about substance abuse and how those challenges affect themselves and their patient's lives.
  • No Such Thing as an Easy Fix Neurologist Allan Block notes that although it's common for people to look for shortcuts, there's no easy fix when it comes to research — and life in general.
  • Infographic: Incomes Climb for Young Physicians For physicians younger than 40 years, average compensation rose in 2021 at rates even faster than for their older peers. However, a pay gap persists between younger male and female doctors.
  • Young Physicians Compensation Report 2022 Medscape's Young Physician Compensation Report 2022 explores changes in overall income, incentives, and attitudes about work amid recovery from a very tough year.
  • The Best Reason to Get an Omicron Booster   Perry Wilson is getting an Omicron booster, but his reason for doing so might not be what you think it is.
  • A Virologist's Take on Polio, Monkeypox, and COVID-19   Virologist Jeremy Kamil shares his relatively upbeat perspective on the viral threats we face today.
  • Advice to My Younger Self Dr Allan Block ponders what he would say to his younger self two and a half decades after the start of his career as a neurologist.
  • Rural Hospitals on Life Support   Dr Alok Patel discusses the Rural Emergency Hospitals program and the feasibility of closing inpatient services, asking for input from healthcare professionals in rural areas.
  • It’s How You Walk -- Not Just Your Step Count -- That Matters   When you're trying to reach 10,000 a day, remember this.
  • Medscape Medical Student Lifestyle Report 2022 Med students share their plans for a future in medicine, test-taking experiences, relationships with instructors, biases they confront, and what it's like training during COVID.
  • We Are Failing to Use What We've Learned About COVID   Another COVID-19 variant is inevitable because we aren't doing anything to stop it, says UK operational researcher Christina Pagel.
  • Infographic: What Employed Doctors Like Most, Least at Work Physicians working for a hospital, healthcare organization, or other employer reveal which aspects of their jobs they enjoy the most -- and which features make work unrewarding.
  • Employed Physicians Report: Yes to Focus, No to Bureaucracy Employed physicians reveal the pros and cons of their jobs, income and bonus structure; roles in the organization; and corporate policies and rules.
  • Would You Like to Live to a 'Ripe Old Age'? We can control much about our quality of life, our length of life, and parameters of dying, by our volitional actions. Here's my advice.
  • Kicking the Can Neurologist Allan Block notes that politicians currently favor a strategy of "kicking the can down the road" when it comes to Medicare concerns. "But we're running out of road to kick it down," he says.
  • Infographic: Is Physician Behavior on Social Media Really So Bad? Many people believe we reserve our most inappropriate behavior for social media. But physicians say other doctors actually act badly more often in person than online.