From MedPage Today:
- Health IT: ‘We Were Bound To Be Disappointed’. Robert Wachter, MD, works an hour north of Silicon Valley. Being surrounded by an “incredibly dynamic, vibrant IT ecosystem” contributed to a sense of disconnect for the associate chairman of medicine at the University of California San Francisco.
- Americans Miss WHO Sodium Targets — By Wide Margin. If the World Health Organization targets for sodium and potassium are a competition, Americans are running a 20-minute mile and doing belly flops off the diving board.
- Allopurinol Doesn’t Worsen Acute Gout Attacks. Initiating allopurinol during an acute gout attack doesn’t adversely affect the resolution of the attack.
- Mammography’s $4-Billion Problem. For too many women, breast cancer screening does more harm than good.