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Healthcare Access: Tested during the COVID crisis, it faces challenges in the post-pandemic world

The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School presented its ninth annual Business of Healthcare conference virtually on Friday, October 30. This program is produced annually by the Miami Herbert Business School Center for Health Management and Policy. The business school is renowned for its Health Executive MBA, the highest ranked (by U.S. News & World Report), longest...

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It’s not just the germs — it’s also the genes

At first glance, the cause of severe infectious disease seems obvious: The culprit is a bacterium, a virus or some other pathogen. Yet this can’t be the full story. After all, there are plenty of differences in a given pathogen’s effects from one person to the next, notes Jean-Laurent Casanova, a human geneticist of infectious disease at Rockefeller University. This clinical variability, he...

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An open discussion of the failure of the U.S. healthcare system

A leading hand surgeon with a medical degree from NYU, multiple accolades, and decades of experience, Dr. Alejandro Badia, based in Doral, has spent more than a quarter-century in the trenches of U.S. healthcare. His new book Healthcare From The Trenches: An Insider Account of the Complex Barriers of U.S. Healthcare from the Providers and Patients' Perspective is an open discussion of the...

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VIP patients can be a headache for their doctors

White House physician Sean Conley gives an update on the patient-in-chief on Oct. 3. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images Nancy Nielsen, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York The medical drama playing out daily since President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 is alarming – but not surprising. Any physician who’s ever rendered medical advice or hospital care to a prominent...

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Gastro Health First in U.S. to Utilize New Endoscopic Gastroscope

Dr. Daniel Gelrud performs first case using EUS J10 Series Video Gastroscope Miami based Gastro Health, a national leading medical group specializing in digestive health, is the first institution in the United States to utilize the latest diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy technology, the J10 Series Ultrasound Video Gastroscope. Daniel Gelrud, MD, FACP, gastroenterologist and advanced...

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How to read coronavirus news and learn what you actually need to know about staying safe in the pandemic

The news helps people navigate a complex and changing pandemic world. But they may not always remember what they need to. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes With COVID-19, a news story that may be 100% accurate can still unintentionally mislead readers about the greatest threats of the pandemic. The unintended outcome results from a lesson taught to every journalism student: Use “real people” to...

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