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Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »

No improvement in patient access to online health records, ONC finds

Dive Brief: The percentage of patients offered online access to their medical records didn’t change from 2017 to 2018, remaining just above 50%, according to a new data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. A slightly higher number of those offered access actually viewed their records online last year compared… Read More »

Harvard scientist finds microbial contaminants in e-cigs

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products — both cartridges single-use cartridges and refillable e-liquids — found that 27 percent contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial… Read More »