Future of Health Care

Obesity During Young Adulthood Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

People with a BMI of 30 or higher have a 20% greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the condition is more common in older adults. But a recent study suggests excess weight in early adulthood may pose more risk than weight gained later in life.


University of Minnesota Health Specialists Bring Novel Transcatheter Approaches to the Treatment of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Premature Infants

The Heart Center team at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital offers hope to parents of premature infants diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus, thanks to its adoption of leading-edge devices and new minimally invasive procedures.


Doctor’s Advice

CBD oil has become wildly popular, But is it safe and effective?


Physician Burnout: An Insidious Obstacle

Organizations may experience physician burnout without being able to see it, which can threaten their success and patient safety.


Comprehensive Gender Care: University of Minnesota Health Initiative Supports Patients throughout Transition

Gender transition is a difficult journey with goals that are different for each patient. University of Minnesota Health providers offer transgender and nonbinary patients the resources they need, including counseling, surgical care and adolescent services.


An Update from the Chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards

It has been an incredibly busy year at the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).


An Update from the Chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is in its 105th year assisting state medical and osteopathic boards in carrying out their mission to protect the public through the proper licensing, disciplining and regulation of physicians and other healthcare professionals. Our nation’s 70 state medical and osteopathic boards play a crucial and unparalleled role in promoting quality health care and patient safety.


Physician Wellness: Understanding and Preventing Burnout

The health and well-being of physicians rely on understanding the true causes of burnout and what health systems can do to help.


Understanding the Risks and Rewards of Advanced Practice Providers

Emerging employment trends indicate that clinics, hospitals and post-acute care facilities are increasingly utilizing the services of advanced practice providers (APPs) — or nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs). As the composition of the traditional medical team shifts, it’s critical to consider how this affects patient safety and facility risk management.


Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

This is an exciting time to be involved in Alzheimer’s disease research, as a great deal has been discovered about its underlying biology as the disease progresses. Clinicians and scientists are now able to detect some of the earliest features of developing Alzheimer’s — even prior to the onset of symptoms such as forgetfulness. It is hoped that this will lead to intervention with treatments that will be effective very early in the disease process.