New England Journal of Medicine

Doctors Oppose Expanded Role for Nurse Practitioners

Posted on 05/16/2013 by |Health | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Alvin Tran As nurse practitioners lobby to expand their authority and scope of practice in many states, a New England Journal of Medicine study released Wednesday documents a deep chasm between how doctors and nurses regard the issue. The study found the two groups overwhelmingly agreed that nurse practitioners should be able to practice to the full extent of their schooling and training. But doctors were less likely to concur that advanced practice nurses should lead medical homes, which deliver team-based, coordinated care to patients. Only 17 percent …

Not Your Typical Presidential Debate Forum For Obama, Romney

Posted on 09/27/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Peggy Girshman of Kaiser Health News There’s nothing unusual about the way The New England Journal of Medicine displays the “Perspective” section this week: In dueling columns, under an original article on a “novel androgen-receptor blocker” for prostate cancer. But the authors of two of the perspectives are far from typical: B. Obama and M. Romney. The introduction to both is basic: The editors asked the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, …

Pants Too Tight? Blame It On Potatoes

Posted on 06/24/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe pants you wore 20 years ago — do they fit today? Probably not, if you’re like most Americans. That’s because as we age, we slowly pack on extra pounds even though we swear we’re not eating any differently. Now a new Harvard study has looked at why we get fatter as we get older. Researchers  tracked the weight and eating habits of 120,877 Americans every four years for two decades and say they have found the main culprit: Potatoes. Even more …