Pelzman039s Picks: Unvaccinated Teens Want Their Shots

  • Some unvaccinated children want their vaccines and are findings ways to get them in spite of their parents' beliefs, Alex Horton writes ~ Unvaccinated teens are fact-checking their parents -- and trying to get shots on their own (Washington Post)
  • Ohad Oren, MD, Electron Kebebew, MD, and John P. A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc, examine the problem of unnecessary diagnostic imaging in the U.S. ~ Curbing Unnecessary and Wasted Diagnostic Imaging (JAMA)
  • "What was once a profession as life-giving to physicians as it was to patients has become, for many, a job," Lisa Rosenbaum, MD, writes ~ Heart and Sole -- Of Metatarsals, Meaning, and Medicine (New England Journal of Medicine)
  • How do we combat physician loneliness? Ameya Kulkarni, MD, explores the problem of physician loneliness and what can be done about it ~ Navigating Loneliness in the Era of Virtual Care (New England Journal of Medicine)
  • Anna Gorman explores how two public health issues -- drug use and syphilis -- are colliding ~ Two Crises In One: As Drug Use Rises, So Does Syphilis (Kaiser Health News)
  • "... still, the work was there and saying 'no' was a hard thing, as it is for many physicians," writes Neal J. Thomas, MD, MSc, reflecting on the challenges balancing work and family ~ Physician, Heal Thyself (Annals of Internal Medicine)
  • Robert T. Croyle, PhD, and colleagues discuss the Cancer Moonshot initiative, which aims to get patients to stop smoking ~ Addressing a Core Gap in Cancer Care -- The NCI Moonshot Program to Help Oncology Patients Stop Smoking (New England Journal of Medicine)

Fred N. Pelzman, MD, of Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates and a weekly blogger for MedPage Today, follows what's going on in the world of primary care medicine. Pelzman's Picks is a compilation of links to blogs, articles, tweets, journal studies, opinion pieces, and news briefs related to primary care that caught his eye.


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