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Remembering the Real Stakeholders: Patient Privacy Rights Comments on the Proposed CMS Regulation Pursuant to the Cures Act

Deborah C. Peele Adrian Gropper By ADRIAN GROPPER, MD and DEBORAH C. PEEL, MD Electronic health records (EHRs) are a polarizing issue in health reform. In their current form, they are frustrating to many physicians and have failed to support cost improvements. The current round of federal intervention is proposed rulemaking pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act calls… Read More »

Is blue balls a real condition?

Blue balls is the slang term for epididymal hypertension. It refers to aching or painful testicles, which some people may experience after sexual arousal that does not result in orgasm. This symptom occurs because blood builds up in the testicles during arousal, causing them to ache if the person remains aroused for too long. Although… Read More »

LGBT discrimination in our health system – this is why it’s real

Conversion therapy, the harmful practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity is still legal in the UK – but it’s not the only way the LGBT community, especially women and trans people, still face discrimination in accessing healthcare. Courtney Welu reports  When I first had the idea for an article about discrimination… Read More »