Norovirus returns to pre-pandemic levels, CDC data show

Norovirus outbreaks have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels as COVID-19 mitigation measures have eased around the country, CDC researchers reported on Thursday.Data from NoroSTAT — a network of 12 states that report norovirus outbreaks to the CDC — showed there were nearly triple the outbreaks from August 2021 through July 2022 compared with the same time…

VIDEO: Scope of services, provisions are key aspects of physician contract negotiations

PHILADELPHIA — In this video from Building a Successful Practice – Pennsylvania, Emily Ast, Esq., said asking questions up front when negotiating physician contracts ensures physicians commit to only providing expected services.Early career orthopedic surgeons should ask questions up front in the negotiation process, “not committing to anything on the spot,” Ast told Healio at…

AI-assisted colonoscopy improves cancer prevention with increased cost, patient burden

AI-assisted colonoscopy increased the proportion of patients requiring intensive surveillance by 35% in the United States and 20% in Europe, potentially improving cancer prevention but increasing costs and patient responsibility.“An important part of costs and burden for patients with polyps is colonoscopy surveillance after polyp removal. Current guidelines recommend frequent surveillance colonoscopy for patients with…