With 2022 drawing to a close, it’s hard not to spend a minute or two or more just wondering about things. What would be on your “wonder” list? Wondering how you will ever finish all the holiday preparations? Will COVID-19, flu and/or RSV cause a family member or friend to miss a planned gathering? Or will peaceful holiday conversation take a wrong turn and require you to call a time-out — even without a referee whistle and attire? And of course, the question of what 2023 will bring is worth pondering.
This is the last edition of Weekend Reading for 2022. But there is no need to include it on your wonder list! It will return in 2023 – and with some great enhancements!
The final 2022 Weekend Reading begins with Hitting the Headlines with current news on a variety of healthcare related topics. In To Err is Human, you will find articles on medical misdiagnoses, malpractice and more.
Next explore the articles in Wondering on important health and healthcare questions. Finally, do not miss For A Wonder and my personal favorite – Four horses fell in a frozen pond. Neighbors raced to save them.
I hope you enjoy the following:
1. Hitting the Headlines
- BCBS Michigan kick-starts full-risk reimbursement arrangements with providers (Healthcare Finance)
- Strep A Infections Join RSV and Flu in Intense Respiratory-Illness Season (Wall Street Journal)
- U.S. Parkinson’s disease incidence far higher than earlier estimates, study shows (Reuters)
- Report: TikTok boosts posts about eating disorders, suicide (Associated Press)
2. To Err is Human
- E.R. Doctors Misdiagnose Patients With Unusual Symptoms. Doctors fail to recognize serious conditions like stroke and sepsis in tens of thousands of patients each year, according to a new study. (New York Times)
- From heart disease to IUDs: How doctors dismiss women’s pain (Washington Post)
- Medical malpractice lawsuits, delayed by the pandemic, are hitting hospitals harder than expected (STAT)
- How did COVID warp our sense of time? It’s a matter of perception (NPR)
- How Medicare Advantage Plans Dodged Auditors and Overcharged Taxpayers by Millions (Kaiser Health News)
- Who Will Care for ‘Kinless’ Seniors? (New York Times)
- Are You an Optimist? Could You Learn to Be? Your Health May Depend on It (Kaiser Health News)
4. For A Wonder
- Four horses fell in a frozen pond. Neighbors raced to save them (Washington Post)
- ‘Goblin Mode’ Is Oxford’s 2022 Word of the Year (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Ten Strange and Amazing Historical Artifacts We’ve Launched to Space (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Edison’s Inadvertent Folly (McGill University)
Wishing you all the best for the holidays!
Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 1416
Birmingham, MI 48012
Office: (248) 792-2187
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