Batya Swift Yasgur

MA, LSW

Most Recent Articles by Batya Swift Yasgur

Protecting Your Practice From Data Breaches: An Expert Interview

By Jan 16, 2019

To shed light on issues of cybersecurity in medical practices, MPR spoke to Michael J Sacopulos, JD, CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI), a firm that provides "proactive counsel" to the healthcare community to identify where liability risks originate and to reduce or remove those risks.

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

By Dec 11, 2018

Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Experts Offer Tips on Integrating Medical Marijuana Into Geriatric Practice

By Nov 26, 2018

A study by the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that from 2002-2014 the proportion of adults aged 50 to 64 who reported cannabis use in the past year more than tripled from 2.9% to 9.0%. Among adults age 65 or older, there was more than a ten-fold increase (from 0.2% to 2.1%).

Opinion: Does Religion Have a Place in Medicine?

By Oct 11, 2018

Benjamin Frush MD, a resident in internal medicine-pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, argues in favor of a role that physicians can play in integrating religion into their clinical practice. Rob Poole MB, FRCPsych, contends that physicians should never incorporate a religious element into clinical practice.

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

By Sep 18, 2018

Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.

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