Daily Rounds: Mass. Payment Reform Plans; Diabetes Pills; Pain And Gender; 'Blackberry Thumb'

Massachusetts drafts plans for new system of paying doctors - The Boston Globe "Governor Deval Patrick’s administration is reviving the state’s ambitious plan to change how doctors and hospitals are paid, aiming to hand the Legislature a specific proposal by Jan. 1 and end months of disagreement over how to control health care spending."(Boston Globe)

Survey: Diabetes treated more with pills and less with insulin - "The proportion of Americans with diabetes who took oral medications increased from 60% in 1997 to 77% in 2007, a 28% rise." (USA Today)

Learning why men and women experience pain differently - The Boston Globe "Pain researchers have been hampered by one — rather shocking — fact: Most basic pain research is still done in male mice and rats." (Boston Globe)

amednews: New personal technology creating new ailments :: Sept. 27, 2010 ... American Medical News "Physicians are seeing an increasing number of tech-related problems, such as BlackBerry thumb and cell phone elbow, as dependence on electronic devices reaches unprecedented levels." (

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