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Low-professionalism residents later draw higher patient complaints: study

A Vanderbilt study finds a strong association between lower ratings for interpersonal communication skills among medical residents in their last year of training and greater likelihood of unsolicited patient complaints among doctors during their first year of employment after training.

The study found that increasing number of steps taken each day can steps taken daily can reduce the risk of several common, chronic diseases. (istock image)

COVID-19’s lingering impact on health

A decline in cardiovascular fitness — measured by activity trackers in the All of Us research program — persisted among some groups even after COVID-related restrictions were relaxed, exacerbating health disparities.

Survey finds patients value immediate access to test results

A survey sent to more than 43,000 patients living in several states around the country finds that 96% of patients who use patient web portals prefer immediate online access to their clinical test results.

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Surgical risk persists for patients who’ve had COVID

Vanderbilt researchers report that the trend of decreasing postoperative risk for people who have had COVID persists longer than previously known, for as long as 13 months after COVID.

Study that investigated whether three smoking cessation drugs could reduce alcohol intake yields unexpected finding

A Vanderbilt study of three proven smoking cessation treatments suggests these medications could play an important role to reduce alcohol use and smoking at the same time.

Video vital for telehealth visits

Vanderbilt study of 18,130 telehealth visits at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic defines risk factors associated with telehealth access and suggests how health systems can improve access.

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