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Are PPI antacids dangerous?

[WCCO Radio, July, 7, 2017] A higher risk of death is associated with long-term use of popular stomach acid reducers known as proton pump inhibitors, according to a new study. But Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Chief of Gastroenterology, Dr. Robert Ganz, doesn’t agree. He says we should take this study’s findings with a grain of salt. […]

Tim Sielaff, MD

OpenNotes launch gives 500K patients access to health data

[PatientEngagementHIT, July 7, 2017] Allina Health has officially launched OpenNotes, allowing its nearly 500,000 patients access to health data and clinician notes. The health system serves individuals in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is the first in the area to adopt the OpenNotes philosophy, which calls for providers to make clinician notes freely accessible for patients. […]