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CME Activities (view all)

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By: Xuemei Sui, MD, MPH, PhD

CME/CE: Cholesterol & Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Published research suggests that cholesterol levels commonly rise as people age and then decrease later in life. “Abnormal lipids are important risk factors that play a critical


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CE: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

According to current estimates, the number of prescription opioid overdose deaths in the United States quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, and this increase occurred in parallel with


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By: Viola Vaccarino, MD, PhD

CME: Coronary Heart Disease: Stagnation in Young Adults & Women

Recent reports have shown that coronary heart disease (CHD) continues to be a leading cause of death among Americans despite a remarkable decline in cardiovascular deaths related


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By: Peter C. Minneci, MD, MHSc

CME: Decision Making Matters in Appendicitis

Studies show that acute appendicitis accounts for more than 11% of pediatric ED admissions, and more than 70,000 children in the United States are hospitalized for it

Doctor's Voice (view all)

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Bridging the Doctor Patient Divide

Patients are becoming increasingly disgruntled in our current healthcare system. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are equally disenfranchised.  Doctors struggle to practice quality medical care while outside


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Should patients bail out when their doctor is burned out?

Google “physician burnout epidemic,” and you will find quite a few articles and blog posts on the subject. By all accounts, physician burnout is getting worse. Causes


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By: Daniel Orlovich, MD, PharmD

The Unique Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Relationship

“Just started,” an attending anesthesiologist welcomed me into the OR. Everything was new to me – the dim lights, blue gowns, beeping of the pulse ox machine.


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By: Skeptial Scalpel

Wrong Body Cremated: ID’ing Patients By More Than a Name

The wrong body was cremated by the county coroner’s office in Los Angeles. Jorge Hernandez died of an overdose, and the body of another Jorge Hernandez, an

Recent Features (view all)

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By: Daniel Orlovich, MD, PharmD

The Unique Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Relationship

“Just started,” an attending anesthesiologist welcomed me into the OR. Everything was new to me – the dim lights, blue gowns, beeping of the pulse ox machine.


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By: Mahir Elder, MD

Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often


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Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2016

New research was presented at ACAAI 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from November 10 to 14 in San


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By: Dr. MedLaw

Understanding damages in a medical malpractice case

There are four requirements for a medical malpractice action: duty, departure, proximate cause and damages. The first arises from the doctor-patient relationship and the second and third address

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