CME Activities (view all)

By: Donna M. Buchanan, PhD

CME/CE: Encouraging Smoking Cessation After AMI

Research shows that smoking is common among many patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and is an important modifiable risk factor for recurrent cardiac events. Studies show

By: Gelareh Z. Gabayan, MD, MSHS, FACEP

CME/CE: Outcomes After ED Discharge of the Elderly

According to published research, the elderly have the highest rate of ED use among all adult patient groups. Poor outcomes, such as death or an ICU admission


CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CROI 2017

Smoking Cessation & Caner Risk in HIV Patients Previous studies suggest that the impact of smoking is much greater in patients with HIV than in the general


CME/CE – Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below

Doctor's Voice (view all)

By: Dr. MedLaw

Dr. MedLaw: Assumption of the Risk

This question, often posed by doctors, is actually about a legal doctrine called “assumption of the risk”. This is a defense against a negligence claim based on

By: Skeptical Scalpel

“Brazilian butt lift” takes another life

Last year I blogged about a cosmetic surgeon in Florida named Osak Omulepu who had several bad patient outcomes resulting in the Florida Board of Health prohibiting

By: Jamie Koufman, MD

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

By: Skeptical Scalpel

Is artificial intelligence the answer to our healthcare problems?

  An article in last week’s Newsweek magazine says it is. “Artificial intelligence will cure America’s sick health care system” using data and automation to “drive down

Recent Features (view all)

By: Carol W. Runyan, MPH, PhD

Youths, Emergency Care, & Suicidality

One approach to addressing suicide risk in these younger patients is to counsel their families on ways to reduce access to lethal means of self-harm. For a

By: University of Georgia

New Lyme Disease Map Outlines Where Ticks are on the Rise

The forecast map, created by Michael Yabsley, a parasitologist at the University of Georgia, and Christopher McMahan, an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Clemson University, shows

By: Steven C. Moore, PhD, MPH

Physical Activity & Cancer Risk

“Although some risk factors for cancer—such as heritable genetic mutations—are difficult to control, others involve modifiable lifestyle factors that may help reduce the chances of developing the

By: Rebecca R. Fox, MD

Physicians Practice: A Measured Approach to Making Key Decisions

The author of this article is Rebecca R. Fox, MD, who has opened a practice that focuses on integrative and functional medicine concepts for pediatric patients. Physicians