CME Activities (view all)

By: Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, FAHA

CME/CE – Heart Healthy Diets: Achieving Guideline Adherence

Recent data show that about 55% of children in the United States and 41% of adults have poor dietary patterns. In addition, it is estimated that more

By: David M. Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims

Medical malpractice continues to be a significant issue for physicians from all walks throughout the United States, and there are long-standing concerns about those who are claim-prone

By: Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH

CME/CE: A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs

Research has shown that urinary catheter-associated urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common healthcare–associated infections both in the United States and throughout the world. Studies


CME/CE – Conference Highlights: WISC 2016

Assessing Asthma Exacerbation Susceptibility Previous research indicates that 50% of patients with asthma report having had an exacerbation in the previous year despite the majority of these

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10 Signs of Child Trafficking in Medical Care

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

By: Skeptical Scalpel

Some autonomous robots are not ready for prime time

A Twitter friend posted this on a blustery Wisconsin morning: His car wasn’t being driven by a robot, but the tweet highlights some issues. Driverless cars use

By: Dr. MedLaw

Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence (Part I)

Most doctors know that the elements of a medical malpractice case are (1) a duty to the patient, (2) a negligent failure to render proper medical care,

By: Doctor Curmudgeon®

Doctor Curmudgeon®: Burn, Baby, Burn!

Doctor Curmudgeon has found the perfect way to file paperwork: simply set it on fire.   The fire is warm and lovely to look at…at least to

Recent Features (view all)

By: Tom Furr

Physicians Practice: Embracing Email With Patients

The author of this article is Tom Furr, who founded PatientPay, a healthcare payment solutions company. The healthcare industry is undergoing major changes in how, when, and

By: Zaid Al-Qurayshi, MD, MPH

Thyroidectomy: The Surgeon Volume Effect

Recent research indicates that a surgeon’s expertise and case volume has a substantial effect on the outcomes of various surgeries, including thyroid operations. With advances in surgery,

By: Laura Dyrda

Highest & Lowest Physician Assistant Salaries by State

Taking a look at the top 10 best and worst states for physician assistant incomes. Physician assistants earn an average of $92,460 per year, according to the

By: Mary C. Schroeder, PhD

Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer

About 5% to 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer present with stage IV disease and have an intact primary breast tumor. While on the surface this