• Conference Highlights: AIDS 2016

    New research was presented at AIDS 2016, the International AIDS Conference, from July 18 to 22 in Durban, South Africa. The features below highlight some of the

  • ASM Microbe 2016: Conference Highlights

    Highlights from ASM Microbe 2016 include PrEP use and racial disparities, new bacteria causing Lyme Disease, and more! Below are highlights from the inaugural meeting that combined

  • Trends in HIV Care

    The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has provided statistics on the health and nutritional status of non-institutionalized, civilian Americans through household interviews and standardized physical

  • Needle Exchange Cuts HIV Transmission

    Research has shown that needle exchange programs can effectively lower the risk of HIV transmission among injection drug users. In 1988, Congress passed legislation prohibiting the use

  • The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology

    For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

  • Updated Stroke Prevention Guidelines

    The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) have updated guidelines on primary stroke prevention based on comprehensive and timely evidence from clinical investigations and research

  • Cardiac Rehab & Heart Failure

    According to recent estimates, heart failure (HF) affects an estimated 6 million Americans, and 870,000 people in the United States are newly diagnosed with HF each year.

  • Maximizing Patient & Caregiver Care

    For many patients, the impact of cancer can extend far beyond their personal journey with the illness. It’s also a harsh reality often felt by the family


CME Activities (view all)

By: Teshamae S. Monteith, MD

CME: Migraine & Stroke Risk

Migraines affect more than 10% of all Americans and are three times more common in women than in men, according to data from the National Institute of

By: Meenakshi Bewtra, MD, MPH, PhD

CME – Ulcerative Colitis Treatments: Comparing Mortality

According to data from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects up to 700,000 Americans. Current medications

By: Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM

CME: Systolic Hypertension & Cardiovascular Mortality

Studies have shown that isolated systolic hypertension (ISH)—defined as having a systolic blood pressure (BP) of 140 mm Hg or higher with a diastolic BP less than

By: Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH

CME: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery & Sleep Dysfunction

Research has shown that there are important links between quality of life (QOL), sleep quality, and chronic rhinosinusitis. Studies suggest that more than 75% of patients with

Doctor's Voice (view all)

By: Skeptical Scalpel

Can you trust online physician ratings?

Many people believe you can. But here’s what a recent article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) about the reliability of online user ratings regarding buying a

By: Skeptical Scalpel

Should Doctors and Nurses Wear Scrubs in Public?

Being “old school,” I don’t like to see people wearing scrubs outside of the hospital. But there is no evidence that bacteria on scrubs spread disease, and

By: Skeptical Scalpel

Overestimating the effect of medical errors can be detrimental

An issue with inflated numbers like 251,000 and 440,000 is that they are repeated by naïve journalists… A musician’s cancer diagnosis could have been made 4 years

By: Linda Girgis, MD

Don’t Build That Wall, At Least Not in Medicine

While certain politicians pontificate about building a wall to separate the US from surrounding countries, people passionately debate the issue. Doctors are included in this and arguments

Recent Features (view all)

By: Ramanan Laxminarayan, PhD, MPH

Antibiotic Resistance, Surgery, & Chemotherapy

The CDC estimates that at least 2 million people become infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, with at least 23,000 dying from these infections. “While much concern

By: Erin M. Marra, MD

Benzodiazepine Prescribing in Older Adults

Benzodiazepines can effectively treat anxiety, agitation, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal, but their use in older adults has been linked to higher adverse event rates. These drugs can

By: Margaret S. Wolff, MD

Enhancing ED Care for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

According to current estimates, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) affects as many as 10% of adolescent girls in the United States. The disease can lead to long-term complications,

By: Sara Jalali, MD

Improving ED Care for LGBT Patients

As the patient census has become increasingly diverse, it has become more challenging for EDs to provide quality care in emergency situations. Studies show that marginalized populations