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CME Activities (view all)

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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


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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


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By: Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH

CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain

  Recent estimates show that more than 11% of adults in the United States experience chronic pain, and clinical guidelines indicate that these patients receive appropriate pain


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By: Srihari S. Naidu, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FAHA

CME/CE – The Cardiac Cath Lab: Updating Best Practices

Several years ago, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published an expert consensus statement on best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) to provide

Doctor's Voice (view all)

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By: Dr. MedLaw

Assumption of the Risk

“If a patient chooses to come to me for medical care and I explain the risks and they agree to the treatment then how can they turn


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame?

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Transgastric appendectomy: The answer to a question no one is asking

  No one really wants to know if taking out an inflamed appendix using an endoscope passed through the mouth, esophagus, and stomach is a safe operation.


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By: Dr. MedLaw

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

[Editor’s note: this is the second installment of “Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence” by our blogger, Dr. Medlaw. You can read the first

Recent Features (view all)

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By: Corinne R. Leach, PhD, MS, MPH

Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors

According to national estimates, breast cancer ranks as the most common non-cutaneous malignancy among women, representing four in 10 female cancer survivors in the United States. The


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Conference Highlights: SCAI 2017

A Weekend Effect for PCI? Few large-scale studies have assessed whether or not PCI procedures conducted during the weekend result in worse outcomes than procedures performed on


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By: Martin Merritt, JD

Physicians Practice: Is Your Patient Telling the Truth?

The author of this article is Martin Merritt, JD, a Dallas-based health lawyer with the firm of Friedman & Feiger, and executive director of the Texas Health


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By: Steven A Edmundowicz, MD

Is It GERD? Recognizing Atypical Symptoms

Because gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) diminishes quality of life and can cause long-term health complications, it is important to differentiate the disease from occasional common heartburn, diagnose

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