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CME Activities (view all)

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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


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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


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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


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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)

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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Shocker: Hospitalists’ “Unprofessional” Behavior is Normal

By their own admission, medical hospitalists are guilty of many types of unprofessional behavior, says a paper published a in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. A group


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By: Linda Girgis, MD

We Need to Stand United on Herd Immunity

We should hold those responsible for spreading false medical information accountable for their actions. Rumors and falsities abound regarding immunizations. Many people refuse to vaccinate their children


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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


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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

Recent Features (view all)

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By: Gregg C. Fonarow, MD

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.


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By: George W. Daneker, Jr., MD

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


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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


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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

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