CME Activities (view all)

By: Richard W. Grant, MD, MPH

CME: An Update on Preventing CVD in Diabetes

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the most common cause of death among adults with diabetes. “This relationship underscores the need

By: Sue Duval, PhD, FAHA

CME – Smoking & PAD: Assessing the Costs

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases among adults in the United States. The risk for developing PAD increases as people age

By: Sara Jalali, MD

CME: 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

By: Robert H. Quinn, MD

CME: Guidance for Managing ACL Injuries

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), about 252,000 people in the United States suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries each year. ACL ruptures are

Doctor's Voice (view all)


DOCTOR CURMUDGEON®: How to Drive Your Doctor Nuts

SCENES: As usual in some exam room, happening all over the land, all the time and causing stress, hair loss, anxiety, irritability and other things in physicians…

By: Dr. MedLaw

How to Deal With Another Doctor’s Error – and Minimize Liability

Our expert provides legal guidance for the three scenarios you may be confronted with when dealing with another doctor’s error. 1. When you and the other doctor

By: Skep

Misinterpretation of Medical Error Deaths from BMJ Paper Continues

About 6 weeks ago, I wrote a post called “Overestimating the effect of medical errors can be detrimental.” I cited a few examples of blind acceptance of

By: Doctor's Voice: Linda Girgis, MD

What Role Does Spirituality Play in Medicine?

While training to be doctors, most of us learned that professional ethics dictate that we not encroach our beliefs on our patients. When a person seeks healthcare,

Recent Features (view all)

By: Skeptical Scalpel

Gas Mix-Up Causes Newborn Death

In mid-July, a baby born by cesarean section died about one hour later due to the administration of nitrous oxide instead of oxygen in the hospital’s neonatal


Conference Highlights: AAIC 2016

New research was presented at AAIC 2016, the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, from July 22 to 28 in Toronto. The features below highlight some of the


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

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