CME Activities (view all)

By: Kurt Kroenke, MD

CME/CE: Chronic Pain & Mental Health

According to published research, chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions account for four of the top nine diseases that contribute to years lived with disability in the United States.

By: Purvi Parikh, MD

CME/CE: Improving Asthma Control Dialogue With Patients

Healthcare providers tell their well-controlled asthma patients that they should experience few symptoms and no limits to everyday activities. And yet, many do. According to the recent

By: Richard A. Deyo, MD, MPH

CME/CE: Initial Opioid Use & Long-Term Risks

As opioid prescribing has increased over the past two decades, the United States healthcare system has also seen rising rates of overdoses and addiction treatment resulting from

By: Tamar Barlam, MD

CME/CE: Guidance on Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship

As part of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, hospitals and healthcare systems have been called upon by the White House to implement antibiotic stewardship

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By: Skeptical Scalpel

The Burnout Paradox: Why Are We Still Surprised?

If you go to medical school, you will be stressed—bigly. It should not come as a surprise. Two posts on the Kevin MD website highlight the problems

By: MedPage Today's Fred N. Pelzman, MD

To Standardize or Not to Standardize?

How much can we standardize medicine, and even if we can, is that a good thing? There was a meeting yesterday for all of our Ambulatory Care

By: Linda Girgis, MD

What are the Implications of the 21st Century Cures Act?

  On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. While the overwhelming majority supported this act, many others expressed their concerns

By: Skeptical Scalpel

Who Has Grit? Cutting Resident Attrition Rates

What is grit? In an article in The Guardian, Angela Duckworth, a psychologist often called the guru of grit, defined it as the commitment to finish what

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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

By: Hermes J. Florez, MD, MPH, PhD

Disparities in Older Patients With Diabetes

Studies show that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among adults aged 65 and older in the United States ranges between 20% and 25%. However, controversy has

By: Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC

Promoting Physical Activity

Physical activity is a central lifestyle component of guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease, but more than half of adults in the United States do not obtain ideal

By: Kaiser G. Lim, MD

Strategies for Managing Chronic Cough

Chronic cough, or cough that persists beyond 8 weeks, has a prevalence of 9% to 33% in all age groups. Chronic cough can cause rib fractures, syncope,