CME Activities (view all)

By: Ulfat Shaikh, MD, MPH, MS

CME: Improving Pediatric Asthma Care

The current rate of childhood asthma in the United States is at a historically high 10%, according to recent research. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that clinicians provide … Read More

By: David T. Felson, MD, MPH

CME: Symptomatic Knee OA on the Rise

Throughout the United States, the rate of knee replacement operations has surged in recent years. Experts have speculated that the increased prevalence of knee pain or of … Read More

By: M. Sue Kirkman, MD

CME: Key Determinants for Diabetes Drug Adherence

Multiple medications are often prescribed to help adults with type 2 diabetes manage hyperglycemia, diabetes-associated conditions like hypertension and dyslipidemia, and other comorbidities. “Prior studies have shown … Read More

By: Randal J. Thomas, MD, MS

CME: Smoking Cessation After PCI

It has been well-documented in clinical studies that smoking cessation after patients undergo PCI can improve outcomes. Some research has identified certain predictors of smoking cessation after … Read More

Doctor's Voice (view all)

By: Skeptical Scalpel

FIRST Trial: Patients Not Harmed When Surgical Residents Work Flexible Hours

Patients had no greater risk of death or serious morbidity when cared for by surgical residents working flexible duty hours when compared to those working standard Accreditation … Read More

By: Linda Girgis, MD

Turning Our Residents into Minions

As doctors, we can all remember the attending doctors who struck fear in our hearts or the senior residents who turned us into their personal scut slaves. … Read More

By: Skeptical Scalpel

Is Burnout Talk Causing More Burnout?

Almost every day for the last few years, someone is writing about physician burnout or depression. The problems begin in medical school. A recent paper featured drawings … Read More

By: Dr. MedLaw

Dr. MedLaw’s Tips for a Great Deposition

A deposition is not to find out the facts.  That is what the medical record is for. A deposition is not a battle.  That is what the … Read More

Recent Features (view all)

By: Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM

A Look at Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Mortality

Published data show that more than 30,000 Americans suffer from subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a devastating acute neurological disease, each year. Mortality risk factors for SAH include poor … Read More

By: Allan Krumholz, MD

Guidelines for Treating First Seizure

According to current estimates, about 150,000 American adults present with an unprovoked first seizure each year. Studies show that even one seizure can be a traumatic physical … Read More

By: Mary T. Hawn, MD, MPH

Non-Cardiac Surgery Risks After Stenting

Studies have shown that patients who have recently received a coronary stent and later undergo non-cardiac surgery are at higher risk for adverse cardiac events. “This is … Read More

By: Arti Hurria, MD

Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials

Studies have shown that older adults account for most of the cancer diagnoses and deaths that occur in the United States and make up the majority of … Read More