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CME Activities (view all)

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By: Holly G. Prigerson, PhD

CME/CE – Advanced Cancer: Analyzing Patient Discussions

Research suggests that physicians who manage patients with advanced cancer often struggle with whether and how best to convey sensitive information about prognoses to these individuals for


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By: Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS, and Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS

CME/CE: AAA Repair – Comparing Techniques & Mortality

Clinical studies have shown that patient- and hospital-level factors often play a significant role in surgical outcomes, particularly mortality, for both general surgeries and vascular surgical procedures.


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CME/CE: Conference Highlights – CHEST 2016

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los


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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2016

New research was presented at IDWeek 2016, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association,

Doctor's Voice (view all)

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By: Doctor Curmudgeon®

Doctor Curmudgeon®: Burn, Baby, Burn!

Doctor Curmudgeon has found the perfect way to file paperwork: simply set it on fire.   The fire is warm and lovely to look at…at least to


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

How much would you pay for a nap?

Los Cruces High School in New Mexico decided to address the growing problem of sleepy students by allowing naps. Last week the Wall Street Journal ran a


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By: Fred N. Pelzman, MD

Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Stronger Malpractice Laws Don’t Reduce Complications

A study of over 890,000 Medicare beneficiaries shows that states with malpractice environments unfavorable to physicians do not see improved postoperative outcomes for 11 different types of

Recent Features (view all)

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By: Caitlin W. Hicks, MD, MS, and Mahmoud B. Malas, MD, MHS

AAA Repair: Comparing Techniques & Mortality

Clinical studies have shown that patient- and hospital-level factors often play a significant role in surgical outcomes, particularly mortality, for both general surgeries and vascular surgical procedures.


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By: Graeme P. Young, MBBS, MD, FRACP

Emerging Tumor-Derived DNA Tests to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening and Post-Treatment Monitoring for Recurrence

The detection of fragments of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the bloodstream for diagnosing the presence or recurrence of cancer is growing in interest in healthcare research.


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By: Dima M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD

Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors

With older adults increasingly using multiple medications and supplements, efforts are needed to improve the safe use of these therapies to reduce preventable adverse drug events. Published


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AAFP Releases 2017 Immunization Schedules

The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2017 adult and childhood immunization

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