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CME Activities (view all)

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By: Edward P. Havranek, MD

CME – CVD: Social Determinants of Risks & Outcomes

Although mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States has been declining since the 1970s, the burden of the disease remains high, accounting for nearly 32%


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By: Charles R. Elder, MD, MPH

CME: Alternative Therapy for Chronic Pain

The Institute of Medicine estimates that chronic musculoskeletal pain affects about 100 million Americans and costs the country nearly $600 billion each year. Caring for these patients


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By: Michael D. Seidman, MD, FACS

CME: Guidelines for Allergic Rhinitis

Current estimates show that allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States. Ranking as the fifth most common chronic disease


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By: Benjamin S. Brooke, MD, PhD

CME: Surgery, Readmission Destinations, & Mortality

Published research has shown that hospital readmissions are commonly needed to treat complications after patients undergo major surgery. Few studies have explored if patients have better outcomes

Doctor's Voice (view all)

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Lipo Blunders, Yet a 4-Star Doc Rating

Here’s another reason to take online physician ratings with several grains of salt Below is a screenshot taken from the Healthgrades website on April 15, 2016 regarding


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By: Linda Girgis, MD

Child Abuse Awareness Month: Fighting the Monster Under the Bed

Child Abuse Awareness month is here as it is every April in the US. For most people, the surreal imagination of a big, scary monster hiding under


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By: Linda Girgis, MD

Healthcare CSI: Our Patients the Victims

The crime scene is the US healthcare system scattered in clinics, private practices, and hospitals throughout the country. The system lies in tatters on the ground with


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By: Dr. MedLaw

Liability FAQs: “Curbside consult—an established physician-patient relationship?”

If I do a “curbside consult” on a patient whom I have never met, have I established a physician-patient relationship with them?   No. You do not

Recent Features (view all)

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By: Frank T. Leone, MD, MS

Tobacco Control & Treatment

Tobacco use has been cited as the top cause of preventable death and disability in the United States. However, tobacco control and treatment are not commonly addressed


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By: Renda Soylemez Wiener, MD, MPH

Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening

The American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians recently developed a policy statement on the successful implementation of comprehensive low-radiation-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening


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By: Lloyd W. Klein, MD, FSCAI

Interventional Cardiology & Occupational Hazards

Interventional cardiologists endure unique physical demands that can predispose them to occupational health hazards that are not always seen in other medical disciplines. Studies have shown that


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By: Martin W. Schoen, MD, MPH

Cholesterol Goals & Gender Differences

Recently, several groups, including the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATPIII) and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), have released updated cholesterol treatment guidelines. These guidelines

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