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Women & IHD: Coming to a Consensus

A consensus statement from the American Heart Association provides clinicians with the tools and information to accurately detect and determine risks for ischemic heart disease in women.

CME: Updated Guidelines for Assessing Cardiovascular Risk

Clinical practice guidelines have been updated to help clinicians better identify adults who may be at high risk for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The guidelines are also intended to identify adults with potentially serious cardiovascular conditions resulting from atherosclerosis and who may benefit from prevention strategies.

Do I Need an Annual Physical?

"Show me the data to support the idea that getting to know patients better and having genuine interactions with them leads to better outcomes."

The Digital Divide in Older Patients

Over the last several years, many resources have been invested in internet-based interventions to improve health as a result of government programs and initiatives led by healthcare providers. These resources, including tools like electronic health records (EHRs) and online health portals, are designed to help patients become more active participants in their healthcare.…

Doctors Cry Too

"The media gives the image of doctors driven by profit and not caring so much about the people that are their patients. But we do care and our hearts often weep for our patients."

Lower-Extremity Amputations: Assessing Variations

Studies have shown that people with diabetes are about 10 times more likely to undergo a lower extremity amputation (LEA) than those without the disease. About 90% of diabetics who undergo an LEA have a pre-existing foot ulcer. Researchers have made many discoveries about how wounds heal, but these innovations have not led to the development of many new products for treating diabetic foot ulcers.…


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Do I Need an Annual Physical?

"Show me the data to support the idea that getting to know patients better and having genuine interactions with them leads to better outcomes."

Doctors Cry Too

"The media gives the image of doctors driven by profit and not caring so much about the people that are their patients. But we do care and our hearts often weep for our patients."

Obesity: A Disease, Disability, Both or Neither?

They said the Americans with Disabilities Act was intended to help those who were disabled not by individual decisions, but rather were "victims of fate." It did not address the fact that many are disabled from smoking-related emphysema. Are they victims of fate or poor choices?

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