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Tweetchat: Lipid Management in Patients With Diabetes & Heart Disease

Dr. Yehuda Handelsman will co-host a tweetchat with PW on April 27, at 9:00pm ET on lipid management in patients with diabetes and heart disease.

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No Link Found Between HIV Levels and Immune Activation During Antiretroviral Treatment | News Brief

Pre-treatment immune events may result in elevated immune system activation during treatment.

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heart-cardiovascular-disease-healthy-stethoscope-medicine-medical4

Implementing COPD Pulmonary Function Tests at the Point of Care | News Brief

There is no cure for COPD, but an accurate diagnosis can help clinicians optimize treatment plans so that they can adequately address symptoms, improve quality of life, and—along with smoking cessation—slow disease progression.

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Analyzing-Statin-Use-Feature

Statins May Benefit Cirrhotic Patients with Hepatitis B or C Infections | News Brief

Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to cirrhosis as well as liver cancer. A Hepatology study from Taiwan has found

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physicians-doctors-young-youth-medicine-healthcare-nurses-PAs-residents

Best Nursing Schools in the Country Named by U.S. News | Feature

U.S. News ranked the top nursing schools in the country into two separate categories: Master’s Degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice. Duke University has the distinguished honor

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Managing Acute Respiratory Tract Infections | Feature

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and CDC has released a guideline on the appropriate use of antibiotics for ARTIs in adults.

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prescription-rx-subscribe-doctor-physician

Study: Pharmacies Should Proactively Offer Naloxone to All Patients Who Meet Evidence-based Criteria | News Brief

Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone, a drug that blocks or reverses the effects of overdose, to patients taking opioid medications through universal opt-out strategies in an effort

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Gastric Acid Suppression Medications Increase Risk for Recurrence of Clostridium Difficile Infection | News Brief

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection. C-diff is a bacterium

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Reducing Risks for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy | Feature

For physicians who treat epilepsy, keeping patients focused on the positive—the promise of a normal, healthy life if seizures are controlled—may mean that difficult but important conversations

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Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence (Part II) | Feature

[Editor’s note: this is the second installment of “Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence” by our blogger, Dr. Medlaw. You can read the first

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Managing Own Cholesterol Proving Difficult for Most Patients | News Brief

People who have high cholesterol may understand they need to manage their condition, but many aren’t sure how to do that, nor do they feel confident they

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Ban on Trans Fats in Diet May Reduce Heart Attacks and Stroke | News Brief

People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to

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coronary-heart-artery-arteries

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – AHA 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at AHA 2016, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 12 to 16 in New Orleans. The features below

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HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

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New, Persistent Opioid Use Common After Surgery | News Brief

Among about 36,000 patients, approximately 6 percent continued to use opioids more than three months after their surgery, with rates not differing between major and minor surgical

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Kicking the Referral Habit | News Brief

  “I can do that?” During a recent morning practice session, a resident presented a patient who had several episodes of syncope, which culminated in a trip

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Doctor Curmudgeon®: After the Noctors…After the Pharmacists. | Medical Blog

It is the year 2022. Noctors (those who are NOT Doctors and yet consider themselves to be the same as doctors and practice what they refer to

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physician-doctor-angry-frustrated-burn-out-burnout-telephone-communicate

Physicians Practice: 7 Ways for Doctors to Relax | Feature

The author of this article is Eric Sprey, associate editor at Physicians Practice. Consciously choosing to have a positive outlook on life may improve your mood. It

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ED Return Visits: Examining Outcomes & Costs | Feature

Patients initially discharged after ED visits and subsequently hospitalized during a return visit to the ED appear to have lower in-hospital mortality, ICU admission rates, and in-hospital costs but have longer lengths of stay when compared with those who were hospitalized and did not return to the ED..

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40 Percent of General Practitioners Intend to Quit Within 5 Years | News Brief

Around two in every five GPs in the South West have said they intend to quit within the next five years, exposing the magnitude of the region’s

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