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#PWChat – The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Feature

Dr. Jamie Koufman will co-host a #PWChat TwitterChat/TweetChat with PW on August 16 at 9:00pm ET on what she believes to be one of the biggest factors affecting healthcare costs in the U.S.

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Personalizing Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis | Feature

Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes one in seven deaths among Americans, and diagnosis can be challenging. To provide the most appropriate care pathways, helpful and convenient testing

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ManagingAfib-Feature

Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

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Enhancing Cardiac Rehabilitation | Feature

National guidelines recommend that patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) be referred to cardiac rehabilitation (CR), in which patients receive education and counseling on physical exercise, blood

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Dr. MedLaw: Assumption of the Risk | Feature

“If a patient chooses to come to me for medical care and I explain the risks and they agree to the treatment then how can they turn around and sue me. Aren’t they agreeing to those risks?”

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“Brazilian butt lift” takes another life | Medical Blog

Last year I blogged about a cosmetic surgeon in Florida named Osak Omulepu who had several bad patient outcomes resulting in the Florida Board of Health prohibiting

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Youths, Emergency Care, & Suicidality | Feature

Suicide is ranked as the second leading cause of death in the United States for people aged 12 to 17, a patient population that often attempts suicide via poisoning, overdosing, or firearms.

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Smaller Dose Combos of Blood Pressure Meds May Be Effective with Fewer Side Effects | News Brief

Quarter-dose combinations of blood pressure lowering medications appear to be effective in treating hypertension and result in fewer side effects for patients than a single dose of

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Researchers Develop Game Changing Strategy for Pain Relief | News Brief

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and this figure is expected to grow, driven by the increased life expectancy, increasing incidence of diabetes and cancer, combined with better survival rates, often leaving patients with severe and poorly treated pain.

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New Lyme Disease Map Outlines Where Ticks are on the Rise | Feature

New research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people.

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“Am I dying?” The honest answer. | Feature

Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks

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Physical Activity & Cancer Risk | Feature

While previous research has shown that physical activity helps reduce the risk of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, less is known about its effect on reducing risks of other cancers.

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Doctor working on a notebook computer.

Physicians Practice: A Measured Approach to Making Key Decisions | Feature

The author of this article is Rebecca R. Fox, MD, who has opened a practice that focuses on integrative and functional medicine concepts for pediatric patients. Physicians

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Physicians Practice: Physician Leaders – 3 Ways to Step Up & Advocate | Feature

The author of this article is KrisEmily McCrory, MD, who practices full-spectrum, academic family medicine in upstate New York. In this uncertain environment surrounding the evolution of

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Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Despite concerted clinical and research efforts, recurrence is still common and problematic.

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Leeches | Feature

             

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stethoscope-money-medicine-business-medical-cost-debt

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Medical Blog

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

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Physicians Practice: 4 Ways to Enhance Physician-Administrator Relations | Feature

The author of this article is Mark Birmingham, DPM, a podiatric surgeon who practices with a multi-specialty group in Colorado and a member of the Physicians Practice

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Patients in Health Care Facilities at Risk for Legionnaires’ Disease | News Brief

Safe water and water management programs can reduce Legionella in health care facilities.

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Lower Targets for Systolic Blood Pressure Suggested by Study | News Brief

Reducing target systolic blood pressure below current recommendations significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventable death, research concludes.

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