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Should Your Practice Consider Telehealth? | Feature

Investors are pouring money into digital health companies, with $5.8 billion invested in 2015 alone, according to CBInsights. Of the several subcategories of digital health, telehealth continues

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Widening the Scope of Practice | Medical Blog

Dr. Pelzman discusses the challenge of involving nurses and other healthcare professionals into the current scope of practice so they can do more of what they love.

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There Is No Such Thing as Too Much TV in This Doctor’s Office: A Different Approach to Patient Engagement | Feature

A recent Accenture report found that patients in the United States are increasingly accessing their electronic health records (EHRs), with rates rising from 27% in 2014 to

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Managing Difficult Patients | Feature

Regardless of the setting that a physician practices, there is a high likelihood that they will encounter difficult patients throughout their career. “We can’t blame all of

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CME: Improving ED Care for LGBT Patients | Feature

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients face barriers to accessing adequate medical care, even for emergency situations. A better understanding of the disparities and healthcare risks that LGBT patients face may help emergency providers communicate more effectively with these individuals.

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Analyzing “Breakthrough Therapy” Perceptions | Feature

After an investigational medication is subject to clinical trials but before it is permitted to be used widely in patients, the FDA reviews the clinical trial results

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Do You and Your Patients Live in One of the Happiest States in America? | Feature

Can money truly buy happiness? Most people might be inclined to say no, based on moral principles. But some researchers beg to differ, suggesting that money can

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Maximizing Potential With Social Media | Feature

As the use of social media continues to grow in leaps and bounds, physicians are increasingly trying to find ways to maximize its potential to improve healthcare

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Healthcare Prices & Quality of Care | Feature

Recently, the government, insurers, and other companies have made efforts to make price and quality measures of healthcare more transparent, including the development of healthcare pricing information

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AKH CME: End of Life Care | Feature

A $15.00, 1.25-hour activity that reviews the the principles of pain management, palliative care, and symptom management near the end of life; the levels of hospice care; and

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Improving ED Care for LGBT Patients | Feature

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients face barriers to accessing adequate medical care, even for emergency situations. A better understanding of the disparities and healthcare risks that LGBT patients face may help emergency providers communicate more effectively with these individuals.

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In doctors we trust — especially when they admit to bias | Feature

Disclosure of bias should decrease the weight that patients put on their physicians’ recommendations…but apparently, according to research, it doesn’t. A doctor’s guidance may reassure us more

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How the brain makes, and breaks, a habit | Feature

Not all habits are bad. Some are even necessary. It’s a good thing, for example, that we can find our way home on “autopilot” or wash our

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Condolence letters when patients die: Docs say it’s a personal choice | Feature

No standard practice when it comes to sending a sympathy letter to family – should it stay that way? For doctors, it’s a personal choice whether they

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10 Signs of Child Trafficking in Medical Care | Feature

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

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Conference Highlights: Hospital Medicine 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at Hospital Medicine 2016, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting, from March 6 to 9 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the studies and new information emerging from the conference.

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Fad Medicine: What Have Your Patients Tried? | Medical Blog

"Science is well researched, yet, it often seems patients rather take their medical advice from celebrities than the medical experts."

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Doctor Curmudgeon®: Patient Entitlementiasis with Insurance | Medical Blog

"I do remember my parents having insurance and I remember them paying what the insurance did not cover. It was so simple then."

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Fighting the Dr. Oz World | Medical Blog

While I would probably earn much more money selling a magic weight loss pill or a mystical cream that vanishes wrinkles, I need to be a doctor first.

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Ending Futile Care: When it is Time to Say Goodbye | Medical Blog

"Doctors must become comfortable initiating these talks with patients and their family members. And foremost before everyone should be the patient’s wishes. Doctors like to give hope. But we are also expected to give honesty. "

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