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Holiday Spirit medical cartoon

Keep the Holiday Spirit in Your Heart

“Keep the Holiday Spirit in your heart all year long. It will leave less room for cholesterol!”            

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parachute-jump-bail

Should patients bail out when their doctor is burned out? | Feature

Google “physician burnout epidemic,” and you will find quite a few articles and blog posts on the subject. By all accounts, physician burnout is getting worse. Causes

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chd-stag-youngadults-women_feature

CME: Coronary Heart Disease: Stagnation in Young Adults & Women | Feature

A study has found that coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates are falling rapidly in older people but not in younger adults, particularly young women. A greater emphasis on providing primary prevention approaches is necessary to reduce the burden of CHD.

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pulmonary-embolism

Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

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gavel-stethoscope-malpractice-error

Understanding damages in a medical malpractice case | Feature

There are four requirements for a medical malpractice action: duty, departure, proximate cause and damages. The first arises from the doctor-patient relationship and the second and third address

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coronary-heart-artery-arteries

Conference Highlights: AHA 2016 | Feature

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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pills-antibiotics-medication-drugs

Ultra-long acting pill releases daily doses of medicine for a month | Feature

Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators from Brigham

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CardRehab-HeartFailure_Feature

USPSTF issues recommendations regarding use of statins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease | Feature

The US Preventive Services Task Force has issued a recommendation statement regarding the use of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults. The report appears

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affordable-care-act-obamacare-ACA

Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

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5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.

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Chest2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: CHEST 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los

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MakingCase-IncreasingDSME-Feature

CME: Making the Case for Increasing DSME/S Use | Feature

Diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) is critical to improving ongoing care for patients with type 2 diabetes. A new position statement provides the evidence and strategies for providing DSME/S when managing adults with the disease.

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Medicare-Prescribing-Painkillers-Feature

E-Prescribing Increases Medication Adherence | Feature

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) decreases prescription errors and enhances coordination between physician and pharmacist, but what has remained unclear is how it affects patient behavior. Now a new

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update-obesityepidemic-feature

An Update on the Obesity Epidemic | Feature

Overweight and obesity continues to be a considerable healthcare and societal burden despite the fact that it can potentially be averted. “These conditions have been linked to

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Diabetes Prevalence & Trends: An Update | Feature

This Physician’s Weekly feature updating the prevalence of diabetes and associated trends was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. According to recent

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Early Drug Non-Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction | Feature

Many acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients appear to have suboptimal adherence to prescribed medications, even early after their event. Tailored patient education and pre-discharge planning for AMI patients may optimize patient adherence and clinical outcomes.

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Lipid Control: The Impact of Financial Incentives | Feature

Despite the well-documented benefits of statins to lower LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) and help reduce cardiovascular-related mortality, research suggests that physicians underprescribe these drugs. Other data indicate that

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chd-stag-youngadults-women_feature

Coronary Heart Disease: Stagnation in Young Adults & Women | Feature

A study has found that coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates are falling rapidly in older people but not in younger adults, particularly young women. A greater emphasis on providing primary prevention approaches is necessary to reduce the burden of CHD.

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Spare-Tire-Cartoon

“Spare Tire” | Feature

“You need to diet. You’re getting love handles on your spare tire.”              

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