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TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 24, at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

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A dad give inhaler for respiratory system issues

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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The COPD-Anxiety Connection

COPD patients appear to be more likely to have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) than those without COPD, even after accounting for most known GAD risk factors. Multidisciplinary care is encouraged to optimize treatment for patients with both conditions.

Video – Warning: This Drug May Kill You | eMedia

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the

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AATS-2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: AATS 2017 | eMedia

New research was presented at AATS 2017, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from April 29 to May 3 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

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Dealing with COPD & Provider Accessibility | Feature

Research from the CDC indicates that although the vast majority of patients with COPD reside within close proximity to a primary care physician, many lack such access to pulmonologists. Even in some urban areas, pulmonologists are outnumbered by COPD patients at a rate of 1,600:1.

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Asthma-COPD-Overlap-Feature

Women Suffer from Asthma Symptoms More Frequently and More Severely than Men | News Brief

Women suffer more frequently and more severely from pollen and food allergies and therefore also from asthma. Firstly, female sex hormones increase the risk and symptoms of

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Implementing COPD Pulmonary Function Tests at the Point of Care | Feature

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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doctor-patient-exam-room-physician-elderly-old

Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions | News Brief

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that

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Factors-Link_CRS-GERD-Feature

CME/CE: Analyzing Factors that Link Chronic Rhinosinusitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease | News Brief

Patients with CRS and GERD appear to be more likely to have atopic conditions and asthma when compared with patients who have CRS but not GERD.

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Asthma-COPD-Overlap-Feature

CME/CE: Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome | News Brief

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with ACOS also had higher rates of comorbidities, disability, hospitalizations, and ED visits.

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Late-Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks | Feature

Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome in which presentations can vary significantly between patients.   Although it is not usually recognized as such, there are different clinical subtypes

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Asthma-COPD-Overlap-Feature

Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome | Feature

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with ACOS also had higher rates of comorbidities, disability, hospitalizations, and ED visits.

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: WISC 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at WISC 2016, the World Allergy Organization International Scientific Conference, from December 6 to 9 in Jerusalem, Israel. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

A dad give inhaler for respiratory system issues
A dad give inhaler for respiratory system issues

Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | Feature

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ACAAI 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from November 10 to 14 in San

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Managing-Adult-RSV-Feature

CME/CE: Managing Adult Respiratory Syncytial Virus | Feature

While it is often thought of as a disease in children, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections cause significant illness and death in older adults every year. Clinicians

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