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A Physician’s Eye View: The Benefits of Utilizing PAs | Feature

From our content partners at AAPA The author of this article is Amy Wright, PA-C. She did a clinical rotation with Joseph A. Girgis, MD, at Superior

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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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A-Platform-for-Improving-Patient-Safety-FEATURE-IMAGE

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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Asthma-Link-Shingles-Feature

Simple saliva test to diagnose asthma | Medical Blog

A new test which can diagnose asthma from a patient’s saliva has been developed by Loughborough University. Around 5.4 million people currently receive treatment for asthma in

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Molecules released by Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium pave the way for invasive infection | Medical Blog

It’s been known that the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae secretes small molecules called siderophores that enable it to acquire iron from a host and fuel its spread. Now,

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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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NIH-funded researchers: Signs of TB in lungs despite treatment | Feature

Patients with active tuberculosis of the lungs, the infectious form of the disease known as pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), are typically treated with several medications for a period

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Guidance on Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Feature

Experts from societies and associations around the world have joined forces to update guidelines on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis treatment.

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Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

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Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

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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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Assessing Pediatric Post-Extubation Upper Airway Obstruction | Feature

Data indicate that subglottic edema is among the most common complications experienced by children who require mechanical ventilation. Observational studies suggest that post-extubation upper airway obstruction (UAO)

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E-Cigarettes & Cough Reflex Sensitivity | Feature

Researchers have found that a single session of electronic cigarette (e-cig) use, approximating nicotine exposure of one tobacco cigarette, appears to significantly inhibit cough reflex sensitivity.

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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 – Smoking & PAD: Assessing the Costs | Feature

Tobacco use among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) substantially increases the short-term annual risk for PAD-related hospitalizations due to heart and vascular events, with significantly greater costs. Immediate provision of tobacco cessation programs would most likely be cost effective.

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patient-survey

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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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

Does HIV coinfection accelerate emergence of MDR-TB? | Feature

Although HIV coinfection may fuel the spread of TB outbreaks among susceptible populations, can the virus directly impact the emergence or transmission of multidrug-resistant TB? “The [multidrug-resistant

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Top 6 Factors Critical to Predicting Pneumonia in Older Adults | Feature

Data commonly available in EMRs can stratify older adults into groups with varying subsequent 2-year pneumonia risk. Researchers have developed a ‘prediction score’ to help healthcare professionals

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CME: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery & Sleep Dysfunction | Feature

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis appear to have a high prevalence of sleep dysfunction that improves after undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery, according to a study. Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be treated concurrently for both chronic rhinosinusitis and OSA to optimize sleep dysfunction and improve quality of life.

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Managing-Cholesterol-in--Specific-Patient-Groups

The Generational Differences in Healthcare Technology | Feature

For decades marketers have tailored their messages and delivery tactics based on the target audience to help increase sales of products and services. Today, physicians and healthcare

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