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Managing Acute Respiratory Tract Infections | Feature

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and CDC has released a guideline on the appropriate use of antibiotics for ARTIs in adults.

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Reducing Risks for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy | Feature

For physicians who treat epilepsy, keeping patients focused on the positive—the promise of a normal, healthy life if seizures are controlled—may mean that difficult but important conversations

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CME/CE: 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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HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

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New, Persistent Opioid Use Common After Surgery | News Brief

Among about 36,000 patients, approximately 6 percent continued to use opioids more than three months after their surgery, with rates not differing between major and minor surgical

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ED Return Visits: Examining Outcomes & Costs | Feature

Patients initially discharged after ED visits and subsequently hospitalized during a return visit to the ED appear to have lower in-hospital mortality, ICU admission rates, and in-hospital costs but have longer lengths of stay when compared with those who were hospitalized and did not return to the ED..

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Key Concepts in Managing Complicated Pericarditis | Feature

Significant advances are helping clinicians address risk factors and clarify the role of multimodality imaging, pathophysiology, and novel treatments in the management of patients with complicated pericarditis

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Aspirin, Anticoagulants, & Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

Previous research shows that aspirin is not as beneficial as oral anticoagulant agents for reducing thromboembolism risk. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide

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CME/CE: Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors | News Brief

With older adults increasingly using multiple medications and supplements, efforts are needed to improve the safe use of these therapies to reduce preventable adverse drug events.

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Low-Dose Penicillin in Early Life Induces Long-Term Behavioral Changes | News Brief

Researchers at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and McMaster University have found that providing clinical (low) doses of penicillin to pregnant mice and their offspring results in long-term

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System errors, human errors, and common sense | Medical Blog

  “It was a system failure.” That’s what United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said in an interview with ABC News about the recent incident involving the violent

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The Relationship Between Menopause & Migraines | Feature

Current estimates show that about 12% of people in the United States experience migraines, with women being three times more likely than men to suffer these headaches.

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

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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Examining Gender Disparities in Urology | Feature

A common perception in urology is that female urologists encounter gender-based role assignments and tend to care for more women and female-specific urological issues more often than male urologists.

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Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | Feature

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

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Doctor is using a Tablet PC.

Utilizing Digital Apps to Evaluate Dementia | Feature

Many individuals with dementia are not diagnosed in early stages, when interventions and planning may be most effective.

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CME/CE: Preparing to Be a Good Samaritan | Feature

Many emergency physicians (EPs) can expect to provide Good Samaritan care during their careers, but EPs could be better prepared by carrying a kit with supplies and medications that are most likely to be used in such events.

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CME/CE: 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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EHRs: Pros & Cons – Infographic | Feature

Doctors overwhelming agree that they are more proficient with the EHRs today vs 3 years ago. But there are both pros and cons to EHR use.

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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 of

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