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MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

  By Michelle Crawley The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality,

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Induction With Concurrent Oxytocin, Foley Speeds Delivery | Feature

Concurrent oxytocin added to Foley increases rate of delivery in 24 hours in nulliparous, multiparous

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The Sound of Safety: Preferences and Perceptions of Music in the Operating Room | Feature

Survey results indicate that preferences and perceptions of music in the operating room (OR) differ by professional status and specialty. The results provide insight into team dynamics that may be useful in optimizing the OR environment.

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First Study Shows Tie Between Probiotic and Improved Symptoms of Depression | News Brief

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology

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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | News Brief

New research was presented at CROI 2017, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February 13 to 16 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | News Brief

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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Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

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Heart Attack Risk 17-Times More Likely Following Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Respiratory infections can trigger a heart attack.

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Substantial Variation in Opioid Rx for Minor Injuries Across U.S. | News Brief

Laws limiting new opioid prescriptions to no more than a five-day supply could be beneficial

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2017 Physician Compensation Report Released | News Brief

Most specialties saw an increase in compensation—one as much as 24%. Where do you stand? Nearly 20,000 physicians across 27+ specialties met the screening criteria. Medscape released

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Less Than Half of Americans Can Recognize Anxiety | News Brief

Most people don’t know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable

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Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement | News Brief

Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted through different stages of physicians’ careers

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Woman practicing yoga at sunrise near the ocean

10 Minutes of Meditation Can Up Focus for Patients With Anxiety | News Brief

Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

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Common Antibiotics Linked to Increased Risk of Miscarriage | News Brief

Many classes of common antibiotics, such as macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, sulfonamides and metronidazole, were associated with an increased risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, according to a

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Urine Drug Tests: Effective for Uncovering Opioid Misuse But Easy To Cheat On | News Brief

With America facing an opioid epidemic, the most effective diagnostic tool for uncovering misuse and abuse of opiates remains the urine-drug testing that numerous businesses and physicians

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New CDC Guidelines on SSI Infection | News Brief

The CDC published its long-awaited update on recommendations for the prevention of surgical site infections on Wednesday in JAMA Surgery. The new guidelines supplant the agency’s previous

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2017 Top 10 Medical Inventions & Innovations | News Brief

Lasers that induce human dental stem cells to regenerate dentin, a tiny camera that can be attached to the tip of a catheter device and capture real

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Happy doctor caring about young pregnant woman in hospital

Conference Highlights: ACOG 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACOG 2017, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, from May 6 to 9 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

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Increases in Rates of Insured Don’t Harm Continuously Insured | Feature

Continuously insured adults do not have worse access to care with increases in cover from ’08 to ’14

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Evidence-Based Medicine Course Beneficial for Critical Thinking | Feature

Significant mean differences in confidence, inquisitiveness, overall score for undergrads

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