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Are doctors wimps? Hippocrates & Maimonides walk into a bar… | Feature

I was growling. Stacks of papers desecrated my desk. The EMR was giving me trouble. I began to curse ….suddenly…. There was a flash of lightening… In

Doctor and Patient Relationships: Empathy & Litigation | Feature

Research has shown that emergency physicians (EPs) with better interpersonal skills and who spend more time with patients appear to have fewer malpractice claims filed against them.

How has United Airlines done since the doctor was manhandled? | Feature

  Three months ago I blogged about the doctor who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago and the airline’s response to the incident. The CEO

An unusual cause of shoulder pain | Medical Blog

  A woman in Montréal underwent a total hysterectomy for ovarian cancer back in March, and from the moment she woke up from anesthesia, had shoulder pain

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

Nurse’s Drug Diversion Causes Infection Outbreak at Wisconsin Hospital | News Brief

Opioid diversion led to an outbreak of Serratia marcescens at a Wisconsin hospital, researchers have found. Five patients admitted to five different wards at UW Health’s University

Body Parts on a Chip | News Brief

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine — the hard part is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained

The Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows | News Brief

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the

15 Books Every Healthcare Professional Should Read | Medical Blog

  by Emily Walters Do you want to offer your patients better care, increase your own industry understanding, and improve your own understanding of your field? Reading

Youth Tobacco Product Use, Including E-Cigarettes, Drops During 2015-2016 | News Brief

The number of middle and high school students who say they are current tobacco users – defined as having used a tobacco product in the past 30

Flu Shot Less Effective for Obese Adults | News Brief

Although influenza vaccines are currently the best forms of protection to safeguard people against getting the flu, they are not effective in all cases. A study from

Many Children With Reported Penicillin Allergy Are Not Allergic | News Brief

Follow-up of 100 children found none were allergic to penicillin

“Brazilian butt lift” takes another life | Medical Blog

Last year I blogged about a cosmetic surgeon in Florida named Osak Omulepu who had several bad patient outcomes resulting in the Florida Board of Health prohibiting

CME/CE – New Guidelines: Managing Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia & Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia | Medical Blog

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society have released joint clinical practice guidelines on the management of adults with hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? | Medical Blog

There are 374 mental disorders. How many do you have?  Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author

CME/CE: Updated Guidance on Invasive Aspergillosis | Medical Blog

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released an updated guideline for treating invasive aspergillosis that stress the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to improve clinical outcomes.

#PWChat – The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Feature

Dr. Jamie Koufman will co-host a #PWChat TwitterChat/TweetChat with PW on August 16 at 9:00pm ET on what she believes to be one of the biggest factors affecting healthcare costs in the U.S.

New Lyme Disease Map Outlines Where Ticks are on the Rise | Feature

New research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people.

“Am I dying?” The honest answer. | Feature

Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks

Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Despite concerted clinical and research efforts, recurrence is still common and problematic.

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