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How to Respond to Negative Social Media Postings | Feature

How should a doctor respond to negative, untrue, or even false postings on Facebook, Twitter, YELP or other social media?

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What the Future of Healthcare Will Look Like Under President Trump (Part II) | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, hosted its second live Tweet Chat on March 22 as a one-month follow-up discussion on the future state of our nation’s healthcare system.

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Recent Decline in Prescription Opioid Use Among U.S. Teens | Feature

Lifetime prevalence of use peaked in 1989, 2002, and remained stable until decline in 2013 to 2015

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Review: Treatment Options for Benzodiazepine Dependence | Feature

Good evidence for cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational approaches to dependence

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Mature woman worried about the future isolated on white background

Spouses Bereaved by Suicide Have Elevated Health Risks | Feature

Elevated risks of developing mental disorders and physical disorders relative to general population

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Heterogeneous Association for Alcohol, CVD Presentation | Feature

Non-drinking linked to increased risks of unstable angina, MI, heart failure, ischemic stroke, PAD, AAA

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Tuberculosis/HIV Co-Infections Up 40% Across Europe Over the Last Five Years | News Brief

New data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that

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Team Of Expert Doctors Examining Medical Reports at Hospital

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

The author of this article is Amy Wright, PA-C. She did a clinical rotation with Joseph A. Girgis, MD, at Superior Medical Care when she was a

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2011 Norepinephrine Shortage Upped Mortality in Septic Shock | Feature

Patients with septic shock in hospitals affected by drug shortage had increased rate of in-hospital death

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10 Signs of Child Trafficking in Medical Care | Feature

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

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CME/CE: A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs | Feature

A national prevention program appears to reduce urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) rates in non-ICUs. The findings highlight the need to use both technical and cultural interventions to prevent catheter-associated UTIs.

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Regimen Induced Durable Immune Response, Study Finds | News Brief

Antibodies to Ebola present in all participants one year after vaccination. A two-vaccine regimen intended to protect against Ebola virus disease induced an immune response that persisted

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Highest & Lowest Physician Assistant Salaries by State | News Brief

Taking a look at the top 10 best and worst states for physician assistant incomes. Physician assistants earn an average of $92,460 per year, according to the

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Some autonomous robots are not ready for prime time | Medical Blog

A Twitter friend posted this on a blustery Wisconsin morning: His car wasn’t being driven by a robot, but the tweet highlights some issues. Driverless cars use

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Study Finds Little Consistency in Doctor Reviews on Three Physician Rating Websites | News Brief

Researchers analyzed data from the websites: Healthgrades.com, Vitals.com and Ratemds.com. When looking for a doctor, many consumers turn to websites that post physician ratings and reviews. A

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Sleepwalkers Feel No Pain, Remain Asleep Despite Suffering Injuries | News Brief

Although sleepwalkers have an increased risk for headaches and migraines while awake, during sleepwalking episodes they are unlikely to feel pain even while suffering an injury. Results

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Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence (Part I) | Medical Blog

Most doctors know that the elements of a medical malpractice case are (1) a duty to the patient, (2) a negligent failure to render proper medical care,

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Guidance on Treating Tuberculosis & HIV Co-Infection | Feature

A new guideline recommends that patients diagnosed with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) receive prompt, coordinated treatment for both conditions. TB is a leading killer among HIV patients,

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More Social Connection Online Tied to Increasing Feelings of Isolation | News Brief

The more young adults use social media, the more likely they are to feel socially isolated, according to a study. The more time a young adult uses

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Vitamin D Protects Against Colds and Flu According to Major Global Study | News Brief

Vitamin D — the ‘sunshine vitamin’ — is thought to protect against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides — natural antibiotic-like substances — in the

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