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Male anatomy of human organs in x-ray view

Thyroidectomy: The Surgeon Volume Effect | Feature

Recent research indicates that a surgeon’s expertise and case volume has a substantial effect on the outcomes of various surgeries, including thyroid operations. With advances in surgery,

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Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer | Feature

About 5% to 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer present with stage IV disease and have an intact primary breast tumor. While on the surface this

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MalpracticeClaims-Feature

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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aspiring-use-for-CVD-Prevention-FEATURE-IMAGE

How Aspirin Can Be Used to Help Fight Cancer | News Brief

Studies abound that point to a role for plain old aspirin in keeping deadly cancers at bay. While aspirin is not yet part of mainstream treatment for

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Video – Against Medical Advice 001: HIMSS, the Robot Apocalypse, and Dark Side Tonight | News Brief

The following originally appeared at ZDoggMD.com.

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What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. | News Brief

The following was pulled from PW partner ZDoggMD at http://zdoggmd.com/vegetables.  “What public health really needs is a 90’s-style gangsta rap about…vegetables. At least, that was the premise driving this collaboration with

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AdvCancer-PatientDiscussions_Feature

CME/CE – Advanced Cancer: Analyzing Patient Discussions | News Brief

Patients with advanced cancer who have recent or ongoing discussions about their prognosis and life expectancy appear to have a better understanding of the nature of their illness, according to a study. Having these conversations may help patients make more informed end-of-life care decisions.

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AdvCancer-PatientDiscussions_Feature

Advanced Cancer: Analyzing Patient Discussions | Feature

Patients with advanced cancer who have recent or ongoing discussions about their prognosis and life expectancy appear to have a better understanding of the nature of their illness, according to a study. Having these conversations may help patients make more informed end-of-life care decisions.

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Taking a High-Priced Cancer Drug with a Low-Fat Meal Can Cut Cost by 75% | News Brief

Taking one-fourth the standard dose of a widely used drug for prostate cancer with a low-fat breakfast can be as effective – and four times less expensive

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Emerging Tumor-Derived DNA Tests to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening and Post-Treatment Monitoring for Recurrence | News Brief

The detection of fragments of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the bloodstream for diagnosing the presence or recurrence of cancer is growing in interest in healthcare research.

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Burnout & Satisfaction: Examining Trends | Feature

Burnout has been defined as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of ineffectiveness. “Burnout has profound implications for physicians, patients, and their families,” says Colin

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FrailtyScreening-PalliativeCare-Feature

Starting Palliative Care in the ED | Feature

Initiating palliative care in the ED for patients with advanced cancer appears to improve quality of life and does not shorten survival, according to a study. The

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Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | Feature

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

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Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | Feature

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

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mixer-bartender-drinking-alcohol-cocktail

Treating cancer with drugs for diabetes and hypertension | Feature

A combination of a diabetes medication and an antihypertensive drug can effectively combat cancer cells. The team of researchers led by Prof. Michael Hall at the Biozentrum

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Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | Feature

This video was presented on December 12, 2006 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

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kid-children-cancer-oncology-leukemia

Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer | Feature

Newborns with congenital cytomegalovirus — a common virus in the herpes family — may have an increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia, according to new research.

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zdogg

Physician’s Weekly, LLC, Announces Partnership to Create First-Ever Facebook CME/CE | Feature

Basking Ridge, NJ; (November 13, 2016) – Physician’s Weekly announces the launch of the first-ever CME/CE Facebook Livecast on December 13 in collaboration with Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

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Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

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Many Primary Care Doctors Are Reluctant to Talk About Medical Errors, Study Finds | Feature

While most primary care physicians would provide some information about a medical error, only a minority would fully disclose important information about potentially harmful medical errors to

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