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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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Conference Highlights: ATS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ATS 2017, the annual international conference of the American Thoracic Society, from May 19 to 24 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

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What Parents Need to do with Their Children’s Leftover Pain Medicine | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

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Encouraging Smoking Cessation After AMI | Feature

Persistent smoking after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appears to worsen angina symptoms and quality of life, but smoking cessation can improve these outcomes. The findings support the importance of counseling, incentivizing, and motivating AMI patients to quit smoking.

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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | Feature

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 | Feature

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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Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

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In-Office, Minimally-Invasive Procedures for Chronic Rhinosinusitis | Feature

  Hope for Patients Suffering with Chronic Rhinosinusitis For patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), every day can mean dealing with headaches, pain, facial pressure, and severe nasal

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A dad give inhaler for respiratory system issues

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | Feature

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

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How Ethnicity and Culture Impact the Health and Well-Being of Older People | Feature

With 10,000 people across the United States turning age 65 every day, virtually all doctors, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals will soon be caring for older adults.

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Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors | Feature

Experts have issued guidelines for managing the care of women with a history of invasive breast cancer. The recommendations can help clinicians increase awareness of and better manage potential long-term and late effects of the disease as well as assist with providing timely and appropriate screening and surveillance.

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Physicians Practice: Is Your Patient Telling the Truth? | Feature

10 most common indicators of deception.

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Is It GERD? Recognizing Atypical Symptoms | Feature

Because gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) diminishes quality of life and can cause long-term health complications, it is important to differentiate the disease from occasional common heartburn, diagnose

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Bariatric Surgery & Long-Term Weight Loss | Feature

Bariatric surgery has become one of the most effective interventions for inducing weight loss among obese patients. Several operations are available for patients considering bariatric surgery, including

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The COPD-Anxiety Connection | Feature

COPD patients appear to be more likely to have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) than those without COPD, even after accounting for most known GAD risk factors. Multidisciplinary care is encouraged to optimize treatment for patients with both conditions.

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

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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Guideline Update for Heart Failure Treatment | Feature

Experts in cardiology have updated a major guideline to reflect the addition of new types of drug options for heart failure (HF). With treatments for patients with HF expanding, there appears to be more hope than ever before for these individuals.

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Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies | Feature

Both mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy appear to improve back pain and functional limitations among adults with chronic low back pain.

Video – Warning: This Drug May Kill You | eMedia

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, the HBO documentary Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the

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