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Doctor working on a notebook computer.

Physicians Practice: 4 Strategies to Enhance Physician-Administrator Relations | Feature

The author of this article is Mark Birmingham, DPM, a podiatric surgeon who practices with a multi-specialty group in Colorado and a member of the Physicians Practice Advisory Board.

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How to Manage Chronic Pain without Using Opioids | News Brief

Rather than being considered a miracle pill that magically takes away pain, prescription opioids are increasingly being seen as a precursor to heroin addiction and the cause of potentially deadly overdoses themselves.

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heart-cardiovascular-disease-healthy-stethoscope-medicine-medical2

Coronary Heart Disease: Stagnation in Young Adults & Women | Feature

A study has found that coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates are falling rapidly in older people but not in younger adults, particularly young women. A greater emphasis on providing primary prevention approaches is necessary to reduce the burden of CHD.

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Tweetchat: Lipid Management in Patients With Diabetes & Heart Disease | Feature

Dr. Yehuda Handelsman will co-host a tweetchat with PW on April 27, at 9:00pm ET on lipid management in patients with diabetes and heart disease.

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Implementing COPD Pulmonary Function Tests at the Point of Care | Feature

There is no cure for COPD, but an accurate diagnosis can help clinicians optimize treatment plans so that they can adequately address symptoms, improve quality of life, and—along with smoking cessation—slow disease progression.

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heart-cardiovascular-disease-healthy-stethoscope-medicine-medical-heart-beat-EKG

Managing Acute Respiratory Tract Infections | Feature

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and CDC has released a guideline on the appropriate use of antibiotics for ARTIs in adults.

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Reducing Risks for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy | Feature

For physicians who treat epilepsy, keeping patients focused on the positive—the promise of a normal, healthy life if seizures are controlled—may mean that difficult but important conversations

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coronary-heart-artery-arteries

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – AHA 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AHA 2016, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 12 to 16 in New Orleans. The features below

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patients-doctors-physicians-exam-clipboard

Kicking the Referral Habit | Feature

  “I can do that?” During a recent morning practice session, a resident presented a patient who had several episodes of syncope, which culminated in a trip

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doctor-burnout-stressed-physician-angrey-depressed

40 Percent of General Practitioners Intend to Quit Within 5 Years | News Brief

Around two in every five GPs in the South West have said they intend to quit within the next five years, exposing the magnitude of the region’s

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Aspirin, Anticoagulants, & Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

Previous research shows that aspirin is not as beneficial as oral anticoagulant agents for reducing thromboembolism risk. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide

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DrugDiet-SuppleUse-Seniors-Feature

CME/CE: Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors | News Brief

With older adults increasingly using multiple medications and supplements, efforts are needed to improve the safe use of these therapies to reduce preventable adverse drug events.

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Doctor is using a Tablet PC.

Physicians Practice: Making the Case for Telehealth | Feature

The author of this article is Gabriel Perna, the managing editor at Physicians Practice. In the past, physicians have expressed concerns about telehealth, fearing that they will

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Majority of Incontinence Treatments Deliver Poor Results | News Brief

A team of researchers have together studied thousands of research articles and other scientific documentation written about different treatments of urinary and fecal incontinence in adults around

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions | News Brief

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that

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Results: Majority of People Think You Should Not Respond to Comments on Social Media | Feature

The world of social media – good or bad – has given everyone with a computer or smartphone a platform and a voice. In the healthcare world,

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Factors-Link_CRS-GERD-Feature

CME/CE: Analyzing Factors that Link Chronic Rhinosinusitis & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease | Feature

Patients with CRS and GERD appear to be more likely to have atopic conditions and asthma when compared with patients who have CRS but not GERD.

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Happy doctor caring about young pregnant woman in hospital

Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Reduces Risk for Newborns by More Than 90% | News Brief

Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the

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GenderDisparities-AcutePE-Feature

Examining Gender Disparities in Urology | Feature

A common perception in urology is that female urologists encounter gender-based role assignments and tend to care for more women and female-specific urological issues more often than male urologists.

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Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | Feature

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

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