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Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents | Feature

According to published data, severe obesity affects about 4.5 million children and adolescents in the United States, and another 22 million are classified as being overweight. With

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patients-doctors-physicians-exam-clipboard

6 Ways to Achieve Successful Physician Partnerships | Feature

For physician partnerships to be successful, it is critical to pre-plan, have careful structuring, and maintain continued communication. Here are six areas that should be examined in

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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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Digital Health Technology Use in Seniors | Feature

According to recent estimates, seniors aged 65 and older rank as the sickest, most expensive, and fastest growing segment of the United States population. “In recent years,

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AAA Repair: Comparing Techniques & Mortality | Feature

A preliminary report has found that outcomes for both open and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair appear to depend on hospital-level factors. The safety of these AAA repair techniques may depend on appropriate patient selection and adequate access to multidisciplinary care.

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Drug & Dietary Supplement Use Among Seniors | Feature

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. Published

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2017-immunization-schedule

AAFP Releases 2017 Immunization Schedules | Feature

The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), together with the AAFP and other medical professional organizations, have released the 2017 adult and childhood immunization

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Gender Disparities in Acute Pulmonary Embolism | Feature

Previous studies have suggested that the incidence of acute PE is higher in women than men among those aged 55 and younger, but research is still lacking

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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

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. Recent

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Improving Surgical Decision Making | Feature

Researchers have developed and tested a tool designed to address the core decisional and informational needs of older surgical patients. The tool may improve patient engagement and

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Burnout_Satisfaction-Feature

Depression Among Resident Physicians | Feature

According to previous research, resident physicians experience higher rates of depression than the general public. Beyond the effects of depression on the individual, resident depression has also

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CT scan of the patient's brain and the hand of a doctor. Photo.

A New Approach to Essential Tremor | Feature

Essential tremor (ET) is the most common movement disorder in the United States, afflicting an estimated 10 million Americans. “Although the condition does not shorten life expectancy,

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An Early Warning Sign for Chronic Kidney Disease | Feature

Elevated levels of soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) are associated with poor outcomes. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and progressive loss of kidney function affects about 11%

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doctor-burnout-depressed-doctor-stressed-physician-angrey

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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Obesity & Orthopedic Trauma | Feature

Studies have shown that the prevalence of obesity in the United States has increased substantially over the past 2 decades. Obesity is associated with many other disease

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doctor-patient-physician-talking-exam-elderly-geriatrics

Improving Lifestyles, One Patient at a Time | Feature

I’m sure a lot of people received health-related presents this past holiday season. But will they make us healthier? How many Fitbits are gathering dust, uncharged? How

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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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An Effective Emergency PCI Protocol | Feature

According to recent estimates, about 250,000 people in the United States suffer a ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which is the most severe type of heart

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EMRs

Avoiding Liability with Patient Portals | Feature

The good thing about EMR patient portals is that they decrease your liability risks. On the other hand, the bad thing about EMR patient portals is that

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Heart-Disease-Sex-Stress-Feature

Gender, Stress, & AMI | Feature

Research suggests that patients with acute myocardial infarction, or AMI, who experience mental stress—particularly women—appear to be at higher risk for poor short-term outcomes when compared with

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