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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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Too Few Patients With Severe Mental Illness Get HIV Test | Feature

Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric issues

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burnout-flame-fire-match-hot

The Burnout Paradox: Why Are We Still Surprised? | Feature

If you go to medical school, you will be stressed—bigly. It should not come as a surprise. Two posts on the Kevin MD website highlight the problems

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smoking-smoke-cigarettes

Study: How Much Does Smoking Really Cost? | Feature

Americans collectively spend more than $300 billion on cigarettes. Not only is smoking bad for your health, but it’s burning a hole through your wallet as well.

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Rural Americans at Higher Risk of Death from Five Leading Causes | Feature

Demographic, environmental, economic, social factors might be key to difference. A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from

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Social, Economic, Personal-Care Factors Play Role in Readmission Risk | Feature

Hospitals find that social determinants of health and disability raise readmission risk. Once a patient is released from a hospital, the caretakers do not want to see

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Heart-Rhythm-Feature

Yo-Yo Dieting Dangerous Even if You’re Not Overweight | Feature

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight, known as weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may increase the risk of death from heart disease among postmenopausal women. According to research

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Cetuximab + Chemoradiation Can Cure HIV-Associated Anal Cancer | Feature

Addition of cetuximab may result in less locoregional failure for squamous cell carcinoma of anal canal

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measles-allergy-allergies-rash-itch-scratch

Many doctors still don’t know facts about penicillin allergy | Feature

Many physicians whose patients have “penicillin allergy” in their charts don’t know that frequently, a penicillin allergy diagnosis is given to a child as the result of

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hepatitis-diagnosis

Risk of reinfection is a concern after successful hepatitis C treatment | Feature

People on opiate agonist substitution therapy can be successfully treated with grazoprevir/elbasvir (Zepatier) – achieving cure rates similar to those of the population as a whole –

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exercise-physical-activity-walking-running

Does physical activity lower the risk of bacterial infections? | Feature

The risk of viral infections is known to be affected by physical activity, but little information is available regarding the more serious infections caused by bacteria. In

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stomach62

Standard vs Double Dose Pantoprazole | Feature

Findings in patients with gastric adenoma or early gastric cancer undergoing endoscopic resection

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Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve TBI Symptoms | Feature

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life

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Findings to Help Radiologists ID Zika Virus Infection at Imaging | Feature

Similar brain abnormalities seen in confirmed and presumed congenital Zika infections

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HCV treatment may work as prevention for people who inject drugs | Feature

Hepatitis C treatment for people who inject drugs is as safe and effective as it is for non-drug-users – with cure rates exceeding 90% – and treating

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white-coat-doctor

Becoming a Better Leader – in a Week | Medical Blog

Reward or punishment? Sometimes it’s hard to tell, as I have been sent off to an “Executive Leadership” conference this week, where we are spending long hours

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Parents Often Make Dosing Errors With Liquid Medications | Medical Blog

Parents make fewer mistakes using oral syringes compared to cups

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Do You and Your Patients Live in One of the Happiest States in America? | Medical Blog

Can money truly buy happiness? Most people might be inclined to say no, based on moral principles. But some researchers beg to differ, suggesting that money can

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