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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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Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence (Part II) | Feature

[Editor’s note: this is the second installment of “Proving a Medical Malpractice Case I – Proving Negligence” by our blogger, Dr. Medlaw. You can read the first

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HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

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Physicians Practice: 7 Ways for Doctors to Relax | Feature

The author of this article is Eric Sprey, associate editor at Physicians Practice. Consciously choosing to have a positive outlook on life may improve your mood. It

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ED Return Visits: Examining Outcomes & Costs | Feature

Patients initially discharged after ED visits and subsequently hospitalized during a return visit to the ED appear to have lower in-hospital mortality, ICU admission rates, and in-hospital costs but have longer lengths of stay when compared with those who were hospitalized and did not return to the ED..

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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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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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The Relationship Between Menopause & Migraines | Feature

Current estimates show that about 12% of people in the United States experience migraines, with women being three times more likely than men to suffer these headaches.

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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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Doctor is using a Tablet PC.

Utilizing Digital Apps to Evaluate Dementia | Feature

Many individuals with dementia are not diagnosed in early stages, when interventions and planning may be most effective.

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How Physical Activity Can Impact Your Risk of Cancer | Feature

While previous research has shown that physical activity helps reduce the risk of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, less is known about its effect on reducing risks of other cancers.

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Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Recommendations | Feature

Experts have released recommendations on the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. The document emphasizes ensuring that candidates understand the data about contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, including a lack of survival benefit, as well as possible benefits, complications, and alternatives to this procedure.

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Alzheimer’s & Pain Perceptions | Feature

Research shows that Alzheimer’s disease, in general, is a risk factor for the under-treatment of pain. This is partly due to a lack of understanding of the impact of AD on psychophysiological factors that influence the pain experience.

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How to Increase Life Expectancy When Infected with HIV | Feature

Researchers have found that there appears to be a discrepancy in life expectancy between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected patients, even when early treatment and access-to-care issues are addressed.

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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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Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Among Doctors | Feature

New research suggests that about 30% of female doctors have faced sexual harassment from superiors and colleagues during their careers, and many more perceive gender bias at work. The findings highlight the need for greater efforts to achieve gender equity in medicine.

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Assessing Injection Drug Use-Related Infective Endocarditis | Feature

These dangerous and potentially fatal infections damage heart valves and often require several weeks of intravenous antibiotics. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

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Is Sexual Activity Safe After a Heart Attack? | Feature

Current guidelines recommend that physicians counsel patients about resuming sex after acute myocardial infarctions.

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Universal Chlamydia Screening | Feature

Rates of chlamydia trachomatis infection, the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States, are on the rise. The CDC recently announced that the prevalence

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