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Conference Highlights: ACC 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, from March 17 to 19 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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Team Of Expert Doctors Examining Medical Reports at Hospital

A Physician’s Eye View: The Benefits of Utilizing Physician Assistants | Feature

The author of this article is Amy Wright, PA-C. She did a clinical rotation with Joseph A. Girgis, MD, at Superior Medical Care when she was a

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doctor-hands-physician-stethoscope

Preparing to Be a Good Samaritan | Feature

Many emergency physicians (EPs) can expect to provide Good Samaritan care during their careers, but EPs could be better prepared by carrying a kit with supplies and

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Electronic-Communication-Feature

Physicians Practice: Embracing Email With Patients | Feature

The author of this article is Tom Furr, who founded PatientPay, a healthcare payment solutions company. The healthcare industry is undergoing major changes in how, when, and

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Male anatomy of human organs in x-ray view

Thyroidectomy: The Surgeon Volume Effect | Feature

Recent research indicates that a surgeon’s expertise and case volume has a substantial effect on the outcomes of various surgeries, including thyroid operations. With advances in surgery,

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Highest & Lowest Physician Assistant Salaries by State | News Brief

Taking a look at the top 10 best and worst states for physician assistant incomes. Physician assistants earn an average of $92,460 per year, according to the

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Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer | Feature

About 5% to 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer present with stage IV disease and have an intact primary breast tumor. While on the surface this

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Guidance on Treating Tuberculosis & HIV Co-Infection | Feature

A new guideline recommends that patients diagnosed with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) receive prompt, coordinated treatment for both conditions. TB is a leading killer among HIV patients,

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Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | Feature

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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Managing Nausea in the Emergency Department | Feature

Considering the broad impact that nausea can have on ED patients, researchers are continuing to explore new strategies—beyond antiemetic medications—as treatment options. According to published studies and

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uti-urimary-tract-infection

A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs | Feature

A national prevention program appears to reduce urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) rates in non-ICUs. The findings highlight the need to use both technical and cultural interventions to prevent catheter-associated UTIs.

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A dad give inhaler for respiratory system issues

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

Team Of Expert Doctors Examining Medical Reports at Hospital
Team Of Expert Doctors Examining Medical Reports at Hospital

The Recruiter’s View: Physician Leaders Must Think Hard about Soft Skills | Feature

Five steps emerging physician leaders take. Physicians are often considered natural born leaders, as medical training historically has required autonomy and focused on the needs of “one

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Study: Around 1 in 3 Med Students Abuse Alcohol | Feature

Previous research has shown that the issue of burnout in medical training is a significant problem throughout the United States. “Recent data show that many medical students

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Parenting During Residency | Feature

Medical residents have historically delayed becoming a parent during residency due to conflicting demands despite being at an age when many people start families. Not starting a

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Examining EHR Use Among Allergists & Immunologists | Feature

Evidence suggests that several obstacles appear to prevent widespread acceptance of electronic health records (EHRs) among many physicians, including allergists and immunologists. However, several potential solutions may

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patients-doctors-physicians-exam-clipboard

4 Ways to Improve Patient Flow and Avoid Scheduling Problems | Feature

The author of this article is Judy Capko, a practice management consultant with Capko & Morgan. Scheduling problems are a common practice-wide issue, but here are some

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Updated Guidance on Invasive Aspergillosis | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released an updated guideline for treating invasive aspergillosis that stress the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to improve clinical

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Healthgrades Names America’s Top Hospitals for 2017 | Feature

See which hospitals made the cut for the top 50 and top 100 in the country. Healthgrades recently released its America’s Best Hospitals for 2017, naming America’s

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What Is the Future of Healthcare Under President Trump? | Feature

The future of healthcare under President Trump and how healthcare providers can have a say in it.   Physician’s Weekly, along with Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP,

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