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Disparities in Older Patients With Diabetes | Feature

Research suggests that racial disparities in risk factor control among older adults with diabetes cannot be fully explained by demographic or clinical characteristics. Efforts to reduce these disparities are critical to optimizing care for this older adult patient population.

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Promoting Physical Activity | Feature

Physical activity is a central lifestyle component of guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease, but more than half of adults in the United States do not obtain ideal

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Strategies for Managing Chronic Cough | Feature

Chronic cough, or cough that persists beyond 8 weeks, has a prevalence of 9% to 33% in all age groups. Chronic cough can cause rib fractures, syncope,

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treatingasthma-olderwomen-feature

Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

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Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

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Guidance on Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship | Feature

Infectious disease experts have developed a guideline on implementing antibiotic stewardship programs. The document emphasizes the customization of interventions based on local needs and resources.

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Leave No Patient Behind – Educating Primary Care Providers on Pain Relief | Feature

Dr. Steve E. Vascalis discusses educating primary care providers on providing pain relief and minimizing abuse in a highly-regulated environment.

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Should patients bail out when their doctor is burned out? | Feature

Google “physician burnout epidemic,” and you will find quite a few articles and blog posts on the subject. By all accounts, physician burnout is getting worse. Causes

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The Unique Surgeon & Anesthesiologist Relationship | Feature

“Just started,” an attending anesthesiologist welcomed me into the OR. Everything was new to me – the dim lights, blue gowns, beeping of the pulse ox machine.

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Benefiting from Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams | Feature

Patients with massive or sub-massive pulmonary embolisms (PEs) often face poor survival odds—not necessarily due to the severity of their disease, but because their treatment is often

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Conference Highlights: ACAAI 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ACAAI 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, from November 10 to 14 in San

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Understanding damages in a medical malpractice case | Feature

There are four requirements for a medical malpractice action: duty, departure, proximate cause and damages. The first arises from the doctor-patient relationship and the second and third address

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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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Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

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A tube misconnection and a death: a medical whodunit | Feature

Here’s what we know. In September 2016, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national soccer team suffered what must have been an extremely painful death when

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Opportunities for Physician Assistants in Interventional Radiology | Feature

The author of this article is Steven Lane, who is a senior strategic writer for AAPA.

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5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.

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Conference Highlights: CHEST 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at CHEST 2016, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 22 to 26, 2016 in Los

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Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at IDWeek 2016, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association,

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