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MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

  By Michelle Crawley The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality,

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What Parents Need to do with Their Children’s Leftover Pain Medicine | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

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Mortality Rates at Teaching Hospitals Lower Compared with Non-Teaching Hospitals | News Brief

Patients admitted to major teaching hospitals are less likely to die compared with patients admitted to minor teaching or non-teaching hospitals, according to a large national study

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#PWChat Recap: EHRs – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | Feature

As part of our continuing series of TweetChats, Physician’s Weekly, along with co-host Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, hosted the latest #PWChat on May 24 to discuss “EHRs: The Good, the Bad,

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New Study Examines Child Death Rates in Motor Vehicle Crashes by State | News Brief

Researchers estimate that 1,100 pediatric deaths could be averted over 5 years with an absolute 10 percent improvement in child restraint use.

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American College of Physicians Gives 7 Recommendations to Improve American Health Care to Congress | News Brief

The American College of Physicians today released a set of recommendations aimed at providing a forward-thinking agenda for health care reform, ‘A Prescription for a Forward-Looking Agenda

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Path to Empathy Deemed As Vital As Being Empathetic | News Brief

Conclusion could be especially useful in context of medical professions, researcher says

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Two-Dose HPV Vaccine Effective Against Genital Warts | News Brief

Findings in keeping with new recommendations from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Team Of Expert Doctors Examining Medical Reports at Hospital

New Interactive Module Aims to Clarify Professional Boundaries | News Brief

Module focuses on potential boundary violations relating to treating family, colleagues, receiving gifts

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First Study Shows Tie Between Probiotic and Improved Symptoms of Depression | News Brief

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology

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Comparison of Antibiotic Treatments for Cellulitis | News Brief

Among patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, the use of an antibiotic regimen with activity against MRSA did not result in higher rates of clinical resolution compared to an

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CME/CE – Conference Highlights: CROI 2017 | News Brief

New research was presented at CROI 2017, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from February 13 to 16 in Seattle. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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TweetChat – EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | News Brief

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile will co-host a tweetchat with PW on May 24, at 9:00pm ET on the current status of EHR use in the U.S.

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Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

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Mortality Rates Found Lower at Major Teaching Hospitals | Medical Blog

Researchers assessed 30-day survival for older patients

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Assumption of the Risk | Feature

“If a patient chooses to come to me for medical care and I explain the risks and they agree to the treatment then how can they turn

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Cardiac Rehab Benefits Older Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients | Feature

Greater participation in cardiac rehabilitation programs is associated with improved survival and medication adherence in the Medicare population after these individuals experience an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Physicians should encourage older AMI patients to continue participating in these sessions to improve long-term outcomes.

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Case of Gnathostomiasis Caused by Roe Ingestion Reported | Feature

Japanese man presented with itchy migrating eruption on back, which was treated with ivermectin

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Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

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Heart Attack Risk 17-Times More Likely Following Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Respiratory infections can trigger a heart attack.

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