Recent Features

Combating Antibiotic Resistance

Combating Antibiotic Resistance | Opinion Article

Simply telling people to not overuse antibiotics is ineffective.

Smoking Cessation in People With HIV/AIDS

Smoking Cessation in People With HIV/AIDS | Feature

When compared with usual care, a cell phone-delivered smoking cessation treatment has been shown to have a positive impact on abstinence rates. However, clinicians will need to do more to sustain this effect beyond the short term.

Updating Adult Vaccination Recommendations

Updating Adult Vaccination Recommendations | Opinion Article

Research has shown that current vaccination rates for adults are low. “There are 14 different infectious agents for which vaccines are recommended for adults, but vaccination rates are low for a number of reasons,” says Carolyn B. Bridges, MD. “There is limited public awareness about the need for vaccines for adults besides influenza.…

Lifestyle Strategies for Heart Risks

Lifestyle Strategies for Heart Risks | Opinion Article

In 2013, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology published a first-ever joint clinical practice guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks. Published simultaneously in Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the guideline is based on a systematic evidence review from studies published between 1990 and 2012.…

Reducing Ambulance Diversions

Reducing Ambulance Diversions | Opinion Article

Recent data indicate that about 45% of EDs in the United States report being “on diversion” at some point within a given year to alleviate crowding. “Although ambulance diversion has been used for quite some time, several studies link these diversions to negative consequences,” explains M.…

Anaphylaxis Care in the ED

Anaphylaxis Care in the ED | Feature

Leaders in emergency medicine have developed a simple, consistent definition of anaphylaxis and several consensus statements to enhance care in the ED.

Patient Factors in Bariatric Surgery Choices

Patient Factors in Bariatric Surgery Choices | Opinion Article

A recent investigates the reasons why obese patients choose one type of weight loss operation over another.

Occupational Injuries Among Orthopedic Surgeons

Occupational Injuries Among Orthopedic Surgeons | Feature

Recent data indicate that many orthopedic surgeons sustain at least one injury at the workplace at some time in their career. Greater awareness and institutional resources are needed to prevent these injuries and support surgeons who sustain them.

COPD & Cognitive Issues

COPD & Cognitive Issues | Opinion Article

As the third leading cause of death in the United States, COPD affects about 13.7 million patients. Recent research has suggested that as many as 77% of patients with COPD and hypoxemia have some form of cognitive impairment. Despite this association, the link between COPD and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has not been established in well-designed, population-based studies.…

The Economic Burden of Cancer Survivors

The Economic Burden of Cancer Survivors | Feature

The economic impact of cancer survivorship is considerable and remains high for years after patients are diagnosed with the disease. Efforts are needed to reduce this burden as the number of cancer survivors is expected to continue growing.