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MCI & AD: Searching for Protective Strategies

MCI & AD: Searching for Protective Strategies | Opinion Article

According to current data, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of mortality in the United States. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can occur as people age and may lead to the development of dementia or AD. Studies suggest that patients with MCI have a 10-fold increased risk of developing dementia when compared with those who are cognitively normal.…

Optimizing Approaches to Treating Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Optimizing Approaches to Treating Medullary Thyroid Cancer | Feature

Total thyroidectomy with central lymph node dissection is recommended in patients with medullary thyroid cancer. New research suggests that the number of lymph node metastases should be incorporated into staging of the disease and that surgery should be tailored to tumor.

Practical Web Apps to Prepare EDs for Disasters

Practical Web Apps to Prepare EDs for Disasters | Opinion Article

To help EDs prepare for major disasters, scientists at Johns Hopkins University’s National Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER) have developed several web-based digital applications. These apps offer advanced research, training, and educational programs to address needs for planning and responding to these events.…

Guidance for Social Media Use in Emergency Medicine

Guidance for Social Media Use in Emergency Medicine | Feature

Recommendations have been developed for emergency medicine residency programs and leaders on the appropriate use and regulation of social media. The guide can also be a valuable resource for all programs to establish a social media presence.

Cardiac Tests & Treatments to Avoid

Cardiac Tests & Treatments to Avoid | Opinion Article

In collaboration with the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Choosing Wisely campaign, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has issued a list of five specific, evidence-based recommendations that should be avoided in the care of patients who have cardiovascular disease (CVD) or are at risk for it.…

Proactive Diagnosis of Narcolepsy

Proactive Diagnosis of Narcolepsy | Opinion Article

Narcolepsy can be a debilitating sleep disorder caused by the dysregulation of neurophysiological pathways that control the stability of sleep and wake states in patients. Narcolepsy has a worldwide prevalence of about 26 to 50 per 100,000 individuals. However, the disease is associated with high healthcare resource use, substantial functional limitations, and reduced employment and work productivity.…

Alcohol Abuse Among Physicians: Taking Control

Alcohol Abuse Among Physicians: Taking Control | Feature

The AUDIT Screening Tool Can Help Identify Unhealthy Alcohol Consumption by Either You or a Colleague

Sexual Function in Women After Bariatric Surgery

Sexual Function in Women After Bariatric Surgery | Opinion Article

Published reports have consistently shown that obesity impairs quality of life (QOL) and can contribute to depression as well as body image dissatisfaction. “Weight loss typically improves most aspects of QOL, but one aspect that is often overlooked in clinical research is sexual health,” says David B.…

Exploring the Rising Prevalence of Symptomatic Knee OA

Exploring the Rising Prevalence of Symptomatic Knee OA | Opinion Article

The prevalence of knee pain and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) appears to have increased substantially over a span of more than 20 years. As rates of knee OA increase, greater vigilance is needed for providing the most appropriate therapies to treat the condition.

How Primary Care Can Help Reduce Avoidable ED Visits

How Primary Care Can Help Reduce Avoidable ED Visits | Opinion Article

Throughout the United States, patients are using the ED for the treatment of acute but minor episodic conditions. According to Truven Health Analytics, 42% of ED visits are for urgencies that could be treated in the primary care office setting. Even as more urgent care centers are being opened, this problem persists.…

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