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Containing Medical Costs Without Jeopardizing Patient Care | Feature

[Editor’s note: this article was written by Dr. Madhukar Kasarla, exclusively for Physician’s Weekly. It was submitted by Trade Press Services September 2017] Everyone agrees that healthcare costs are running rampant. In

A surgical resident’s legal battle with her program | Feature

  A surgical resident is suing St. Louis University, its surgical residency program director, and its trauma service chief for what she claims is an unjustified decision

Top 10 Cartoon Captions Submitted | Feature

Our editors voted on the best captions submitted by your colleagues:  “Your blood work results are back and your mercury levels are through the roof.”   “Sal,

#PWChat Recap: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with ShereeseM, MS/MBA,‏ hosted another #PWChat on Wednesday, Sept. 13 that focused on physician assistants and nurse practitioners and, more importantly, how to incorporate them

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ASM Microbe 2017, the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from June 1 to 5 New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Know Your ICD-10 Code | Feature

ICD-10, which is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints,

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? | Feature

There are 374 mental disorders. How many do you have?  Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author

Blood Pressure Better Controlled with ‘MAP’ for Doctors | News Brief

A quality improvement program designed to better control hypertension in primary care practices notably improved hypertension control in six months, according to research presented today at the

Common Molecule Can Be Genetically Engineered to Allow Scientists to Program the Actions of a Cell | News Brief

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule — ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly

VIDEO: Could a Drug Prevent Depression & PTSD | News Brief

The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries. In this well-told tale of how science happens, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares news of a

VIDEO: A Tribute to Nurses | News Brief

Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Down for Unvaccinated Young Women | News Brief

Significant decrease among unvaccinated women aged 18 to 26 years from 2009-2010 to 2013-2014

Conjunctivitis Prevalence Higher for Adult Women Than Men | News Brief

Bimodal age distribution; highest rates in children younger than 7, minor mode in early adulthood

EHR Data May Beat Claims Data in Assessing Sepsis Incidence | News Brief

Based on clinical data, no change seen in incidence of sepsis, combined outcome of death or discharge

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks | News Brief

Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours

PW Tablet CME Tutorial | News Brief

CME/CE: Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department | News Brief

Elder abuse is increasingly common among patients presenting to the ED. Developing screening protocols and using a multidisciplinary team-based approach may improve the detection and care of elder abuse in EDs.

Processed Meats Increase Risk of Colorectal Cancer While Whole Grains Decrease Risk | News Brief

Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk, finds a new

Insurer Aetna’s Envelopes Revealed Customers’ HIV Status | News Brief

Mail went to estimated 12,000 customers, and 23 complaints have so far been received

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | News Brief

Join us Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

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