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Heroes in Medicine: Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD

Congratulations to Daniel R. Lattanzi, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for being recognized as this month’s “Heroes in Medicine” recipient from Physician’s Weekly. Dr.

It’s time for NHS England to ‘do the right thing’ and fund PrEP for HIV prevention, say experts

Delays by NHS England will cost lives, argue public health experts. PrEP’s role is comparable to the function of vaccinations and immunisations. Directors of public health Jim

Improving ED Care for LGBT Patients | Feature

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients face barriers to accessing adequate medical care, even for emergency situations. A better understanding of the disparities and healthcare risks that LGBT patients face may help emergency providers communicate more effectively with these individuals.

Overestimating the effect of medical errors can be detrimental | Medical Blog

An issue with inflated numbers like 251,000 and 440,000 is that they are repeated by naïve journalists… A musician’s cancer diagnosis could have been made 4 years

In doctors we trust — especially when they admit to bias | Medical Blog

Disclosure of bias should decrease the weight that patients put on their physicians’ recommendations…but apparently, according to research, it doesn’t. A doctor’s guidance may reassure us more

Tips Provided for Leveraging Social Media | Medical Blog

Kevin Pho of KevinMD shares insights into social media use in health care

Study underscores ongoing need for HIV safety net program | Medical Blog

A new study of insurance coverage of people with HIV concludes that a decades-old program that offers free medical care remains a critical necessity despite the availability

Decisions made in Orlando: Is there any law more misunderstood than HIPAA? | Medical Blog

On the morning of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, a tweet by CNN stated, “The White House waived HIPAA regulations so that hospitals could talk with

Avoid Patient Abandonment: 8 Tips for Termination | Medical Blog

The law governing medical abandonment is predicated on the more dependent status of the patient in the relationship with the physician. Abandonment in the medical setting means

How the brain makes, and breaks, a habit | Feature

Not all habits are bad. Some are even necessary. It’s a good thing, for example, that we can find our way home on “autopilot” or wash our

Condolence letters when patients die: Docs say it’s a personal choice | Feature

No standard practice when it comes to sending a sympathy letter to family – should it stay that way? For doctors, it’s a personal choice whether they

Should Doctors Wear White Coats? The Debate Continues | Medical Blog

An infectious disease fellow at the Harvard Medical School is convinced that white coats are covered in bacteria and cause infections. But in a post on a

Doctor Curmudgeon®: Coming soon! Your government presents… | Medical Blog

The United States Government Healthcare Appointment line! SCENE; JUST A SHORT TIME INTO THE FUTURE OPERATOR:   RECORDED VOICE: United States Health Care appointment line. You must first find

Examining AIDS-Defining Opportunistic Infections | Feature

Research has shown that survival after the diagnosis of an AIDS-defining opportunistic infection has improved in the past 25 years. Despite this improvement, better prevention and treatment strategies for these infections are still warranted.

Conference Highlights: Hospital Medicine 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at Hospital Medicine 2016, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting, from March 6 to 9 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the studies and new information emerging from the conference.

Medical Malpractice: Documenting 101 | Medical Blog

"Documentation is a perfect example of the Goldilocks Rule: There can be too much or too little, but then there is the amount that is just right."

Fad Medicine: What Have Your Patients Tried? | Medical Blog

"Science is well researched, yet, it often seems patients rather take their medical advice from celebrities than the medical experts."

Doctor Curmudgeon®: Patient Entitlementiasis with Insurance | Medical Blog

"I do remember my parents having insurance and I remember them paying what the insurance did not cover. It was so simple then."

First Black Female Physician in the US honored by alma mater | Medical Blog

As the Civil War raged in 1864, Rebecca Lee marked her place in history when she became the first Black female to graduate medical school in the United

Fighting the Dr. Oz World | Medical Blog

While I would probably earn much more money selling a magic weight loss pill or a mystical cream that vanishes wrinkles, I need to be a doctor first.

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