Continuing Life Sustaining Therapy in the Face of Futility | Medical Blog

One of the most difficult challenges physicians encounter is assisting terminally ill patients who are nearing the ends of their lives. These patients and their families are

#PWChat: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice | Medical Blog

Join us Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Shereese Maynard, on incorporating nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

Older Adults Who Take Five or More Medications Walk Slower than Those Who Take Fewer Medications | News Brief

“Polypharmacy” is the term used when someone takes many (usually five or more) different medications. Experts suggest that, for most older adults, taking that many medications may

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Medical Blog

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

TweetChat: Defensive Medicine, Associated Costs & How to Avoid Both | Medical Blog

Dr. Jeffrey Segal, MD, will co-host a tweetchat with PW on July 12, at 9:00pm ET on defensive medicine, associated costs, and how to avoid both.

Nearly 60 Percent of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving | News Brief

The distracted driving habits of young drivers have received a lot of media attention, with reports of Snapchatting, tweeting, texting and other dangerous behaviors. However, there has

Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice

TweetChat: A Look at the Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 21, at 9:00pm ET on the factors driving increasing healthcare costs in the U.S.

How Ethnicity and Culture Impact the Health and Well-Being of Older People | Opinion Article

With 10,000 people across the United States turning age 65 every day, virtually all doctors, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals will soon be caring for older adults.

One in Three American Adults May Have Had a Warning Stroke | News Brief

American Stroke Association conducted this survey.

#PWChat Live on Twitter | News Brief

  Physician’s Weekly strives to keep our readers informed with the latest news and information in the healthcare industry. There are many moving parts to healthcare, and

Stroke Prevention May Also Reduce Dementia | News Brief

Ontario's stroke prevention strategy is also reducing incidence of dementia among people 80+.

Drinking Tea Daily May Protect the Elderly from Cognitive Decline | News Brief

Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's, new research suggests.

Video CME/CE: Pain Management & Opioids, With ZDoggMD | News Brief

Read all the "front matter" information to the right, watch the video below, then click the link at the bottom to complete the post-test and obtain credits.

Insulin Resistance May Lead to Faster Cognitive Decline | News Brief

Executive function and memory are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, Tel Aviv University researchers say.

Hospice Care in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Patient Homes Compared in New Study | News Brief

"It has been a concern that patients who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities may be getting potentially less hospice care than people receiving hospice care at home."

CME/CE: Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

Less Than Half of Elderly Hip Fracture Patients Take Vitamin D Supplements | News Brief

Despite national recommendations for daily vitamin D intake, a new study presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found

Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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