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Losing Ground Against Gonorrhea – The Rising Antibiotic Resistance | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases Blog.   April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness month  and there

Russian woman “embalmed alive”? | Feature

  No, she wasn’t, but it was just as bad. Early this month, 28-year-old Ekaterina Fedyaeva died three weeks after what was supposed to have been a

CME/CE: The State of Bacterial Vaginosis | Feature

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a prevalent infection among women in the United States. However, awareness of BV is poor, the diagnosis is complex, and treatment options are limited and less than optimal, leaving room for improvement in these areas.

CME/CE: Enhancing Adherence With ART | Feature

Phone-delivered support counseling may help patients with HIV achieve clinically meaningful improvements in adherence to antiretroviral therapy, or ART.

The State of Bacterial Vaginosis | Feature

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a prevalent infection among women in the United States. However, awareness of BV is poor, the diagnosis is complex, and treatment options are limited and less than optimal, leaving room for improvement in these areas.

CME/CE: Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Researchers conducted an anonymous, 24-question survey that asked physician mothers representing all medical specialties about mental health history and treatment, perception of stigma, opinions about state licensing questions on mental health, and personal experiences with reporting.

Bundled Intervention May Improve HPV Vaccination Rates | Feature

Intervention included QI training, provider prompts, communication training, performance feedback

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs | Feature

Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptions; more common with generic drugs

Zika-Tied Birth Defects in 7 Percent of Infected Pregnant Women | Feature

Defects occurred more frequently when Zika virus infection occurred in the first trimester

Enhancing Adherence With ART | Feature

Phone-delivered support counseling may help patients with HIV achieve clinically meaningful improvements in adherence to antiretroviral therapy, or ART.

Mental Health Neglect Among Physicians | Feature

Previous research has suggested high rates of suicide and depression among physicians when compared with the general public. Debilitating mental illness can critically impact physicians’ ability to

Conference Highlights: CROI 2018 | Feature

New research was presented at CROI 2018, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, from March 4-7 in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

CDC Update: Flu Season Finally Peaked | Feature

The 2017-18 influenza season peaked in early February and is now on the decline, according to a data published by the CDC March 3rd. Here are some

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, 2018 | Feature

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its 2018 Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19

“Officials find NYC hospitals riddled with shocking violations.” | Feature

I know it’s only the New York Post, but that headline could not be more misleading: The article says that state health inspectors found “19 instances of

Key precautions to consider to avoid Overbilling | Feature

ProPublica has analyzed data from CMS that shows that the practice of upcoding, which CMS defines as overbilling, remains an issue some doctors are still billing Medicare

CME/CE: Talking to Teens About Vaccination | Feature

A recent survey suggests that although the vast majority of teenagers and their parents believe it is important for all teens to be vaccinated as recommended by the CDC, vaccination rates among teens are less than optimal. The survey sheds some light on why these rates fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals.

Talking to Teens About Vaccination | Feature

A recent survey suggests that although the vast majority of teenagers and their parents believe it is important for all teens to be vaccinated as recommended by the CDC, vaccination rates among teens are less than optimal. The survey sheds some light on why these rates fall short of Healthy People 2020 goals.

Things doctors should not do—like attacking their nurses | Feature

Do not [allegedly] assault the nurses. A former nurse at a surgery center affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is suing an ophthalmologist who, she

MACRA: Proceed With Confidence at the Point of Care | Feature

We’ve been living in a MACRA world for some time now, and yet most physicians still aren’t ready—or even close to ready—for this new reality. As if

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