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MS Risk in Children Spotted with MRI Brain Scans | News Brief

By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a

New Research Helps Decode Neurodevelopmental Disorders to Help Future Diagnosis of Children | News Brief

A key question in biology is understanding how the brain works. Its basic working units, the neurons, transmit information in the form of electrical impulses and chemical

PWChat: How Mindset Affects Physical Health | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, October 11 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Barbara Cox, PhD, on how mindset affects physical health. Topics to be discussed

Introducing a New Blog on 3D Printing in Medicine | Feature

First, I would like to thank Physician’s Weekly for the opportunity to blog here. From time to time, I will provide 3D printing news, my opinion on that news, and coverage of the future of 3D printing in medicine. 

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs | Feature

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use,

CME/CE – MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value, and results of care. While physicians determine which MACRA measures to complete in this 2017 transition year and how they will affect payment, the same careful attention should be paid to how quality measures will affect physician reputation.

Brain Cells that Control Appetite Identified for First Time | News Brief

Dieting could be revolutionised, thanks to the ground-breaking discovery by the University of Warwick of the key brain cells which control our appetite. Professor Nicholas Dale in

New Class of Molecules May Protect Brain from Stroke, Neurodegenerative Diseases | News Brief

Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, has discovered a new class

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine PART 2: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, October 25 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host another installment in our #PWChat series, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources

#PWChat – Exercise as Medicine: Helping Patients Cut Through all the Noise | Feature

Join us Wednesday, October 4 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Greg Wells, PhD, on how to help patients make sense of all the

VIDEO: Could a Drug Prevent Depression & PTSD | Feature

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

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

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

Scientists Point to One Powerful Cell That Makes or Breaks Your Habits | News Brief

Some habits are helpful, such as automatically washing your hands before a meal or driving the same route to work every day. They accomplish an important task

Intermittent Electrical Brain Stimulation Improves Memory | News Brief

Intermittent electrical stimulation of an area deep inside the brain that degenerates in Alzheimer’s appears to improve working memory, scientists report. Conversely, continuous deep brain stimulation, like

Scientists Discover Brain Area Which Can Be Targeted for Patients with Schizophrenia | News Brief

For the first time, scientists have precisely identified and targeted an area of the brain which is involved in “hearing voices,” experienced by many patients with schizophrenia.

#PWChat: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice | News Brief

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

#PWChat – The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Marc Probst, MD, and Hemal Kanzaria, MD, on shared decision

CME/CE: Comparing Back Pain Management Strategies | News Brief

Guidance on Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis & Meningitis | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has developed a guideline to help clinicians caring for patients with healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis.

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