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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

CME/CE: The State of Bacterial Vaginosis | Medical Blog

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.

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.

Delivery Dates: How Obstetricians Can Collaborate to Advance Patient Care | Feature

The traditional model of Labor & Delivery may not work the way it should, at least over the weekends.

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.

Answering Questions about Medicines & Pregnancy: The FDA Has Resources | Feature

There are about 6 million pregnancies in the United States each year, and it’s estimated that 50% of pregnant women take at least one medicine.

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

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

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.

Benefits of Peanut Consumption While Breastfeeding | Feature

Findings from recently published studies, including the LEAP study, have led to rapid acceptance of the introduction of peanuts during the first year of life. “This new

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.

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

Creating Efficiency in the Patient Journey | Feature

The transformation to value-based care has placed tremendous focus on delivery of care as it relates to improving patient outcomes, quality, and safety. And for good reason;

Expert-Based Opinions: A Supplement to, Not a Replacement for, Evidence-Based Content | Feature

Nationally recognized and highly regarded health systems have a variety of ways to expand the reach of their “special sauce.” For some, it’s to launch outpatient centers

Information Rx: The Missing Piece of Quality Care | Feature

The vast majority of healthcare takes place outside of a physician’s office. Consumers often care for themselves when they have acute problems, such as colds and the

Calling Responsible Parties to Task for their Role in the Opioid Epidemic | Medical Blog

PW blogger and regular #PWChat Tweetchat co-host Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP, take a thorough look at the opioid epidemic, including how we got to this point and what can be done to turn things around.

Three Effective Ways to Pick Quality Improvement Targets | Medical Blog

Many quality improvement (QI) programs are less effective than they could be, because they have difficulty in selecting intervention targets that are meaningful to staff and which set achievement targets that do not seem to be arbitrary and imposed from above. This post sketches three approaches to initiating QI initiatives, and wraps them together in a way that staff may applaud.

#PWChat: Healthcare Predictions/Expectations for 2018 | Medical Blog

Join us Wednesday, January 31 at 3:00pm ET for our live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on the biggest predictions and expectations in healthcare for 2018.

Three Ineffective Institutional Approaches to Quality Improvement in Healthcare | Medical Blog

Three of the leading organizational obstacles to effectiveness of quality improvement in healthcare are related to lack of internalization, lack of management support, and a punitive management attitude toward error.

CME/CE: The Overuse of NSAIDs | Medical Blog

Research suggests that despite widespread use, NSAIDs appear to be associated with several side effects when misused or overused that may make use of these medications dangerous in certain populations and in combination with other drugs.

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