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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

2018 Physician Compensation Report Released | Feature

The MedScape Physician Compensation Report, the most comprehensive physician salary survey in the United States, was recently published using data from more than 200,000 physicians from over

New Survey: Doctors Share State of Healthcare in 2018 | Medical Blog

Over 2017, many legislative efforts were put forth by lawmakers to heal the ailing US healthcare system. And many more have been announced and/or are in the

#PWChat Recap: Gender Disparities in Medicine | Medical Blog

Physician’s Weekly, along with co-host Julie Silver, MD, addressed the important, timely, topic of gender disparities in medicine as part of our latest #PWChat. Topics discussed included studies indicating

WHEN YOU ASKED “HOW ARE YOU?” DID YOU REALLY MEAN IT? | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to Paragonfire.   When You Asked “How Are You?” Did you REALLY Mean It? Such a simple question, often as overlooked as

Let’s Save Our Own | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted at becomebraveenough.com.   This month my institution lost a vibrant, talented member of our team to suicide. Most likely, if you are

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.

Beyond malpractice: Doctors in real trouble | Feature

What could be worse than being sued for malpractice? Prison. Kang Se-hoon, a surgeon in South Korea, operated on a popular rock singer and song writer in

Do Doctors Really Celebrate on National Doctor’s Day? | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to Paragonfire. As a doctor, do I actually celebrate Doctors’ Day? Do I think I should be celebrated and honored for my

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.

Three Ways to Build a Healthcare Quality Measurement Framework | Feature

Do What You Do Well It sounds like a good idea at first – measure the things you do well and let that be the guiding light

Discharge Against Medical Advice in Elderly Patients | Feature

Data indicate that discharge against medical advice (DAMA) is associated with greater risk of hospital readmission, increased costs, and higher rates of morbidity and mortality. However, there

Managing Risk Associated with Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices | Feature

Heater-cooler devices used during cardiothoracic and other surgical procedures to warm or cool a patient have been linked with infections from bacteria called M. chimaera. Between 2010

Overhauling Healthcare from a Physician’s Perspective | Feature

  As a physician, I’ve always felt confident in my knowledge, skills, and ability to diagnose, treat, and manage disease on the individual patient level. However, after

Nivolumab Plus Ipilimumab Tops Sunitinib for Advanced Renal CA | Feature

Overall survival, objective response higher than sunitinib for untreated clear-cell advanced RCC

History of Cancer Tied to Lower Endurance, Higher Fatigability | Feature

Fatigability and poor endurance significantly higher in older adults with cancer history

Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers | Feature

Creation of a huddle board represents one method to address issues in a timely manner

MVPA Mortality Risk Reduction Not Tied to Exercise in Bouts | Feature

Lower mortality risk seen with moderate-to-vigorous physical activity regardless of how it is accumulated

#PWChat Recap: The Mental Healthcare Crisis in the United States | Feature

Physician’s Weekly co-hosted another installment of the #PWChat series on Wednesday, March 21, with Linda Girgis, MD, to discuss the current status of mental healthcare in the

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