One of my group’s employed surgeons was injured and has serious weakness in his dominant hand and wrist due to radicular trauma. Before he could return, we therefore required him to be evaluated by a neurologist and an...

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WHO Approves First Malaria Vaccine

The first malaria vaccine has been endorsed by the WHO, according to a report published by The New York Times. The vaccine is given in three doses between 5 and 17 months, with a fourth dose about 18 months later. In clinical...

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Docs on a Plane: Obligations in In-Flight Emergencies?

It’s your first real vacation in 2 years and the cabin loudspeaker comes on: “Is there a doctor on board?” Now what? Ethically, if you can help, you should help, but there is no duty to an ill or injured passenger to compel your...

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Conference Highlights: IAS 2021

New research was presented at IAS 2021, the virtual 11th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science, from July 18-21. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference. HIV Increases...

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Discussing Racism in the Primary Care Office

After George Floyd’s death from a police officer kneeling on his neck, I began to reflect on how I can guide all my patients to be anti-racist. I decided to approach the topic in the same breath as counseling about safety, which...

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