Anxiety, Depression, & Chronic Pancreatitis

Psychiatric comorbidities are prevalent in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) and associated with pain and reduced quality of life (QOL), Anna Evans Phillips, MD, MS, explains. “Prior studies have shown that anxiety and...

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PW PODCAST: Patient Education on Liver Cancer

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Andrea Wilson Woods, President, Founder, and Founding Director of Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Following is a summary of that interview: <div...

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Maybe We’re Not All Hanging in There. And That’s OK.

A s a palliative care doctor in NYC during the beginning of the pandemic, my typical greeting response of “I’m fine” was speedily replaced with “I’m hanging in there.” It seemed slightly less false (because who’s really “fine”...

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Medical Malpractice Case: Warren vs Dinter

Several months ago, the final ruling on the Warren vs Dinter malpractice case in Minnesota caused shockwaves throughout the medical community, raising concerns about physician liability expanding outside of the physician–patient...

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Question: What Do Math & Medicine Have in Common?

Answer: The way they are taught is out of date. A guy named Steven Levitt is tired of helping his teenagers with their quadratic equations and imaginary zeros. Because they will never use these skills again, he thinks teaching...

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Microbiome May Influence COVID-19 Severity

Individuals’ microbiomes may play a role in the severity of COVID-19 infection and the strength of their immune response, according to a study published in Gut. Also, imbalances in the microbiome may cause “long-haul” COVID, the...

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The alarming frequency of errors in medical records

O ver the course of my 45 or so years in the business, I have noticed that many patient charts contain errors. I’ve never stopped to count them, but some investigators at five leading academic centers recently did. Of 22,889...

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