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A Nurse Is to a Patient What a Mother Is to a Child

I was on inpatient service and reviewed the patient’s chart to find out that her cancer had spread to her spine, which had incapacitated her to the point that she could not walk on her own and required assistance even for...

PW PODCAST: The Evolution of CME

During a recent PW Podcast, Rachel Giles, MD, from Medicom Medical Publishers, spoke with Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)...

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ASBMR2021 HIGHLIGHTS

New research and recommendations were presented at ASBMR 2021, the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting, from October 1-4 in San Diego and virtually. The features below highlight key presentations from...

Osteoporosis Agent May Keep Type 2 Diabetes at Bay

Taking alendronate for at least 8 years could potentially reduce one’s risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D) by more than one-half when compared with never taking the agent, according to findings presented at the annual meeting of the...

Our Healthcare System May Be Failing, But It Isn’t Broken

When we make the mistake of talking about fixing our broken system, we tend to speak of driving costs down or of achieving greater efficiencies by stressing preventive care. There’s nothing wrong with efficiencies and...

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...

Q&A: Physicians Ask About Office Mask Mandates

Q: Everyone in the office must wear a mask while they are here, but I am concerned about what they do outside. A lot of the staff are young, and they may be going out in large unmasked groups or otherwise acting stupidly when...

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