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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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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Risks & Benefits of UTI Prophylaxis in Older Adults

Older patients have a higher risk of UTIs than younger patients, largely due to immunosenescence, but they are also more prone to the harms of antibiotic treatment, including adverse events, drug–drug interactions, and C....

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High Rates of Macrolide Resistance in S. pneumoniae

There are high rates of macrolide-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae throughout the United States, according to a study published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Investigators identified 3,626 patients with a positive S....

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PW PODCAST: COVID-19 & Children With Special Needs

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Daniel A. Doherty, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Research Affiliate for the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington. Following is a...

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Amenorrhea & Bone Mineral Density in Women With HIV

Although previous studies indicate that HIV is a risk factor for missed menstrual periods, or amenorrhea, the downstream effects of amenorrhea and its associated hormonal dysregulation in these women remain poorly understood,...

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