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Assessing Drug Overdose Risk Among People With HIV

Preventable deaths, including those due to drug overdose (OD), are a significant public health concern in New York City (NYC), with rates increasing during the past decade, according to Sarah L. Braunstein, PhD, MPH. “NYC also...

Integrity in Medicine

It takes a special person to care for people during their most vulnerable states, to keep intimate...

Understanding the Recent Supreme Court ACA Decision

We spoke with Dr. MedLaw to discuss the recent 7:2 decision that the Supreme Court issued in its third holding on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). What was the history of this case? In 2017, the individual mandate penalty was re-...

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)...

Mortality Rates for Those Entering HIV Care Reduced Over Time

Persons entering HIV care have elevated mortali- ty compared with a matched United States popu- lation, but the difference has decreased over time, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers...

HIV PrEP Linked With Renal Impairment in Older Patients

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)-containing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was associated with a low risk of renal impairment overall in patients at high risk of HIV infection, while older patients and those with...

Details and Legalities of Bill Forbearance

Q: I see many patients who were in car accidents. More than a few are involved in lawsuits over their injuries. I recently reluctantly told a patient with a large unpaid balance that I would have to stop seeing her and put her...

Friction in Healthcare – Why More Could Be Better

In Silicon Valley, the concept of friction is the idea that you must remove every bit of inconvenience or work that gets in the way of a digital interaction. It’s about making things as easy as possible to get done. I’ve been...

New HIV Infections in US Continued to Drop in 2019

The estimated annual incidence of HIV climbed from 20,000 infections in 1981 to a peak of 130,400 infections in 1984-1985, but more recently, the annual incidence has been on the decline, reaching 34,800 infections in 2019,...

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