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Health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, and the impact of environmental change on global health are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the Internal Medicine 2009 Medicine 2009 in Philadelphia this week.

Predicting, Assessing, and Treating Self-Harm in Adolescents

The authors differentiate between 3 types of deliberate self-harm: nonsuicidal self-injury, culturally sanctioned body modifications (tattooing or body piercing), and unintentional or accidental injury.

There is no stopping the aging process, but you can slow it down and prevent falls.

A Danish study found reduced endogenous levels of glucagon-like peptide-1 in persons with prediabetes. Perhaps the incretin system defect comes first.

(AAOS2015) Total knee replacements appear successful for the relatively young and active as well as for those over 90. For people with the most preoperative pain, however, they may not help at all.

The increased risk for venous thromoboembolism after surgery among patients with rheumatic disease appears to trace to those conditions with a clotting component. However, joint surgery in general has a high risk of this complication.

Three brand new studies shed light on use of natalizumab in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Compare your salary and career satisfaction to other radiology administrators with results from our 2015 Compensation Survey.

How does your salary compare with other radiologic technologists'? Are rad techs happy in their careers?

Are you making as much as your colleagues? Find out with the results of our 2015 Compensation Survey.

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A False Claims Act case brought by the Department of Justice highlights the importance of these arrangements.

POLL: How healthy should hospital food be? Should junk food not be offered at all, removing any temptation, or should people make better choices?

Fewer CT scans are needed for trauma patients when whole-body CT is included in early trauma care, but initial WBCT results in higher dose.

Are your patients relying too much on inaccurate information from Dr .Google? Here are some resources to steer them in a better direction.

Here’s a look at what’s new and interesting on the Web for health care professionals.

This gastrovascular disorder is rare yet life-threatening when it occurs. It is caused primarily by any process that leads to increased acuity of the aortomesenteric angle.

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Value-based reimbursement programs have arrived. Physicians can react with frustration or adjust their practices to meet the new metrics for payment.

A Call to Arms to Understand and Treat Aggressive Behavior

Dr Thompson introduces a Special Report meant to provoke thoughtful contemplation on various topics related to aggressive behavior.

Dementia, Agitation, and Aggression: The Role of Electroconvulsive Therapy

What role might electroconvulsive therapy play for short-term treatment of agitation and aggression in patients with dementia?

Gun Violence, Stigma, and Mental Illness: Clinical Implications

This review critically addresses 4 central assumptions that underlie many US political and popular associations between gun violence and mental illness.

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