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On Tap for Physicians Attending Internal Medicine 2009
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.
3 Low Pressure Questions About Hypertension
Some things never change, or do they? Find answers here to key questions about the current state of high blood pressure treatment.
Psychiatric VOICES We Should Hear and See
I don't know of anything like the film, "Voices." See it if you haven’t, and recommend it to others, too.
How Small- and Medium-Sized Practices Can Use Big Data
Don't be afraid of big data. Instead, use it to bring meaningful change to your practice to help patients and staff.
Education About Breast Cancer Screening Sparks Discussion
Clinicians were more likely to discuss breast cancer screening issues with patients following an educational intervention.
SLE and Pregnancy and Prognosis?
The news from the PROMISSE study on pregnancy outcome in women with systemic lupus erythematosus is good for non-Hispanic white women and not so good for Hispanic white and African-American in women.
Viscosupplementation for OA of the Knee?
NEJM weighs weak evidence of benefit against small risk of viscosupplementation for osteoarthritic knees and recommends against it.
Determining Life Insurance Coverage for Physicians
I'm often asked how much life insurance physicians require and what type I recommend. Here are my answers.
A Tour de Force of the History of Psychiatry
The author of this book tells the story of the evolution of psychiatry from a place of skepticism and distain to its more recent emergence as a modern neuroscience.
10 Questions with Charles Kahn, Jr, MD, MS
For this “10 Questions” series, we spoke with Charles Kahn, Jr, MD, MS, about his work and the future of radiology.
Chronic Exposure to Superantigen May Influence T2DM Risk
Chronic exposure to superantigens, such as Staphylococcus aureus, may play a role in impaired glucose metabolism and the development of type 2 diabetes in the overweight and obese.
Five Reasons the Future for Private Practice Is Bright
I find that physicians in private practice are passionate about what they do, and most want to stay independent.
Six Potential HIPAA Threats for PHOs and Super Groups
For PHOs and super groups, one practice's misstep to put everyone at risk. Here are six potential threats to avoid and the best way to stay safe.
Add Rituximab to Methotrexate in RA?
Adding rituximab to methotrexate improved outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis, without increasing adverse effects. There were some caveats, however.
Hot Weather and Travel Guidelines for Your Patients
We present tips for your diabetic patients to remember while traveling and dealing with heat and humidity.
Five Tips to Help Your Patients Prepare for Anesthesia and Surgery
One in four people may cancel or delay surgery because the whole idea of general anesthesia is frightening. Offer good counsel to help keep things on track.
Demand for Advanced Practitioners Will Continue to Grow
The ACA has increased the demand for providers at all levels, and that demand will only continue to grow as more patients enter the healthcare system.
Observation of Nonsolid Lung Nodules By CT Is Safe
Low-dose CT observation of nonsolid lung nodules is safe.
Thumbs Down on Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
This systemic review and meta-analysis found no significant benefit to arthroscopic knee surgery. An editorialist asks, “In light of this evidence, why is arthroscopy still so common?”
New Research Points to Earlier Recognition of AD
Research into AD pathogenesis and identification of early biomarkers could contribute to the development of new treatments. We present several recent findings.
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