Editor's Picks

The D-Word: Talking About Death

A physician's discomfort with talking about death can go as far as avoiding the word itself.

Improving Emergency Care for Transgender Patients

The survey of ED physicians found that nearly 9 in 10 respondents had cared for transgender and gender nonconforming patients, yet most had never received formal training on caring for this population.

Data Use in Medical Malpractice Cases

There are 2 kinds of data in the world: descriptive and predictive. One looks back, the other looks forward.

Challenges in Reproductive Malpractice Examined

A wrongful abortion claim requires proof that the fetus was, in fact, healthy.

How Many Chances? Treating Infective Endocarditis

How many second chances should a drug user get? As many as it takes for us — physicians, society, government, and the healthcare system — to get it right.

Infant Mortality: Prisoner to Parental Incarceration

The staggering number of incarcerated Americans has inspired an avalanche of studies demonstrating how patterns of imprisonment exacerbate inequality and affect the life chances of entire families.

Combating Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Anita Everett, MD, recent past-president of the American Psychiatric Association, discusses physician burnout and compassion fatigue.

Community Benefits of Supervised Injection Sites

Today, supervised injection sites for intravenous drug users are trapped in much the same quandary that needle exchanges were in the mid-80s.

Latest Features

Penicillin Allergies: Commonly Reported but Rarely Accurate

Penicillin Allergies: Commonly Reported but Rarely Accurate

As infections from drug-resistant microbes continue to rise, the development of new antibiotics has declined since the golden age of antibiotic discovery in the mid-20th century.

Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

People are increasingly finding themselves dependent on their mobile phones, and separating themselves from their devices has been associated with high levels of anxiety, as well as feelings of panic and stress.

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.

Latest Blogs

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

IDSA/SHEA Publish Updated C difficile Infection Clinical Guidelines

The updated guideline provides recommendations for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections.

When Body Language Says What Words Cannot: Interpreting Patients' Unspoken Messages

When Body Language Says What Words Cannot: Interpreting Patients' Unspoken Messages

Sometimes what someone says with body language is clear, but sometimes it's not — and physicians need to do a little exploring.

Prior Authorization Equals Current Frustration: Challenges in Practice

Prior Authorization Equals Current Frustration: Challenges in Practice

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Insurance companies believe that if there are enough hurdles to jump over — and if the hurdles are high enough — patients and physicians might stop running.

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

Medical Malpractice: A Closer Look at Payout Redistribution

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A recent bill passed in the US House of Representatives proposes a number of changes to malpractice liability rules, including a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages.

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