Editor's Picks

Preparing Your Patients for Natural Disasters

The Placebo Effect of Sham Surgery

Sham surgeries result in positive outcomes for the patient more often than expected.

Expert Opinion: Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide

DACA End Affects Medical Student Dreamers

Following the end of the DACA program, questions linger among undocumented medical residents and students now facing possible deportation.

Age a Concern in Patient Care?

There's no reason why something as critical as making sure that our surgeons are competent should be left to chance.

Fitting in Time for Exercise

These are a few simple things every physician can keep in mind when trying to improve their fitness goals.

Shared Decision Making Needs More Clarification

Shared decision making has the potential to advance a more patient-centered, value-based health system, as well as engage patients and reduce costs of care.

Lessons I’ve Learned From My Patients

At the end of the day, I can rest assured that despite my relative ignorance, my patients will teach me everything I need to know.

Latest Features

Should We Be Screening Young Athletes for Cardiovascular Disease?

Should We Be Screening Young Athletes for Cardiovascular Disease?

It is a common practice for young athletes to undergo some type of preparticipation screening to detect factors associated with a high risk for injury or death, but this screening process has yet to be standardized.

Patient-Centered Communication: Every Doctor's Moral Imperative

Patient-Centered Communication: Every Doctor's Moral Imperative

One physician shares his insights on how repeated active discussions with patients about distress, treatment options, and goals can both reduce costs and help to identify when aggressive treatment is no longer appropriate.

Experts Weigh in on ACP Position Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

Experts Weigh in on ACP Position Statement on Physician-Assisted Suicide

Authors of recent position papers provide their opinion on the legalization of physician assisted suicide.

Latest Blogs

Hurricane Irma and Heart Disease: A Killer Match

Hurricane Irma and Heart Disease: A Killer Match

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For patients with cardiovascular disease, the stress of natural disasters can increase the risk of adverse events.

Alarm Fatigue: The Balance of Being a Physician and a Father

Alarm Fatigue: The Balance of Being a Physician and a Father

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A physician contemplates the relationship he has with his children and his father.

Please Don't Film Me: Smartphones in the Emergency Room

Please Don't Film Me: Smartphones in the Emergency Room

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A physician shares her insights on patients filming in the emergency room, and hospital policies that prevent patients from filming without permission.

Contact Sport Controversy: Are Our Brains Worth the Risk?

Contact Sport Controversy: Are Our Brains Worth the Risk?

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As a former ice hockey player myself, I know this game, too, needs to change in order to protect the brains of our current and future generations.

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