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The Doctor Will @ You Now

Social media pros share their views on the role of social media in physician practice.

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.

Latest Features

Critical Illness and the Brain: Managing Risk for Cognitive Adverse Effects

Critical Illness and the Brain: Managing Risk for Cognitive Adverse Effects

The results highlight the importance of evaluating and monitoring cognitive function in individuals with recent critical illness or major infections, especially if they are already at risk for dementia.

Moral Hazard vs Morality Approaches in the Opioid Crisis

Moral Hazard vs Morality Approaches in the Opioid Crisis

Economists argue that because naloxone prevents overdoses, it also nudges users toward riskier behaviors. Physicians disagree.

Circadian Rhythm in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Using Chronotherapy to Improve Outcomes

Circadian Rhythm in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Using Chronotherapy to Improve Outcomes

Recent data suggest that the link between circadian rhythms of RA symptoms and the chronotherapy of RA is promising.

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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