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Transplant Surgery: Are We Doing Enough?

The idea of allowing patients or guardians to make an informed decision that would allow safe, controlled and efficient donation of organs in the absence of a declaration of brain or cardiac death remains a complete nonstarter.

Associated Cardiovascular Risks With Fluctuating Weights

We have data suggesting that patients with established coronary disease who have wide fluctuations in weight have a significantly higher risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

Addressing Discrimination in the Medical Community

"The first step is to identify our own implicit biases. Although this can be uncomfortable, it is the first step in recognizing our own ideas of what a doctor looks like."

IHI Conducts Healthcare Rules Survey

A major complaint in healthcare systems is the number of rules that have no beneficial outcomes.

AMA Strives to Improve Price Transparency

At the annual meeting, the physicians' group adopted new policies on drug pricing to protect patients.

Decrease in Youth Tobacco Use Seen

There was a significant decrease in e-cigarette use from 3 million in 2015 to 2.2 million in 2016.

Latest Features

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

Consumption of higher glycemic index foods has been shown to be associated with increased rates of diabetes, obesity, cancer and all-cause mortality.

Q&A: How the Political Climate Exacerbates PTSD in Sexual Assault Victims

Q&A: How the Political Climate Exacerbates PTSD in Sexual Assault Victims

Rape has been linked with the strongest risk for PTSD in both women and men.

NSAID Use and Myocardial Infarctions — A Deadly Pain Reliever?

NSAID Use and Myocardial Infarctions — A Deadly Pain Reliever?

As physicians, it may be more prudent to recommend physical therapy for pain relief whenever possible and to suggest exploring alternative therapeutic modalities.

Latest Blogs

I Am Not Primary Care: A Surgical Intern's Take

I Am Not Primary Care: A Surgical Intern's Take

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It's higher numbers of primary care doctors in a community — not surgeons — that correlates with milder morbidity and lower rates of overall mortality.

The Hedgehog or the Fox: Which Doctor Are You?

The Hedgehog or the Fox: Which Doctor Are You?

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And what kind of doctor do your patients want you to be?

How Technology Can Actually Help Your Patients

How Technology Can Actually Help Your Patients

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In the past, many providers would have referred the child to an ER or possibly a local walk-in clinic. Instead, here's where modern technology enters.

The Lost Meaning of a Pager's Alarm

The Lost Meaning of a Pager's Alarm

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A doctor experiences the misuse of a hospital pager.

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