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Share Your Medical New Year's Resolutions

What do you resolve to focus on in 2019?

Is Weight Stigma Worse Than Obesity?

Obesity rates are nearly 40% among US adults, but traditional treatment methods are found to contribute to weight stigma, creating a population that's unhealthier than ever.

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.

Latest Features

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

Mentoring Women in the #MeToo Era: Expert Roundtable

Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Clinicians are gaining a better understanding of how asthma and allergies are regulated by the circadian clock, which will help patients better alleviate their symptoms.

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

Coping With Challenges When Working the Holidays

For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.

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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