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CME Activities (view all)

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By: Lloyd W. Klein, MD, FSCAI

CME: Interventional Cardiology & Occupational Hazards

Interventional cardiologists endure unique physical demands that can predispose them to occupational health hazards that are not always seen in other medical disciplines. Studies have shown that


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By: J.Lee Westmaas, PhD

CME: Smoking Cessation After a Cancer Diagnosis

Published research has established that smoking is a significant risk factor for many cancers and can impede treatment, but some survivors continue to smoke even after they


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By: Matthew D. Galsky, MD

CME: Analyzing Access to Cancer Trials

Data that are derived from clinical trials help in the development of critical evidence that is necessary to guide patient care for people with cancer. Experts typically


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By: Renda Soylemez Wiener, MD, MPH

CME: Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening

The American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians recently developed a policy statement on the successful implementation of comprehensive low-radiation-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening

Doctor's Voice (view all)

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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Patient Dies 90 Min After Live Broadcast Surgery

“In addition to his tumor, the patient had hepatitis and cirrhosis. Was he a good candidate? A major complication was inevitably to occur during a live broadcast.”


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By: Fred N. Pelzman, MD

A Radical Step: The ‘Bump List’

“Our proposal is to create a ‘bump list’ made up of patients who call up seeking a same- or next-day appointment. We have decided to try something


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By: Linda Girgis, MD

The Doctor in the Mirror

“Many people see doctors and see arrogance or greed. Others see caring souls. The doctor in the mirror sees a broken soul and carries much suffering.” –


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By: Fred N. Pelzman, MD

Coping With the No-Shows

5,941. Are you kidding me? Disturbed by a rising no-show rate in our residents’ practices, we ran the numbers the other day. Looking back over the past

Recent Features (view all)

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By: Cell Press

Antibiotics that kill gut bacteria also stop growth of new brain cells

Antibiotics strong enough to kill off gut bacteria can also stop the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampus, a section of the brain associated with


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By: Linda Girgis, MD

The Doctor in the Mirror

“Many people see doctors and see arrogance or greed. Others see caring souls. The doctor in the mirror sees a broken soul and carries much suffering.” –


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Conference Highlights: APS 2016

Physical Activity & Knee OA Pain Prior research has shown that physical activity may be beneficial for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, whereas other studies have found


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By: University of Oklahoma

New antibiotic to fight MRSA developed

A University of Oklahoma team of chemists has developed a new antibiotic formulation to fight the sometimes deadly staph infection caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus or MRSA

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