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By: John T. Brooks, MD

CME: Examining AIDS-Defining Opportunistic Infections

Studies have shown that AIDS-defining opportunistic infection (AIDS-OIs) were a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among patients with HIV prior to the advent of antiretroviral therapy


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By: Patrick M. Carter, MD

CME: Firearm Violence & Youths

Previous studies have shown that firearms are responsible for about 31% of the 900,000 annual non-fatal assault injuries suffered by adolescents and young adults who are treated


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By: Daniel S. Budnitz, MD, MPH

CME: A Look at Unsupervised Pediatric Drug Exposures

About a decade ago, several reports throughout the United States indicated that ED visits were on the rise for unsupervised pediatric medication exposures. “As a result of


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By: Xiao Xu, PhD

CME: Gender, Stress, & Acute Myocardial Infarction

Studies have shown that women and younger patients are at increased risk for mental stress when compared with the male or older counterparts, respectively. Whether or not

Doctor's Voice (view all)

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By: Linda Girgis, MD

Don’t Build That Wall, At Least Not in Medicine

While certain politicians pontificate about building a wall to separate the US from surrounding countries, people passionately debate the issue. Doctors are included in this and arguments


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Decisions made in Orlando: Is there any law more misunderstood than HIPAA?

On the morning of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, a tweet by CNN stated, “The White House waived HIPAA regulations so that hospitals could talk with


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By: Dr. MedLaw

Avoid Patient Abandonment: 8 Tips for Termination

The law governing medical abandonment is predicated on the more dependent status of the patient in the relationship with the physician. Abandonment in the medical setting means


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Mystery solved: Keep your white coats. And your sleeves.

My research staff recently came across a paper that directly addressed this problem. As they say on the Internet, “The results will make your jaw drop.” The

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By: Dr. MedLaw

Avoid Patient Abandonment: 8 Tips for Termination

The law governing medical abandonment is predicated on the more dependent status of the patient in the relationship with the physician. Abandonment in the medical setting means


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By: Arch G. Mainous, PhD

Assessing Aspirin Use for CVD Prevention

Aspirin has been shown to help reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events and is recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force to prevent heart


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By: Peter G. Pappas, MD

Managing Candidiasis: Updated Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) last updated their guideline on the management of candidiasis in 2009. Since that time, new data have emerged on the


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By: Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH, FAHS

Optimizing Migraine Care

The American Headache Society (AHS) recently joined the Choosing Wisely initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine in an effort to draw attention to tests and

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