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By: Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS

Losing Ground Against Gonorrhea – The Rising Antibiotic Resistance

The following was originally posted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases Blog.   April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness month  and there


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Russian woman “embalmed alive”?

  No, she wasn’t, but it was just as bad. Early this month, 28-year-old Ekaterina Fedyaeva died three weeks after what was supposed to have been a


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New Survey: Doctors Share State of Healthcare in 2018

Over 2017, many legislative efforts were put forth by lawmakers to heal the ailing US healthcare system. And many more have been announced and/or are in the


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By: Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS

WHEN YOU ASKED “HOW ARE YOU?” DID YOU REALLY MEAN IT?

The following was originally posted to Paragonfire.   When You Asked “How Are You?” Did you REALLY Mean It? Such a simple question, often as overlooked as

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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Beyond malpractice: Doctors in real trouble

What could be worse than being sued for malpractice? Prison. Kang Se-hoon, a surgeon in South Korea, operated on a popular rock singer and song writer in


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By: Steven E. Chavoustie, MD, FACOG, CCRP

The State of Bacterial Vaginosis

Recent research on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of bacterial vaginosis (BV) reveals a growing frustration among women affected by this infection. Affecting over 21 million women


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By: Matthew Loxton, MKM, CKM

Three Ways to Build a Healthcare Quality Measurement Framework

Do What You Do Well It sounds like a good idea at first – measure the things you do well and let that be the guiding light


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By: Gwen R. Stokes, BSN, MPH, CPHQ, CPHRM, DFASHRM

Managing Risk Associated with Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices

Heater-cooler devices used during cardiothoracic and other surgical procedures to warm or cool a patient have been linked with infections from bacteria called M. chimaera. Between 2010

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