Emergency Medicine

Making Patient Education a Two-Way Street

With the increased focus on patient engagement to improve outcomes, we as clinicians must think hard about the efficacy of an important step in patient engagement: education.

2017 HIV/AIDS Statistics – Facts on Rates, Cost & More

In the 1980s, at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, more than 59,000 Americans lost their lives to this brutal disease. The $146.6 billion that federal funding

#PWChat – Why Doctors Are Losing the Public’s Trust

Join us Wednesday, December 13 at 3:00pm ET for PART II of our live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, based on her blog post on why

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References, Part II

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host Part II in our #PWChat series, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when

3D Printing Shows Talocalcaneal Joint Very Well! | Medical Blog

A surgical resident used the above 3D-printed calcaneal fracture to gain more insight in the fracture pattern during preoperative evaluation. Using this 3D printed model, the surgical

#PWChat – Ketamine for Depression: Exciting but Controversial | Medical Blog

Join us Thursday, November 16 at 9:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Steven P. Levine, MD, on the use of ketamine to treat depression. Topics

Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at IDWeek 2017, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association, and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, from October 4 to 8 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

#PWChat Recap – Exercise as Medicine: Helping Patients Cut Through all the Noise | News Brief

Physician’s Weekly, along with Greg Wells, PhD, co-hosted the first part of a #PWChat on how to help patients make sense of all the exercise-related information found online

Introducing a New Blog on 3D Printing in Medicine | Feature

First, I would like to thank Physician’s Weekly for the opportunity to blog here. From time to time, I will provide 3D printing news, my opinion on that news, and coverage of the future of 3D printing in medicine. 

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs | Feature

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use,

Protein That Could Improve Symptoms and Reduce Mortality in Flu | News Brief

Flu season is on its way, and a new report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology has identified an innovative strategy for battling this deadly illness. Scientists showed that

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine PART 2: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | News Brief

Join us Wednesday, October 25 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | Feature

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host another installment in our #PWChat series, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources

#PWChat – Exercise as Medicine: Helping Patients Cut Through all the Noise | Feature

Join us Wednesday, October 4 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Greg Wells, PhD, on how to help patients make sense of all the

Outdoor Air Pollution May Increase the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease | News Brief

Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A new study now

CME/CE: Managing Chronic Pain in Survivors of Adult Cancers | News Brief

A clinical practice guideline has been issued on the management of chronic pain in adult cancer survivors. Recommendations are provided for a full range of evidence-based strategies to safely and effectively treat persistent pain in this unique patient population.

CME/CE: Identifying Elder Abuse in the Emergency Department | News Brief

Elder abuse is increasingly common among patients presenting to the ED. Developing screening protocols and using a multidisciplinary team-based approach may improve the detection and care of elder abuse in EDs.

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References | News Brief

Join us Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

#PWChat Recap: The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another thoughtful discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 6, which focused on the shared decision making process between doctors and their patients in the

Continuing Life Sustaining Therapy in the Face of Futility | Medical Blog

One of the most difficult challenges physicians encounter is assisting terminally ill patients who are nearing the ends of their lives. These patients and their families are

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