Hospital Medicine

Proteins May Prevent Dysfunction, Disease By Relaxing, Study Shows | News Brief

For many years, we thought that all proteins must fold into complicated shapes to fulfill their functions, looking like thousands of sets of custom-tailored locks and keys.

Why Actionable Data Is Crucial in the Operating Room | Feature

Today’s hospitals face relentless pressure to improve quality, especially in the operating room. This challenge requires insights into root causes of problems and unnecessary clinical variations, which

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.

New Research Yields Way to Combat Pancreatic Cancer | News Brief

In a recent study, working with a team of researchers, Danino demonstrated that bacteria in pancreatic tumors degrade a chemotherapy drug — Gemcitabine — most commonly used

#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,

Physical Activity & Cancer Risk | Feature

While previous research has shown that physical activity helps reduce the risk of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, less is known about its effect on reducing risks of other cancers.

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

Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors | Feature

Experts have issued guidelines for managing the care of women with a history of invasive breast cancer. The recommendations can help clinicians increase awareness of and better manage potential long-term and late effects of the disease as well as assist with providing timely and appropriate screening and surveillance.

Researchers Discover New Regulator of Liver Metabolism | News Brief

All cells can adapt their metabolic activity with respect to the availability of various sources of energy, such as glucose. This vital ability makes cells more efficient

Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Show Promise as Heart Failure Treatment | News Brief

A heart failure treatment using umbilical cord-derived stem cells may lead to notable improvements in heart muscle function and quality of life, according to a new study

#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

Up to One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana | News Brief

A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in

#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

Researchers Find Cancerous Toxins Linked to Cannabis Extract | News Brief

Researchers at Portland State University found benzene and other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the vapor produced by butane hash oil, a cannabis extract. Their study raises health

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

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 – Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017 | News Brief

New research was presented at ASM Microbe 2017, the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from June 1 to 5 New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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