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Nearly 42% of users are satisfied with their EHR systems, survey finds | Feature

Okay, what was your first reaction when you read the above headline? Mine was a tweet: “How’s this for positive spin? LOL.” Some responses to me. @cwrightmd

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

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,

CME/CE – MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value, and results of care. While physicians determine which MACRA measures to complete in this 2017 transition year and how they will affect payment, the same careful attention should be paid to how quality measures will affect physician reputation.

HCV Guidance Website Address Kidney Transplantation, Pregnancy and HCV in Children | News Brief

HCVguidelines.org — a website developed by the American Association of the Study for Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America to provide up-to-date guidance on

Why public reporting of individual surgeon outcomes should not be done | Feature

  Last week Dr. Ashish K. Jha, a Harvard internist and health policy researcher, published an opinion piece in JAMA, advocating public reporting of individual surgeon outcomes

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

Top 10 Cartoon Captions Submitted | News Brief

Our editors voted on the best captions submitted by your colleagues:  “Your blood work results are back and your mercury levels are through the roof.”   “Sal,

#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

Who is to Blame for Resident’s Legal Battle with Her Program? | Feature

Our blogger, Skeptical Scalpel, recently wrote about a surgical resident’s legal battle with her program, which highlights a surgical resident who is suing St. Louis University, its

#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

A surgical resident’s legal battle with her program | Feature

  A surgical resident is suing St. Louis University, its surgical residency program director, and its trauma service chief for what she claims is an unjustified decision

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017 | Feature

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.

Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? | Feature

There are 374 mental disorders. How many do you have?  Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author

VIDEO: Could a Drug Prevent Depression & PTSD | Feature

The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries. In this well-told tale of how science happens, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares news of a

VIDEO: A Tribute to Nurses | Feature

Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Down for Unvaccinated Young Women | Feature

Significant decrease among unvaccinated women aged 18 to 26 years from 2009-2010 to 2013-2014

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