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Older Adults with Arthritis Need Just 45 Minutes of Activity Per Week

Aging population can do far less activity per week than recommended. Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in

Opioid Treatment Programs & Older Adults | Feature

Few studies have examined substance use among older adults, especially among those who need substance abuse treatment. This is a vulnerable patient population that may put increasing

Pictures Could be the Key to Prevent Prescription Drug Tragedies | Feature

New research reveals pictograms on Rx drug labels help seniors understand medication instructions. Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and

Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses | Feature

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

Infographic: Best & Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle | Feature

With “lose weight and get fit” being both the most popular and most commonly broken New Year’s resolution, and the level of inactivity among Americans aged 6

Video CME/CE: Understanding the Righteous Mind – With ZDoggMD | Feature

This video was presented on December 12, 2016 as a Facebook Livecast CME/CE course hosted by Zubin Damania, MD

Physician’s Weekly, LLC, Announces Partnership to Create First-Ever Facebook CME/CE | Feature

Basking Ridge, NJ; (November 13, 2016) – Physician’s Weekly announces the launch of the first-ever CME/CE Facebook Livecast on December 13 in collaboration with Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

CME/CE: Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

Treating Asthma in Older Women | Feature

Studies have shown that older women with asthma have disease-associated morbidity and mortality that is different from other patient populations. Physicians should consider using tailored treatment strategies to improve care in this vulnerable patient group.

Putting People at the Heart of Healthcare | Feature

Putting people at the center of healthcare may seem intuitive, but it’s an approach that has not been widely practiced in the medical community. Instead, we clinicians

Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women | Feature

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal

Should patients bail out when their doctor is burned out? | Feature

Google “physician burnout epidemic,” and you will find quite a few articles and blog posts on the subject. By all accounts, physician burnout is getting worse. Causes

Mortality Risk Up for Hospital Patients With Hypoglycemia | Feature

Hypoglycemia, either with insulin or spontaneous, linked to increased short- and long-term mortality

Understanding damages in a medical malpractice case | Feature

There are four requirements for a medical malpractice action: duty, departure, proximate cause and damages. The first arises from the doctor-patient relationship and the second and third address

CME: A Strategy for Decreasing Influenza’s Impact | Feature

Research suggests that prompt antiviral treatment appears to decrease the impact of influenza on older patients who have been hospitalized.

Trump & The Unlacing of the Affordable Care Act | Feature

Harvard analysts ponder changes across the American and global landscapes.

5 Steps to Maintaining an Online Reputation | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Kumar Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation.

E-Prescribing Increases Medication Adherence | Feature

Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) decreases prescription errors and enhances coordination between physician and pharmacist, but what has remained unclear is how it affects patient behavior. Now a new

Maximum human lifespan has already been reached | Feature

A study published online today in Nature by Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists suggests that it may not be possible to extend the human life span

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