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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

#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.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Older Cancer Patients | Feature

New research indicates that stereotactic body radiation therapy appears to be safe and effective in older patients with cancer.

Common Molecule Can Be Genetically Engineered to Allow Scientists to Program the Actions of a Cell | News Brief

Led by Professor Alfonso Jaramillo in the School of Life Sciences, new research has discovered that a common molecule — ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is produced abundantly

EHR Data May Beat Claims Data in Assessing Sepsis Incidence | News Brief

Based on clinical data, no change seen in incidence of sepsis, combined outcome of death or discharge

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

#PWChat Recap – Convincing Antivaxxers: Winning the Vaccine Argument With Patients | Feature

The Physician’s Weekly #PWChat series continued with another informative discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 30, focusing on how to handle antivaxxers in your practice. Topics discussed included the current status

Bladder catheter + oxygen supply tubing = death | Medical Blog

  According to the coroner of South Australia, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national men’s soccer team died a “horrific” and “macabre” death after his

CME/CE: HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

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

Join us Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Marc Probst, MD, and Hemal Kanzaria, MD, on shared decision

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