Infectious Disease

Smoking Cessation & Life Expectancy in HIV | Feature

Study results indicate that cigarette smoking has a substantial impact on the life expectancy of patients with HIV. However, smoking cessation appears to help regain some the years lost to smoking in this population.

Burnout: Gain Financial Independence & Retire Early | Feature

  by Alex Kilian Over seven years have passed since the Affordable Care Act was officially signed into law. At the time, the healthcare landscape had not

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time? | Feature

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should

Money can’t buy drug adherence | Medical Blog

In June I asked, “Who’s to blame?” for patients not taking their medications and cited a couple of papers describing the poor state of medication adherence. I

CME/CE: Increasing Life Expectancy in HIV | Medical Blog

Researchers have found that there appears to be a discrepancy in life expectancy between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected patients, even when early treatment and access-to-care issues are addressed.

10 Minutes of Meditation Can Up Focus for Patients With Anxiety | Medical Blog

Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

Improved Survival With Enhanced Prophylaxis Plus ART in HIV | Medical Blog

Enhanced antimicrobial prophylaxis tied to lower mortality at 24, 48 weeks

Are doctors wimps? Hippocrates & Maimonides walk into a bar… | Feature

I was growling. Stacks of papers desecrated my desk. The EMR was giving me trouble. I began to curse ….suddenly…. There was a flash of lightening… In

Doctor and Patient Relationships: Empathy & Litigation | Feature

Research has shown that emergency physicians (EPs) with better interpersonal skills and who spend more time with patients appear to have fewer malpractice claims filed against them.

How has United Airlines done since the doctor was manhandled? | Feature

  Three months ago I blogged about the doctor who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago and the airline’s response to the incident. The CEO

An unusual cause of shoulder pain | Medical Blog

  A woman in Montréal underwent a total hysterectomy for ovarian cancer back in March, and from the moment she woke up from anesthesia, had shoulder pain

The Paradigm Shifts Needed in Healthcare | Medical Blog

There’s a lot wrong with healthcare today. Especially the medications they have now a days and all the side effects. Just like the prescription xarelto, check out

Nurse’s Drug Diversion Causes Infection Outbreak at Wisconsin Hospital | News Brief

Opioid diversion led to an outbreak of Serratia marcescens at a Wisconsin hospital, researchers have found. Five patients admitted to five different wards at UW Health’s University

Body Parts on a Chip | News Brief

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine — the hard part is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained

The Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows | News Brief

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the

15 Books Every Healthcare Professional Should Read | Medical Blog

  by Emily Walters Do you want to offer your patients better care, increase your own industry understanding, and improve your own understanding of your field? Reading

Youth Tobacco Product Use, Including E-Cigarettes, Drops During 2015-2016 | News Brief

The number of middle and high school students who say they are current tobacco users – defined as having used a tobacco product in the past 30

Flu Shot Less Effective for Obese Adults | News Brief

Although influenza vaccines are currently the best forms of protection to safeguard people against getting the flu, they are not effective in all cases. A study from

Many Children With Reported Penicillin Allergy Are Not Allergic | News Brief

Follow-up of 100 children found none were allergic to penicillin

“Brazilian butt lift” takes another life | Medical Blog

Last year I blogged about a cosmetic surgeon in Florida named Osak Omulepu who had several bad patient outcomes resulting in the Florida Board of Health prohibiting

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