Sexual health orientation data gathering is vital to help to identify and address health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations.
New classes of antibiotics are vital to ensure that effective treatment of patients with multidrug-resistant infections is available.
A new intervention successfully reduced the amount of HIV risk behavior in the community of Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men.
Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, discusses key issues surrounding medical liability, and why now is the right time to address malpractice reform in a meaningful fashion.
Four or more care transitions were likely in women, blacks, individuals younger than 85 years, and individuals without dementia.
Deep brain stimulation provided enough relief to allow some adolescents with Tourette's Syndrome who had been home-schooled to go back to school.
Post-surgery pain is a continuum with no clear delineation.
Mindfulness practice during chemotherapy can reduce the blunting of neuroendocrine profiles typically observed in cancer patients.
Dementia caregivers can be supported by behavioral interventions without incurring additional health care costs.
Medicaid patients experienced increased wait times for appointments to see healthcare providers.
Planning for transitioning from pediatric care to adult care beings when the patients is a child or adolescent.
Corrective action plans ares intended to prevent HIPAA violation fines from recurring.
Non-reporting of negative results contributes to a body of knowledge that is at best, incomplete, and at worst, wrong.
Salaries for family-care physicians can be as low as one-third the salaries of specialty physicians.
Combining behavioral UI treatments with physical activity may improve outcomes in older women.
Knowing the line between professional and personal concern is important.
Exercise and psychological interventions are more effective for reducing cancer-related fatigue than pharmaceutical options
Scott Zeller, MD, discusses the importance of treating patients with agitation appropriately.
The development of new device technologies points to the need for new strategies to monitor their continuing safety and efficacy.
Burnout is prevalent among pediatric residents and is associated with suboptimal patient care attitudes and behaviors.
Patients can be confused by such off-label use, so providing informed consent becomes a challenge.
Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH, from the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network at Duke University Medical Center evaluated strategies for enhanced terminal room disinfection.
Cognitive behavioral therapy achieves relief without adverse effects, promoting adherence to therapy.
Over 40% of medical errors are a result of the effects of rudeness.
Effort must be made to create a more supportive medical education environment.
HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.
Self-estimated life expectancy exceeded observed survival in individuals with chronic disease.
Privacy elements of HIPAA continue to befuddle providers.
The PLISSIT model offers a method for introducing sexual health into the clinical conversation.
Practices must remain current, compliant, and efficient to respond to shrinking reimbursements, pay-for-performance payment models, stricter compliance regulations, and narrower margins