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Practice Management The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.

Practice Management Understanding the Blame Game: Why Are Voluntary Event Reporting Rates So Low?

Understanding the Blame Game: Why Are Voluntary Event Reporting Rates So Low?

Does a hospital's blame culture — "nonpunitive response to error" according to researchers — influence medical error reporting rates?

Practice Management Brain Death: The Art of Explaining Ambiguity

Brain Death: The Art of Explaining Ambiguity

Attempting to engage on an intellectual level about the heady concept of brain death while in the throes of bereavement can often lead to mistrust and confusion.

Dyslipidemia Patient Connectivity Benefits Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome

Patient Connectivity Benefits Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome

Patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome who were actively connected were also 3 times as likely to report "high" or "extremely high" motivation in managing their own health.

Prevention Effect of Wearable Fitness Technology on Weight Loss

Effect of Wearable Fitness Technology on Weight Loss

A clinician examines wearable fitness technology's effect on weight loss and other markers of health.

Practice Management Rising Healthcare Costs: Are Physicians' Salaries to Blame?

Rising Healthcare Costs: Are Physicians' Salaries to Blame?

A cardiologist argues tackling the larger problems that plague the US healthcare system before cutting physician salaries.

Prevention Natural Disasters Can Increase Risk for Adverse Events in CVD

Natural Disasters Can Increase Risk for Adverse Events in CVD

For patients with cardiovascular disease, natural disasters can pose serious health dangers.

Practice Management Should You Agree to Provide Preoperative Cardiology "Clearance"?

Should You Agree to Provide Preoperative Cardiology "Clearance"?

A cardiologist contemplates on the value that preoperative "clearance" brings to patients and their surgeons.

Practice Management A Compassion Pill for Clinicians? Bring It On.

A Compassion Pill for Clinicians? Bring It On.

One clinician proposes that pharmaceutical companies turn their attention to developing a compassion pill for physicians.

Prevention Does Your Patient's Wearable Fitness Tracker Increase Likelihood of Attaining Weight Loss Goals?

Does Your Patient's Wearable Fitness Tracker Increase Likelihood of Attaining Weight Loss Goals?

Data measured by wearable fitness trackers may not be as accurate as possible.

Heart Failure Broken Heart Syndrome: Q&A With D. Douglas Miller, MD

Broken Heart Syndrome: Q&A With D. Douglas Miller, MD

Learn about Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, more commonly known as broken heart syndrome, with D. Douglas Miller, MD.

Practice Management Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.

Interventional Spotlight on TAVR: Interview with Vinod Thourani, MD, Advisory Board Member

Spotlight on TAVR: Interview with Vinod Thourani, MD, Advisory Board Member

Vinod Thourani, MD, of Emory University, offers his insight into various TAVR clinical practices.

Stroke Glyburide Offers Hope for Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment

Glyburide Offers Hope for Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment

While glyburide did not demonstrate efficacy in the primary end point, differences were seen in the amount of midline shift at 3-4 days.

Heart Failure Heart Failure Treatment Gaps: Q&A With Advisory Board Member Ileana Piña, MD

Heart Failure Treatment Gaps: Q&A With Advisory Board Member Ileana Piña, MD

Advisory board member, Ileana L. Piña, MD, shares her perspectives on the current state of heart failure, particularly treatment gaps between the genders.

Stroke Stroke a Major Burden in the HIV Patient Population

Stroke a Major Burden in the HIV Patient Population

Stroke is very important medical comorbidity of HIV that should receive more research and clinical focus.

Practice Management A Specialist's Perspective on Cardiovascular Disease in Women: C Noel Bairey Merz, MD

A Specialist's Perspective on Cardiovascular Disease in Women: C Noel Bairey Merz, MD

Dr Bairey Merz discusses the current state and future of women's cardiovascular health.

Stroke Interventional Acute Stroke Treatment Developments

Interventional Acute Stroke Treatment Developments

Interventional stroke treatment, including intra-arterial procedures, rapidly evolves as health care providers implement new protocols to ensure more effective treatment.

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