Infectious Disease

#PWChat – The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Feature

Dr. Jamie Koufman will co-host a #PWChat TwitterChat/TweetChat with PW on August 16 at 9:00pm ET on what she believes to be one of the biggest factors affecting healthcare costs in the U.S.

“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

New Lyme Disease Map Outlines Where Ticks are on the Rise | Feature

New research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people.

“Am I dying?” The honest answer. | Feature

Matthew O’Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks

Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Despite concerted clinical and research efforts, recurrence is still common and problematic.

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The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Medical Blog

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

Physicians Practice: 4 Ways to Enhance Physician-Administrator Relations | Feature

The author of this article is Mark Birmingham, DPM, a podiatric surgeon who practices with a multi-specialty group in Colorado and a member of the Physicians Practice

Patients in Health Care Facilities at Risk for Legionnaires’ Disease | News Brief

Safe water and water management programs can reduce Legionella in health care facilities.

Anxious People Worry About Risk, Not Loss | News Brief

Life is a series of choices. Every time you make a decision, there is a possibility that things won’t go as expected (risk) or that something bad

Increasing Susceptibility of Staphylococcus Aureus in the United States | News Brief

Findings from a study that looked at susceptibility trends of Staphylococcus aureus in U.S. hospital patients showed that key antibiotics used to treat the bacteria became more

TweetChat: Defensive Medicine, Associated Costs & How to Avoid Both | News Brief

Dr. Jeffrey Segal, MD, will co-host a tweetchat with PW on July 12, at 9:00pm ET on defensive medicine, associated costs, and how to avoid both.

Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017 | Feature

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.

Nearly 60 Percent of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving | News Brief

The distracted driving habits of young drivers have received a lot of media attention, with reports of Snapchatting, tweeting, texting and other dangerous behaviors. However, there has

Physicians Practice: 7 Ways to Maximizing Revenue Cycle Management | Feature

The author of this article is Alex Tate, who is a health information technology expert dedicated to providing answers to problems faced by healthcare providers.   With

Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

Conception Options Available for HIV-Discordant Couples | Medical Blog

Risk-reducing strategies are available for using sperm from HIV-infected male attempting conception

Grass Pollen SLIT Slows Course of Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma | Medical Blog

Tx associated with slower AR progression, less frequent asthma onset, slower asthma progression

Americans Are Getting Less Sodium From Packaged Food | Medical Blog

However, the researchers found they still eat more salt than is healthy

Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice

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