Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain | A Difficult Decision
Dec04

Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain | A Difficult Decision

The United States is in the midst of an opioid crisis. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that more than 2 million Americans abuse opioids and that more than 130 overdose-related deaths occur each day. This crisis puts doctors in a very difficult situation when it comes to treating patients with chronic pain. When is prescribing opioids for chronic pain appropriate? What are the risks of doing so? Below,...

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Reducing Malpractice Risk | Patient Satisfaction Tips
Nov19

Reducing Malpractice Risk | Patient Satisfaction Tips

During the last decade, there have been roughly 12,414 cases of medical malpractice in the United States alone. Instances of medical malpractice often lead to messy legal battles, which can negatively affect a physician’s career and reputation. While some of these cases are unavoidable, there are measures that you can take as a physician to lower your chance of getting sued. Today, we will discuss how focusing on patient satisfaction...

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You Need to Tell Patients the Dangers of Vaping
Sep25

You Need to Tell Patients the Dangers of Vaping

You definitely, as a health professional, understand the dangers of “vaping.” However, your patients probably do not. A large number of teenagers in the U.S. and around the world vape regularly, even after hearing the health consequences. Vape culture has overtaken American teenage culture. Only recently have the dangers of vaping been more widely understood as there have been a number of deaths related to vaping in America. So, why...

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Coping with Loss: A Physician’s Guide
Mar08

Coping with Loss: A Physician’s Guide

Losing a patient can be unavoidable, even when you do everything in your power as a physician to prevent it from happening. The emotional impact of losing a patient can be intense and the demands of your job can leave little time for reflection and recovery. Most doctors will have to deal with this situation many times throughout their careers. So, it’s important to find healthy strategies for coping with loss.   Common Misconceptions...

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Gardasil Vaccine Controversy | What Doctors Should Know
Oct12

Gardasil Vaccine Controversy | What Doctors Should Know

A new advancement in medicine will have some up in arms and revive the age-old Gardasil vaccine controversy. This month, the Federal Drug Administration has expanded the age in which patients can receive the vaccine for human papillomavirus. The HPV vaccine, known as Gardasil, originally was approved for use in 2006 for certain strains of HPV and was only available to women. That version of the shot is no longer available in the...

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