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CME Activities (view all)

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By: Carlos E. Ruiz, MD, PhD

CME: Guidance on Transcatheter Pulmonic Valve Replacement

Treatment for congenital heart disease (CHD) has advanced considerably over the years, allowing for more children with CHD to live into adulthood. Despite these advances, CHD patients


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By: Edward P. Havranek, MD

CME – CVD: Social Determinants of Risks & Outcomes

Although mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States has been declining since the 1970s, the burden of the disease remains high, accounting for nearly 32%


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By: Charles R. Elder, MD, MPH

CME: Alternative Therapy for Chronic Pain

The Institute of Medicine estimates that chronic musculoskeletal pain affects about 100 million Americans and costs the country nearly $600 billion each year. Caring for these patients


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By: Michael D. Seidman, MD, FACS

CME: Guidelines for Allergic Rhinitis

Current estimates show that allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States. Ranking as the fifth most common chronic disease

Doctor's Voice (view all)

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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Caribbean invasion: Medical school turf wars

Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on an interesting situation occurring in New York City’s teaching hospitals. Old established US medical schools are upset because offshore


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Lipo Blunders, Yet a 4-Star Doc Rating

Here’s another reason to take online physician ratings with several grains of salt Below is a screenshot taken from the Healthgrades website on April 15, 2016 regarding


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By: Linda Girgis, MD

Child Abuse Awareness Month: Fighting the Monster Under the Bed

Child Abuse Awareness month is here as it is every April in the US. For most people, the surreal imagination of a big, scary monster hiding under


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By: Linda Girgis, MD

Healthcare CSI: Our Patients the Victims

The crime scene is the US healthcare system scattered in clinics, private practices, and hospitals throughout the country. The system lies in tatters on the ground with

Recent Features (view all)

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By: Haitham M. Ahmed, MD, MPH

Treadmill Performance & Cardiac Mortality

Exercise stress tests are commonly used to determine if patients need invasive cardiac testing and to inform treatment decisions. Patients with abnormal electrocardiograms (EKG) findings during exercise


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By: Frank T. Leone, MD, MS

Tobacco Control & Treatment

Tobacco use has been cited as the top cause of preventable death and disability in the United States. However, tobacco control and treatment are not commonly addressed


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By: Renda Soylemez Wiener, MD, MPH

Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening

The American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians recently developed a policy statement on the successful implementation of comprehensive low-radiation-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening


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By: Lloyd W. Klein, MD, FSCAI

Interventional Cardiology & Occupational Hazards

Interventional cardiologists endure unique physical demands that can predispose them to occupational health hazards that are not always seen in other medical disciplines. Studies have shown that

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