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Practice Management Overcoming Aftershock: Six Ways You Can Prepare to Return to Work After a Long Absence

Overcoming Aftershock: Six Ways You Can Prepare to Return to Work After a Long Absence

As with any profession, returning to work after long-term absence because of illness or injury can be daunting for healthcare providers.

Practice Management Counterpoint: Dietary Supplements Are Largely Unnecessary

Counterpoint: Dietary Supplements Are Largely Unnecessary

In Part 2 of this article, Erin D. Michos, MD, shares her thoughts on why dietary supplements are largely unnecessary.

Practice Management Point: Dietary Supplements Can Mitigate Poor Diet, Improve Health

Point: Dietary Supplements Can Mitigate Poor Diet, Improve Health

Although it is estimated that more than 166 million Americans use dietary supplements, many healthcare providers are unfamiliar with how these substances are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Prevention ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

ACIP Updates Recommendations for US Adult Immunization Schedule

The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the United States.

Obstructive Lung Disease Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Practical Pearls for Diagnosis

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia: Practical Pearls for Diagnosis

Recent guidelines set forth by an interdisciplinary panel assembled by the American Thoracic Society sought to demystify primary ciliary dyskinesia and address 4 main diagnostic questions.

Pneumonia Resist the Script: Antibiotic Overuse in Pneumonia — An Expert Roundtable

Resist the Script: Antibiotic Overuse in Pneumonia — An Expert Roundtable

A shift toward personalized medicine in pneumonia management would involve refining the diagnostic categories to include viral pneumonia, bacterial pneumonia, and noninfectious respiratory disease.

Pneumonia Bacterial Pneumonia-Complicating Influenza: Risks, Morbidity, and Mortality

Bacterial Pneumonia-Complicating Influenza: Risks, Morbidity, and Mortality

Diagnosing coinfection in pneumonia can be challenging because of timing of the sample collection and false-negative results when the viruses replicate in the lower respiratory tract.

Asthma Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Asthma Control and Medication Adherence: Time for a Digital Intervention

Digital interventions, such as web-based programs, mobile apps, and text messaging, have been found to improve asthma control and medication adherence while reducing the use of "rescue" medications.

Critical Care Malignant Pleural Effusion Interventions: What Matters Most to the Patient?

Malignant Pleural Effusion Interventions: What Matters Most to the Patient?

Patients with malignant pleural effusion may care more about relieving symptoms such as dyspnea as opposed to achieving pleurodesis.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea-OSA Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Imposing Challenges in Spinal Cord Injury

Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Imposing Challenges in Spinal Cord Injury

Poor sleep quality in patients with spinal cord injury contributes to adverse outcomes, including cardiovascular events and rehabilitation challenges.

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