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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.

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FDA: New Plan for Regulations, Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

FDA: New Plan for Regulations, Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

The FDA has announced a new plan to significantly modernize the regulation and oversight of dietary supplements.

World Health Organization: Five-Year Plan to Address 10 Biggest Global Health Threats

World Health Organization: Five-Year Plan to Address 10 Biggest Global Health Threats

In an effort to effectively address global health concerns, the WHO has announced the 13th General Programme of Work, a 5-year strategic plan spanning from 2019 to 2023.

AGS: Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Med Use in Older Adults Updated

AGS: Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Med Use in Older Adults Updated

Over 1400 clinical trials and research studies were reviewed by a panel of 13 experts to develop the new guideline.

5 Steps for Managing a Clinic Efficiently

5 Steps for Managing a Clinic Efficiently

If you're constantly running behind schedule, try these tips to make your practice more efficient.

Unique Total-Body Imaging Scanner uEXPLORER Cleared by FDA

Unique Total-Body Imaging Scanner uEXPLORER Cleared by FDA

The uEXPLORER combines positron emission tomography (PET) with X-ray computed tomography (CT) allowing for imaging of the entire body at the same time.

Assure Slide Available for Patients With Medication Swallowing Difficulties

Assure Slide Available for Patients With Medication Swallowing Difficulties

Assure Slide, a swallowing aid, has been made available by Arkray USA for patients who have difficulty swallowing tablets, capsules, and powders.

ICD-10-CM Codes: How Medical Documentation Can Improve Health Care for Trafficking Victims

ICD-10-CM Codes: How Medical Documentation Can Improve Health Care for Trafficking Victims

Gaps in previous iterations of ICD codes failed to allow clinicians to accurately identify victims of human trafficking.

Struggles in Managing Iatrogenic Polypharmacy: Case Study

Struggles in Managing Iatrogenic Polypharmacy: Case Study

Even the use of as few as 2 concomitant drugs can introduce the risk for drug interactions and subsequent adverse effects.

FDA: Food Inspections to Resume Despite Ongoing Funding Lapse

FDA: Food Inspections to Resume Despite Ongoing Funding Lapse

The news comes after FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD announced last week a plan to recall some furloughed workers to conduct inspections.

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

How the Government Shutdown Affects FDA Activities

The consequence of the shutdown means the budget appropriated by Congress for the Agency is on hold, resulting in ~7000 of it's 17,000 employees being furloughed.

Legal and Public Health Issues in Drug Advertising Pricing Examined

Legal and Public Health Issues in Drug Advertising Pricing Examined

Direct-to-consumer television advertising may not be the best place to provide cost information on prescription drugs and biologic products.

Challenges in Weighing Costs, Therapeutic Benefits of Expensive Pharmaceuticals

Challenges in Weighing Costs, Therapeutic Benefits of Expensive Pharmaceuticals

Physicians have a moral obligation to protect their patients from both physical and financial harms associated with pharmaceutical therapies.

Examining the Evolution of the Patient-Physician Relationship

Examining the Evolution of the Patient-Physician Relationship

As patients continue to equip themselves with knowledge gleaned from sources outside the exam room, physicians must reassess their role.

Heart Failure Patient Coughs Up Bronchial Tree-Shaped Blood Clot

Heart Failure Patient Coughs Up Bronchial Tree-Shaped Blood Clot

A recently published case report describes the case of a 36-year-old male chronic heart failure patient who, "spontaneously expectorated an intact cast of the right bronchial tree," following an extreme bout of coughing.

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Prescription Delivery Service With FedEx

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Prescription Delivery Service With FedEx

Currently, same-day delivery is available only in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale; this program will be expanded in 2019.

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

Should Physicians Offer Treatments Contrary to Published Guidelines?

When deviating from published guidelines, physicians must ensure their recommendations are based on justified belief, not personal bias.

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.

Does Neighborhood Gentrification Affect Long-Term Health Outcomes?

Does Neighborhood Gentrification Affect Long-Term Health Outcomes?

A neighborhood's "phase" of gentrification may be predictive of certain health disparities among residents.

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

#MeToo Movement: Public Health Challenges, Benefits Examined

Researchers are concerned that the increased focus on sexual harassment resulting from the #MeToo campaign may cause negative health outcomes.

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

Poor Health Outcomes Associated With Fear of Crime, Violence Among College Students of Color

College students of color report an increased fear of crime and violence on college campuses.

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