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Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the long awaited 8th edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. As in prior iterations Continue reading →
At first glance, this is compelling evidence that e-cigarettes should have an immediate place in addiction medicine. However, no studies to date have reported on the long-term impact -- good or bad -- of sustained e-cigarette use. Continue reading
  Background: Hypertension is one of the most common conditions diagnosed and managed by primary care physicians around the world. Managing hypertension matters, as is it is often cited as one of the leading risk factors for cardiovascular Continue reading →
For many medical students, especially those without specific predetermined career paths, finding passion and purpose through medical education includes navigating through many maladaptive impulses that exist in the process of obtaining a medical degree. Continue reading
Data is everywhere. But in medicine, data isn't everything. From online symptom-checking websites to web-based professional medical resources, both patients and practitioners are able to answer many of their medical questions with the click Continue reading →
Given the potential harms of prescription drugs, we must consider ways to improve this dialogue to better enhance patient safety and education in ways that also work within the time-constraints of a robust medical practice. Continue reading
Many physicians studying, training and independently practicing medicine today have questioned the future of... Continue reading
I wonder why time has not been spent training me and my colleagues on something that we may all have to deal with at some point during our professional lives -- a commercial airline medical emergency. Continue reading
Despite evidence-based medicine's role as an incredible advancement in the history of medical care and patient management, there remains many challenges that young clinicians must face when attempting to implement EBM into their respective practices. Continue reading
The way you interact with your fellow med student colleagues at work calls out your job description. It's not the content of what you say to each other as you cross paths in the hospital hallways that leaves your identity utterly exposed. Rather, it i... Continue reading
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