Screening everyone born from 1945 to 1965 at least once would be able to diagnose 75% of people who are living with chronic hepatitis C, according to one expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Physicians may try to overcome their discomfort in talking about death by delivering an overly optimistic prognosis. But the eventual, inevitable decline may actually make the patient feel much worse. An effective strategy incorporates the patient's
She reminded attendees at the annual conference of the Society of Hospital Medicine, held in San Diego in March, about the dramatic negative consequences that hospitalization poses for geriatric patients.
This issue also covers Alzheimer's disease, conference coverage from the Heart Failure Society of America, and whether heart failure is different in African-American patients. ... Our conference coverage this month is from the Heart Failure Society of
Experiments have shown negative biological effects from the flavor chemicals in e-cigarettes.
Based on that “official” experience, he offered some tips to conference attendees on making a physician practice welcoming to patients of all sexual orientations.
Our Conference Coverage section in this issue is from Digestive Disease Week 2014 and the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting, held this spring in Chicago and Philadelphia, respectively.
Speakers can impact retention, as well as control (at least to some degree) which part of a talk stays with listeners, said one expert lecturer.
Documentation of informed consent is an important deterrent to malpractice and negligence claims. One physician describes how his informed consent process was the deciding factor in a missed case of prostate cancer, and outlines how any physician
Physicians should determine patients' aerobic fitness, which may be an even better indicator of their risk for heart disease and premature death than smoking and hypertension, according to a scientific statement.