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The three-legged stool approach to physician burnoutTeam-based communication and an emphasis on personal resilience have improved one medical system’s employee engagement by more than 20%.
Physicians shouldn’t underestimate link between diabetes, cancerDiabetes and high BMI were responsible for an estimated 800,000 new cases of cancer worldwide in 2012.
Physicians have more options to provide CVD protection in diabetic patientsGlucose lowering drugs provide additional cardiovascular benefit to patients with diabetes.
New program aims to streamline vaccine reporting, administrationA new program developed with the support of CDC aims to streamline vaccine-related functions in EHRs to make administration and reporting easier for clinicians.
New shingles vaccine approved, recommended highly by ACIPThere is a new vaccine against shingles, and ACIP has recommended that it replace its predecessor.
New training track may aid primary care residents with HIV managementDeclining numbers of physicians are entering infectious disease care, but patients with HIV are living longer. A new report proposes a different kind of training track.
Is the UN’s goal to end AIDS by 2030 realistic?While some third-world nations are making great strides, recent reports suggest massive funding efforts are yielding small results in other parts of the world.
Physicians, patients truly benefit from new hypertension guidelinesDespite skepticism from some physician groups, updated blood pressure guidelines are good for patients and physicians.
Systematic review: DAAs provide cost-effective treatment for hepatitis CTimely treatment with direct-acting antivirals is highly cost-effective in virtually all patients infected with HCV.
Underserved HCV patients benefiting from telemedicineAn innovative telemedicine model could substantially reduce the burden of chronic hepatitis C infection.