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HIV and Hepatitis C Are No Longer the Most Serious Infectious Threats to People Who Inject Drugs • March 25, 2017
I had dinner with my daughter Mimi the other evening, and was ruminating about how things have changed since I started work as an Infectious Diseases doctor around 25 years ago. Here’s an excerpt of our chat: Me: There are way more cases of endocarditis in young people than there used to be, a complication of injecting drugs. People in their 20s and […]
Notes from chief residents in family and internal medicine
Resident Wellness in Graduate Medical Education • March 20, 2017 • Kashif Shaikh, MD
Happy Endings: Living in Orlando, one cannot escape Disney. Disney movies are a delight, because one subconsciously anticipates that the happy ending is going to make up for the rest of the characters’ struggles. It works for me! Be it Simba, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, or Elsa, every Disney fairy tale gives us the desired ending of a happy and […]
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Deep Brain Stimulation Targeting in Neurosurgery, Part II of III • March 29, 2017 • Bianca Belcher, MPH, PA-C
This is Part II of a three-part series on deep brain stimulation (DBS) targeting designed for providers who lack an intimate level of knowledge and/or experience with this subject matter. In Part I, the ventralis intermedius (VIM) target as well as an overview of DBS, equipment, and programming were discussed. Globus Pallidus Internus (GPi) Where is […]
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Podcast 205: Listen to the patient! • January 13, 2017
Danielle Ofri has written a new book, “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear,” that’s full of advice on how best to listen to your patients. She also recounts her own adventures (and misadventures) in patient communication. The book is published by Beacon Press, which offers a free first chapter available for immediate electronic reading. Details are […]
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Gut Check on Gastroenterology, an NEJM Journal Watch blog focusing on issues in clinical gastroenterology, was active from 2008 to 2014.
Posts and discussion from NEJM Group's clinical cardiology community, active from 2009 to 2015.
The views and opinions expressed in these blogs are not necessarily those of NEJM Journal Watch or NEJM Group.