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Back to School: Questions from “ID in Primary Care” — Shared and Answered! • October 20, 2016
Once again, we’re giving our “Infectious Diseases in Primary Care” post-graduate course in beautiful Boston — where the weather is perfect, the air crisp and clear, and we are all watching with excitement as the few remaining baseball teams and presidential candidates make a mad dash to the end of their respective races. (You might have heard something […]
Notes from chief residents in family and internal medicine
Work Mimics Life: A Failed Attempt at Separation • October 7, 2016 • Amanda Breviu, MD
As physicians, we generally attempt to separate our personal lives from our work. Some of this comes from modeling behavior of others during training, some comes with further experiences in coping with the patients we encounter. I recently had the pleasure of caring for an elderly gentleman who was brought into the hospital by his loving wife […]
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Fighting Decision Fatigue • October 19, 2016 • Harrison Reed, PA-C
It was an impossible choice. The seconds ticked by, but no matter how I strained my mind, I could not find a solution. She sighed and asked again. “Harrison, where do you want to eat?” I buried my face in my hands. How could this simple question stump a person who makes a hundred monumental choices each […]
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[Note: a transcript of this interview will be added in a few days’ time.] Our guest has strong indirect evidence that medical marijuana has been replacing “standard” drugs in states where it is legal. In doing so, the substitution is saving the Medicare system modest amounts of money. Their evidence, published in Health Affairs, comes from an […]
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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.
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