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Just Wondering: Quick ID/HIV Questions to Ponder During Month Number 12 • December 4, 2016
A selection of ID/HIV questions that have been dogging me over the past year, some longer. Why is there no reliable, readily available PCR diagnostic test for malaria? Seems especially ironic since the one for babesia has become so commonly used. Does the Binax antigen test make it unnecessary? Why aren’t we actively recommending Zika testing for couples who return from […]
Notes from chief residents in family and internal medicine
From the Prescription Pad to Reality • November 4, 2016 • April Edwards, MD
A harsh reality I am coming to terms with, as a newly minted “pre-tending,” is that we don’t know the cost of the care we provide. There are recommendations for things like High Value Care, from organizations like the ACP. But how much do things actually cost? Certain apps and websites, like the Healthcare Bluebook, give […]
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A Colicky Conundrum • November 30, 2016 • Emily F. Moore, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC, CCRN
After my first baby, I always said that my second one was bound to be clingy, colicky, and skinny, as my first daughter was fat and happy. Aside from a few bursts of crying between 4 and 6 weeks of age, she was the perfect baby. My second daughter is now 3.5 months old. When she […]
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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.
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