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Featured Articles - May 2015


Cardiovascular Health

Preventive aspirin inflames opinions

Preventive aspirin inflames opinions

By Charlotte Huff

Aspirin's long-standing role in cardiovascular health does not resolve its precise benefit in terms of cardiovascular prevention, specifically in patients who haven't had a myocardial infarction or stroke.

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Conference Coverage

Conference offers advice on palliative care

Conference offers advice on palliative care

By Stacey Butterfield

Sessions at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine's annual meeting addressed the need for treating hip fractures, the pros and cons of withholding treatment, and preserving opportunities for organ donation.

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Long-Term Care

Physicians step up as initiatives change nursing home care

Physicians step up as initiatives change nursing home care

By Terri D’Arrigo

Internists who work with and in nursing homes can participate in and perhaps lead national efforts underway to improve the quality of care for patients with dementia.

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Law and Medicine

Mental health issues, addiction concerns of legal marijuana

Mental health issues, addiction concerns of legal marijuana

By Leah Lawrence

Physicians in states that have legalized marijuana should begin to educate and prepare themselves for discussing the perils of recreational use and related illnesses, some of which can be severely debilitating.

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Computers and Medicine

Frustrations with EHRs rampant as development slows

Frustrations with EHRs rampant as development slows

By Elizabeth Gardner

Frustrations have skyrocketed as physicians adopt EHRs, leading 2 major physician organizations to demand changes that make the systems easier to use.

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Medical Education

Growth of free clinics driven by students

Growth of free clinics driven by students

By Beth Thomas Hertz

The number of medical schools with student-run free clinics has more than doubled in the past decade. Much of that growth is motivated by students who want experience with patients earlier in their training and have a desire to help people in need.

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Patient Communication

Survey finds some patients hate pills more than others

Survey finds some patients hate pills more than others

By Stacey Butterfield

Physicians prescribing and talking to patients about medication should keep in mind their patients' disdain for taking pills and the lengths they will go to not have to take them.

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