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Internal Medicine Meeting 2015

Prescribe opioids, but with caution

Prescribe opioids, but with caution

By Ryan DuBosar

Use of opioids for chronic pain quadrupled in a 10-year span, despite scant evidence that they are effective for noncancer pain and ample evidence of harm. Learn more about how to prescribe them safely.

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Know your kidney stones

Know your kidney stones

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

Knowing what makes up a patient's kidney stones determines how an internist might treat the problem. But, one expert cautions, while 1 type of kidney stone is far more prevalent, there are 4 other kinds, and they may require subspecialty treatment.

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Workflow adjustments can yield small practice satisfaction

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

Physicians considering joining an accountable care organization should take an active role from the beginning stages, first by developing benchmarks for effective practice, and then building strong relationships with subspecialists.

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Need grows for antimicrobial stewardship

Need grows for antimicrobial stewardship

By Ryan DuBosar

Internists looking for a career in a growth field could consider antimicrobial stewardship. One internist recounts the ups and downs of his chosen profession.

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Oncologist optimistic about latest cancer treatments

Oncologist optimistic about latest cancer treatments

By Stacey Butterfield

Genomic targeted therapies and immune therapies are 2 areas that internists should know about, so they can refer their patients for such treatments, an expert says.

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6 keys to managing the cirrhotic inpatient

6 keys to managing the cirrhotic inpatient

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

An expert seeks to put his fellow physicians at ease about treating a patient population that can become quite sick and require a few clinical considerations to manage.

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Make more time in your day, and spend it wisely

Make more time in your day, and spend it wisely

By Ryan DuBosar

A mindfulness expert helps calm harried physicians with key ways to make more time in the day and then spend it on the things that really matter in life.

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Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 Digital Presentations

Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 Digital Presentations

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