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Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

Whatever Happened to the AIDS Crisis?

Chronic diseases such as end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have now surpassed opportunistic infections as the leading cause of death among HIV-infected patients.

Prostate Cancer Genetics: Ready for Clinical Use?

Prostate Cancer Genetics: Ready for Clinical Use?

For decades, prostate cancer risk (PCa) stratification was based primarily on the architectural pattern of the tumor.

Expert Q&A

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

In a New Light: NBI for Bladder Cancer

Daniel Canter, M.D., discusses narrow-band imaging (NBI) for visualization of bladder cancer.

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

The Need for a Kidney Research Prize: Interview with Sharon Moe, MD

Dr. Moe spoke about the importance of nephrology research and how a prize competition can facilitate the process.

Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones: Interview with Jonathan Harper, MD

Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones: Interview with Jonathan Harper, MD

Jonathan Harper, MD, of the UW School of Medicine in Seattle, explains his "Rolling Stones" concept as a feasible office procedure.

Renal Nutrition Update

Food Producers to Remove Trans Fats, Per FDA

Food Producers to Remove Trans Fats, Per FDA

U.S. FDA gives food manufacturers 3 years to remove partially hydrogenated oils from the food supply.

Daily Chocolate May Help (Not Hurt) Cardiovascular Health

Daily Chocolate May Help (Not Hurt) Cardiovascular Health

Benefits were observed in Caucasian men and women consuming as much as 3.5 ounces of chocolate a day.

Daily Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Reduced Hip Fracture

Daily Fruits and Vegetables Linked to Reduced Hip Fracture

Dose-response association noted with increased fracture rates for fruit and vegetable intake below 5 servings/day.

Practice Management

When Outsourcing Is the Way to Go

When Outsourcing Is the Way to Go

One way to bring more business into a practice is to explore outsourcing.

Transitioning to Private Physician Practice: Tips

Transitioning to Private Physician Practice: Tips

Physicians should prepare carefully; consider finances, legal issues, and insurance.

Countdown to ICD-10

Countdown to ICD-10

Providers do not have to learn all of the new 68,000 codes in ICD-10. Here's what steps they should take.

Legal Issues in Medicine

Study Identifies Human Factors in Surgical Errors

Study Identifies Human Factors in Surgical Errors

Individual cognitive factors accounted for half of all contributing human factor nano-codes.

Disclosure Restrictions Frequent in Medical Malpractice Settlements

Disclosure Restrictions Frequent in Medical Malpractice Settlements

Academic health system uses nondisclosure clauses in most malpractice settlement agreements.

Legal Implications of Using PAs and NPs

Legal Implications of Using PAs and NPs

Understanding legal issues allows effective use of physician extenders, who can be beneficial in health care.

HIPAA Compliance

Unraveling the Risk Assessment

Unraveling the Risk Assessment

How to comply with HIPAA's risk assessment provision.

Physicians Slow to Adopt Direct Messaging

Physicians Slow to Adopt Direct Messaging

Secure messaging protocol allows for easy communication; meets HIPPA privacy, security rules.

What You Need to Know About An Information Breach

What You Need to Know About An Information Breach

In recent years, there have been widespread media reports of large breaches - millions of records compromised, followed by millions of dollars in fines.

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