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Progress to More Nuanced Medicine

Progress to More Nuanced Medicine

Medicine is making progress to refine patient care.

Medical Advancements Versus the Status Quo

Medical Advancements Versus the Status Quo

Medical research inherently seeks to improve approaches to clinical care.

Later HD, Less HD, No HD: A New Paradigm?

Later HD, Less HD, No HD: A New Paradigm?

Recent studies have cast doubt on the universal superiority of the conventional approach to dialysis.

Expert Q&A

The Promise of the New Hyperkalemia Drugs

The Promise of the New Hyperkalemia Drugs

Renal & Urology News interviewed Matthew R. Weir, MD, director of the division of nephrology and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

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.

Renal Nutrition Update

DASH Deemed Best Diet of the Year

DASH Deemed Best Diet of the Year

To receive top ratings, a diet has to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss, and protective against diabetes and heart disease.

Address Fatty Acid Imbalance to Fight Obesity?

Address Fatty Acid Imbalance to Fight Obesity?

Focusing exclusively on calories and energy expenditure, as opposed to science, has led to increased risk of weight gain and inflammation.

Lowering Salt Intake Reduces Mortality, Study Confirms

Lowering Salt Intake Reduces Mortality, Study Confirms

Findings support modest reductions in sodium intake among persons consuming high-sodium diets

Practice Management

Health Care Provider Burnout Linked to Worse Patient Care

Health Care Provider Burnout Linked to Worse Patient Care

Greater burnout among healthcare providers was associated with poorer-quality healthcare and reduced safety for patients.

Physician Burnout: Common but Manageable

Physician Burnout: Common but Manageable

Exhaustion, low energy, increases in absenteeism, and drops in productivity are among the signs of burnout.

How to Deal With Negative Doctor Reviews

How to Deal With Negative Doctor Reviews

Managing complaints can be a way to make or break your patient relationships and online reputation.

Legal Issues in Medicine

Reduce Your Risk of Medical Lawsuits

Reduce Your Risk of Medical Lawsuits

The risk of a primary care physician getting sued is 75%, the authors present 5 strategies to reduce the risk of lawsuits.

Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia Increasing Legalized

Physician-Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia Increasing Legalized

Public support for physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia has increased in Western Europe, while plateauing in the United States.

FDA's 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation Misunderstood

FDA's 'Breakthrough' Drug Designation Misunderstood

Many believe meds supported by stronger evidence than the law requires to achieve designation.

HIPAA Compliance

Business Associate Agreement Slipups Cost Providers Millions

Business Associate Agreement Slipups Cost Providers Millions

HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.

First Round of HIPAA Audits Exposes Providers' Weaknesses

First Round of HIPAA Audits Exposes Providers' Weaknesses

Providers are still not doing some of the most basic tasks required by the law.

Storing Information on the Cloud

Storing Information on the Cloud

Practices benefit from cost savings and easy access to patient records, but information breaches are still possible.

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