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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

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

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Offers Health Benefits

Even High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Offers Health Benefits

The Mediterranean Diet may reduce patients risks of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Omega-3 Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

Omega-3 Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

Plant-based, seafood-based omega-3s associated with 10% lower risk of fatal CHD.

Practice Management

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.

Benchmarking Your Practice Means Knowing Your Numbers

Benchmarking Your Practice Means Knowing Your Numbers

What you need to know now to benchmark your medical practice.

Health IT Costs Soaring

Health IT Costs Soaring

Between 2009 and 2015, costs for IT increased by 40%. Experts say that costs may continue increasing at considerable rates.

Legal Issues in Medicine

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.

Legal Interpretation May Expose Doctors to Substantial Fines

Legal Interpretation May Expose Doctors to Substantial Fines

Case surrounds whether liability under IFPA can be based on what a practice should have known.

HIPAA Compliance

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.

Steps for Protecting Computers From Hacking

Steps for Protecting Computers From Hacking

Medical practices can take a number of steps to make it more difficult to hack into their computer files.

When Information Breaches Lead to Lawsuits

When Information Breaches Lead to Lawsuits

Now providers can be sued for HIPAA violations related to breaches of protected health information.

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