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Therapeutic Non-adherence: An Ongoing Problem

Therapeutic Non-adherence: An Ongoing Problem

No matter how much pharmacologic therapy advances, patient behavior will remain a significant factor in the outcomes achieved.

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.

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

Americans Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Americans Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

Authors call for widespread action to promote fruits and vegetables in the average diet.

Fat Limits Will Be Dropped from U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Fat Limits Will Be Dropped from U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Nutrition experts endorse decision to drop fat restrictions, focusing on the quality of whole foods instead.

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.

Practice Management

Culture, Processes, Data, and Motivation: Keys to Quality Improvement

Culture, Processes, Data, and Motivation: Keys to Quality Improvement

Each physician has to determine areas where there is room for improvement and the potential return on changes made.

How to Encourage Use of Patient Portals

How to Encourage Use of Patient Portals

Suggestions include training staff on portal use and showing patients how to use the portal.

Patients Seek Online Communication with Doctors

Patients Seek Online Communication with Doctors

But many patients are unaware of existing options to communicate with their doctors, study findings suggest.

Legal Issues in Medicine

Noneconomic Damage Cap is Constitutional, Court Rules

Noneconomic Damage Cap is Constitutional, Court Rules

California court finds that state's cap on noneconomic damages is constitutional.

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.

HIPAA Compliance

What to Do After the Risk Assessment

What to Do After the Risk Assessment

After the assessment is over, it's time to move forward to mitigate issues and fill gaps where breaches could occur.

Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

Medical Identity Theft on the Rise

Increase of 21.7% in incidents since last report; theft is costly to consumers.

Unraveling the Risk Assessment

Unraveling the Risk Assessment

How to comply with HIPAA's risk assessment provision.

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