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Health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, and the impact of environmental change on global health are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the Internal Medicine 2009 Medicine 2009 in Philadelphia this week.

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While the concept of physicians disclosing potential wrongdoing might appear valid on paper, it is actually more trouble that it is worth.

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Change can impact a physician’s two key risk exposures: professional liability and long-term disability. Here's how to reduce your risks.

Will this be the home pregnancy test of the future?

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Should physicians use our craft to assist our patient's deaths to fulfill our obligation to alleviate suffering? Here are two sides of the argument.

There are several techniques new mothers can use to express breast milk more comfortably while yielding higher output, a meta-analysis finds.

Results of the LEGACY study show long-term weight loss decreases AF burden and supports sustained sinus rhythm. A short slide show summarizes the 2015 ACC late-breaking abstract.

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As Millennials and Generation Y join the workforce, and as Baby Boomers move past middle age, practices will need to meet changing expectations.

How to deal with complainers.

Microbes in the gut affect metabolic pathways involved in the pathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistances, and diabetes.

What does the patient with atrial fibrillation who would benefit from oral anticoagulation look like today? Q & A, here.

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If a patient posts a negative review of you or your practice after a visit, there are six key elements you need to prove for it to truly be defamatory.

Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Stroke: Issues and Implications for Clinicians

This review focuses on post-stroke depression, apathy, anxiety, and PTSD, because these disorders occur and have been studied most frequently.

Aflibercept (Eylea, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals), a second ophthalmic vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor, has received FDA approval for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

Your patient is recovering from a traumatic brain injury. He asks you, “Doc, why do I need so much extra sleep?”

The real threat to radiology is corporate medicine.

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Here are some questions that can help physicians and medical practice managers determine if they can safely take on more responsibilities.

Three questions for you about breaking medical news this week.

New research shows certain women are 43 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes mellitus after childbirth.

Predicting, Assessing, and Treating Self-Harm in Adolescents

The authors differentiate between 3 types of deliberate self-harm: nonsuicidal self-injury, culturally sanctioned body modifications (tattooing or body piercing), and unintentional or accidental injury.

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