Amid the vaccine debate, Jim Anderson wonders how any HCW — PA, nurse practitioner, physician, or nurses —could square not getting vaccinated with their mission to preserve and improve the health of all Americans. Read his column here.
Patient participation rates in clinical trials remain low, despite the overall good that clinical trials can provide to the healthcare community.
In patients with thyroid cancer, active surveillance has been controversial because surgery is the standard of care.
Emerging evidence shows promise regarding the potential role of precision nutrition in the prevention and management of T2D. However, considerably more research is needed before this approach can be widely applied for these purposes.
ACP responds to criticism from the ADA, the Endocrine Society, the AACE, and the AADE of guidance that clinicians should aim to achieve an HbA1c level between 7% and 8% in most people with type 2 diabetes.
Decision support systems in clinical settings can dramatically decrease the time and manpower needed to perform a variety of tasks, but do they cause more harm than good?
Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, where investigators draw conclusions from analysis of irrelevant or most readily available data.
The latest CDC findings show that 40% of US adults and 19% of US children are affected by obesity.
The AHA now recommends replacing both saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and oily fish.
Despite multiple measures and goals to reduce US maternal mortality rates, the latest data suggest the United States is far behind the rest of the world in maternal health care.
An endocrinologist shares his experience of using concept videos to teach medical students.
One practicing endocrinologist ponders whether mentoring medical students requires more than imparting knowledge.
Most courts have asserted that curbside consults do not create a physician-patient relationship.
A clinician examines the downside to “minute clinics” vs traditional primary care.
Studies designed to address real-world challenges can potentially lead to both better-informed clinical decision making and improved outcomes.
One clinician proposes that pharmaceutical companies turn their attention to developing a compassion pill — for fellow clinicians.
An endocrinologist discusses the value of using everyday analogies to explain diabetes management issues to his patients.
Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss.
One clinician reflects on the effects of “managed care” on the health care system.
The role of uncertainty in clinical practice, and its implications for physicians, is thoughtfully examined by an endocrinologist in this opinion piece.