Inflammation and its Effects on Cardiovascular Health Part 1
Peter Libby, MD, discusses the science behind inflammation and cardiovascular health.
Application of the Transtheoretical Model in Chronic Pain
Rebecca Curtis, ACC, discussed the stages of change associated with transforming helpless patients to empowered survivors.
Cure Me or I Give Up: The Role of Acceptance in Patient Self-Managing
Rebecca Curtis, ACC, shares her experience as a chronic pain patient in accepting her condition and moving on with life.
Physician Dispensing: Can I? Should I?
Session reviewed common pitfalls and questions to consider for physicians looking into the dispensary business.
Consequences in Not Treating Pain in Children
Besides the immediate impact of improperly treated pain, children can experience long-Lasting consequences.
Assessment and Diagnosis of Pediatric Pain
For those treating pediatric patients, the task of identifying symptoms and measuring the levels of pain being experienced is a bit more complicated.
Keynote Address w/ Melanie Thernstrom
Melanie Thernstrom, Author of
Legal/Regulatory Update: Taking Control of Your Prescribing
Though not typically their favorite part of practicing, pain medicine practitioners need to be on top of legal and regulatory requirements.
Prescription Drug Abuse Coverage in the Media: How Neutral is it?
An article published in Newsweek caused quite a stir with pain management professionals and organizations like the American Pain Foundation.
Next Steps for NASPER: A Q&A with Dr. John F. Dombrowski
With the passing of the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act in 2005, the climate for establishing state prescription monitoring programs seemed to be moving in a brighter direction, but some issues still remain.
Uncovering the Hidden Alcoholic And Offering Help
Mark Aronson, MD, MACP, professor, Harvard Medical school, considers the impact of heavy drinking on young adults and adolescents.
Topics in Gastro: Trouble Swallowing and Chronic Diarrhea Explained
Ciaran P. Kelly, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School discusses common and uncommon issues related to swallowing.
Celebrated Mayor Ed Koch Shares His Patient Perspective
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, spoke about his quadruple bypass and stroke, as well as his thoughts on the state of national healthcare.
Can I take Your Picture? A Look at Efficient Diagnostic Imaging Use
Jeffrey J. Newhouse, MD, FACR disucsses appropriate use of radiological examinations as part of the treatment process.
Treating the Injuries of Adolescent Athletes
Joanne Borg-Stein, assistant professor, Harvard Medical School discusses sports injuries in adolescents through the lens of obesity.
Byron Pitts Discusses Low Literacy and Health Through His Account
Byron Pitts, Chief National Correspondent for the CBS Evening News, discusses the burden of illiteracy on the healthcare system.
Concepts in the Treatment of Diabetes
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD and Daniel Donovon, Jr., MD discuss diabetes treatment basics for the primary care physician.
Tackling Obesity in a Super-size Culture
Jane S. Sillman, MD, outlines the necessary steps in screening for obesity, evaluates baratric surgery, and discusses possible drug treatments.
When it Comes to REMS, You Snooze You Lose
Risk evaluation Mitigation Strategies may be the latest program designed to alter the rate of abuse and misuse of prescription drugs.
Designing Effective Prescription Monitoring Programs
How much do you know about prescription monitoring programs in your state?
Improving Access to Pain Treatment
Providing treatment to chronic pain patients living in rural areas and patients with limited mobility presents itself as a challenge.
Understanding Patient Assessments of Pain
By focusing on coping strategies and appraisal, physicians can enhance their capacity to "understand disease related pain and disability."
Genome Sequencing in Pain Management
Genomic strategies of treating illnesses are set to revolutionize the way physicians practice medicine.
Microsoft Office 2010 Expected for June
Are you a PC? Then you may be excited to know that Microsoft Office 2010 is set to hit the shelves this June, bringing with it a slew of enhanced programs and new apps to keep you better connected, productive, and creative.
Is Healthcare Reform Meaningless without Tort Reform?
Individuals across the country are either rejoicing, cursing, or anxious over the historic passing of healthcare reform legislation and for physicians and legal experts alike the question remains: What will these changes mean for the practice of medicine and patients' rights?
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