What factors surrounding a first prescription for opioids influence length of opioid use by the patient? Two new studies begin to answer the question.
A young cardiology fellow reveals in a letter to his patients that it was being privy to their vulnerability that allowed him access to his own.
The update includes a nod to tai chi as a nondrug intervention and further supports acupuncture. But even new research falls short in 2 important ways.
The report contains a vast amount of information but overlooks some important issues.
Primary care physicians may contribute to improved outcomes by recognizing the signs and symptoms early on. Part 2 of a Special Report.
It is often easier to ignore the rule about having a qualified medical interpreter in the room for non-English speaking patients. What do you do?
This family physician would never have believed she'd feel compassion for a murderer. But then, she had a patient who was one.
One clinician's encounter with kindness at the department of motor vehicles was just the Rx for burnout that day.
There is no nice straight line between use of prescription opioids and heroin addiction; in fact, the connections aren't really clear at all.
At TEDMED, medicine's version of TEDTalks, Dr Pam Wible talks in earnest about physician suicide--and how to stop it.