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Endometriosis and skin cancer: Is there a link?Results of a new prospective cohort study add to existing literature on the association between endometriosis and skin cancer and show that the connection is strongest for melanoma. The findings, published in Cancer Causes and Control, are by researchers from the United States and France.
Physician employment: Both good and bad resultsDr. Henry Rosevear looks at how practices have changed since he entered into medicine and what these changes mean for urologists.
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawed
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawedThis problem represents yet one more example of CMS’ ill-advised attempts to dictate what transpires in the course of the doctor-patient encounter.
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social media
Tales from the Dark Web: illicit drugs, bitcoins, and social mediaI thought I would share what I learned about obtaining digitally accessible drugs, and what drugs are commonly obtained over the Internet.
Pretreatment assessments for females seeking aesthetic treatment
Pretreatment assessments for females seeking aesthetic treatmentIn September, our table of the month focuses on questions you should ask female patients before aesthetic procedures and also which red flags to look for to make sure you know when not treat.
Should surgery be standard of care in uncomplicated appendicitis? (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a large study published in Pediatrics that examined what happened when children were nonsurgically managed for appendicitis, often with antibiotics, and compared the results with their peers who had received surgical treatment.
Does the rise of digital care spell trouble for primary care practices?
Does the rise of digital care spell trouble for primary care practices?The telehealth boom begs the question: Will the expansion of hospital-based services wind up pulling patients—and revenue—away from primary care practices?
This is how CPC+ is changing physician offices for the better
This is how CPC+ is changing physician offices for the betterComprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), the new model for primary care in America, is changing the way physicians run their offices in a revolutionary way.
Pallor and swelling in an athlete’s upper armA 15-year-old female presents to the emergency department of a community hospital with acute onset of duskiness in her left arm.
Asthma and food allergies associated with early-onset ADChildren with early-onset atopic dermatitis (AD) have an increased risk of developing asthma and food allergies by age 6 years, especially those with persistent dermatitis symptoms.