Resources & Information

Oct 1 2011

Managing disruptive behavior

 Categories:  Special Features The surgeon who curses and throws instruments. The cardiologist who insists that staff in the cath lab do things “her way”— or else. Attending physicians… Read More…
Jul 20 2011

Practicing medicine in the Facebook age: Maintaining professionalism online

 Categories:  Special Features In April 2011 a Rhode Island emergency physician was fired by her employer and reprimanded and fined by her state medical board for posting what… Read More…
Nov 4 2010

Getting started with NEPP: “Bite-sized nutrition education for practicing physicians

 Categories:  Special Features The Nutrition Education for Practicing Physicians (NEPP) program at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health teaches nutrition to physicians in active clinical practice. Training… Read More…
Nov 3 2010

UNC-CH study: Nutrition educaton in med school lacking

 Categories:  Special Features A survey conducted by UNC Chapel Hill researchers found that, on average, students at U.S. medical schools receive 19.6 hours of nutrition instruction during their… Read More…
Nov 3 2010

Test your nutrition KNOW-HOW

 Categories:  Special Features How prepared are you to address diet- and nutrition-related issues that come up in your clinical practice? The program directors at the Nutrition in Medicine… Read More…
Nov 3 2010

What physicians don’t know about nutrition (but have every reason to learn)

 Categories:  Special Features A quick look at the leading causes of illness and death makes it clear that knowledge of nutrition is critical to the modern practice of… Read More…
Aug 4 2010

Federal EHR incentives: A quick guide

 Categories:  Special Features President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) in February 2009. The part of the law known as the HITECH Act… Read More…
Aug 4 2010

Q&A - Term to know: Interoperability

 Categories:  Special Features In order to fully realize the promise of electronic health records, medical practices must be able to exchange patient records with other practitioners and care… Read More…
Aug 3 2010

Electronic Health Records: Is now the time for your practice?

 Categories:  Special Features Over the past decade, more and more medical practices have implemented electronic health records (EHR). Now even holdouts have a tempting reason to take the… Read More…
May 25 2010

Recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse: A clinician’s guide

 Categories:  Special Features RP is an eight-month-old who died of blunt head trauma. On exam, he had bruises on his face and trunk that were patterned. His skeletal… Read More…