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What First Responders Learned from the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis

First responders on the front line of the opioid crisis have learned that substance use disorders are not a matter of will power or bad decisions.
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Coughing and Short of Breath? Is it COPD?

Experiencing shortness of breath, chronic coughing, and wheezing? Don’t overlook the symptoms
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Wearable Heart Rhythm Monitors: Which One, When, and Why?

Wearable heart rhythm monitors range from smartphone trackers to sophisticated implantable monitors. Their capabilities differ as do their use cases.
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How to Improve Patient Retention in Virtual Care

Patient retention is a challenge in all of healthcare but is particularly difficult in virtual care. Here are 6 key factors that can make a difference.
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Early Diagnosis of Sepsis is the Key to Saving Lives

A doctor describes his personal experience of surviving sepsis. He is now a passionate advocate of early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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Medical Ethics and the Impact of Technology

Ethics have always been an integral part of healthcare. But modern technological advances have sometimes blurred the line between medical ethics and quality care.
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: What You Need to Know

Squamous cell carcinomas can vary from small easily treated lesions that can have local therapy to, in rare instances, a serious life-threatening disease that may require surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
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Research Links Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) and treatment of AF may be affected by sleep apnea.
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The Growing Demand for Nurses in a Variety of Roles

Nurses are in demand and there are plenty of alternative careers for them to put their skills to good use outside the hospital walls.
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How to Have GERD Surgery Without Incisions

Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is an attractive alternative for treatment of chronic GERD in patients who meet the criteria for the procedure.
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Seven Strategies to Consider Before a Practice Merger

Physician group mergers must be considered as a means to fulfill far greater strategic outcomes rather than mere ends in themselves.
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Three Rare Skin Cancers You Should Know About

These rare skin cancers are important to know about because they may be mistaken for other more benign conditions delaying their diagnosis. 

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