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Update on Heart Rhythm Detection Devices for Remote Patient Monitoring

Alisa Niksch, MD - 12/20/2020 - 0

Advances in the detection of heart rhythms using medical-grade but consumer-facing remote patient monitoring – product reviews

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The Frustrations of Family Building During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Victoria T. Ferrara, Esq. - 12/11/2020 - 0

Family building via assisted reproduction or gestational surrogacy is complicated and requires planning. COVID-19 has made it more difficult.

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Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons Can Be Life Savers

Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH - 12/3/2020 - 4

Surgeons should hone their non-technical skills (communication, teamwork, leadership) as they are key elements of patient safety.

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Medical Management of Severe Eating Disorders

Philip Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS - 12/1/2020 - 1

Severe eating disorders may be accompanied by life-threatening medical complications that require stabilization before psychiatric treatment.

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My Doctor Diagnosed Me With Thin White Female Syndrome

Samantha Kass, M.D. - 11/29/2020 - 23

A medical student who developed anxiety related to major transitions in her life was diagnosed with Thin White Female Syndrome and given Ativan

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Poor Vision and Senior Falls: An Ophthalmologist’s Perspective

Mark Ruchman M.D. - 11/25/2020 - 0

Aging is associated with increased risk of poor vision. It, in turn, increases risk for senior falls. Vigilance is needed to prevent both.

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Vasectomy: Why It’s a Better Choice for Men and Women

Parviz K. Kavoussi, MD - 11/17/2020 - 21

Vasectomies have benefits for both men and women. It’s easier, safer, and less costly than tubal ligation.

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