Orthopedics

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tibial tubercle-to-trochlear groove distance: Is it the best tool for the job?

The surgical community has long struggled with the concept of bony malalignment in the setting of patellofemoral...

Ophthalmology

Monday, July 21, 2014

Patients’ best interests should dictate scope of practice

The state of Louisiana recently expanded the scope of practice for optometrists to include performing limited laser procedures. This could not...

Infectious Disease

Monday, July 21, 2014

AIDS conference, overshadowed by tragedy, looks to the future

The International AIDS Conference is the biannual gathering convened by the International AIDS Society (IAS) which serves to inform the...

Pediatrics

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The origin of obstetrics

Dr. Brien’s Medical History Moment: Symbol of medicine In my last blog, I mentioned Aesculapius and the origins of the “Caduceus,” the symbol of medicine. In...

Cardiology

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Interventional cardiologist goes to Washington: Insights from a physician advocate

I recently returned to the hospital after a productive Fly-In with SCAI and the Alliance of Specialty Medicine. This...

Optometry

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Managing hypertension as an optometric physician

For many of us who began our optometric careers in the days before therapeutic drug laws, the idea of managing a medical problem without the privileges...

Endocrinology

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Vlog: In group therapy for type 2 diabetes, ‘the patients run the show’

CHICAGO — Michael Kleerekoper, MD, MACE, met with Endocrine Today at the conclusion of the joint meeting of the...

Hematology/Oncology

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Bringing colorectal cancer into the spotlight

Still in the shadow of public and medical attention, yet quite infamous, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the...

Orthotics/Prosthetics

Monday, January 20, 2014

Chief ALJ details 460k appeals backlog, suspension of hearings

A recently obtained memorandum from the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Chief administrative law judge Nancy Griswold to Medicare...