Feature Articles

3D Printing and Medicine

3D printing is not new to medicine, but innovations in hardware, software, and materials have opened new avenues for its applications as an emerging technology that could alter existing models in healthcare.

Hops: Good for What 'Ales' You?

There is much more to hops than its place in the beer brewing industry.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule, Part 1

There are few things as well known yet as poorly understood as The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly known as “HIPAA.”

Invasive Meningococcal Disease: Review for Clinicians

The evolution of vaccines to protect against invasive meningococcal infection has finally allowed availability and potential to protect against each of the five major serogroups.

Lack of Communication Leads to Death

Communication is key for many professions, but in the case of the medical profession it is even more crucial. The following case is a good example of how better communication might have resulted in a better outcome for the patient.

PDAs and Shared Decision-Making in T2DM

Shared decision-making values are reflected in the recent Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, which recommends including patients with type 2 diabetes in the selection and sequencing of medications used in conjunction with metformin, taking into account efficacy, cost, side effects, impact on weight, comorbidities, hypoglycemia risk, and patient preferences.

Here's What We Know About MSM

The idea of a compound that is nearly harmless but possibly relieves some of the country's tremendous burden of osteoarthritis pain is appealing.

NSAIDs and CVD: Risks and Recommendations

Because individuals with existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) may be at particular risk for cardiovascular events if they use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a recent article reviews the safety of NSAIDs in general, and particularly in this population.

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