MPR's Top Ten Features of 2013

  • #1: "Questioning the Doctor's Orders"

    #1: "Questioning the Doctor's Orders"

    Seeing a mistake on a prescription, a recent nursing school grad had to do decide whether to question the doctor's orders. Her actions landed them all in court.

  • #2: "Antibiotic Failure: A Weighty Issue in Patients with Obesity"

    #2: "Antibiotic Failure: A Weighty Issue in Patients with Obesity"

    Are obese patients more likely to develop antibiotic treatment failure?

  • #3: "Which Flu Vaccine is Right for Your Patient?"

    #3: "Which Flu Vaccine is Right for Your Patient?"

    Several new flu vaccines have been approved by the FDA that give providers greater access to the vaccine. Which ones are best for your patients?

  • #4: "Promising New Agents for Managing Diabetes"

    #4: "Promising New Agents for Managing Diabetes"

    We review the role of a new class of agents in improving glycemic control and reducing diabetes-related vascular disease.

  • #5: "8 Strategies for Your Patients to Better Manage Stress"

    #5: "8 Strategies for Your Patients to Better Manage Stress"

    An important reason why clinicians might not be providing sufficient stress management guidance is that they lack education in how to do so.

  • #6: "Four Financial Solvency Tips for Physicians"

    #6: "Four Financial Solvency Tips for Physicians"

    Physicians graduate late and with lots of debt, so they need to focus on finances long before thinking about retiring.

  • #7: "Statins and Depression: Too Much of a Good Thing?"

    #7: "Statins and Depression: Too Much of a Good Thing?"

    Some researchers see the beneficial effects of statins for depression, while others say statins for cholesterol reduction may actually cause depression.

  • #8: "75 Ways to Transform Your Memory from Amnesic to Elephantic"

    #8: "75 Ways to Transform Your Memory from Amnesic to Elephantic"

    Many people expect increasing memory loss as they age, but this memory loss can be reduced or stalled using some simple techniques.

  • #9: "Fax Sent to Wrong Number Results in HIPAA Violation"

    #9: "Fax Sent to Wrong Number Results in HIPAA Violation"

    The office manager was juggling numerous tasks, and one mistake she made had serious ramifications for the practice.

  • #10: "Why Aren't Doctors Managing Back Pain as Directed?"

    #10: "Why Aren't Doctors Managing Back Pain as Directed?"

    A recent study has found lack of adherence on the part of physicians to well-established clinical guidelines for routine back pain.

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