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The Doggie Downside and Upside to Snow Days

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are in the world, but it’s been snowing nonstop for hours where we are, just outside our nation’s capital.   1,072 more words

Pets

The Myth of the Demanding Patient

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You’ve heard it before – the cost of healthcare is too high, and it keeps on rising! Some physicians tend to place responsibility for high medical costs more on “demanding patients” than themselves. 45 more words

Healthcare Policy

Choosing Wisely - Infectious Diseases Society of America

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) last week released its list of tests or procedures whose necessity should be questioned, as part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely initiative. 49 more words

Infectious Disease

Buyer's Remorse

Buyer’s Remorse: That frustrating time we go through after making a decision that didn’t turn out quite the way we hoped it would; it’s a hard time, and can be a discouraging time, which is why I want to talk about it today.  734 more words

Choosing Wisely

This song encouraging Nigerians to “ChooseWisely” in the upcoming elections was sung by sisters, Dinachi and Chibundu Onuzo.

“Making a difference begins with you and me and with our leaders, officials and every Nigerian citizen.” 25 more words

Column

Antibiotics: when you need them—and when you don’t

It’s the middle of winter, with no end in sight. A 28 year old male arrives in your primary care clinic with no past medical history and one complaint: a stuffy nose. 136 more words

Infectious Disease