American Farrier's Association Past President Donnie Perkinson passes the symbolic presidential gavel to incoming president Travis Burns at last week's AFA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Veterinary college farrier Travis Burns, CJF, TE, EE, FWCF of Virginia has been elected president of the American Farrier’s Association. Show More Summary
(American College of Chest Physicians) In a new study published in the journal CHEST®, researchers aimed to determine if patients selected as transplant candidates have a better survival rate than the BODE score indicates.
(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today sent letters urging Congress to take immediate action to reduce the rate of firearms violence in the US. The letters to House and Senate leadership expressed...Show More Summary
Patients with type 2 diabetes should be treated to achieve an A1C between 7 percent and 8 percent rather than 6.5 percent to 7 percent, the American College of Physicians recommends in a new evidence-based guidance statement.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) are negotiating with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) on how best to preserve the MaintenanceShow More Summary
Large day-to-day swings in temperature were associated with significantly more heart attacks in a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. Given that some climate models link extreme...Show More Summary
(Dartmouth College) In Africa, food abundance may be driving violent conflict rather than food scarcity, according to a study published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, a publication of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. Show More Summary
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Dr. Pauline Maki, professor of psychology and psychiatry in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will receive the 2018 Woman in Science Award, given by the American Medical Women's Association at its annual meeting March 24 in Philadelphia.
(St. Michael's Hospital) Interventional cardiologist Dr. Neil Fam of St. Michael's Hospital has performed a world-first procedure, which he described in the Feb, 26 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions.
Dr. Pauline Maki, professor of psychology and psychiatry in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, will receive the 2018 Woman in Science Award, given by the American Medical Women's Association at its annual meeting...Show More Summary
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 67-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She has a history of hip and knee pain related to degenerative joint disease. The joint pain is now well controlled with diclofenac, which was started 3 months ago. A previous trial […]
(American College of Cardiology) Hospitals participating in the American College of Cardiology's Patient Navigator Program, showed significant improvement in implementing performance measures that help heart attack and heart failureShow More Summary
Every American 16-year-old enrolled in high-school has to learn civics, with extensive instruction on the more confusing aspects of the American electoral system, such as the Electoral College; they are also required to study current affairs -- so why not let them vote? (more…)
Although an English degree might not end up on Len’s list of the 10 worst things ever bought, it might not be far from the truth for many American college graduates. Generally, in the United States a collegiate English degree is considered a dubious investment. Historically, the field has been highly competitive due to a […]
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 26-year-old woman with a mechanical mitral valve prosthesis visits to discuss anticoagulation management during pregnancy. Show More Summary
Student loans are not just a burden to young college grads, but to those nearing retirement age as well. Many Americans who have to choose between saving for retirement and paying for a child's college education opt for the latter. That can be a problem. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...
The End of an Era When I was in college I opened up a Fidelity brokerage account to trade stocks. I had a Roth, some savings, and I wanted to start compounding it. One of the benefits of the account was a Fidelity American Express Gold card, fee free. Show More Summary
Following up on last week's post, ABA Approves Online JDs At Syracuse, Southwestern: Inside Higher Ed, Syracuse Law Gains Approval for (Mostly) Online J.D.: Syracuse University College of Law has won approval from the American Bar Association's accreditation division to offer a J.D. program in which roughly two-thirds of the...
As the technology that powers medical implants grows more and more complex, researchers warn that they could become a prime target for cybersecurity intrusions. A new paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...Show More Summary
(American College of Surgeons) Standardized clinical pathway helped 'hospital of last resort' achieve consistently superior outcomes for an esophageal procedure in the first study to look at outcomes on an institutional level.