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Deanna C. McCullough, MD, FACOG and Andrew Kaunitz, MD, FACOG, NCMP
As the number of breast cancer survivors increases in the United States, many of these women will suffer from climacteric symptoms and a reduced quality of life as a result of adjuvant therapy, chemotherapy, or natural menopause. As such, physicians caring for breast cancer survivors should address survivorship issues related to hypoestrogenism.
Gerardo Colón-Otero, MD
Progress in the management of breast cancer over the last 40 years has resulted in a decrease in breast cancer mortality and morbidity. Major advances include the significant prolongation of life in patients with HER2 positive subset breast cancers and the addition of new agents for the treatment of the most common type of breast cancer.
Michael J. Schuh, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, Haya S. Kaseer, PharmD, Robert P. Shannon, MD, FAAHPM, Jessica Peterson, PharmD
Polypharmacy in the geriatric population is challenging for all caretakers involved. Those patients often have a variety of comorbid medical conditions requiring numerous medications.
Reetu Grewal, MD
Falls are a substantial source of morbidity and mortality in the community-dwelling elderly, leading to physical and psychological injury, increased healthcare costs, and risk of long-term care admission.
Linda Edwards, MD, Jeffrey Winder, DO, Brittany Lyons, DO, and Francys Calle Martin, Esq., LHRM
It is important for healthcare providers to be aware of the prevalence of domestic violence and become familiar with appropriate screening and referral tools in order to identify victims and provide resources.
Mary S. Hedges, MD, Monia E. Werlang, MD, Chrysanthe M. Yates, BA, Michele D. Lewis, MD
Physician burnout levels have become alarmingly high in recent years. The tendency towards depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation appears to start early in medical training, and accelerate through medical school and residency.
Mobeen Rathore, MD, CPE, FAAP, FPIDS, FIDSA, FACPE, FSHEA
The management of HIV infection has improved significantly over the last three decades of the epidemic. The treatment of HIV/AIDS infection has benefited significantly from the progress.
William J. Maples, MD, Sandra Argenio, MD, Jennifer Krippner
The single most important factor in creating an excellent patient experience is the patient’s interaction and relationship with his or her healthcare provider. In multiple studies over the past few decades, patients tell us what they desire most in their healthcare provider- someone who respects and listens to them.
Carmen L. Isache, MD, Ghania Masri, MD
Obesity is common, serious, and costly. Management of adult obesity includes behavioral therapy and lifestyle intervention, pharmacological adjunctive weight loss medication, and bariatric surgery.
Linda Edwards, MD, Francys Calle Martin, Esq., Kari Aasheim, JD
Following a number of studies on the high incidence of medical errors and increasing efforts to improve patient safety, the prevention and reduction of medical errors has become a priority for federal and state regulatory agencies and healthcare providers across the nation.
Richard W. Joseph, MD
Advancements in our understanding of how melanoma evades the immune system have led to major improvements in the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma. Since 2011, the FDA has approved five novel immunotherapies for the treatment of metastatic melanoma.
Roi Dagan, MD, MS
In recent decades there have been many technological advances in cancer care. One has to look no further than the dissemination of proton therapy (PT) as a shining example of precision cancer care.
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