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Discussing a Patient's Prognosis with Surrogates in the Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Patricia Kritek summarizes two studies of prognosis communication and discusses the features that might make these conversations more effective.

Guideline Watch

Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction

Again, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concludes that evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms.

CDC Adult Immunization Schedule for 2015

The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine now is recommended for older adults.

Insights on Residency Training

Work-Life Balance for the Uninitiated Free

Dr. Jenna Kay (Chief Resident at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia) describes the experience of being a third-year resident and a new mother with a premature baby .

Recent Audio Interviews

Perineal Self-Acupressure for Constipation?

Listen to our interview with author Ryan Abbott, MD, JD, MTOM (University of California, Los Angeles), in which he discusses the application of intergrative medicine techniques to treating patients with chronic functional constipation.