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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

The Nepal Earthquake Free

Dr. Renee Salas (Fellow in Wilderness Medicine in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine) shares her perspective as an emergency responder in Nepal.

Recent Audio Interviews

Overuse of Follow-Up Screening and Surveillance Colonoscopy

Listen to our interview with author Gina Kruse, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts), in which she discusses the inefficiencies of colon cancer screening in a single U.S. gastroenterology practice.