This 12-hour on-demand CME activity (originally took place on September 8-10, 2022 in Hilton Head Island, SC) examines various conditions often seen in everyday practice with the goal of learning new strategies for diagnosing and treating patients. This activity provides opportunities to get answers to your burning questions and learn ‘best practices’ tools and techniques to help you better treat your patients.
Update to the American College of Cardiology Guidelines for the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Chest Pain
Although acute chest pain is the presenting complaint in less than 1% of primary care office visits, it requires immediate decisions on evaluation and management. After injuries, chest pain has been the second most common reason for adults to present to the emergency department (ED) in the United States.
Medical knowledge on the recognition and management of what is variously called “post-COVID syndrome”, “long COVID”, and multiple other descriptions is accumulating rapidly in response to an “epidemic within the pandemic”. The focus of this blog is to identify useful resources for primary care. Many of these resources are being continuously updated as knowledge evolves.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to alter our approach to patient care. Telemedicine has a century-long history of evolution, but the infrastructure for real-time broadband communication between providers and patients has only become widespread in the US over the past two decades.
There is little good news about the coronavirus pandemic in the United States; however, there are new federal government programs to reimburse healthcare providers for coronavirus testing, counseling associated with testing, and treatment of individuals not covered under any other health insurance policy.
As the world continues to face the growing issue of the coronavirus, it is important for the mental health status of all individuals who find themselves at the frontline of this pandemic to be assessed on an ongoing basis. The mental health of all individuals is important and may require evaluation.
While research on the health effects of vaping is ongoing, preliminary data indicates that it can pose risks to the heart as well as impair the normal lung function in those who were previously considered to be healthy. Ultimately, the continued use of electronic cigarettes will be determined by the ability of healthcare professionals to appropriately educate the public concerning its use and possible long-term effects.
Most recently, a novel coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, China in which the death toll rose to 910 prompting attempts to evacuate citizens from the city. More than 40,000 people have been confirmed to have the CoV as of February 10, 2020 with the vast majority in mainland China.