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Healthcare Acquired Infections

Healthcare acquired infections are infections that patients get while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions and many are preventable. At any one time in the United States, 1 out of every 25 hospitalized patients affected by a healthcare-acquired infection....
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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a hospital-acquired lung infection that develops 48 hours or longer, in a person who is on a ventilator. The infection is caused by germs that enter through the tube and get into the patient’s lungs. VAP is a common and serious problem in...
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Stress Management and Physician Burnout

This Week’s Trending Medical Education Topic is Stress Management and Physician Burnout.   Stress has been classified as the “Health Epidemic of the 21st Century” by the World Health Organization. Physician burnout is characterized by emotional exhaustion,...
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Updates on the Evolving Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

A new coronavirus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This outbreak began in early December 2019 and continues to expand in scope and magnitude. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of cases in the city of Wuhan,...
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The Gut-Brain Connection

Emerging research has identified a strong relationship between the gastrointestinal system and the nervous system. This relationship is often termed the gut-brain axis, where physiologic processes or disease in one system can affect the other. Novel therapeutic approaches that...
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Coronary Artery Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 people each year. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease in the United States, affecting 16.5 million Americans. Over time, CAD can weaken the heart muscle...
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The Red Eye

There are many possible causes of a red eye- some of which are cause for concern, some are emergencies, and others are harmless. Approximately 15-25% of the US population suffers from allergic conjunctivitis or some form of ocular allergy. Conjunctivitis affects about 6 million...
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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer  In 2019, there will be approximately 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer and 31,620 deaths. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, after skin cancer, and the second-leading cause of … read more 
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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is the most common sex problem that men report to their doctor, affecting as many as 30 million men in the United States. Erectile dysfunction is increasingly prevalent with age, affecting approximately 40% of men at age 40 and nearly 70% of men at age 70. In...
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