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  • 20 Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Doctors It's holiday season. Here are some great and innovative suggestions for finding that perfect gift for the physician in your life.
  • Infographic: Trusted Healthcare Professionals Who Deliberately Killed Patients Over the decades, physicians, nurses, orderlies, and other trusted healthcare professionals have sometimes grabbed headlines and horrified the public when they were charged with murdering patients.
  • Sick Call 'We reached the high water mark for physicians calling out sick from my department this year. That's saying a lot. Our docs, like most, don't call out sick,' Dr Jeffrey Benabio writes in his column.
  • A Medically Tailored Holiday Meal Providers of food as medicine to patients with chronic diseases across the United States share their favorite healthy recipes, which can be downloaded and printed.
  • 25 Terrific Winter Vacations for Doctors From sun-drenched beaches to powdery ski slopes and vibrant cities, these 25 destinations in the US and abroad have much to offer stressed-out physicians seeking a break.
  • More Telehealth Training Needed in Medical Education The sudden growth of telemedicine during the pandemic created a desire for clinicians and hospital systems to improve their skills in the virtual realm.
  • Post-Roe v Wade: Its Impact on Many Medical Specialties   Art Caplan, PhD, discusses how the overturn of Roe v Wade has implications for all manner of medical practice.
  • Four-Day Workweeks Work for Doctors Too Four-day workweeks are gaining popularity as we adjust to post-pandemic workplace changes. Though not new in medicine, if you are not already taking part in this trend, it may be worth checking out.
  • Oncology Drug Prescribing: The Influences of Greed and Fear To what extent are oncology drug prescribing decisions influenced by the pharmaceutical industry? This editorial explores the issue.
  • Do You Really Know Your Patient? It's a Key to Health Equity Making stronger connections with patients and listening to their stories offer a better way to improve healthcare delivery than merely recording their social and economic disparities.
  • Burned Out? Maybe It's Time for a Medical Sabbatical What if a medical sabbatical could offer physicians both recovery and rejuvenation?
  • Medical Software Templates: Use at Your Own Peril Neurologist Allan Block warns that "regardless of how harmless and unintentional it might be," medical templates' default settings can annoy patients and other offices and should be monitored.
  • Infographic: The Good and Bad of Self-employment as a Doctor Physicians who typically are owners in a solo or group practice or partners reveal the five aspects of self-employment they enjoy the most, and five they like the least.
  • Confusion Over COVID Health Law Waivers May Hurt Physicians With many healthcare laws waived during the COVID pandemic, practices should confirm that they have been properly following the law and prepare for enforcement to increase.
  • Will Congress Step Up to Save Primary Care? Primary care and family physicians need relief from potentially devastating revenue losses and burnout.
  • Teaching the Physical Exam: Best Practice   If you want to improve your skills at teaching physical exam, check out these expert tips.
  • Infographic: Where Physicians Side on Difficult Choices Doctors reveal how they would react to four ethically challenging scenarios that could involve the quality of patient treatment or patient interactions.
  • Should Healthcare Be a Right? Neurologist Allan Block notes that in the United States, healthcare isn't guaranteed, and questions whether it should it be -- even though food, water, and shelter are also not considered rights.
  • COVID-19 Symptoms and Deaths Among Healthcare Workers A nationwide study identifies the demographic characteristics and symptoms that may predict COVID deaths among healthcare workers.
  • 10 Best End-of-Year Tax Strategies There's still time to make some tax moves that can help lower your tax burden in April 2023.