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The politics of health care

What could state legislation mean to physicians as they discuss culturally controversial but clinically important issues with patients?.
1 Jan 2012

Framing risks, benefits perilous for physicians and patients

A new column debuts, outlining how physicians can properly frame risks and benefits of treatments so patients can make the best medical decisions for themselves. In this column, risk calculators are explained so the “number needed to treat” isn't so murky to a woman considering statins.
1 Jan 2012

Internists as team physicians keep their heads in the game

This month we take an inside look at internists practicing in a field of medicine that's just a little bit different from the norm.
1 Oct 2011

Decisional conflict: Balancing risks, benefits for each patient

A 73-year-old man struggles with the decision whether to consider anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation, a “decisional conflict” that affects many trying to balance risks and rewards of medical treatments. Doctors should help the patients choose, but then abide by that decision.
1 Apr 2012

Meeting baby boomers' high expectations

Baby boomers may seek a level of health care that isn't always realistic. Learn how to address their needs while carefully transitioning them into their golden years.
1 Jul 2012

Advance directives are the beginning of care, not the end

Despite the best planning, patients may change their minds at the end of life once they recognize their unique situations and their sometimes surprising decisions.
1 Jul 2012

Metacognition and its impact on physician self-diagnosis

A physician tried to self-diagnose his symptoms of a feeling of suffocation and a change in gait. Experts review the cognitive biases that made the doctor overlook the right diagnosis.
1 Oct 2012

Spirituality may play larger role in new health care environment

Physicians who are comfortable with their own spirituality may find it easier to incorporate patients' beliefs into clinical practice.
1 Oct 2012

No such thing as ‘one fits all’ for physicians and mobile devices

Technological devices can make physicians lives easier, but integrating them can be difficult. Physicians report on how they make the many mobile devices work in their offices.
1 Apr 2012

Thinking about our thinking as physicians

Cognitive errors have been the bane of making the right diagnosis, and the final installment of the Mindful Medicine column reviews the previous three years of traps and pitfalls that physicians must account for when presented with patients who aren't getting any better, often despite multiple encounters in the health care system.
1 Oct 2011

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