HealthgradesOldest and Youngest Doctors by Specialty

Which specialties will be most affected by changing age demographics among doctors? That’s the question the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) asks in their latest survey of “Active Physicians by Age and Specialty”, which tallied up the results of 935,000 practicing physicians in the US. Where does your specialty fall on the list?

American Society of HematologyControlling CNS Relapse in Children with ALL Treated Without Cranial Irradiation

Publication: Blood Key Points: The authors identified the following four prognostic indicators that could help control CNS relapse in children with ALL. 1) Prephase dexamethasone treatment, 2) delayed intrathecal therapy, 3) use of total intravenous anesthesia during intrathecal therapy, and 4) flow cytometry examination of diagnostic CSF Design: 7,640 consecutive patients treated on Chinese Children’s […]

Healthgrades6 Career Factors That Matter Most to Female Physicians

Would it surprise you to know that women make up the majority of total enrolled medical students? As the landscape shifts and the medical industry evolves toward a women’s professional goals and responsibilities, the Medscape Women Physicians Report 2020 surveyed 3,000 female doctors to pinpoint the core issues important to women doctors. Here’s what the […]

M35 Medication-Induced Diseases

This article dives into information and the causes of five drug-induced diseases (DIDs) including hyponatremia/SIADH, pulmonary disease, GI bleeding, QT prolongation/Torsades de pointes, and hypoglycemia. Because research reviewed by the FDA for drug approval does not always include DIDs, it is the physician’s responsibility to monitor for DIDs and think twice about prescribing agents that […]

Healthgrades10 Great Hobbies for Doctors

The pandemic has certainly created a lot of “me” time for many of us, doctors included. People are enjoying hobbies they never had a chance to get to, whether it’s gardening, cooking, writing a book, podcasting, blogging, or some other activity they wanted to explore. Written with the physician in mind, here are ten ideal […]

M3Is Physician Work/Life Balance Dead?

Dead may be the wrong word – antiquated, maybe? – as the white-color 9-to-5 office job is becoming a thing of the past. According to this article, a new workforce and new work demands require a fresh approach to work/life balance. A 2019 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article detailed this approach for physicians, transforming work/life into […]