February 2017 Vol. 12 No. 2

Choosing your political battles

Mary*, a new manager in the operating room, prides herself on being a strong advocate for her staff, quickly acting…

FDA approves new drug for psoriasis

On Feb. 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.…

How do we manage in uncertain times?

As the early months of a new political landscape unfold, there are many concerns about the future direction of health care…

Opioid overdose

When Tom Smith* finds his mother Mary, age 59, extremely sleepy and difficult to awaken, he calls 911. The emergency…

Probiotics may help allergies

Consuming certain probiotics helps improve quality of life in seasonal allergy sufferers, according to a study in the American Journal…

Sharps injuries: Where we stand today

Needlesticks and other sharps-related exposures to bloodborne pathogens (including HIV, hepatitis B virus [HBV] and hepatitis C virus) continue to pose…

The ethic of responsibility

The idea of the common good is an ancient concept, going all the way back to Aristotle, Plato, and Cicero. What…

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