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Are you the Smartest Neurologist?

  
  
  
  
  

In Your Profession it's Important to Stay Current and Stay Sharp. Did You Know?

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• MRI results differentiate predictive clinical outcomes for children with cervical spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality.
• The diagnosis of CNS tuberculosis should rest on a combination of clinical, CSF analysis, and radiological results.
• CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment is not effective for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia compared with conventional radiofrequency thermocoagulation.
• MRI of the neuromelanin can distinguish multiple system atrophy from Parkinson’s.

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Clinical Pearls From MDLinx

  
  
  
  
  

In Your Profession it's Important to Stay Current and Stay Sharp. Did You Know?

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    • Prophylactic hemoclipping of polypectomy sites does not result in significant reduction of delayed post-polypectomy bleeding.
    • Iron treatment is effective and essential for treating anemia after nonvariceal acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
    • Advances in endoscopic technique and pharmacotherapy have reduced mortality of peptic ulcer bleeding.
    • PPIs result in more GI bleeding than H2 antagonists in stress ulcer prophylaxis.

 




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Thousands of questions are available now in the Physician Review from the editors of The Smartest Doc and MDLinx. Get in the habit of answering multiple choice questions every day to master the emerging literature and improve your exam performance.

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Staffing your medical practice for excellence

  
  
  
  
  
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Staffing your practice for excellence

 

social media and physiciansThe author of this article, published by Physicians Practice and recently summarized on MDLinx.com, suggests that to staff your practice for excellence you should consider “flipping the script” by paying more for a highly qualified candidate in an admin position. Your administrative staff, including receptionists, transcriptionists and billers, is usually filling a role that is high stress / low pay. Nelson posits that keeping the morale of your front office employees high will benefit your entire staff, so budgeting more for salary in key admin positions will pay you back in the long run. “If you pay someone more than they think they're worth, they'll work up to that level. If you pay people less, they'll work down to that level.”

Here are some suggestions for empowering your staff:

  1. Promote professionalism by treating all employees with kindness and respect. Keep equipment working and up to date, and make it convenient and efficient to use.
  2. Hold all staff to the same standards by following “the mini-max performance rule: ‘The minimum you get from one employee is the maximum you can expect from another in that position, in terms of performance.’"
  3. Track phone calls and adjust your staffing levels accordingly. Nelson recommends charting all calls for one week every quarter. Knowing the types of calls your practice typically receives, and the times of day they’re received, can help you take a more proactive approach to phone coverage. This not only lowers stress and improves morale, it also provides a more pleasant patient experience.

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Five Reasons to Thank Your Doctor

  
  
  
  
  

Social Media Initiative Celebrating National Doctors’ Day


A day that honors doctors comes on the eve of the Affordable Care Act deadline, a time when new challenges face physicians

Just over four years after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act and a day before the deadline for sign up, falls National Doctors’ Day.  “We know all the new pressures and challenges that today’s physicians face, especially with the Affordable Care Act in place,” comments Al Saint Jacques, Editorial Director of MDLinx, part of M3 Group, a leading provider of online marketing solutions to the healthcare industry. “National Doctors’ Day recognizes the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities, so it’s an apropos moment in time to share and promote the dialogue of how each of us, on a very personal level, so greatly appreciates and depends on our doctors.”

MDLinx has created 5 Reasons to Thank Your Doctor,  and urges people to use social media this week to share this and add their own reasons why they appreciate their doctors.  

Thank You, Doctor, for…

1.      caring for me all the time and especially at my most vulnerable times.

2.      the family and social sacrifices you make daily for the health of your patients.

3.      working longer hours, never letting the business of medicine interfere with the practice of medicine.

4.      being a trusted professional and friend who is always there when I need you.

5.      your passion for healing and enduring compassion for your patients.

“It’s always important to take time to appreciate the people that make a difference in our lives,” remarks Mr. Saint Jacques, “and this week leading up to National Doctors’ Day is a good time to let our trusted physicians know how we feel about them.”   

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Special Alzheimer's disease quizzes planned!:

  
  
  
  
  
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Tomorrow and Thursday Only!
Special Alzheimer's disease quizzes planned!:

Women age 60 and older have a 1 in 6 chance, and men 1 in 11, of getting Alzheimer's disease in their lifetime. That’s according to a report released this week by the Alzheimer’s Association. The Smartest Doc is taking a closer look at that report, and also at clinical advances in Alzheimer’s disease, and will bring you a back-to-back quizzes on this very important subject March 26 and 27. Like all the other daily quizzes, your scores on these quizzes on will go toward your monthly totals. So be sure to play Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27!


Register and play today—all the points you earn will help you win the title of Smartest Doc in America! Be sure to join us!

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Physician bullying and workplace violence

  
  
  
  
  
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Physician bullying and workplace violence

 

social media and physiciansDid you know that health care professionals, including physicians, are at high risk of encountering workplace violence and bullying? This can lead to reduced job satisfaction, increased turnover and more, even if the situation is dealt with effectively.

How does your hospital or organization approach this problem?

*To read the original full text article published in BMC Health Services Research, click here, and choose Go to Abstract.

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Which medical conferences will you go to this year?

  
  
  
  
  
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Are you ready for 2014 Conferences?

Visit the MDLinx Conference Center where all upcoming conferences are listed by specialty, with date, location and designation for CME. Save precious time and see the “Must Attend” meetings in your area of concern right on top.

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Submit a budget and make your travel plans.
Visit the “Attend These Meetings” section to see the upcoming dates and locations.

Be prepared for your next conference.
Visit the “Prepare For This Meeting” section and read the related MDLinx article summaries.
New! Quiz yourself with Smartest Doc questions.

Promote your conference.
Select the “Post A Conference” tab and enter your conference details to list your meeting on our site.

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Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease in now Live!

  
  
  
  
  

Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease daily quiz competition is now live. Play today!

Compete for the title of Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease. Set aside 60 seconds today to keep your brain sharp.

The Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease is a 1-minute daily quiz that makes keeping up with the literature both fun and competitive.

  • Answer up to 5 clinical questions on a varying topic each weekday to accumulate points.

  • Get your instant score and ranking versus others who played that day.

  • Follow the live leaderboards online to see which US physicians came out on top.

  • See where your medical school alma mater ranks in the competition by following the Alumni Challenge leaderboard.

The US Physician with the most points each month is named the Smartest Doc in Infectious Disease. Receive a personalized trophy, e-certificate and national recognition. The Top 100 also get e-certificates and bragging rights.

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Medical marijuana commercial airs in New Jersey

  
  
  
  
  

First Medical marijuana commercial airs in New Jersey

The first ever medical marijuana ads begin airing on select Comcast cable networks between 10pm and 5am. The commercial was produced by MarijuanaDoctors.com. MarijuanaDoctors.com operates as a middleman, connecting people seeking marijuana for medical purposes with doctors who provide those prescriptions. The commercial compares buying pot off the streets to buying sushi of a shady character on the street opening up a coat filled with raw fish.

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You wouldn't buy sushi from this guy, so why would you buy your marijuana from him?”  the TV ad asks

Currently, 20 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana  for medical purposes. The commercial will begin airing in New Jersey, one of those states, via Comcast on stations such as Fox, CNN and ESPN.

More news on medical marijuana

 

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The MDLinx Oncology App

  
  
  
  
  

MDLinx Oncology app

This app provides the latest oncology journal articles on your mobile device.

  • Journal articles reviewed and summarized by editors who are also oncologists
  • Search, sort, and filter articles to meet your personal specifications
  • Available for both Android® and iPhone®

This MDLinx Mobile resource is provided as an educational service. The content is selected and controlled exclusively by the MDLinx Editorial Team at M3.

MDLinx Oncology from M3

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