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Highlights from the Annual Meeting

Society of Hospital Medicine 2009 Annual Meeting

Hospital Medicine 2009 – The Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) Annual Meeting is the premier educational event for healthcare professionals who specialize in hospital medicine At the annual meeting, the society also inducted their first...

Reducing the stigma of psychiatric and addictiive disease

Alcoholism – a disease or a behavioral pattern?

Stuart Gitlow, MD, MPH, MBA, Executive Director, Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease, discusses alcoholism and argues that it is in fact a disease rather than a behavioral pattern, and illustrates this with the example of diabetes,...

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Absence of coronary calcium predicts excellent 10-year survival: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In asymptomatic individuals at intermediate risk for atherosclerosis, the absence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a valuable “negative risk factor” for major cardiovascular events, according to a report in the June...