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Physician's Weekly

Physician's Weekly offers in-depth interviews with the most highly respected experts who weigh in on landmark research and trending topics affecting the medical community and their patients. Physician’s Weekly also offers physicians and other healthcare professionals accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities. Physician's Weekly makes sense of health and medicine for everyone. Physician's Weekly doesn't just report on what's happening in health and medicine, we take a deeper dive by adding context to what's happening. Our team speaks with a wide range of physicians, key opinion leaders (KOLs), subject matter experts, and (bio) pharmaceutical industry professionals. Physician's Weekly aims to break down many complex topics related to health and medicine without the typical jargon and over-complicated explanations.

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May 7, 2021 32 min
One in five Americans is expected to develop skin cancer by the age of 70. With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is America’s most common cancer. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Early detection is vital for the successful treatment of skin cancers. When detected early, it is possible to treat skin cancer when it’s easiest to cure before it becom...
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The discovery of the double helix, the twisted-ladder structure of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA by James D. Watson, Ph.D., and Francis Crick, OM, FRS, was one of the great accomplishments in history, a milestone in science that gave rise to modern molecular biology, leading to the Human Genome Project, the international research effort to determine the DNA sequence of the entire human genome.

This year, on Sunday, April 25, 2021, du...
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Migraines are one of the world’s most common health conditions. It is also the most common neurological disease. Roughly 39 million people in the United States and 1 billion people worldwide suffer from migraines. This makes migraines the third most common debilitating disorder, often resulting in multiple severe headaches a month. In this episode of Physician's Weekly, Peter Hofland, Ph.D., talks with Shelly Reynolds, one of P...
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This week at least 124 million people or 37% of the population of the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. And, according to the latest available data, nearly 75 million Americans have been fully vaccinated. However, about 5,800 of 75 million fully vaccinated Americans were, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 and ...
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Although physicians may be familiar with osteoporosis, a systemic skeletal disease that leads to increased bone fragility, there may not always see the significance of the disease. Unfortunately, the disease remains an underdiagnosed and undertreated disease. And there often is a disconnect between the patient who has a fracture and someone recognizing that there may well be an underlying disease or problem - namely osteoporosis -...
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In December 2020, less than 65% of Americans were willing to accept a COVID-19 vaccine. More than 35% of Americans said that they would not accept the vaccine. And they were not alone: A global survey commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that citizens in 8 of 19 countries surveyed, including Canada, Singapore, Nigeria, and France, showed similar results when asked if they would accept a COVID-19 vaccine.

In 201...
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In mid-March 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that nearly 536,000 Americans had died as a result of COVID-19. This statistic was followed by another one, … one that confirmed that since the COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in the United States on December 14, 2020, more than 130 million doses have been administered.

However, the grim reality is that nearly 1 in 3 Americans say that they lost ...
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Seven thousand rare diseases, affecting 1 in 10 -Americans. With 93% of these diseases without an FDA-approved treatment. And With 50% of all rare disease patients are children. In this episode of Physician's Weekly, Peter Hofland, Ph.D. talks with Marissa Penrod, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Team Joseph, a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Steve Smith, who ...
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Nearly 150,000 people are diagnosed each year with colorectal cancer.
This month is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month – and people all over the country are talking about colorectal cancer.

This month, on March 11, we're reminded of the fact that it is a year ago that the coronavirus ‘crisis’ officially became a ‘pandemic, – drastically changing our lives - from wearing masks to limiting visits with friends and family ...
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In this edition of Physician’s Weekly, Paul Schmidt spoke with Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, an associate professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center about how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention on the debate over physician licensure and telemedicine. [1] And Bryant Ryes spoke with Dr. Medlaw about liabilities related to the use of tele...
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500.000 people. The number of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States has passed a number that once seemed unthinkable: Half a million people in this country have died from COVID 19. Losing half a million lives to a pandemic was unimaginable when the first few people died of COVID-19 in February 2020.

Now, a year later, it's easy to forget how suddenly the pandemic upended our lives, and how it impacted all of ...
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Liver cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. It is also one of the deadliest cancers. Despite advances made in treatment, there is no known cure for the disease yet, hence, prevention is a key factor in reducing mortality. And many liver cancers can be prevented by reducing exposure to known risk factors for this disease. Worldwide, the most significant risk factor for liver cancer is chronic infection with hepatiti...
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75% of physicians will face a medical malpractice lawsuit anytime during their career.
And that is, as various studies have shown, for physicians engaged in low-risk medical specialties.

Unfortunately, when it comes to getting sued for medical malpractice, it is more a case of “when” than “if.”

While studies from various universities in the United States have shown that primary care physicians involved in relatively low-risk medical s...
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Cardiovascular diseases, which include heart attacks and strokes, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds.

According to a recent report published by the American Heart Association, heart disease remains the leading killer of women in the U.S., killing one in three women every year.

What the report also shows, is that heart attacks are on the rise in younger women and new data suggests that younger generations of women, esp...
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With 2020 over, we may finally start to look back and try to find out what we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, how we’ve responded to it so far, why health experts are worried about the SAR-CoV-2 virus variants, and the effects of the mutations that these variants carry.
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