Commentary

Wellness
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Wellness
03/16/2022
A recent MIT study suggests that toxic work cultures are a large driver of the Great Resignation. While there are thousands of considerations out there that have the potential to improve work culture or...
03/16/2022
CKD
CKD
03/14/2022
In this article, James Matera, DO, FACOI, reviews the case presentation of a patient with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and provides guidance on diagnosing, treating, and managing CKD, and also discusses...
03/14/2022
Pulmonary Pitfalls
Pulmonary Pitfalls
02/23/2022
A frequent pitfall in clinical practice is to believe that guidelines are validated, but what if the collection of evidence creates a statistical entity that does not exist in real-world clinical practice?...
02/23/2022
Doctor's Stories
Doctor's Stories
02/16/2022
I am a first-year resident physician at the Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency Program. During my first month of orientation, I had participated in an imposter syndrome activity led by Janice Deeds, PSYD,...
02/16/2022
Nutrition
Dr. James Matera
Nutrition
02/13/2022
In this commentary, Dr James Matera, from CentraState Medical Center, discusses new research on the effects of fruit and vegetable intake on mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
02/13/2022
Top Papers of the Month
Top Papers of the Month
02/12/2022
In this article, Scott T. Vergano, MD, writes about the risk for infants exposed to alternative perinatal practices, early-onset neonatal sepsis, and the increase in rabies cases linked to bats.
02/12/2022
Smoking cessation
Smoking cessation
02/12/2022
In this commentary, Frank T, Leone, MD, explains the best approach to having a conversation about tobacco and, eventually, smoking cessation.
02/12/2022
sleep
sleep
02/07/2022
Diet and lifestyle play a more prominent role in sleep than many people are aware. Often a few changes here and there can keep you from tossing and turning or asking for sleeping medication.
02/07/2022
Guest Commentary
Guest Commentary
02/03/2022
Now more than ever clinicians are in a unique position to evaluate and assist these patients with evidence-based techniques and treatments on their way to tobacco smoking cessation.
02/03/2022
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
02/01/2022
In this commentary, Michael J. Bloch, MD, writes about the link between sodium and blood pressure, as well as the need for continued research on the gut microbiome and the immune system.
02/01/2022