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Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Paying a surrogate to carry a fetus shoehorns a fourth, and fifth, party into the already tight therapeutic triangle formed by the biological mom, fetus, and physician.

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Clinical Challenge

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Clinical Challenge

REM sleep behavior disorder is commonly seen in older men, and symptoms include violent muscle movements or fighting during the night.

Assessing the Risks of Using Alcohol as a Sleep Aid

Assessing the Risks of Using Alcohol as a Sleep Aid

Discussing alcohol use with patients is important as alcohol consumption before bedtime is shown to negatively affect patient sleeping patterns.

Might Coffee Be Causing Your Poor Sleep?

Might Coffee Be Causing Your Poor Sleep?

Although the beneficial effects of drinking coffee include increased mental alertness, stamina, muscle recovery, and wakefulness, unwanted effects can include restlessness, palpitations, hypertension, insomnia, tremors, and increased urine output.

Food Talk is Good Medicine

Food Talk is Good Medicine

Some of the most memorable moments in medical practice are the times when a patient and clinician can chit-chat like friends.

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Opioid use in middle-aged adults

Clinicians are in the unique position to educate and counsel middle-aged adults about their opioid use and influence strategies needed to provide effective pain control.

What is the future of health care under President Trump?

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans.

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

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