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More Than Half of Antibiotics Prescribed in Advance of Dental Procedures Aren’t Needed

In the United States, dentists dispense 10% of prescriptions for antibiotics. Now, a new study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that these meds are prescribed needlessly 81% of the time, reports the University of Illinois (UIC) at Chicago College of Dentistry. Researchers used a national health care claims database to examine nearly 170,000 antibiotics… Read More »

Endocrinologists are needed more than ever. Why are they being devalued?

I chose endocrinology to be my lifelong profession out of love for the complex interactions of endocrine glands and intricate feedback loops. I take pride in preventing medical complications, prolonging life expectancy, and providing complex care to type 1 and type 2 diabetics. At times, this field of work requires spending hours — either with… Read More »