Issue: Summer 2020 Vol. 15 - Issue 2
     
 
From the Editor's Desk
We're All in this Together? Let's Hope So
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, MD, FACS, FACC
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Perspective
  Still Life
Sometimes it takes a student who is just starting out on their career in medicine to remind us that every so often we should step back for a moment to appreciate the patients it is our privilege and responsibility to care for.
– Joe Corcoran, B.A.
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Top Tips from Family Practice
  Choosing Wisely XXXII
Recommendations from the American Physical Therapy Association, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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Scientific Reports 
Pennsylvania Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship
A Collaborative Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship In Pennsylvania

Tabitha Reefer, MBA, MPH, Rachel A. Smith, PhD, Nicole M. Hackman, MD
Antibiotic microbes are an ever growing threat. There are few new antibiotics, so antibiotic stewardship is more important than ever. This article from the Pennsylvania Consortium for Antimicrobial Stewardship discusses the causes of antibiotic resistance and the necessary response to it.
 
   
Current Status of Diabetes Technology
Margaret R. D'Arcangelo, MD
The current management of type 1 diabetes is heavily dependent on technology that is rapidly evolving. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in the technology used for modern management of diabetes.
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Henry S. Wentz, M.D.—1921-2020
Nikitas J. Zervanos, M.D.
Dr. Henry Wentz died on January 5, 2020, just shy of his 99th birthday, after a lifetime of service to our community beyond just the practice of medicine. He had an outsize influence through his example, his mentoring, and his medical practice. His life offers lessons for us all.
 
   
 
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Spotlight on Clinical Research: COVID-19 Research Update
Roy S. Small, M.D., and Heather Madara
The COVID-19 epidemic has affected research programs of all types. This article describes the necessary modifications that have been made in the research protocols currently ongoing in the Penn Medicine LG Health Research Institute to maximize patient and staff safety, and to continue as many protocols as possible.