Issue: Fall 2013 Vol. 8 - Issue 3
Scientific Reports
 
The Perfect Storm: Worsening Microbial Resistance and Too Few New Antibiotics?
–Joseph Kontra, M.D.
When it comes to treating infections, bugs are getting stronger and drugs are getting weaker. Is there a way out of this conundrum? Dr. Kontra offers explanations, insights, and some hope.
 
   
Concussion in American Football and Sports
– Jon E. Bentz, Ph.D.
The dangers of single or repetitive concussions are becoming well known. This article explains the pathophysiology, discusses the timeline of recovery, and offers guidelines for prevention and treatment.
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– Tina Davis, MSN, CRNP, Rolf Andersen, M.D., and Jose Ibarra, M.D.
Patients with hyperlipidemia that is hard to control now have a new therapeutic approach to try. This article describes the Phase III trial of a monoclonal antibody PSCK9 inhibitor that lowers lipids. Eligible patients may be referred for enrollment.
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How Cancer Caused World War I and Its Aftermath
–Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D.
This article again discusses the historical setting in which cancer had a major influence on the events that led to World War I. Yet, it’s importance is seldom if ever recognized.
 
   
   
 
From the Editor’s Desk
A Critique of Published Hospital Rankings that are Based on Medicare Administrative Data
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C.
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Perspective From the Administration
Setting a Healthier Standard for Employment: Smokers Need Not Apply
– Mary Miskey
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Top Tips from Family Practice
Choosing Wisely V and Other Top Tips
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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