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Design Thinking in Health Care: Ear Wax, Hemolysis, and Other Opportunities

What do cerumen impaction, hemolysis, sternal dehiscence, and glomerular biopsies have in common? The opportunity to innovate. As I’ve plodded through entering data into my hospital’s electronic medical records (EMR) system, I’ve wondered: What would happen if a savvy physician were writing the code?  When I am...
| October 19th, 2017| Learning| 3 Comments|

Six Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology for Medical Professionals

Adaptive learning  technology — the application of computer science and cognitive research to deliver a personalized, online, tutor-like teaching experience at scale — is growing in popularity for all levels of education. NEJM Knowledge+ brings the benefits of adaptive learning to medicine. In medical training (residency programs) and...
| August 10th, 2017| Learning| 3 Comments|

NEJM Knowledge+ Content Updates

At NEJM Knowledge+, we’re committed to keeping our content current and aligned with the standard of care in medicine. We routinely review our question bank in light of new guidelines, and any edits we make as a result are quickly incorporated into your learning experrecience. We also...
| August 2nd, 2017| Learning| 1 Comment|

Pet-Related Diseases: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Patients Healthy

When patients present with symptoms of pet-related diseases, you may not at first connect their clinical features of infection or allergy with their pet — be it cat, dog, bird, or something more exotic. But it is important to know the signs of disease that may point...
| July 20th, 2017| Learning| 1 Comment|

Should Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Take Aspirin to Prevent Stroke and Coronary Events?

What is the role of aspirin in primary prevention — preventing the first cardiovascular event in our patients? This has been an area of changing recommendations leading to considerable uncertainty among practitioners. Aspirin is an effective antiplatelet agent that acts by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) which leads to...
| June 22nd, 2017| Family Medicine| 8 Comments|