The FDA’s novel drugs approved in 2017

In this month’s Drugs, Pregnancy & Lactation column, Dr. Gerald Briggs explains the state of research on the safety of new drugs for pregnant...


The double-edged sword

Mass distribution of a broad-spectrum antibiotic to preschool children reduced mortality in three sub-Saharan African countries.



When appointments are thoughtfully made, the patients are more likely to keep them.

The Optimized Doctor


Discussing diet, like politics, religion, or salary, is best done just with oneself. Yet, I’m compelled to share what I’ve learned.

Law & Medicine

Patients who record office visits

Is it legal for patients to record conversations with physicians without physicians’ knowledge?

Managing Your Practice

New Medicare cards

The switch began on April 1, and is expected to take about a year as the CMS processes about half a dozen states at a time.