Lewis Thomas, in his semi-autobiographical book The Youngest Science:
Notes of a Medicine-Watcher, reminisced about his father, an internist in the
early twentieth century who would sit by his patient, holding his hand while
nature affected the cure. There was little else he could offer. Now, after
almost 100 years, we have crossed vast frontiers in medicine, from hormones
to the immune system to unlocking the promise of genomics. We have
relegated diseases such as erythroblastosis to the history books and transformed
AIDS from a death sentence to a chronic illness.
For both patient and the practitioner, few things are as dramatic and rewarding
as childbirth. After months of anticipation and careful antepartum care, labor
is the last phase of pregnancy in which prudent decisions can improve outcome.
With over 130 million births in the world, 4 million of which occur in the
United States, it is imperative that the clinicians are current on the recent developments
of intrapartum management.
Since 1995, the WHO Regional Office for Europe has been committed to reducing the public
health hazards associated with prisons and protecting and promoting health in prisons. Regional
Office reports such as the 2007 Health in prisons: a WHO guide to the essentials in prison health
have combined the latest research and analysis from experts in the field and have raised the
profile of prison health issues.
Next, I would like to focus on the position of Vice-President,
currently held by Dr. Karl Podratz. If we may read the “Bylaws”
of IGCS, we find the following: “The Vice-President, in the
absence of the President, shall preside at all meetings of
the Society and Council and shall have all the powers of
President in the event of vacancy in the office of President.
S/he shall assist the President in the performance of his/her
duties as requested by the President.” This means that the
Vice-President is the core of the cabinet.
The scope of practice of the gynecologist is broad and challenging. The
gynecologist is blessed with the longitudinal care of women from adolescence
through the end stages of life. In fact, many women consider their
gynecologist their primary care physician.
This edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
explores many of the daily challenges of office practice. Updates in new
contraceptive options and in management of dysfunctional uterine bleeding
A sole-source contract is appropriate if your project is very small, if you already have
experience in finding and working with conservation professionals, or if the project is so
complex that bid specifications could be inconclusive. Be aware, however, that this option
may not automatically be available when working with a government agency’s contracting
office; you may have to seek an exception.
Always make the case against a sealed bid process, in which cost is the sole determining
Sexual dysfunction is one of the most common conditions seen in a
primary care provider’s office. Large surveys indicate that one fourth or
more of patients report sexual distress or dysfunction. Yet the diagnosis is
rarely made, even though most patients who have a sexual problem report
that they wish their physician would ask about it.
Why do physicians not uncover sexual problems? Many physicians state
that they do not know what to do when they uncover a sexual problem.
Administrative Medical Assisting, 4E is the most comprehensive hands-on text and workbook learning package available for medical office administration students. This revision features a new chapter on traditional and managed care settings, plus managed care topics integrated throughout where appropriate, such as managed care contracts, implications of managed care contracts on financial aspects of practices, referrals, and collection techniques in a managed care setting.
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Trachoma has an impact on the
entire family, but the mother’s
blinding trachoma appears to have
the greatest impact on the
daughter. The girl-child may have
to take on household
responsibilities to the detriment of
her education when the mother is
blind. A daughter’s dowry may
be undervalued if it is perceived
that her disabled family members
will need care in the coming
The balance of the household may
be upset in numerous ways,
potentially leading to eventual
impoverishment. Changes in work
routine reverberate within the
family by causing further