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<a href='/the-exchange/can-robots-read-your-ct-scan-'>Can Robots Read Your CT Scan? </a>

Can Robots Read Your CT Scan?

At a plenary session of the World Conference on Lung Cancer in September, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain, Hugo Aerts, PhD presented fascinating data on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical practice. Professor Aerts has utilized “deep-learning,” which consists of very intense programming of computers or robots with numerous real-life examples. In the past, these strategies have not been sophisticated enough to have been utilized in medical situations. more >

Found in: Miscellaneous, Oncology/Hematology

<a href='/the-exchange/an-updated-cochrane-review-can-exercise-reduce-falls-in-our-elderly-population-which-exercises-show-proof-'>An Updated Cochrane Review: Can Exercise Reduce Falls in Our Elderly Population? Which Exercises Show Proof?

An Updated Cochrane Review: Can Exercise Reduce Falls in Our Elderly Population? Which Exercises Show Proof?

We all know how devastating falls can be in our older patients. I send many to physical therapy specifically for fall prevention. Most have osteoporosis, and more >

<a href='/the-exchange/the-hints-examination-in-vertigo'>The “HINTS” Examination in Vertigo</a>

The “HINTS” Examination in Vertigo

Vertigo is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It presents a unique problem for many clinicians because it is symptomatic of a plethora of diagnoses, ranging from more >

<a href='/the-exchange/fda-approves-first-oral-glp-1-ra'>FDA Approves First Oral GLP-1 RA</a>

FDA Approves First Oral GLP-1 RA

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved semaglutide (Rybelsus, Novo Nordisk) as the first oral glucagon-like peptide receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA)—for more >

<a href='/the-exchange/what-s-the-best-way-to-stay-hydrated-'>What’s the Best Way to Stay Hydrated?</a>

What’s the Best Way to Stay Hydrated?

I see patients with acute illnesses in urgent care every week, and many have fever and anorexia, and are a bit dehydrated. As part of the management plan, I more >

<a href='/the-exchange/managing-multiple-generations-in-your-workplace'>Managing Multiple Generations in Your Workplace</a>

Managing Multiple Generations in Your Workplace

Nowadays it’s common to see several generations working together in our clinical offices, with some people working into their late 60’s and 70’s. This more >

<a href='/the-exchange/an-interesting-wrinkle-in-the-hahnemann-university-hospital-bankruptcy'>An Interesting Wrinkle in the Hahnemann University Hospital Bankruptcy</a>

An Interesting Wrinkle in the Hahnemann University Hospital Bankruptcy

Hahnemann University Hospital has been an institution in downtown Philadelphia, seemingly forever. The level I trauma center, medical training facility, and more >

<a href='/the-exchange/beat-the-heat'>Beat the Heat</a>

Beat the Heat

Your body may be unable to cool itself in hot temperatures, which could lead to a heat stroke or heat exhaustion. This is very common in the summer months. more >

<a href='/the-exchange/firework-safety-tips'>Firework Safety Tips</a>

Firework Safety Tips

Happy Canada Day (July 1) and Happy 4th of July to all the NPs and PAs! According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 12,900 more >

<a href='/the-exchange/national-stop-the-bleed-month'>National Stop the Bleed Month</a>

National Stop the Bleed Month

Did you know that May 2019 is the first ever National Stop the Bleed Month? Also, May 23 is the second annual Stop the Bleed® Day. So what is “stop the more >

<a href='/the-exchange/it-s-a-digital-world-screen-time-recommendations-for-children'>It’s a Digital World: Screen Time Recommendations for Children</a>

It’s a Digital World: Screen Time Recommendations for Children

We definitely live in a different day and age than when I was a child… As children, my siblings and I just opened the door and went outside to play all day more >

<a href='/the-exchange/the-history-of-simulation'>The History of Simulation</a>

The History of Simulation

As director of a simulation center at an academic institution, it has been exciting to see the remarkable advances made in this field over more >

<a href='/the-exchange/who-should-step-up-to-help-in-an-in-flight-medical-emergency-'>Who Should Step Up to Help in an In-flight Medical Emergency?</a>

Who Should Step Up to Help in an In-flight Medical Emergency?

Recently I got an email from Medscape that detailed three articles, and one piqued my curiosity: “Who Should Step Up to Help in an In-flight Medical more >

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