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A Business Case for Oral Physicians: Market Analysis and Potential Practice Models for Dentists to Address the United States Primary Care Shortage

Synopsis: Dentists are in a prime position to address the US primary care shortage by expanding their scope of practice towards screening for systemic health [...]

Preventing Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: Warfarin vs. Factor Xa Inhibitors

Warfarin has traditionally been used to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. The advent of factor Xa inhibitors, however, has provided an alternative. This [...]

Historical Path of Discovery of Viral Hepatitis

This article presents an overview of the historical timeline of the gradual discovery of various hepatitis viruses and the pivotal roles of epidemiological observations, human [...]

Alma Mater Revisited: Teaching Medicine as a Fulbright Scholar

The prestigious Fulbright Program sends US grantees to teach or conduct research in over 155 countries. A Fulbright scholar from Harvard summarizes his recent teaching [...]

Increasing Drug Costs in the United States: Time for Reform?

The ever-increasing burden of US healthcare costs—currently 18% of GDP—remains a priority for policymakers, as illustrated by the numerous efforts that have been initiated to [...]

The “Harm Principle” in the Context of Organ Donation

Concern has arisen that “Donation after Circulatory Death” organ donors are not beyond harm; they may feel pain during procurement. A “harm principle,” which simply [...]