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MEDCONNECT's EMAIL NEWSLETTER
      February 6, 1998
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Dear Colleague,
 
The Missouri Academy of Family Physicians has updated its page in Chapter News.
Please view it at your convenience. This month, MedConnect is proud to present
the following programs:
 
 
MANAGED CARE FORUM
http://www.medconnect.com/maindir/managedhome.htm
Editor-in-Chief: Iver Juster, MD
 
NEWS AND VIEWS by Robert Larsen
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/mc/mcnews298a.htm
 
*Total health care spending in 1996: Good news and bad news
*NLRB rejects New Jersey physicians  bid to unionize
*Humana's MedStep to contract directly with PSOs
*Contract disputes between Aetna and Texan physicians still going strong
 
FEATURED ARTICLE
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/mc/featured/fea0298.htm
 
Selective contracting, economic incentives, and cost containment:
Three lessons from managed care
Patients respond to economic incentives in choosing their physicians. What are
the implications for health care quality?
 
 
FAMILY PRACTICE RESIDENT
http://www.medconnect.com/familyresidents
 
FREE Board Reviews with FREE CME
http://www.medconnect.com/familyresidents/interactive/breviews/index.html
 
Editor-in-Chief:
John Bachman, MD; Professor in Family Medicine; Mayo Medical School
 
NEW! Toxicology in Family Medicine NEW!
Genetics in Family Medicine: From Probability to Prognosis
A Clinical Approach to Musculoskeletal Disorders
Pediatrics: Immunization and Management of Fever
Managing HIV Infection in the Outpatient Setting
 
LIFESTYLES
http://www.medconnect.com/familyresidents/lifestyles/
An online magazine about what you do when you're not practicing medicine.
 
the BEAT
News Clips,
and: Is there a doctor in the house?
Balancing family with a career in medicine
 
VITALITY
Parody: A spoof of one of William Carlos Williams' most famous poems
Romper Room: Creative art projects for kids
A Sad Cocktail: A poignant essay on fetal alcohol syndrome
 
TASTE
Quick Fixes: Meals in less than 30 minutes
 
 
iPeds:
MedConnect's Interactive Journal of Pediatrics
http://www.medconnect.com/maindir/ijournals/internet_pediatrics.htm
 
Editor-in-Chief:
Richard Lichenstein, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
and Family Medicine, University of Maryland
 
PEDIATRIC NEWS AT YOUR DESKTOP
http://www.medconnect.com/maindir/pedclbhm.htm
 
*Vaccination status of children as marker of likelihood
that a household will follow other health recommendations
*Anesthesia for neonatal circumcision
*Preventive treatment for recurrent febrile seizures
*Risk of bacteremia and urinary tract infection in young
febrile children with bronchiolitis
*Recommended childhood immunization schedule Jan-Dec 1998
 
 
TOXICOLOGY CASE OF THE MONTH
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/dart/newtox/tox298a.htm
 
A 68-year-old man presents to the emergency department at
9:00 pm on an August evening complaining of severe
substernal chest pain and respiratory distress. The onset
of symptoms was sudden and occurred while he was stripping
furniture in his basement workshop. How would you treat
this patient?
 
 
NEW THERAPIES FOR OLD DISEASES
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/newtherapy/3002.htm
 
Penciclovir (Denavir) is a relatively new treatment for
recurrent orolabial herpes simplex virus in immunocompetent
adult patients. Learn about its dosage information,
pharmacokinetics, and performance in clinical trials.
 
 
HEALTH A TO Z
http://www.healthatoz.com
 
HEALTH A TO Z NEWS
http://www.healthatoz.com/news.htm
 
*New Drug Approved for Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
*New Study Links IGF-I to Prostate Cancer
*CCR5 Mutation Slows Progression of HIV Infection in Children
*Clinton Administration Proposes Increased Funding for Cancer Research
*Newer Generation Anti-Depressant Drug Does Not Pose Heart Risk
*FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Computerized Pap-Smear Screening
*Hormones Linked to Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
*Risk of Developing Asthma May Be Linked to Small Family Size
 
 
JOKE OF THE MONTH
http://www.medconnect.com/finalhtm/joke_ofmonth.htm
 
Just in time for Valentine's Day... A 92-year-old man has a physical exam and
is seen the next day with a beautiful woman. He credits his doctor for his
recent luck in love.
What did the doctor say?
 
 
Take care,
 
All Staff at MedConnect
http://www.medconnect.com
 
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The URL for the PED-EM-L Web Page is:
  http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Emergency_Medicine/ped-em-l.html