Issue: FALL 2016 Vol. 11 - Issue 3
     

From the Editor’s Desk
Absence of Evidence Is Not Evidence of Absence
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D., FACS, FACC
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Top Tips from Family Practice
Choosing Wisely XVII: Topics from the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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Scientific Reports 
HIV/AIDS at 35 Years
– Jeffrey T. Kirchner, D.O., FAAFP, AAHIVS
This is a remarkably comprehensive yet concise review of how far we have come and how far we still have to go in the management and prevention of HIV/AIDS, including the possibility of a "cure." Locally, Comprehensive Care is provided with the help of considerable grant funding.
 
   
The Medical Marijuana Law in Pennsylvania
– S. Scott Paist, M.D., ABFM, FAAFP
Pennsylvania recently passed a law that authorizes use of marijuana for a long list of "serious medical conditions." This article reviews the law's provisions and discusses the paucity of research that supports its therapeutic value. (For comment, also see From the Editor's Desk.)
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Antibiotic Stewardship in Ambulatory Care Settings and Surveillance for Enteric Pathogens in Pennsylvania
–  Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, DrPH, MPH
This is an authoritative and vital discussion of the ongoing problem of antibiotic resistance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It provides an overview of antibiotic stewardship initiatives that encourage Best Practices in the use of antibiotics, particularly in children.
 
   
 
Advance Care Planning: A Patient's Choice
– Danielle Sapega, Esq.
Advance care planning is a critical problem that continues to demand our attention and concern because it is often neglected until too late. This comprehensive discussion brings us up to date on this vital issue.
 
   
 
Apolipoprotein C-III Inhibitors: Translating Local Alleles to Worldwide Therapies
– Lars Andersen, B.A.
This is the latest in an informative and fascinating series of articles by this author about the work being done locally to understand and treat inherited dyslipoproteinemias.
 
 
 
The Role of the Coroner
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Stephen G. Diamantoni, M.D.
This is the latest in an informative and fascinating series of articles by this author about the work being done locally to understand and treat inherited dyslipoproteinemias.