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Epocrates is excited to host their first Open House and meet local healthcare professionals who have been using our products for years.
As part of the festivities, we’ve invited the attendees to share their Epocrates experiences and observations of the evening with all of you. Feel free to post your comments as well, and […]

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Medicine & Politics

allergies According to the 2007 Census Report, over 45 million Americans are without health coverage. The impact of those uninsured is widespread and health care costs continue to climb.

We invite you to share your experiences and opinions on this subject in by answering our poll questions and joining the discussion.

 
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Allergies

allergies According to the AAAAI, allergies affect more than 50 million people in the United States, making it the 5th leading chronic disease among all ages.

Allergic rhinitis alone is responsible for approximately 16.7 million physician visits annually!

We invite you to share your experiences and opinions on this subject in by answering our poll questions and joining the discussion.

 
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Green Medical Practice

globe with leaf Find out how Epocrates members are healing the planet as well as their patients.

Read about their experiences and recommendations, and post your own “green” tips and comments.

Cosmetic Surgery

woman contemplating cosmetic surgery According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), minimally invasive cosmetic procedures grew 66% from 2000-2006, and there is a growing market among men and younger patients, especially in metropolitan areas.

In a recent survey of dermatologists in the Epocrates network, the majority of participants reported an increase in patients’ requests for cosmetic procedures in the past 5 years, and 3 in 4 expect to see more patients for cosmetic enhancements.

We invite you to share your unique insights with the Epocrates community.

Is There a Doctor In the House?

stethoscopeIs there such a thing as a real day off for healthcare professionals?

Frequent news headlines about off-duty medical practitioners saving lives remind us that our members may find themselves called upon for assistance when they least expect it. And on a more typical day, family and friends may turn to you with questions and concerns about their health.

We invite you to share your experiences and opinions on this subject in by answering our poll questions and joining the discussion.

depression

depression Depression is a painful and often debilitating disease that affects nearly everyone directly or indirectly.

In a recent study by Epocrates, over 500 clinicians shared their opinions on trends in diagnosis, gender differences, risk factors and personal experience with depression.

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obesity

obese man Obesity is one of today’s leading public health issues, with more than half of all Americans considered overweight or obese.

In a recent study by Epocrates, over 500 physicians shared their opinions on the severity of the crisis, contributing factors, proposed solutions and health risks caused by the “most severe public health issue?” facing America.

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