Website of the Month: Medscape

Medscape is part of the WebMD Health Professional Network that includes theHeart.org and eMedicine.com.  It aims to provide health professionals with comprehensive and relevent clinical information.  The main website is organised by medical specialty and indicates latest news, “in focus” (the top articles of the week), conference centre (reports and highlights from key medical meetings) and an experts corner.

The Continuing Medical Education (CME) is primarily aimed at the US health professionals. News stories highlight important research in a range of journals as well as comments on health issues. Two recent examples are:

New hyperglycaemic management guidelines published by the American Diabetic Association

Vital signs: preventing Clostridium Difficile infections. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. 2012;61(9):157-162

To receive a weekly email tailored to your specialty simply register at the site – it costs nothing and provides a simple summary of articles and news.

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