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MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

  By Michelle Crawley The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality,

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Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

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In-Office, Minimally-Invasive Procedures for Chronic Rhinosinusitis | Feature

  Hope for Patients Suffering with Chronic Rhinosinusitis For patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), every day can mean dealing with headaches, pain, facial pressure, and severe nasal

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Heart Attack Risk 17-Times More Likely Following Respiratory Infections | News Brief

Respiratory infections can trigger a heart attack.

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Substantial Differences Between US Counties for Death Rates from Ischemic Heart Disease, Stroke | News Brief

Although the absolute difference in U.S. county-level cardiovascular disease mortality rates have declined substantially over the past 35 years for both ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease,

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Outcomes After ED Discharge of the Elderly | Feature

Poor mental status or change in cognition and changes in disposition plans appear to be important risk factors that can impact mortality and ICU admission risk among patients older than 65 early after they are discharged from the ED.

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A dad give inhaler for respiratory system issues

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: AAAAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at AAAAI 2017, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting, from March 3 to 6 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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Treating Older Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction | Feature

Older patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appear to have poorer adherence to their post-discharge medication regimens if they go longer periods of time before being followed up. Delaying outpatient follow-up after AMI may worsen outcomes for this patient group.

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Hypertension Before the Age of 55 Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Death | News Brief

According to a new study, diagnosis of high blood pressure at an earlier age is associated with greater risk of cardiovascular death and signifies an inherited predisposition

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Brain-Training Computer Game Helps Kids Choose Healthier Diets | News Brief

Children who played a seven-minute game devised by University of Exeter psychologists made healthier choices when asked to pick foods afterwards. The game involves reacting to images

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CME/CE: Guidance on Opioid Prescribing for Patients with Chronic Pain | News Brief

The CDC has issued new recommendations for prescribing opioids for patients with chronic pain. The document offers clinicians valuable guidance to ensuring the safest and most effective treatment of this patient population.

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CDC: Crypto Outbreaks Linked to Pools Have Doubled Since 2014 | News Brief

Second report warns of toxic chlorine gas inhalation at public aquatic venues

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How Ethnicity and Culture Impact the Health and Well-Being of Older People | News Brief

With 10,000 people across the United States turning age 65 every day, virtually all doctors, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals will soon be caring for older adults.

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Less Than Half of Americans Can Recognize Anxiety | News Brief

Most people don’t know what to do about depression even when they spot it. And nearly 8 in 10 don’t recognize prescription drug abuse as a treatable

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Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement | News Brief

Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted through different stages of physicians’ careers

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Guidelines for Managing Breast Cancer Survivors | Feature

Experts have issued guidelines for managing the care of women with a history of invasive breast cancer. The recommendations can help clinicians increase awareness of and better manage potential long-term and late effects of the disease as well as assist with providing timely and appropriate screening and surveillance.

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Two Types of Skin Cancer are on the Rise | News Brief

New diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a Mayo Clinic-led team of researchers. Their paper, published today in Mayo Clinic

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Nonadherence to medications: Who’s to blame? | Medical Blog

No foundations or patient advocate groups are promoting awareness of nonadherence. There are no colored ribbons, no fundraising walks, runs, jogs, trots, or swims. The New York

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Conference Highlights: SCAI 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at SCAI 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, from May 10 to 13 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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Physicians Practice: Is Your Patient Telling the Truth? | Feature

10 most common indicators of deception.

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