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13 apps to help nurses improve patient care

Nurses play a crucial role in improving the care of a hospital’s patients. As technology comes increasingly into play, health apps may be particularly beneficial to improve

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Should Your Practice Consider Telehealth? | Feature

Investors are pouring money into digital health companies, with $5.8 billion invested in 2015 alone, according to CBInsights. Of the several subcategories of digital health, telehealth continues

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A-Platform-for-Improving-Patient-Safety-FEATURE-IMAGE

Widening the Scope of Practice | Medical Blog

Dr. Pelzman discusses the challenge of involving nurses and other healthcare professionals into the current scope of practice so they can do more of what they love.

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Risk Factors for Endocarditis After TAVR | Medical Blog

For patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) the incidence of infective endocarditis is 1.1% per person-year, according to a study published in the September 13 issue

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Guidance on Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Feature

Experts from societies and associations around the world have joined forces to update guidelines on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis treatment.

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Capture the Critical Driver of Your Practice’s Financial Success: Physician Time | Feature

Pop Quiz: What were you doing during the financial presentation at your last board meeting?

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Strategies for Physician Succession & Retirement | Feature

Due to the busy nature of many medical practices, planning for future events like physician succession or retirement often takes a back seat to other pressing priorities.

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Making the Case for Increasing DSME/S Use | Feature

Diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) is critical to improving ongoing care for patients with type 2 diabetes. A new position statement provides the evidence and strategies for providing DSME/S when managing adults with the disease.

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Defibrillator Use After Myocardial Infarction in Older Adults | Feature

A study has found that fewer than 10% of eligible patients who suffer a myocardial infarction (MI) with low ejection fraction receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) within 1 year after their MI. These findings occurred despite ICD implantation being linked to a lower mortality risk at 2 years.

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Physical Activity & HF Prevention | Feature

Current guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and other groups for adults recommend a minimum of at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (PA)

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Managing Difficult Patients | Feature

Regardless of the setting that a physician practices, there is a high likelihood that they will encounter difficult patients throughout their career. “We can’t blame all of

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CME: An Update on Preventing CVD in Diabetes | Feature

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the most common cause of death among adults with diabetes. “This relationship underscores the need

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CME – Smoking & PAD: Assessing the Costs | Feature

Tobacco use among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) substantially increases the short-term annual risk for PAD-related hospitalizations due to heart and vascular events, with significantly greater costs. Immediate provision of tobacco cessation programs would most likely be cost effective.

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Physician Debt & Compensation: Where Does Your Specialty Fall? | Feature

Who is still paying off student loans? Who has suffered loss due to practice issues? Here are the highlights from Medscape’s Physician Debt and Net Worth Report

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Analyzing “Breakthrough Therapy” Perceptions | Feature

After an investigational medication is subject to clinical trials but before it is permitted to be used widely in patients, the FDA reviews the clinical trial results

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CME: Cardiac Rehab & Heart Failure | Feature

A study has found that only one in 10 eligible patients with heart failure (HF) receive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) referrals at discharge after a hospitalization for HF. Efforts are needed to improve physician and patient awareness about the benefits of CR among patients with HF to improve CR referral rates.

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Long-Term Trends in AMI Rehospitalization | Feature

Coronary heart disease (CHD) continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a common manifestation

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An Update on Preventing CVD in Diabetes | Feature

The American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association have issued a revised joint scientific statement on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adults with type 2 diabetes. The guide can be used as a one-stop resource to get the most recent information regarding CVD prevention.

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CME: Migraine & Stroke Risk | Feature

A study has found that migraine appears to be associated with a higher risk of stroke among active smokers but not for non-smokers. Encouraging smoking cessation may be critical to improving outcomes for migraineurs.

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CME: Systolic Hypertension & Cardiovascular Mortality | Feature

A study has found that younger and middle-aged adults with isolated systolic hypertension have higher risks of death from heart disease than those with optimal blood pressure levels.

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