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6 Ways to Achieve Successful Physician Partnerships | Feature

For physician partnerships to be successful, it is critical to pre-plan, have careful structuring, and maintain continued communication. Here are six areas that should be examined in

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Support for Health Professionals Reduces Unnecessary Use of Antibiotics in Hospitals | News Brief

An updated Cochrane Review published today has identified effective and safe ways to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitals. A team of Cochrane researchers from the

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physician-doctor-angry-frustrated-burn-out-burnout-telephone-communicate

Perfecting the Post-Visit Procedure | Medical Blog

After-visit calls aren’t working; what can be done instead? Right outside of my office door is one of the workstations where our medical technicians perform one of

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Overlapping Symptoms and Challenges in Correctly Diagnosing ‘Hip-Spine Syndrome’ | News Brief

Is the pain coming from your hip, spine or both? Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and even knees.

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Back Pain Researchers Say Drugs Don’t Work | News Brief

Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research from The George

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doctor-physician-computer-ehr-emr-technology-online

Are Video Blogs the Key to Patient Engagement? | News Brief

Both doctors and patients can benefit through communication when using technology like video blogs. Online patient video journals or blogs–called vlogs–chronicling the good, the bad and the

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What is Twitter’s Role in the Fight Against HIV? | News Brief

How the social media platform can help patients engage. Twitter isn’t just a platform to read news, engage with like-minded individuals, launch insults or give praise. It’s

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Arthritis Drug Celecoxib Boosts Effectiveness of Antidepressant Medication | News Brief

The drug saw positive results in patients as early as one week. Giving severely depressed patients the arthritis drug celecoxib dramatically boosted the effectiveness of their antidepressant

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Patients with Severe Chronic Rhinosinusitis Show Improvement with Verapamil Treatment | News Brief

A clinical trial found that patients with CRS with nasal polyps improved with Verapamil therapy. A clinical trial studying the use of Verapamil (a drug currently in

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Nurse Practitioners Step in to Fill Growing Need for House Calls | News Brief

Researcher: States could revisit regulations on NPs to help meet demand. Nurse practitioners are increasingly providing house calls for frail and elderly patients, eclipsing any other specialties

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Improving Lifestyles, One Patient at a Time | Feature

I’m sure a lot of people received health-related presents this past holiday season. But will they make us healthier? How many Fitbits are gathering dust, uncharged? How

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Increasing Calcium Intake Unlikely to Boost Bone Health or Prevent Fractures | News Brief

Diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture prevention. Increasing calcium intake through dietary sources or supplements is unlikely to improve bone health or prevent fractures

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Personalized Treatment for Those in Blood Pressure ‘Gray Zone’ | News Brief

Using heart CT scans can help personalize treatment in patients whose blood pressure is just above normal or mild high blood pressure. The scans detect levels of

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Avoiding Liability with Patient Portals | Feature

The good thing about EMR patient portals is that they decrease your liability risks. On the other hand, the bad thing about EMR patient portals is that

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Older Adults with Arthritis Need Just 45 Minutes of Activity Per Week | Feature

Aging population can do far less activity per week than recommended. Older adults who suffer from arthritis need to keep moving to be functionally independent. But in

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Opioid Treatment Programs & Older Adults | Feature

Few studies have examined substance use among older adults, especially among those who need substance abuse treatment. This is a vulnerable patient population that may put increasing

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Antimicrobial Sutures Can Prevent Surgical Site Infections and Save Money | Feature

New analyses of the published clinical studies indicate that antimicrobial sutures are effective for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs), and they can result in significant cost savings.

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The Burnout Paradox: Why Are We Still Surprised? | Feature

If you go to medical school, you will be stressed—bigly. It should not come as a surprise. Two posts on the Kevin MD website highlight the problems

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Experts Urge for Wider Prescription of Statins in Treatment and Prevention | Feature

The link to diabetes is questionable and inconsequential. World-renowned researchers from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University as well as Harvard Medical

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Wearable Biosensors Can Flag Illness, Lyme Disease, Risk for Diabetes | Feature

A new study reveals your smart watch can detect when you’re getting sick. Stanford researchers found that smart watches and other personal biosensor devices can help flag

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