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Medical Care

Cutting-edge stories about innovations in medical care

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Can Nomad Health Cure Your Staffing Woes?

Nomad has created a digital platform that helps healthcare professionals looking for work connect with healthcare facilities looking for staff without the need to go through a third-party recruiter or broker.
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Chemo Got You Down? There’s an App for That

The chemoWave app was created by people with cancer for people with cancer to help take control during the chemotherapy journey.
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10 Things to Do to Prepare for a Medicare Wellness Visit

Did you know that Medicare covers an Initial Preventive Wellness Examination during the first year (sometimes called the "Welcome to Medicare Physical") of Medicare B coverage and an Annual Wellness Visit every year after that? Scheduling these appointments is a great way to maintain your overall health.
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Why You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Getting Cancer

Most people don't need to worry about getting cancer because the body has multiple robust mechanisms to protect us against that disease.
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Musings on Medicine at a Chinese Buffet

As I follow my parents into our favorite Chinese restaurant and all-you-can-eat buffet, I marvel not at the quantity and variety of Asian cuisine but rather at the peculiarity of an education in medical anatomy.
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The Crazy Way Drugs are Priced and What Can Be Done About It

Sticker shock contributes to 30% of prescriptions being abandoned or not picked up at all. PBM fees, chain pharmacy clout, and rebates all contribute to a lack of transparency and unnecessarily high drug prices.
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Is a Joint Venture Right For Your Practice?

A joint venture is an agreement between two or more healthcare entities usually entered with a specific goal in mind. Each party is invested in terms of capital contribution, the time and effort put forth to complete the defined tasks. The partners pool their resources and expertise and share in the risks and rewards.
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Can Cyberattacks Cause Human Fatalities?

From hacking into medical devices to altering AI algorithms, cyberattacks pose a threat to human health and could even be fatal. Healthcare organizations must understand the true extent of these types of threats and put into place the right proactive measures—the public's trust depends on it.
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EHRs Can Advance Good Medicine If Doctors Are Aware of the Risks

EHRs weren't designed to enhance the doctor-patient relationship, but there are simple ways doctors can refocus visits on the patients.
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At Home Noninvasive Ventilation for COPD Saves Time & Money

New approaches to COPD treatment, such as advanced noninvasive home ventilation in the context of multi-faceted care programs, have been shown to reduce hospitalizations and save money.
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Did the President Pass or Fail His Heart Health Tests?

President Trump's heart health tests have generated much discussion in the media. So I invited a triple-boarded practicing cardiologist to weigh in.
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The Modern Patient Needs to be an Expert Insurance Navigator

Regardless if a person has private, public or combination health insurance coverage, to get the most from purchased benefits, chronic disease patients must implement three important P's to get through the inevitable and unavoidable paperwork: Patience, Persistence, and Politeness.

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