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The Reasons Why Medical Practices Merge

Medical practices merge to lower costs & increase capacity, but diversification, survival during tough times, and competitive advantage play a role as well.
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What is the Impact of Dementia on Comorbid Conditions?

New research finds that dementia has a substantial impact on the costs and prevalence of certain common comorbid conditions compared with matched individuals without dementia.

How to Delay Age-related Erectile Dysfunction

Sexual health, including erectile dysfunction, typically declines with age but there are ways to slow it down with a proactive strategy of sexual anti-aging.
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Getting Your Doctor to Really See You

Is your doctor overwhelmed by patients and other clinical duties? Here are some things you, as a patient, can do get your doctor to truly engage with you as a person.
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A Unifying Hypothesis of Chronic Disease and Aging

Accelerated aging and disease in the skin are largely driven by excess oxidative particles generated by sun exposure and other environmental factors.
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Are Social Determinants of Health a Key to Health Care Value?

Payers are already rolling out initiatives to address Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). Some are also incorporating SDoH into value-based payments models.
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Want to Know Why You Should Clean Your CPAP?

Why clean your CPAP? The water in the machine and moisture in the mask and hose are potential breeding grounds for bacteria and germs.

Is it Better to Plan for End-of-Life? Or Strategic Aging?

Creating a plan for strategic aging can help patients create a narrative and direction for their end-of-life journey.
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Bipolar Disorder Symptoms, Causes, Types & Treatments

Bipolar disorder is a disabling, chronic psychiatric disorder that lasts a lifetime but medications and other treatments, as well as lifestyle changes, can ameliorate the symptoms.
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What Everyone Should Know About Their Heart

Using newer tests that reveal unrecognized risks, heart disease can be identified at the earliest stages and measures can be taken to stop and reverse the process.
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Time to Fail: What Healthcare Can Learn from Airplanes

The makers of Learjet collect data & program what is learned about critical system failures in order to improve flight safety. Healthcare should do the same.
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The Competitive Advantage of Strategic Planning

Medical practices that consistently apply a disciplined approach to strategic planning are better prepared to evolve as local markets change and industry undergoes reform.

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