Medical Care

Cutting-edge stories about innovations in medical care

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Why We Can’t Punish Our Way Out of the Addiction Epidemic

More investment in rehabilitation and less reliance on incarceration and other punitive measures improves outcomes for those suffering from addiction
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Re-Shaping Patient Engagement in a Multicultural World

An increasing multicultural divide between patients and the healthcare workforce that serves them is leading to poor outcomes and higher costs.
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How to Fix Part B Drug Fail-First Policies that Harm Seniors

Adding step-therapy to Medicare Advantage Part B drugs can delay access to effective medications putting patients at risk. 3 easy tweaks can mitigate the risk.
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Why We Need to Unlock the Full Potential of Primary Care

Primary care 3.0 focuses on molecular medical management that prevents & effectively treats chronic conditions & slows aging. Everyone should have access to it.
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The Oral Microbiome and Its Links to Autoimmunity

Recent research has elucidated the relationship between the oral microbiome and a variety of system diseases including Sjogrens, Lupus, & Rheumatoid Arthritis.
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What You Need to Know About Snoring and Jaw Development

Once mostly an adult problem, even children are beginning to snore as human jaws continue to shrink due to changes in the post-industrial age diet.
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Do You Know the Shared Vision of Your Private Practice?

It is imperative that all physician owners have a shared vision and that all staff members are aware of the desired future direction of the practice.
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Lowering Cost-Share for High Value Meds Improves Adherence

A recent study shows that value-based insurance desig reduces consumer cost-sharing for clinically indicated medications and increases adherence without changing total spending.
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Nursing Errors Led to My Son’s Unexpected Death

Nursing errors and the unmonitored use of patient-controlled analgesia led to the unexpected death of a mother's only child. It could have been prevented.
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Opioids Can Kill People in the Hospital Too

Continuous monitoring can help improve patient safety when opioids are given in the hospital but it is important not to contribute to the staff's alarm fatigue.

Cannabidiol Approved to Treat Rare but Severe Forms of Epilepsy

in a landmark decision on June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever marijuana-derived drug called Epidiolex. It will be used to treat seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.
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The Robin is Helping Doctors and Patients See Eye-to-Eye Again

Robin Healthcare is replacing clunky approaches to medical visit documentation allowing doctors to once again concentrate on what their patients have to say.

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