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The Evolution of the Hippocratic Oath and Medical Ethics

The oath that physicians take has changed a lot since the original 5th century BC Hippocratic Oath. What do these changes say about medical ethics today?
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Oral Health & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Pregnancy can have adverse effects on the oral cavity so moms-to-be should be extra vigilant about their oral health during that time.
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Chronic Knee Pain Due to Cartilage Injury: Treatment Options

Chronic knee pain due to injury of the cartilage is common, however, many people are afraid of surgery. They need to understand current treatment options.

Dandruff: What Is It and Can It Be Cured?

Dandruff is common and often embarrassing. It is usually treated with a dandruff shampoo but if it doesn't get better, be sure to consult a dermatologist.
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8 Physician Employment Contract Items You Need to Know About

More and more physicians are signing employment contracts as opposed to opening up a practice. If you see any of these 8 concerning contract items when reviewing your contract, it is probably time to negotiate.
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The Multidisciplinary Specialist Team: A New Model of Care

A new care model, the multidisciplinary specialist team, has the potential to improve patient care and allow physicians to grow personally and professionally.
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4 Ways You Can Improve Patient Engagement

Patient engagement has emerged as a key component of reducing the likelihood of an adverse outcome - both clinical and medicolegal.
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Re-Shaping Patient Engagement in a Multicultural World

An increasing multicultural divide between patients and the healthcare workforce can impede patient engagement and may lead to poor outcomes and higher costs.
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Sleep Apnea: New Treatment Options You Should Know About

One obstacle to diagnosis of sleep apnea is patient fear of treatment options. They may not know that more patient-centric options are now available.
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The Anatomy of a Good Doctor

How can you find a physician that heals with the head, heart, hands & human instinct? This story will help you understand the anatomy of a good doctor.
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Physician Practice Valuation: What You Need to Know

The methodologies for conducting physician practice valuations of different practices may vary but the basic principles reviewed here are the same.
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Healthy Life Extended by Eight Years in a Landmark Study

We know we can extend healthy life using readily available medications and a team-based, systematic approach. But, do we have the will to do it?

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