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Text Appointment Reminders: Fewer No-Shows, Better Patient Engagement

Text appointment systems have many benefits for your practice and your patients, including fewer no-shows and late cancellations.
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The MedsEngine: Chronic Condition Management Takes a Leap

The MedsEngine is one of the first of the new digital tools that facilitates far more effective chronic condition management
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Dentists: An Untapped Resource for Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Why dentists should be an integral part of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution & administration: broad reach, trust, & they've done it before.
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What Will Healthcare Look Like in a Post-COVID-19 World? (Part 1)

Notes from HLTH VRTL 2020: The future of healthcare post-COVID and anticipated impacts of changes on the care of autoimmune disease.
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New Medical Nutrition Therapy for Patients with Malabsorption

Encala is an effective medical nutrition therapy for malabsorption that provides high-calorie fats and facilitates absorption of dietary fats.
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Update on Heart Rhythm Detection Devices for Remote Patient Monitoring

Advances in the detection of heart rhythms using medical-grade but consumer-facing remote patient monitoring - product reviews
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The Frustrations of Family Building During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Family building via assisted reproduction or gestational surrogacy is complicated and requires planning. COVID-19 has made it more difficult.
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Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons Can Be Life Savers

Surgeons should hone their non-technical skills (communication, teamwork, leadership) as they are key elements of patient safety.
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Medical Management of Severe Eating Disorders

Severe eating disorders may be accompanied by life-threatening medical complications that require stabilization before psychiatric treatment.
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My Doctor Diagnosed Me With Thin White Female Syndrome

A medical student who developed anxiety related to major transitions in her life was diagnosed with Thin White Female Syndrome and given Ativan
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Poor Vision and Senior Falls: An Ophthalmologist’s Perspective

Aging is associated with increased risk of poor vision. It, in turn, increases risk for senior falls. Vigilance is needed to prevent both.
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Vasectomy: Why It’s a Better Choice for Men and Women

Vasectomies have benefits for both men and women. It's easier, safer, and less costly than tubal ligation.