Medical Care

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What Are the Best Growth Options for Your Practice?

Figuring out the best growth options for your practice requires that you systematically evaluate all of your potential options for growth.
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Patient Centricity: Better Solutions For (and With) Patients

Patient centricity is the act of designing a service|solution around patients. More & more companies are doing this, but there is still a long way to go.
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Social Determinants: Poverty, Death, and Healthcare

Social determinants, despite their intangible origins, have very tangible effects. In Baltimore, Maryland and other race- and class-segregated communities across America, there exists a 20-year life expectancy gap between wealthy and poor areas.
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Trust is the Essence of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Anger & depression after multiple readmissions led a cancer patient, a surgeon, to lose trust in her doctor. Here's how they repaired the relationship.
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Precision Medicine is Changing the Way We Think About Cancer

Rapid progress in precision medicine therapies for non-small cell lung cancer has paved the way for similar approaches for other types of cancer.

How to Optimize the Treatment of Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that is manageable through medications and by eliminating or avoiding triggers (e.g., allergens, poor indoor air quality).
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Failing Kidneys and the Risk of High Potassium

Potassium is important for normal functioning of the heart. When the kidneys don't function properly, blood potassium can rise to dangerously high levels.
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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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