Medical Care

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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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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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