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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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Bipolar Disorder Symptoms, Causes, Types & Treatments

Bipolar disorder is a disabling, chronic psychiatric disorder that lasts a lifetime but medications and other treatments, as well as lifestyle changes, can ameliorate the symptoms.
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What Everyone Should Know About Their Heart

Using newer tests that reveal unrecognized risks, heart disease can be identified at the earliest stages and measures can be taken to stop and reverse the process.
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The Promise of Failure Analysis in Healthcare

The makers of Learjet collect data & program what is learned about critical system failures in order to improve flight safety. Healthcare should do the same.
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The Competitive Advantage of Strategic Planning

Medical practices that consistently apply a disciplined approach to strategic planning are better prepared to evolve as local markets change and industry undergoes reform.
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Poverty, Political Exploitation and the Spread of Tuberculosis

The history of the spread of Tuberculosis is inextricably linked to colonial and racist ventures, such as gold mining in South Africa.
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Avoid These 6 Common Medical Student Loan Mistakes

Whether you’re a medical student or new physician, make sure you’re not making one of these six student loan mistakes that could hurt your finances and keep you in debt for longer than you need to be.
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Speedy Recovery: Post-Op Advice from a Vascular Surgeon

Proper post-operative home care is important to your recovery. Give your body a chance to heal and help it along with these 6 rules.
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When Digital Devices Distract Doctors, Mistakes Can Happen

Digital distraction is emerging as a threat to patient safety & physician well-being. Patient care is a high-risk activity that requires undivided attention.
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Why Unfair ER Coverage Policies are Risky for Patients

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield's policy that retroactively denies payment for emergency department care is unfair and places a dangerous burden on patients.

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