Medical Care

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How to Improve Patient Retention in Virtual Care

Patient retention is a challenge in all of healthcare but is particularly difficult in virtual care. Here are 6 key factors that can make a difference.
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Early Diagnosis of Sepsis is the Key to Saving Lives

A doctor describes his personal experience of surviving sepsis. He is now a passionate advocate of early diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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Medical Ethics and the Impact of Technology

Ethics have always been an integral part of healthcare. But modern technological advances have sometimes blurred the line between medical ethics and quality care.
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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Staging, Risks, Treatment & Prevention

Squamous cell carcinomas can vary from small easily treated lesions that can have local therapy to, in rare instances, a serious life-threatening disease that may require surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.
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Research Links Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Patients with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) and treatment of AF may be affected by sleep apnea.
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The Growing Demand for Nurses in a Variety of Roles

Nurses are in demand and there are plenty of alternative careers for them to put their skills to good use outside the hospital walls.
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How to Have GERD Surgery Without Incisions

Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) is an attractive alternative for treatment of chronic GERD in patients who meet the criteria for the procedure.
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Seven Strategies to Consider Before a Practice Merger

Physician group mergers must be considered as a means to fulfill far greater strategic outcomes rather than mere ends in themselves.
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Three Rare Skin Cancers You Should Know About

These rare skin cancers are important to know about because they may be mistaken for other more benign conditions delaying their diagnosis. 
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Do Sleeping Pills Really Work? What Do the Studies Show?

Large analyses combining many studies have confirmed that sleeping pills help in chronic insomnia in the short term; results are less clear in the long-term.

Why a Liver Donation May One Day Save My Life

Alyssa Klemm was born with biliary atresia, a condition that almost always requires a liver transplant. Now in college, she is passionate about organ donation.
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Is There Really a Way to Reverse Diabetes?

High glucose levels found in people with Type 2 diabetes are only one part of the complex molecular biology that causes diabetic complications. Lowering glucose levels without addressing the other issues will not prevent cardiovascular complications.

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