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Primary care doctors ‘not doing enough’ to curb STDs

October 22, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Julie Lopez, 21, has been tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases since she was a teenager. But when Lopez first asked her primary care doctor about screening, he reacted with surprise, she said. “He said people don’t usually ask. But […]


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Medicare May Be Spending Far Less On End-Of-Life Patients Than We Think

October 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

You probably have heard the statistic: One-quarter of Medicare spending is for patients in the last year of life. It is cited as a major reason for excessive medical spending in the US and leads to a widely-accepted conclusion: If […]


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Why You Should Pay Attention To World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

If you’ve ever heard the term ‘mental health’ and thought this isn’t for me, you may just want to keep reading. While the language around mental health and mental illness has existed for decades, the conversation itself has become far […]


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Why Hospitals Will Increasingly Embrace Telemedicine

October 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

A growing discussion about Accountable Care Organizations, which are designed to make healthcare providers accountable for patient outcomes, will hopefully keep more people out of the emergency room. Though this is promising, it’s very hard to improve outcomes especially in […]


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The Physician/Patient Relationship Is Critical To Exceptional Healthcare

October 3, 2018

Via: Forbes

A lot of attention is being paid lately to the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. There is not question that artificial intelligence and related technologies will significantly benefit patients in many ways and transform aspects of medicine. That said, […]


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What Patients Really Want And Why Healthcare Companies Should Care

October 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

In celebration of CX Day, the day the CXPA (Customer Experience Professionals Association) has designated to shine a spotlight on customer experience, I am sharing new insights about a type of customer experience that is growing in importance – the […]


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Child sleep disorders on the rise due to social media and obesity

October 1, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The information comes from NHS Digital, who showed that sleep problems that once affected only the middle-aged and elderly are now being diagnosed even among babies and pre-school children. Sleep apnoea is increasingly being diagnosed in children. Previously, this disorder […]


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Will Congress bring sky-high air ambulance bills down to earth?

September 28, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Air ambulance rides are literal lifesavers. But how much should they cost? In the ongoing, crowdsourced “Bill of the Month” investigation, Kaiser Health News and NPR received more than a dozen bills from people around the country on the hook […]


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We Shouldn’t Price Medications Like Designer Handbags

September 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

While walking through the duty-free at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C., I happened upon the price tag of an imported French purse. Looking around, I wondered how many travelers could afford a $2,000 handbag. At the gate, I found […]


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Could Senolytic Therapies Cure Aging?

September 24, 2018

Via: Forbes

Though the term “senolytic therapies” may be a bit foreign to the general public, the agents themselves are nothing new to scientists who have been looking to them to find treatments for a host of ailments that cause human beings […]


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Insurance, Wearables And The Future Of Healthcare

September 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

John Hancock, one of the largest and oldest insurers in the United States, owned since 2004 by Canada’s Manulife, has announced it will stop selling traditional life insurance and will only market interactive policies that record the exercise activities and […]


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Electrical brain stimulation to boost creativity: What are the risks?

September 20, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Creativity might seem like too spontaneous and too messy a process to be dictated by precise brain mechanisms that science can unravel. However, the latest advances in neuroscience prove that this is indeed the case. Processes that science may be […]


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Nearly 90% Of Doctors Say Social Determinants Impede Care Of Patients

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nearly 90% of U.S. physicians say at least some of their patients have a social condition that poses a serious impediment to their health whether it be unemployment, lack of education or drug addiction, a new nationwide survey of doctors […]


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Can A Cancer Drug Originated In China Be A Success In The U.S.?

September 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

While China has prospered in a variety of technologies over the last decade, one area where growth has been slow has been in innovative drug R&D. This is not surprising. Going from an idea to a marketed product can take […]


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Annual survey highlights poor awareness of sepsis in the US

September 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection that develops quickly and can cause multiple organ failure and death. It arises when the body’s immune response to an infection starts to damage its own tissues and organs. Symptoms of sepsis […]