Prevention/Wellness

Glaucoma eyes sleep apnea patients August 07, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Glaucoma eyes sleep apnea patients
Taiwanese researchers investigating sleep apnea have discovered that those with the condition are also at elevated risk for developing glaucoma.
Preparing for the medical home transformation August 07, 2013 | Pam Minichiello - Project Director, MAeHC, Courtney Beach - Practice Consultant, MAeHC
Preparing for the medical home transformation
The concepts of the medical home require a team-based approach that utilizes health information technology to identify and assist with the management of patient populations while allowing for the measurement of clinical outcomes.
Study may rewrite how addiction meds are made August 05, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Study may rewrite how addiction meds are made
Addiction drugs with fewer side effects may be on the docket if the latest findings from The Scripps Research Institute prove their clout in testing to come.
Doctors favor care improvement strategies over financial reforms
A recent survey of more than 2,500 U.S. physicians reveals general support for quality initiatives that may also reduce cost, but less enthusiasm about cost containment involving changes in payment models.
Lifetime risk for kidney disease trumps diabetes, heart attack August 02, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
kidney disease
It’s no kidding matter -- nearly six in 10 Americans will develop kidney disease in their lifetime, according to a new report.
3 immunizations covered by Medicare August 01, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
3 immunizations covered by Medicare Part B
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Medicare Part B covers three important immunizations and their administration for qualified beneficiaries.
Docs should be drivers of cellphone safety July 31, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Alongside counsel for heart disease, diabetes, allergies and other conditions, researchers from the University of Alberta also insist that family physicians broach the topic of cellphone safety with patients, especially the dangers of dialing and driving.
Docs not backing published guidelines when treating spinal pain July 30, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Docs not backing published guidelines when treating spinal pain
According to a study published in the latest edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians are partaking in a great deal of proverbial back talk when it comes to following back pain treatment guidelines.

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