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Checking up on health literacy August 01, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Health literacy and understanding doesn’t start and stop at the medication scrolls stapled to those white pharmacy bags.
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.
Talking points to broach when tackling costs with patients July 26, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
It can be tough to talk money, but for patients in the healthcare setting, it gets a whole lot easier when there is a strong trust bond established with a physician, according to a recent National Institutes of Health Clinic Center report.
5 nominated for medical manager award July 25, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Medical Manager of the Year
The Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers has announced the finalists for the 2013 award, which will be presented Oct. 23 at the organization's annual conference in Clearwater, Fla.
Crazy ideas July 22, 2013 | Rob Lamberts, MD
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My care is no longer episodic, so why should my records be? I no longer need "visits" as units of commerce, and no longer need "problems" as the goods for which I am paid.
Med-resistant hypertension more prevalent in patients with CKD July 19, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Med-resistant hypertension more prevalent in patients with CKD
According to research from the University of Alabama's Birmingham School of Public Health, more than 50 percent of patients who suffer from moderate kidney disease also have a degree of hypertension that is resistant to medications.
Experts aim to avert procedure overuse July 12, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
In a paper released on July 10, a network of healthcare experts detailed reduction strategies for five specific procedures often employed by clinicians that may, in several instances, not be entirely necessary.
Scientists explore avian influenza strain's pandemic potential July 11, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
For now, all still seems well on the viral front, but that hasn’t stopped scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases from checking into the pandemic potential of the novel bird flu strain, H7N9.

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