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As urgent care facilities increasingly fight for the public's attention, many are turning to technology to improve the quality of their services and give patients the best care possible.
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Physician Assistants are calling on lawmakers at the state and national levels to implement policies that encourage greater teamwork between the two professions in furtherance of their goal of achieving wider adoption of the … more
Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women, but a new study suggests that the condition may be largely avoidable. Researchers from West Virginia University found that individuals who smoke are significantly more likely to develop the condition.
Last year's Patient Protection Affordable Care Act promises to make primary care more accessible to those who currently lack health insurance. However, these benefits are likely to be several years away. In the mean time, more people are turning to urgent care facilities to receive affective, … more
Unemployment may be a risk to more than just an individual's bank account. New findings suggest that people who go without work for long periods of time may be more likely to suffer from emotional and physical health problems than those who are currently working.
Even as many states work to reduce spending and close budget deficits, other are still investing in patient centered medical homes in the belief that the model of care will help increase access to medical services while reducing costs for everyone involved.
Individuals who drink a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages may want to step away from the soda fountain and find a new drink, as a new study from the Imperial College of London found that individuals who drink the most sugar-sweetened beverages tend to have significantly higher blood pressure.
As more physicians begin to adopt the patient centered medical home model of care in order to improve quality while reducing costs, technology is coming to play an increasingly large role in medical practice. Health IT services are vital to a doctor's ability to track a patient's progress and … more
There may be more of a benefit to completing a college degree than simply higher earnings potential. A new study from researchers at Brown University has shown that individuals with more education tend to have significantly lower blood pressure than those with less education.
Due to their high level of contact with patients and their families, hospitalists may soon find themselves at the center of the nation's quest for more efficient, effective care, industry analysts say.