If things are a bit tense in your doctor's office come Oct. 1, some behind-the-scenes red tape could be to blame.
Cases of Legionnaires' disease have been increasing dramatically in the United States, with reported cases in August alone more than doubling from expected levels for that period, U.S. health officials say.
Cheaper versions of biologic drugs would be identified by a suffix to distinguish them from their more expensive, branded counterparts under draft guidance issued on Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Whenever Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, speaks about pressing medical needs he often brings up the universal flu vaccine.
When choosing a password, consider making an acronym from sentences and use characters, numbers and mixed capitalization for complexity. Also, never give out your login credentials (over the phone, in person, or in e-mail.)
In this example, the letters in mixed capitalization are an acronymic representation of the sentence: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. For added complexity, the letter 'O' is represented as a zero, and the sentence is finished in the special character '!'
In one of the largest population studies on pain to date, researchers with the National Institutes of Health estimate that nearly 40 million Americans experience severe pain and more than 25 million have pain every day.
Doctors' practices are increasingly trying to reach their patients online. But don't expect your doctor to "friend" you on Facebook - at least, not just yet.
recently released to the public their 2015 'Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare' list. Leading the pack were U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and President of the United States Barack Obama. This is seen at large as a reflection of the centrality in healthcare based on the Affordable Care Act and the battle over its future.
Paramedics, who race to emergencies and transport victims to the nearest ER, are taking on a new role: keeping patients out of the hospital.
Magazine recently held a Twitter Chat with healthcare professionals.
Using #providerchats as a conversation
tag and labeling different topic codes (ex T1) to organize the flow of
commentary, Provider Magazine was able to organize an hour of forward-thinking
and thought provoking conversation. The topics included in this session ranged
from the attributes of ‘dying well’ to living wills and preparing for death.
The first topic of conversation put into question whether or not people can actually die well, and if so what those attributes would look like. Provider Magazine noted that a large influence of end-of-life (EOL) decisions is culture. Joe Rotella, AAHPM Chief Medical Officer noted that the attributes of dying well are often times the same as how we live well, "in accordance with what matters most and gives us purpose and meaning."
Seniors should be vaccinated for the flu before December,
according to new vaccination recommendations from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. Read
Thanks to expanding health insurance coverage, the number of
virtual video consultations between primary health care providers and their
patients will double in five years in the U.S. fueling the nation’s telehealth
boom, according to a new analysis. Read
Most older Americans feel they are prepared for the process of aging, but many have concerns about maintaining their physical and mental health as they get older, a new survey finds.
Among unpaid, informal caregivers of older people with illness or disability, male caregivers in particular can be ambivalent about asking for help, according to a new review. Read more
A retired Green Beret,
Norman Johnson, was once a hospice patient in our Mineral Wells, Texas location. He served in the United States Army from age 17 in 1955 until 1975 when he retired at 37. Norman 'Norm' passed away in August of 2013 from cancer. His physician deemed that Norm's diseases were caused by the chemicals, specifically Agent Orange, he was exposed to while in Vietnam.
After his death, his wife Ann began the journey of trying to have Norm's name added to the 'In Memory'* program. In order for veterans to receive this honor, they must first meet certain criteria. For instance, they may not meet the Department of Defense's criteria to be 'on the wall' but their death must have occurred as an indirect result of the Vietnam War. While Norman didn't die in Vietnam, his passing years later was a direct result of his time served there. Norman didn't lose his life in Vietnam, but his death was ultimately caused by his time and service there.
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