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Call Your Senator and Help Give Doctors a Break

Bill Of Health

Want to help make a big change for our nation’s overworked doctors? introduced S.834 , the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act to confront the country’s growing shortage of doctors. Take both worst-case scenarios, and we are short 125,100 doctors. By Jacob Madden.

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The Heart Health Continuum at #CES2023 – From Prevention and Monitoring to Healthy Eating and Sleep

Health Populi

And that includes heart health, which is ubiquitous at #CES2023 if you consider the holistic journey of the consumer and her heart, from prevention and fitness to tracking and treatment, and care at home — clinical, social, and nutrition.

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Why Preventive Healthcare Hinges on Diagnostics Innovation

HIT Consultant

Innovation in diagnostics, however, is not just vital to advancing disease surveillance and early detection to help prevent the next pandemic. Why we need a preventive approach. Michael Simpson, CEO of CliniSys. There is a real sense that we are on the cusp of a diagnostics revolution.

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What Are Patients Looking for in a Doctor? It Depends on Who You Ask…and Their Race

Health Populi

While the same proportion of Black and White patients say they are looking for a doctor with empathy and compassion, there are relatively large differences between patients based on their race, found in the Everyday Health-Castle Connolly Physician-Consumer study.

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A plea from a family medicine resident: We must recognize the changing nature of primary care to prevent an exodus of doctors

Healthy Debate

The post A plea from a family medicine resident: We must recognize the changing nature of primary care to prevent an exodus of doctors appeared first on Healthy Debate.

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How to Prevent a Stroke

Healthcare Associates

How To Prevent a Stroke. Having a stroke is preventable. Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to reduce your risk. Many risk factors for a stroke are controllable and preventable.

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5 ways to prevent nosebleeds from stress

Healthcare Associates

5 ways to prevent nosebleeds from stress. True, there are lots of other reasons you might suffer nosebleeds, so talk with your doctor if you have them often. 5 ways to prevent nosebleeds from stress. When to see your doctor.

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The Tik Tok’ing of Medical Mis-Information: Doctors’ and Patients’ Roles in Curating Healthy Advice

Health Populi

Doctors in the U.S. Doctors and patients, both, have roles to play in addressing medical misinformation online. That’s less than half of the percentage of doctors saying so — 98%, virtually all U.S.

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Physician groups urge CMS to prevent payment cuts, protect telehealth

Healthcare Dive

Multiple groups representing doctors oppose Medicare payment reductions at a time when physician practices face escalating costs

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Sharp Pain in Ear | 7 Causes of Sharp Pain in Ear, Prevention, Treatments & More

Healthcare Associates

Here’s more about common causes of sharp ear pain, how to relieve it, and when to see a doctor for treatment. 7 Causes of Sharp Pain in Ear Knowing what’s causing random sharp pain in the ear can help you determine how to treat it on your own at home or if you need it treated by a doctor.

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Alexandra Hospital leverages cloud-based service to help patients avoid preventable chronic disease

Healthcare It News

Called LifeHub+, the mobile app-based service seeks to connect clinicians and health coaches with patients who are at risk or dealing with preventable chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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Healthcare access, racial disparities, guns and climate – U.S. doctors are worried about some big social issues

Health Populi

Doctors heads and hearts are jammed with concerns beyond curing patients’ medical conditions: U.S. Underneath that top-line statistic, it’s important to note that: 52% of doctors are “very concerned” about healthcare access, 28% are “concerned,” and.

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Preventative Health Programs Need to Address 3 Key Components

HIT Consultant

The most effective approach to treating chronic disease today focuses on behavior change and prevention. Every individual engaged in a three-pronged prevention plan receives the guidance, motivation and support of a dedicated health coach. Jeff Ruby, Founder and CEO of Newtopia.

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The Heart of Health at CES 2020 – Evidence & Innovation Bridge Consumers and Doctors

Health Populi

With comfortable shoes on my feet and heart health on my mind, I curated some favorite tools at CES 2020 that populate a lovely portfolio of products to help consumer and clinicians address the many facets of cardiac care — for prevention, chronic management, and stress reduction.

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Georgia Department of Public Health: Keeping Doctors and Patients Connected

CiscoHealth

Like most healthcare organizations, they needed to pivot when stay at home orders and social distancing limited patients from coming into clinics and hospitals for preventative and chronic care. .

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COVID-19 telemonitoring tool adapted to prevent heat-related illness

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the Lazio region, GPs, health care workers and primary care services are supervising and caring for patients during heatwaves using the LazioAdvice teleconsultation system and Lazio Doctor per COVID app.

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How AI-Based Drug Repurposing Could Help Prevent Repetitive Behavior Disorders

HIT Consultant

One such example is clemastine, an antihistamine, which has proven to prevent and reduce the occurrence of repetitive behaviors. In humans, it could prove to be the missing piece necessary to prevent or reduce OCD, Tic Disorder and Tourette Syndrome.

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Sore Throat from Allergies: Causes, Prevention, and Remedies

Healthcare Associates

How To Prevent a Sore Throat From Allergies. To prevent a sore throat from allergies, you’ll want to take steps to limit your exposure to the substances you are allergic to. One study found that lavender essential oil prevents allergy-related inflammation and mucus production.

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10 Ways to Attract New Patients from Key Local Employers

Healthcare Success

Depending on the medical specialty, consider ergonomic evaluations, work hardening programs, injury prevention classes, anger management classes, women's health classes, fitness programs, eye safety, wellness programs, expectant mother programs, etc.,

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83% of Patients Provided Duplicate Health Info at a Doctor’s Office

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – New data from Carta Healthcare shows 83% of patients have had to provide the same health information or duplicate health information at a doctor’s office. Experience at the Doctor’s Office and Associated Cost.

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15 Healthcare Marketing Strategies to Attract Today’s Healthcare Consumer

Healthcare Success

Doctors tell patients that an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. You cannot simply use the term “orthopaedic surgeon” 100 times throughout your website and hope to rank #1 on Google among all doctors, physicians, and surgeons providing healthcare services in your area.

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Locum tenens horror stories…and how to prevent them

CHQ Healthcare

Here are a few of our favorite locum tenens horror stories along with ways you can prevent them from haunting your doorstep! Could it have been prevented with more screening? We did some digging, and it turned out they weren’t even a medical doctor — they were a botanist.”.

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Patients have ambitious health goals, and look to doctors for help

Health Populi

So the vast majority of consumers look to doctors to help them achieve their health goals, the second chart illustrates. This is followed by feeling sick, prompting people to schedule time to see the doctor for more urgent (non-preventive) issues. The cost of care is a big issue for most consumers: one-half of consumers want doctors to help them understand the cost of their care.

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How Doctors and Hospitals Can Help Defeat COVID-19 Vaccine Resistance and Misinformation

Health Care Success

While the public only moderately trusts information provided by elected officials, government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, and medical scientists, doctors remain extraordinarily trusted. Doctors, nurses , PAs and others all have unsurpassed credibility with patients.

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Should I Get Another Booster? How Doctors Can Help Patients Navigate the Next Phase of COVID-19

HIT Consultant

– Evusheld is a preventive medication meant to be given before exposure to COVID-19. You may want to engage in personal outreach to high-risk patients, including calling them on the phone to connect about recommended preventive health measures and to identify any barriers to care.

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“The Front Line Is Shrinking:” Nurses Re-Imagine Nursing at the #NurseHack4Health Hackathon

Health Populi

Doctors and Pharmacists also ranked high in the latest survey on the topic , along with grade school teachers who have been their own brand of frontline workers in the pandemic era.

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Physician suicide: Contributing factors and how to prevent it

CHQ Healthcare

Suicide is a preventable tragedy, and all too often it’s the outcome of the stigma, shame, and silence associated with mental illness. Obviously, we want things to go perfectly for our patients all the time — every doctor does — but that’s just not going to happen.

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2020 Was Our Year of COVID; 2021 Will Be Our Year of Vaccines and Excess Deaths in America

Health Populi

Dr. O is a leading epidemiologist who represents CIDRAP, the Center for Infectious Disease and Prevention. The bottom line for all of us and the people we love: get medical care, get preventive care, and please… get vaccinated.

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Should I Get Another Booster? How Doctors Can Help Patients Navigate the Next Phase of COVID-19

HIT Consultant

– Evusheld is a preventive medication meant to be given before exposure to COVID-19. You may want to engage in personal outreach to high-risk patients, including calling them on the phone to connect about recommended preventive health measures and to identify any barriers to care.

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Health Care Planning for 2022 – Start with a Pandemic, Then Pivot to Health and Happiness

Health Populi

Be kind to your local health care providers; support their community initiatives (see previous bullet point), and ask your local hospital(s) what you or your organization can do to help the impending provider shortage (nurses, doctors).

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How New Anxiety Screening Guidelines Can Reduce Inequities in Mental Health Care for Black Women

Bill of Health

Some researchers and physicians advise that primary care doctors should just be aware of the potential of depression in their patients. By Krista Cezair. Black women are less likely to receive mental health diagnosis, treatment, and care than their white counterparts.

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Disclosing Pain: The Case for Greater Transparency

Bill Of Health

Given how well IUDs work, this is unfortunate and preventable. By Leah Pierson. Clinicians across medical settings commonly euphemize or understate pain — a practice that has concerning implications for patient trust, consent, and care quality.

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Can the U.S. Improve Health System Performance with Digital Health Tools? Pondering A Big Question for #HIMSS21

Health Populi

ranked number 11 out of 11 nations with the exception of care process, based on four pillars: preventive care, safe care, coordinated care, and engagement and patient preferences. Simply put, is the equation, “Spend more, get less” a sustainable business model? Of course not.

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Will We See A Field of Dreams for the COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S.?

Health Populi

The strongest impact on consumers’ acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine was from telling people that the vaccine prevented disease in 100% of patients in the clinical trials versus 50% of patients.

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A Baptism of Fire – Reflections of a Class of Corona Doctor by Chris Grieco

The Healthcare Leadership

A Baptism of Fire – Reflections of a Class of Corona Doctor. Despite reassurance that starting work early was highly unlikely because of the administrative nightmare it would bring, health secretary Matt Hancock duly announced that 5,500 new doctors would “move to the front line”.

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Redefining PPE As Primary Care, Public Health, and Health Equity – The Community PPE Index

Health Populi

In May 2020, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) re-visited the acronym, “PPE.”

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The Pandemic’s Death Rate in the U.S.: High Per Capita Income, High Mortality

Health Populi

Higher incomes won’t prevent a person from death-by-coronavirus, but risks for the social determinants of health — exacerbated by income inequality — will and do. The United States has among the highest per capita incomes in the world. The U.S.

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Nurses Hacking for Health and Compassionomics

Health Populi

Care settings (think: outside or away from the hospital bed or doctor’s office). These doctors do so, quantifying the impact of “compassionomics,” with the bottom-line that, in their words and arithmetic, “forty seconds of compassion can save a life.”.

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The Biggest Threat to Our Health Isn’t the Next Pandemic or Cancer…It’s Climate Change

Health Populi

Before the coronavirus emerged, the top causes of death in developed countries were heart disease, cancers, diabetes, and accidents. Then COVID-19 joined the top-10 list of killers in the U.S.

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Home Is Where the Health Is, CareMore Health (And Most People) Believe

Health Populi

Most caregivers studied also said the new model of a house call could help overcome challenges their loved one faces in getting to the doctor, as well as helping to share the care responsibility when dealing with their own daily lives, family and work responsibilities.

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Post-Pandemic, U.S. Healthcare is Entering a “Provide More Care For Less” Era – Pondering PwC’s 2022 Forecast

Health Populi

Sites included: “My” doctor’s office, favored by more people who were White or Asian, and those 45 years or older. The latter is higher-cost care than would have been expended in real-time had the pandemic not kept patients away from doctor’s offices and hospitals.

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Dr. Burnout – The 2021 Medscape Physician Burnout & Suicide Report

Health Populi

doctors felt burned out, with the specialties detailed here. And 8 in 10 doctors felt burnout before the start of COVID-19. At the top of the list of stressors was the same issue hurting physician well-being last year: too many bureaucratic tasks, felt by 58% of the surveyed doctors.

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Using Health Justice to Identify Inequities Experienced by Employees with Disabilities

Bill Of Health

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that people with compromised immune systems receive an additional COVID-19 vaccine, the additional dose was made available to those who self-attested to their need. By Katherine Macfarlane.

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