Practice Management

Sexual Orientation Data Not an Issue for Most Patients

Sexual Orientation Data Not an Issue for Most Patients

Sexual health orientation data gathering is vital to help to identify and address health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations.

Antibiotic Resistance Problem Addressed in New Congressional Bill

Antibiotic Resistance Problem Addressed in New Congressional Bill

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New classes of antibiotics are vital to ensure that effective treatment of patients with multidrug-resistant infections is available.

Psychosocial Factors, Risk Behaviors in HIV Improved by Intervention

Psychosocial Factors, Risk Behaviors in HIV Improved by Intervention

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A new intervention successfully reduced the amount of HIV risk behavior in the community of Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men.

Medical Malpractice and the Current State of Reform

Medical Malpractice and the Current State of Reform

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Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, discusses key issues surrounding medical liability, and why now is the right time to address malpractice reform in a meaningful fashion.

Medicare Recipients Experience Multiple Care Transitions at End of Life

Medicare Recipients Experience Multiple Care Transitions at End of Life

Four or more care transitions were likely in women, blacks, individuals younger than 85 years, and individuals without dementia.

Tourette's Syndrome Benefits from Deep Brain Stimulation

Tourette's Syndrome Benefits from Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation provided enough relief to allow some adolescents with Tourette's Syndrome who had been home-schooled to go back to school.

Postoperative Pain as a Spectrum: Treatment Strategies

Postoperative Pain as a Spectrum: Treatment Strategies

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Post-surgery pain is a continuum with no clear delineation.

Mindfulness Practice Assists With Chemotherapy

Mindfulness Practice Assists With Chemotherapy

Mindfulness practice during chemotherapy can reduce the blunting of neuroendocrine profiles typically observed in cancer patients.

Dementia Care Program Does Not Increase Costs

Dementia Care Program Does Not Increase Costs

Dementia caregivers can be supported by behavioral interventions without incurring additional health care costs.

Challenges for Medicaid Consumers Under the Affordable Care Act

Challenges for Medicaid Consumers Under the Affordable Care Act

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Medicaid patients experienced increased wait times for appointments to see healthcare providers.

Challenges For a Proper Transition from Pediatric Care to Adult Care

Challenges For a Proper Transition from Pediatric Care to Adult Care

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Planning for transitioning from pediatric care to adult care beings when the patients is a child or adolescent.

Corrective Action Plan Can Be Severe Penalty in Addition to HIPAA Fines

Corrective Action Plan Can Be Severe Penalty in Addition to HIPAA Fines

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Corrective action plans ares intended to prevent HIPAA violation fines from recurring.

Ethical Concerns With Non-Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Results

Ethical Concerns With Non-Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Results

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Non-reporting of negative results contributes to a body of knowledge that is at best, incomplete, and at worst, wrong.

Rectifying the Family Physician Shortage

Rectifying the Family Physician Shortage

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Salaries for family-care physicians can be as low as one-third the salaries of specialty physicians.

Behavioral Treatment May Aid UI in Older Women

Behavioral Treatment May Aid UI in Older Women

Combining behavioral UI treatments with physical activity may improve outcomes in older women.

Empathy and Uncertainty in Parenthood

Empathy and Uncertainty in Parenthood

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Knowing the line between professional and personal concern is important.

Exercise, Therapy Best for Alleviating Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise, Therapy Best for Alleviating Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise and psychological interventions are more effective for reducing cancer-related fatigue than pharmaceutical options

The End of Chemical Restraints: Expert Opinion

The End of Chemical Restraints: Expert Opinion

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Scott Zeller, MD, discusses the importance of treating patients with agitation appropriately.

Active Medical Device Safety Surveillance: A New Imperative

Active Medical Device Safety Surveillance: A New Imperative

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The development of new device technologies points to the need for new strategies to monitor their continuing safety and efficacy.

Burnout Is Prevalent Among Pediatric Residents

Burnout Is Prevalent Among Pediatric Residents

Burnout is prevalent among pediatric residents and is associated with suboptimal patient care attitudes and behaviors.

How to Discuss Use of Off-Label Medications With Patients

How to Discuss Use of Off-Label Medications With Patients

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Patients can be confused by such off-label use, so providing informed consent becomes a challenge.

Strategies to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

Strategies to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

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Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH, from the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network at Duke University Medical Center evaluated strategies for enhanced terminal room disinfection.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Pediatric Migraine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Pediatric Migraine

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Cognitive behavioral therapy achieves relief without adverse effects, promoting adherence to therapy.

Medical Errors a Result of Rudeness

Medical Errors a Result of Rudeness

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Over 40% of medical errors are a result of the effects of rudeness.

Depression High Among Medical Students

Depression High Among Medical Students

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Effort must be made to create a more supportive medical education environment.

Health Care Providers Fined for Outdated Vendor Agreements

Health Care Providers Fined for Outdated Vendor Agreements

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HHS fined providers for not having a business associate agreement in place or using an outdated one.

Chronic Disease: Life Expectancy vs Survival Rate

Chronic Disease: Life Expectancy vs Survival Rate

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Self-estimated life expectancy exceeded observed survival in individuals with chronic disease.

Lapses Seen in HIPAA Conduct by Providers

Lapses Seen in HIPAA Conduct by Providers

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Privacy elements of HIPAA continue to befuddle providers.

PLISSIT Model: Introducing Sexual Health in Clinical Care

PLISSIT Model: Introducing Sexual Health in Clinical Care

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The PLISSIT model offers a method for introducing sexual health into the clinical conversation.

How to Maximize Revenues and Prepare for Payor Changes

How to Maximize Revenues and Prepare for Payor Changes

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Practices must remain current, compliant, and efficient to respond to shrinking reimbursements, pay-for-performance payment models, stricter compliance regulations, and narrower margins

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