Practice Management

The CVS/Aetna merger and the future of primary care

The CVS/Aetna merger and the future of primary care

Both CVS and Aetna care deeply about the prices of pharmaceuticals, but they are hoping to maximize company profits, not consumer savings.

Practice patterns differ in university vs nonuniversity-based residency surgeons

Practice patterns differ in university vs nonuniversity-based residency surgeons

Nonuniversity-based residency-trained surgeons and university-based residency-trained surgeons have distinct practice patterns.

7 online tools and mobile apps recommended to reduce burnout, stress

7 online tools and mobile apps recommended to reduce burnout, stress

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Researchers recommend 7 online tools and mobile apps to help healthcare professionals reduce stress, burnout, depression, and suicidal behaviors.

Some stresses lead female physicians to leave medicine

Some stresses lead female physicians to leave medicine

Practicing after childbirth, wage gaps, and additional work from home are some of the factors that cause burnout in female physicians.

Noninvasive colorectal cancer screening

Noninvasive colorectal cancer screening

The FIT and the MT-sDNA are evidence-based tests that should be considered for CRC screening when a colonoscopy cannot be performed.

You tell me, you're the PA!

You tell me, you're the PA!

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PAs should always keep in mind the sacred responsibility of the job: the knowledge to know what to do for our patients, and when and how to do it.

CDC receives list of banned terms for 2018

CDC receives list of banned terms for 2018

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Policy analysts at the CDC and another, as yet unnamed Department of Health and Human Services agency, have been informed to stop using certain terms in documents to be used in next year's budget.

FDA proposes new enforcement approach for homeopathic drugs

FDA proposes new enforcement approach for homeopathic drugs

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The FDA is proposing a new, risk-based enforcement approach to homeopathic drug products that have the greatest potential to harm patients.

Predicting the top 10 medical innovations for 2018

Predicting the top 10 medical innovations for 2018

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Each year the Cleveland Clinic announces what its panel of physicians and scientists believe to be the most important medical innovations that will have the greatest impact in the upcoming year.

Hot tea consumption may reduce the risk of glaucoma

Hot tea consumption may reduce the risk of glaucoma

Individuals who consume hot tea daily may have a lower risk of developing glaucoma.

It's going to be a bad day: How to care for a non-compliant patient

It's going to be a bad day: How to care for a non-compliant patient

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NP's take the time to listen and understand what the patient wants or is thinking, even if that means performing multimodal therapy.

Average birth weights have decreased among infants born in Flint, Michigan

Average birth weights have decreased among infants born in Flint, Michigan

Average birth weights among infants born in Flint, Michigan, have decreased after the city's shift from using the Detroit Water Authority to the Flint River for its tap water source.

Solutions needed for increasing physician burnout rate in the US

Solutions needed for increasing physician burnout rate in the US

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Although awareness of physician burnout has increased, the problem continues to affect medical students, residents, and practicing physicians.

AHA outlines concerns against the Senate tax reform bill

AHA outlines concerns against the Senate tax reform bill

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The American Heart Association has released a statement detailing their concerns about the tax reform bill.

Healthcare system fires 50 employees for refusing influenza vaccination

Healthcare system fires 50 employees for refusing influenza vaccination

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A Minnesota-based hospital chain fires about 50 employees for refusal to receive the influenza vaccine.

Drinking 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day linked to potential health benefits

Drinking 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day linked to potential health benefits

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Meta-analyses suggest that drinking 3-4 cups of coffee a day has more associated health benefits than risks.

Characteristics in transgender individuals may lead to more HIV tests

Characteristics in transgender individuals may lead to more HIV tests

More tests might be administered to transgender individuals who are female, black, or sex workers.

Americans consume less than recommended fruits, vegetables

Americans consume less than recommended fruits, vegetables

Lowest US consumption rates for fruits in vegetables found in males, young adults, and impoverished adults.

FDA tips for holiday food health, safety

FDA tips for holiday food health, safety

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The FDA has published recommendations to prevent foodborne illnesses during the holiday season.

US surgical residents have high stress, burnout levels

US surgical residents have high stress, burnout levels

US Surgical residents have severe stress and high burnout levels during general training.

Law upheld requiring HIV-infected adults to tell sexual partners of their status

Law upheld requiring HIV-infected adults to tell sexual partners of their status

The Ohio Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a law requiring HIV-infected individuals to tell their sexual partners of their illness.

National NP Week 2017 highlights profession's efforts to expand health care in US

National NP Week 2017 highlights profession's efforts to expand health care in US

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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners celebrates National NP Week from November 12-18.

Where's the databank of biased providers?

Where's the databank of biased providers?

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A national databank is necessary and would include names of medical providers who have publicly expressed opinions indicating biases about certain populations.

Prioritizing health care for older LGBT individuals

Prioritizing health care for older LGBT individuals

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have specific health needs that become increasingly important as they age and should become an important part of primary care.

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during the internship year for training physicians, with a greater increase among women.

FDA guidelines for a safe and happy Halloween

FDA guidelines for a safe and happy Halloween

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The FDA has provided guidelines for a safe Halloween that include injury prevention from costumes and contact lenses and illness from sweet treats.

Halloween tips for children with diabetes

Halloween tips for children with diabetes

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With a little creativity, children with diabetes can enjoy the festivities of Halloween.

Infection prevention in ambulatory settings: A policy statement from the AAP

Infection prevention in ambulatory settings: A policy statement from the AAP

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The AAP has updated guidelines on infection prevention and control that include the endorsement of immunization for healthcare personnel and guidance during outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Robotically assisted surgical device for laparoscopic procedures cleared by FDA

Robotically assisted surgical device for laparoscopic procedures cleared by FDA

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The FDA has cleared the Senhance System, which allows surgeons to control robotic arms for gynecologic and colorectal procedures.

Conflict of interest reporting at medical conferences often misleading

Conflict of interest reporting at medical conferences often misleading

The length of time these statements were presented was shorter if the slide contained only a conflict of interest statement vs a slide that contained other information or data.

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