Patient Care

Medical Tourism: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Posted Tue, 2013/11/19 - 23:31 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Costs & Insurance, Patient Care

Medical tourism is an increasingly popular choice to obtain affordable and quality healthcare, and for good reason.

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Eye Health Linked to Brain Health

Posted Tue, 2013/01/29 - 21:44 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Prevention, Conditions & Diseases, Patient Care

Doctors now believe that declining eye health could be an indicator of a larger problem with the brain.

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Acupuncture as an Alternative to Knee Surgery

Posted Tue, 2012/10/09 - 21:43 by Fred Lee

Costs & Insurance, Drugs & Treatments, Tests & Procedures, Alternative Treatments, Mind and body, Patient Care

Acupuncture has shown promise as a safe, effective, and more economical alternative to knee surgery.

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Tai Chi for Heart Failure Survivors

Posted Thu, 2012/09/20 - 20:37 by Fred Lee

Patient Insider, Mind and body, Alternative Treatments, Conditions & Diseases, Patient Care

While survivors of heart failure are advised to be sedentary, tai chi could be a safe and effective way to get some exercise in order to improve their quality of life and physical and emotional state.

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Rainforest Remedy for Dental Pain

Posted Mon, 2012/03/26 - 21:12 by Fred Lee

Drugs & Treatments, Alternative Treatments, Patient Care

A natural painkiller from the rainforests of Peru may offer patients effective relief from painful injections during dental procedures.

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Hey Doc, Don’t “Friend” Me On Facebook!

Posted Tue, 2011/03/29 - 03:53 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

While social media and instant messaging have taken over communication in the modern world, many people are still hesitant to use these new ways when interacting with their own doctor.

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Coordination Between ER And Primary Care Doctors

Posted Wed, 2011/03/02 - 22:09 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

A recent study suggests that that haphazard communication and poor coordination between ER and primary care doctors can negatively affect patient care.

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What Are Doctors Tweeting About?

Posted Wed, 2011/02/23 - 10:30 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

Doctors may be posting inappropriate messages on their Twitter sites, which is cause for concern.

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How Contaminated Are Doctors’ Uniforms?

Posted Thu, 2011/02/17 - 21:36 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

A new study suggests that doctors’ uniforms get contaminated with bacteria a few hours after putting them on, but that there is no difference in contamination between short-sleeved and long-sleeved uniforms.

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Doctors Do Not Want To Take Call In Emergency Rooms

Posted Wed, 2011/02/16 - 21:00 by Amer Kaissi

Patient Care

Specialty doctors are hesitant to provide on-call coverage for hospital emergency rooms, unless they get paid extra for it.

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