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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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