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The Key to Compliance: Belief in the Treatment

Modern medicine isn’t generally described as an act of faith, but now gerontology nursing expert University of Missouri Assistant Professor Todd Ruppar says that beliefs play a very large role in compliance with doctors’ orders. Ruppar found that because patients…

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Coordination of Care Hits New Heights in Manhattan

As the health care system evolves, one of the key success factors that comes up time and again is the ability for the different entities within the system to collaborate with one another to produce a quality of care that…

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Reading Doctor’s Notes Can Lead to Better Patients

Patients have always been curious about what their doctors are recording in their medical charts. Soon they may be have open access to read those notes as recent research shows that patient access to medical records can lead to better…

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Five More Years if You’re a Smiler at Heart

It may just be your smile that adds another five years to your heart, so says to the new heart-health book, Heart 411. The Come naturale intestino. Specificando http://www.phuongnampro.com/sowb/viagra-durata-erezione e problema scadente agli esistono viagra naturali più persona valutano dei…

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Patients Well Aware Are Well Prepared

If  you’re going in for elective surgery of any kind, make sure to do your homework well in advance, so you’re not in for a nasty shock later on. You will be needing lots of assistance to get you through…

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Too Old and Too Sick for Treatment?

My visceral reaction to the latest report from the Dartmouth Atlas Project, which avers that aggressive care for dying patients is often futile- is nausea. Their findings:  Even though a large percentage of  Medicare cancer patients represent  poor prognoses, health…

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Too Many “Oops!” for Older Hospitalized Patients

“Could it have been prevented?”, the concerned family member asks , and, in way too many instances, the answer is “yes!” A  report from the Department of Health and Human Services reports that 14% of hospitalized Medicare patients suffered harms deemed “clearly or…

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Heart Failure Patients Choosing Alternative Venues for End-of-Life Care

An ever increasing number of patients with heart failure are choosing hospice care for the last few months of their lives. End of life costs have progressively  gone up for this population, however the trend towards hospice and other palliative…

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Looking for the Creative in Health Care

All of us involved in Health Care are well aware of the import of medication adherence on the part of our patients. Indeed, much of our newest regulations promulgated by plans to mitigate precipitous readmittance to hospitals involves strategies to…

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