Search results for "Chronic Diseases"

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Misusing medical technology and escalating the cost of health care

A good PCP, like this one, coordinates the care of his or her patients with chronic illnesses and in so doing avoids excess referrals, tests, procedures and hospitalizations along with unneeded
May 2020

QD: News Every Day--Opioids for abdominal pain doubles in a decade

Of these, more than 55 million weighted visits were for chronic abdominal pain. ... Of the total visits for chronic abdominal pain, 10.1% (95% CI, 8.1% to 12.1%) received at least one opioid prescription.
May 2020

Searching for signs of eating disorders

According to the PIER module, groups at risk for developing eating disorders include adolescents with chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes or gastrointestinal disorders; patients with a family history of
February 2013

In absence of medical home, routine care migrates to specialists

The findings strengthen the case for the medical home model of care, the authors continue, where greater efficiencies are achieved by having PCPs handle routine follow-up of chronic diseases and
May 2020

Fatness, affluence, adaptation, and hope

In the U.S., the fattest and sickest among us tend to be the poorest, while affluence is a robust, if imperfect, defense against obesity and related chronic diseases. ... Affluence, at the population level, is propagating the tidal wave of obesity and
May 2020

Amidst the cacophony, cancer counsel you can trust

We see it reach its fullest potential in the world's Blue Zones, where people routinely live to 100; don't get chronic diseases, including cancer, very often; and enjoy the
May 2020

The last nail in the coffin for multivitamins

Other antioxidants, folic acid and B vitamins, and multivitamin and mineral supplements are ineffective for preventing mortality or morbidity due to major chronic diseases. ... Their conclusion: The message is simple: Most supplements do not prevent
May 2020

ACP President: Not Enough Americans Have Been Vaccinated Against H1N1 Flu

Dr. Stubbs: For the seasonal flu, young women, pregnant women, those with chronic diseases, and people over age 65 are the main targets. ... For H1N1, pregnant women, children and young adults under the age of 25, those with chronic diseases between the
May 2020

Medical tourism--some ideas, and maybe what not to do

Undoubtedly there were tropical diseases which I couldn't recognize and there was chronic pain, mainly headaches and belly aches. ... Paul Farmer has done this in Haiti, dealing with many aspects of chronic diseases in hospital/health care center settings
May 2020

Universal health care and a single payer system are definitely not the same thing

But what about nursing home care and transplants and the newest drug therapy for chronic diseases and expensive medical devices? ... What about smokers who get chronic lung disease and cancer and continue to smoke?
May 2020

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