Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor
Some patients are dropping their family doctor as choices like telemedicine, urgent care centers and walk-in clinics grow
3 days ago - ABC News
5 Key Healthcare Technology Predictions For 2019
With the advancement of technologies, the healthcare industry has improved the lives of human across the world. The healthcare industry has attained great heights with...
7 days ago - HealthWorks Collective
Potential Risks of Direct-to-Consumer Pediatric Telemedicine Visits
Children were more likely to receive antibiotics for acute respiratory infections via DTC telemedicine visit versus in-person urgent care or primary care visit.
8 days ago - Journal Watch
ACP: Telemedicine has potential to improve patient care, reduce costs
PHILADELPHIA - Telehealth has the “tremendous potential” to improve access to care for patients, enhance patient-physician collaboration, improve health outcomes, increase...
8 days ago - Healio - 2 articles
DOJ Breaks Up $1.2 Billion Medicare Telemedicine Fraud Ring
Two dozen people, including physicians, were charged in a scheme to sell orders for medically unnecessary orthopedic braces to medical equipment firms. Medscape Medical News
9 days ago - Medscape
Company executives, medical professionals charged in large health care fraud scheme
The U.S. Department of Justice announced investigations by the FBI and the HHS Office of the Inspector General led to charges against 24 defendants for alleged participation in...
9 days ago - Healio
Antibiotics Prescribed More Often to Children During Telemedicine Visits
Title: Antibiotics Prescribed More Often to Children During Telemedicine Visits Category: Health News Created: 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
10 days ago - MedicineNet
Pediatric telemedicine visits may increase antibiotic overprescribing
Children with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often during direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits than during in-person primary care appointments...
11 days ago - ScienceDaily - 4 articles
DTC Telemedicine Linked to More Antibiotics for ARIs
Pediatric direct-to-consumer telemedicine visits resulted in more antibiotic prescriptions and less concordance with prescribing guidelines than in-person visits in a...
11 days ago - Medscape - 4 articles
Does Telemed Lead to More Antibiotic Prescriptions?
The study of children assessed for acute respiratory illness found antibiotic prescriptions were handed out in more than half of telemedicine visits, compared with 42 percent...
11 days ago - Web MD - 4 articles
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Manage your cholesterol levels with Indian gooseberry
Researchers found another medicinal plant that can help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels: the Indian gooseberry , also known as amla. The researchers conducted a...
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Cersei and Tyrion got a very important lesson about getting along and respect courtesy of Sesame Street What's the one thing that could maybe, possibly broker peace between...
Eating apples and pears can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, but this chronic disease can be prevented with the help of dietary and lifestyle changes. A study published in the journal Food & Function...
Three Brooklyn parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids are summoned to court
The parents all live within the four Brooklyn ZIP codes that have been ordered in a 'state of emergency' to vaccinate everyone - children and adults - against measles to...
MORE blood pressure pills recalled over carcinogen fears
Last summer it emerged drugs made in China and India, and dispatched across the world were contaminated with carcinogens NMBA, NMDA, and NDEA.
Microbes in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Can Help Predict Treatment Success
Chronic wounds such as a diabetic foot ulcer heal or progresses to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, depending on the microbial communities within that...
Alerting Patients to Their Risk of Gum Disease Improves Inflammation and...
Signs of gum disease reduced in patients who adopted a simple psychological intervention, aided by the use of an online risk assessment tool.
Mechanism of Persistent Infection Caused by Hepatitis B Virus Identified
HBeAg induced expansion of Myeloid-derived suppressor cells through the upregulation of indoleamine-2, 3-dioxygenase plays a critical role in causing persistent hepatitis.
New Medicines for Obesity Basing on Genetic Variants
MC4R gene that codes for the melanocortin receptor act like a switch in the brain to suppress appetite. People who have genetic variants that disrupt this receptor gain weight...
Gene Profile Predicts Risk of Obesity at Birth
New scoring system basing on genetic profiles can help identify high-risk individuals for obesity. Physicians can recommend various ways to avoid potential health risks among them.