Primary Care

#PWChat – The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Feature

Dr. Jamie Koufman will co-host a #PWChat TwitterChat/TweetChat with PW on August 16 at 9:00pm ET on what she believes to be one of the biggest factors affecting healthcare costs in the U.S.

Personalizing Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis | Feature

Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes one in seven deaths among Americans, and diagnosis can be challenging. To provide the most appropriate care pathways, helpful and convenient testing

Assessing Oral Anticoagulant Prescription for Atrial fibrillation | Feature

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, affecting nearly 25% of people aged 40 and older, and its prevalence in the United States is projected to increase to about 5.6 million Americans by 2050.

Enhancing Cardiac Rehabilitation | Feature

National guidelines recommend that patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) be referred to cardiac rehabilitation (CR), in which patients receive education and counseling on physical exercise, blood

Physical Activity & Cancer Risk | Feature

While previous research has shown that physical activity helps reduce the risk of heart disease, all-cause mortality, and colon, breast, and endometrial cancers, less is known about its effect on reducing risks of other cancers.

Physicians Practice: Physician Leaders – 3 Ways to Step Up & Advocate | Feature

The author of this article is KrisEmily McCrory, MD, who practices full-spectrum, academic family medicine in upstate New York. In this uncertain environment surrounding the evolution of

The Specialists’ Stranglehold on Medicine | Medical Blog

Republicans are trying to cut health care spending. But hacking away at Medicaid, weakening coverage requirements and replacing Obamacare’s subsidies with a convoluted tax credit will not deal

Physicians Practice: 4 Ways to Enhance Physician-Administrator Relations | Feature

The author of this article is Mark Birmingham, DPM, a podiatric surgeon who practices with a multi-specialty group in Colorado and a member of the Physicians Practice

TweetChat: Defensive Medicine, Associated Costs & How to Avoid Both | Feature

Dr. Jeffrey Segal, MD, will co-host a tweetchat with PW on July 12, at 9:00pm ET on defensive medicine, associated costs, and how to avoid both.

Physicians Practice: 4 Strategies to Attract New Patients | Feature

The author of this article is Manish Chauhan, a digital marketing manager at myPracticeReputation. As healthcare continues to become more digitized for both practices and hospitals, the

Traditional Tort Reform Won’t Reduce Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Tucked into President Trump’s 2018 budget are several provisions to tackle medical malpractice reform, an effort to slash healthcare costs by seeking to impact the everyday practice

TweetChat: A Look at the Drivers of Increasing Healthcare Costs | Opinion Article

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on June 21, at 9:00pm ET on the factors driving increasing healthcare costs in the U.S.

Sleep Recommendations for Children | Feature

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement of endorsement supporting guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) that outline recommended sleep duration for

Inherited Retinal Disease Trials Recruiting Participants | Feature

Inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) are retinal conditions that are passed down through family members. Many IRDs are rare and have no current medical treatments. Gene therapy, which

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Persistent smoking after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appears to worsen angina symptoms and quality of life, but smoking cessation can improve these outcomes. The findings support the importance of counseling, incentivizing, and motivating AMI patients to quit smoking.

MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice’s Reputation | Feature

By Michelle Crawley The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is bringing a lot of change to healthcare, including reimbursement based on quality, value,

In-Office, Minimally-Invasive Procedures for Chronic Rhinosinusitis | Feature

  Hope for Patients Suffering with Chronic Rhinosinusitis For patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), every day can mean dealing with headaches, pain, facial pressure, and severe nasal

Conference Highlights: ATS 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ATS 2017, the annual international conference of the American Thoracic Society, from May 19 to 24 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

What Parents Need to do with Their Children’s Leftover Pain Medicine | Feature

A survey has found that many parents hold onto their child’s leftover pain drugs. The findings highlight the need for healthcare providers to talk with parents and guide them on what to do with these medications after they are no longer needed.

Encouraging Smoking Cessation After AMI | Feature

Persistent smoking after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) appears to worsen angina symptoms and quality of life, but smoking cessation can improve these outcomes. The findings support the importance of counseling, incentivizing, and motivating AMI patients to quit smoking.

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