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Researchers show the danger of dormant viruses in the body

Sepsis is caused by many different types of microbes, including bacteria, fungi and viruses. This is a major challenge in the intensive care unit of hospitals, where it is one of the leading causes of death. Every year, severe sepsis strikes about 750,000 Americans. It's...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Electronic messaging and telephone reminders increase primary-care office visits in patients diagnosed with diabetes in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) healthcare delivery system, according to researchers. “Telephone-...

source: The Clinical Advisor

A telemedicine program using automated phone calls or the Internet to monitor symptoms and tailor drug treatment might help patients with chronic pain improve their condition, a new study found. Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine randomly assigned 250...

source: The Boston Globe

The U.S. spends about three times as much on healthcare administration and insurance per capita as Canada. Brookings Institution economist Henry Aaron estimated in 2003 that the U.S. would save more than $213 billion annually in administration and insurance costs if...

source: Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Daily

A new performance improvement initiative for physicians has been found to significantly increase their use of evidence-based practices in screening for and treating depression. In a new study, Dr. Michael E. Thase of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and colleagues...

source: PsychCentral

In its annual survey, Jackson Healthcare found that primary care physicians employed by hospitals in America jumped from 10 percent in 2012 to 20 percent in 2014 while those who owned a stake in single-specialty private care dipped...

source: Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Daily

Patients who gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been able to access primary care physicians with relative ease, according to a recent survey by the Commonwealth Fund. The survey found that 60 percent of adults ages 19 to 64, who gained coverage...

source: Medical Economics


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