June 1st 2023
Assessing and improving social determinants of health begin with the patient-physician relationship.
May 31st 2023
AACE algorithm supports clinical decision-making with person-centric approach to care.
May 26th 2023
Medical care, lost productivity, premature deaths take a huge toll on patients, families, and the economy, according to researchers.
May 25th 2023
Patients in urban areas more likely to meet all aspects of key metric of diabetes care
May 24th 2023
Our health system is too siloed to recognize patient problems that might cross specialties.
Primary care physicians are not addressing obesity with patients, researchers say
New tool aims to become sustainable program for treating obesity as a disease state, not just other associated conditions.
High insulin costs lead to rationing for patients with diabetes
Recent developments drive price breaks for necessary substance.
In Senate, Sanders leads new call for Medicare for All
Lawmakers introduce bills to ‘guarantee health care as a fundamental human right to all people in the U.S.’
When drug prices are too high, older patients don’t take their medicines. How can physicians help?
Study on prescriptions suggests how doctors, patients, real-time price tools, and pharmacists can work together.
Despite COVID pandemic, most patients could still get needed prescription medications
Study credits existing delivery infrastructure for lack of disruption
Health technology eases anxiety in patients with chronic conditions, study finds
All technology interventions substantially improved mental health, but those supported by physicians and other providers were shown to be most effective.
NIH begins massive study on dietary effects of food on individual patients
‘Nutrition for Precision Health’ seeks out how each body responds differently to food.
Screening for genetic conditions can be cost effective for adults
Researchers calculate results for routine checks, not just those with risky family history.
Hospital groups support preventive health services at stake in court fight
AHA, AAMC, others weigh in on federal case that affects services free for patients.
Area Deprivation Index informs policy but misses mark at provider level
Applied properly, ADI can be used to better understand markets and patient populations.
The economics of tobacco cessation: an overlooked resource in practice success
Your practice may be missing out on significant opportunities to improve net income by underperforming in tobacco cessation.
Physician groups condemn shooting at Atlanta medical center
Health care workers, patients deserve spaces free from gun violence.
Equity up, weight down: ACP urges docs to help all patients manage obesity
New initiative is ‘ambitious’ but ‘intentional’ with educational resources to cut disparities, dissolve stigma, and improve health.
Addressing chronic disease requires holistic, personalized approach to care
A focus on communication and building patient trust with can lead to reversing chronic conditions
Report highlights need to eliminate racial health disparities
Prescription drugs to be more affordable, accessible through Cigna’s PBM Express Scripts
Company serves more than 100 million Americans.
Vision meets reality: Why concierge medicine offers an optimal environment for treating chronic disease
For concierge doctors, practicing in a model that completely reverses the traditional paradigm, the difference in chronic care can be profound.
Managing patients’ chronic conditions requires addressing food insecurity
Providers, patients need to develop the trust and personal connections required for conversations about an often difficult topic
Physicians agree long COVID is a problem, but they may not be ready to spot it and help
Foundation offers possible solutions to poll findings as Public Health Emergency end approaches.
Finally, a model that puts primary care first
Physicians and employers are tired of waiting for the government to fix health care. So they came together and fixed it themselves.
Insulin cost cap bill proposed, garners praise and caution
A bipartisan Senate bill, Affordable Insulin Now Act of 2023, would require plans to cover insulin for no more than $35 per month.
Earning adherence: How physicians can motivate patients to better manage chronic diseases
Patients often find it hard to keep to a long-term treatment plan, but there are ways physicians can help
People deserve preventive care proven to lengthen and improve lives, USPSTF chairman says
Preventive Services Task Force chief says board remains ‘deeply committed’ to recommendations based on scientific evidence, in statement on Texas court ruling.
Physicians slam court ruling against ACA requirements for free preventive care
Calls for court appeal, congressional action to ensure services continue for patients.
Physicians are at the forefront of minimizing the preventive care gap
Patients from under-resourced populations lack the preventive health screenings and early interventions that can reduce the risk of illness or disability.
How much diabetes medication actually costs
“Affordability of prescribed medication in persons with diabetes remains a significant challenge for many Americans,” the study concluded.
Ohio AG sues pharmacy benefit managers over drug pricing practices
‘Modern gangsters’ use ‘strong arm tactics’ that hurt patients and pharmacies, lawsuit says.
Popular nutrition plans: Building a plan for patients with obesity
The pros and cons of popular diet plans.
Court challenge to preventive services: Who is affected?
Peterson-KFF ponders repercussions if patients have to pay out of pocket for vaccines or exams.
CMS’ proposed Universal Foundation can be starting point to treat social drivers of health
Physicians Foundation leader discusses support for new quality measures and connections among doctors, patients, payers, and basic resources to be healthy.
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