March 29th 2023
‘Modern gangsters’ use ‘strong arm tactics’ that hurt patients and pharmacies, lawsuit says.
The pros and cons of popular diet plans.
March 22nd 2023
Peterson-KFF ponders repercussions if patients have to pay out of pocket for vaccines or exams.
March 20th 2023
Physicians Foundation leader discusses support for new quality measures and connections among doctors, patients, payers, and basic resources to be healthy.
March 17th 2023
HHS leader says administration is ‘making historic progress’ in pushing down costs for prescription medicines.
The challenge holding back the diabetes prevention program
Hint: It’s an in-person, supply-and-demand thing.
Perception of discrimination may bring worse heart attack outcomes
Perceived discrimination found to increase stress levels and inflammation following heart attacks
Primary care physicians suggest areas of improvement for preventive services
Researchers use survey to identify services physicians would most like assistance with.
Hospitals are screening for social determinants of health, but programs, community partnerships lag
Study examines hospital strategies for social needs during COVID-19 pandemic.
FDA sues six e-cigarette makers for illegal sales
First enforcement action seeking court enforcement through the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
1.3M adults rationed insulin to save money in 2021
Study examines patient action that ‘is frequently harmful, and sometimes deadly.’
Primary care patients did better with telemedicine than in-person visits during COVID-19 pandemic
As lawmakers consider future of funding, study reports video visits provided quality care across 13 of 16 measures.
MGMA 2022: Physicians don’t have to be mental health experts to become mental well-being advocates
Lack of providers, stigma are barriers to seeking needed care, but meaningful conversations can help.
FDA approves heart failure therapy, could provide alternative to hospital stay
Furoscix will be launched in the first quarter of 2023.
Chronic health conditions, not just cancer and diabetes, are pushing up U.S. medical debt
Pre-pandemic survey examines effects of heart disease, asthma, and more.
Primary care for the residents – and the soul – of a small town in Indiana
Physician recounts work with patients struggling with opioid addiction, HIV.
Health care usage increases, medical bill worries decrease when adults enroll in Medicare
Survey examines differences between low-income adults at ages 64 and 66.
Creating a patient-positive care environment in your medical practice
A positive strategy to help patients with obesity is to help set realistic goals.
Immunomodulator therapy advances the management of gout
A review of the practical and clinical implications of the MIRROR study and consider the impact of pegloticase combined with an immunomodulator.
Suicide, ‘a major contributor to premature death’ in U.S., rises by 4% for 2021
Figures strengthen resolve but don’t offer context for complex issue, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says.
Patients, careers suffer when burnout builds up for physicians
International study examines intertwined effects as problem approaches global crisis.
Strategies, not background, key for facilitators to help physicians improve practices
Facilitators dubbed more or less effective based on outcomes in federal heart health initiative.
Identifying ‘white coat hypertension’ through remote patient monitoring
Understanding the different types of hypertension and leveraging remote patient monitoring can mean the right care intervention.
Safer opioid program cuts risk of overdose deaths, lowers emergency department use
Positive effects emerge when patients get medical care, avoid deadly fentanyl-laced street drugs.
New guidebook offers basics for health care systems to address climate change
Federal AHRQ offers starting point for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Picking up the pace enhances health benefits of walking
Speed and number of steps both help reduce disease risk, study finds
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends anxiety screenings for adult primary care patients
Recognizing signs, connecting to care could save lives, but more research “critically needed.”
Primary care physicians ‘ideally positioned’ to detect patients at risk of suicide
Researchers report findings about training, screening, and treatment pathway.
Removing barriers to physician mental health care in 3 steps
Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes' Foundation teams with Physicians Foundation to define problem, propose solutions.
As opioid prescriptions decreased, nonopioid pain reliever prescriptions increased
Study finds growth in three years after CDC guideline for primary care clinicians.
Family physicians say court ruling on preventive care ‘will jeopardize health outcomes’
Texas case involves ACA provision that physicians say is crucial for millions of Americans.
Expanded telehealth helped patients treated for opioid use disorder in COVID-19 pandemic
Practices could continue to help, but experts say there are still challenges to overcome.
Federal funding for COVID vaccinations running out
Funds likely to be exhausted by the end of the year, meaning commercial payers will take over payment for many patients
5 reasons why your patients need advance care plans
If you think end-of-life care is a topic only for oncologists or gerontologists, think again.
Cancer is now the top driver of large company health care costs
Cancer took over the top spot from musculoskeletal conditions
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