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Patient beliefs for 2024; preventing deafness; access for patients with disabilities – Morning Medical Update


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Patient health beliefs, priorities, fears for 2024

What were patients thinking at the end of 2023 for the beginning of 2024? Unsurprisingly, one new year’s resolution included prioritizing exercise on a regular basis, but that’s not all. Check out this slideshow for some insights about what your patients may be thinking.

Could deafness be prevented?

Researchers working with mice and with human cells have identified what happens in the inner ear during hearing loss. Now it could be possible to test drugs that would stop hearing loss due to aging, exposure to loud noise, or side effects of drugs.

Improving access to medical care

The U.S. Department of Justice is proposing a new rule under the Americans with Disabilities Act to improve access to medical diagnostic equipment for people with disabilities. That equipment includes items such as examination tables, scales, dental chairs and mammography equipment.

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