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How to Effectively Treat and Build a Relationship With Patients Who Have Eating Disorders

August 26, 2016 by Holly Whitman

Eating disorders affect around 24 million people in the United States every year, and more than 70 million around the globe. As a medical professional, it's important to remember that a core feature of your treatment plan should focus on the mental side of eating disorders.[read more]

Where does Complementary and Alternative Medicine Fit in US Healthcare?

August 19, 2016 by Michael Jones

As a physician, some of my biggest disappointments have been with colleagues who could not visualize the benefit of going beyond the usual prescription medications or surgery as the only methods of treating a patient. Even after describing my successes, not only with my patients but with my own wellbeing, my colleagues’ skepticism...[read more]

Millennials and Healthcare: How the Game Has Changed

August 18, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

Millennials, the largest living generation, are coming of age — as such, healthcare marketers need to understand how Gen Yer’s needs and expectations differ from other patient segments.Millennials have developed a reputation for being lazy, narcissistic, and disloyal. While this is, of course, largely untrue, it’s important to note...[read more]

5 Ways to Improve HCAHPS Ratings with a Patient Engagement System

August 15, 2016 by Alex Tate

Across the nation, healthcare consumers have become more conscientious regarding their provider options. Increasingly, they are demanding greater decision-making power and emotional engagement in their own health diagnoses and treatment options. Healthcare providers are answering to this desire by doing everything possible to build and...[read more]

Why Primary Care Physicians Are the Next Phase in CCRC Care

August 10, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are experiencing a boom in residency, as more seniors with diverse needs prefer the residential alternative of an independent living unit. CCRC contracts often include health care access that a rental or ownership community would not, such as skilled nursing care. Primary care physicians are becoming more in demand for CCRCs.[read more]

Doing More with Off-Label Drug Use

August 3, 2016 by Doximity Blog

Research and innovation are two lasting pillars of medicine. This is clearly the case in drug development, as we watch for the newest medication to break onto the scene and change how we care for patients. But there’s more to drug treatment than simply applying the latest FDA-approved chemical. Trends over the past decade have shown that...[read more]

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Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself from Medical Malpractice – Talking with Your Doctor

August 3, 2016 by Richard Jaffe

While Medical malpractice is not one hundred percent preventable, there are numerous steps you take to reduce the chances that your doctor may commit medical negligence. Regardless of whether you will be undergoing a procedure, being treated with medication, or simply going to the doctor for a checkup, it is crucial that you do everything you can to protect yourself.[read more]

Can the Internet Cure the Zika Virus?

July 28, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

In order to contain the Zika virus, the pharmaceutical industry must gain approval for new drugs quickly and efficiently — could the internet be the solution?As during any health crisis, Pharma companies are working fervently to implement solutions to control the Zika “pandemic in progress.” Clinical trials are still the best way...[read more]

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Six Tips To Help You Provide Better Patient Care

July 22, 2016 by Anita Ginsburg

To ensure that you succeed as a health care professional, there are a number of ways to provide better patient care to meet each person's needs. By making simple changes with your interactions, you can excel in the industry and enhance the level of care that is provided to those who are suffering or want to improve their health.[read more]

Steering Patients Away From Cyberchondria [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 20, 2016 by Brian Wallace

Patients Googling their symptoms before they see a healthcare professional is a growing problem which leads to complications in patient care and well-being.[read more]

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3 Doctor's Telemedicine Questions Answered

July 18, 2016 by JT Ripton

There is no way around it, if you are a rural hospital then you represent one of the most endangered hospitals out there today.In fact, there are 673 hospitals that are in danger of shutting down due to financial vulnerability, with 62 hospitals shuttered since 2010, according to iVantageIndex. This is out of a total of 2,078 rural...[read more]

Why Medical Marketers Should Use Patient Education as a Strategic Advantage

July 5, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

The age of the passive patient is gone — as such, medical marketers must ensure their messaging isn’t just advertorial, but also informative and relevant.Today, patients are more "active" than ever before — while the knowledge-gathering stage in the traditional path to treatment was limited to consultation with friends and family,...[read more]

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