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Zika Virus Legislation, Diagnosis, and Prevention: What You Need to Know

July 8, 2016 by Daphne Stanford

A lot has happened over the last year related to the Zika virus. As healthcare professionals, we have an obligation to keep abreast of current legislation, science, and technology related to recent outbreaks. Education is the key to prevention and health care reform. Now’s the time to educate ourselves and our patients, as well as our friends, families, and communities.[read more]

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Here’s Why Primary Care Is the Future of Public Health

June 30, 2016 by John Henning

Public health isn’t just providing health care for low-income families and individuals. It’s largely responsible for lengthening life spans and improving health for all individuals throughout the Western world.Public health advances, including water fluoridation, food fortification, immunizations, increased access to family planning,...[read more]

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The Spatial Revolution: GIS in Public Health

June 28, 2016 by Rehan Ijaz

 In Hippocrates’s day, the environment was the primary cause of ill-health. Hippocrates describes in his treatise “Air, Waters, and Places” how unwholesome spaces, particularly those in cities, breed all manner of disease, and he encourages visiting more salubrious places, including his natural healing centers far removed from...[read more]

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4 Kinds of Health Education for a More Healthy Society

June 20, 2016 by Marlena Stoddard

Health education is a crucial aspect to public health. Check out these types of health education that contribute to the overall health of our society.[read more]

Measuring Physician Quality - Bully or Just Plain Bull

May 26, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

Patients are amazing creatures.   The current breed is hyperinformed on medical information and has an ever expanding reservoir of physician data to trove through.  I’m not just referring to physician reviews on Angie’s list.  Soon, the public will be encouraged to review our success and failure rates with respect to...[read more]

The Silent Epidemic: Nursing and Addiction

May 14, 2016 by Jennifer Landis

One in 10 nurses will struggle with substance addiction in their lifetime. Several factors contribute to the high prevalence of substance abuse among nursing professionals and this post discusses them.[read more]

Staying Healthy in Philadelphia's Hospitals

May 3, 2016 by Steven Wigrizer

Grey’s Anatomy. ER. Scrubs. General Hospital. St. Elsewhere. Chicago Hope. Just a few of the many television shows revolving around hospitals that have captured America’s imagination. While some of the portrayals of these medical institutions were accurate, many were fantastical representations of healthcare. Real-life hospitals are a fluctuating atmosphere of good and bad patient care, which often varies based on how well the staff works together.[read more]

Risks of Probiotics - Who Cares?

April 26, 2016 by Michael Kirsch

We have a medical industrial complex that is a beast that needs to be fed. It fuels itself on our fidelity to medical practices that are labeled as truths. ‘Wellness’ rules.[read more]

Millennial Speak: Reaching the Next Generation of Healthcare Consumers

April 21, 2016 by Craig Fairfield, MBA

The new boom in healthcare involves those born between roughly 1982 and 2003. Not only are their numbers on the rise, but so is their purchasing power. Their lifetime value as healthcare consumers cannot be ignored.[read more]

Debunking Digital Patient Recruitment Myths for Clinical Trials: Myth 3

April 19, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

When it comes to clinical trial recruitment, fiction often rules the day. In this series, we debunk some of the most common misperceptions about digital recruitment for clinical trials, and set the record straight with hard facts and actionable solutions.[read more]

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How That New Drug Goes From Idea to Market

April 16, 2016 by Ryan Kh

The development and approval of new drugs is mandated by FDA's CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research) center, the apex government body governing this segment. So how is a drug conceptualized and then developed, marketed, and then transported to various parts of the country for storage, management, and transportation of drugs?[read more]

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Healthcare Costs Involved in Treating Drug Addiction

March 31, 2016 by Viatcheslav Wlassoff
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In a sense, the true costs of drug addiction are incalculable. How do we calculate the cost of incompetence in the public and private sector? How many people are late to work due to one drug-related accident? How many of those people will be fired as a result of being late one too many times?[read more]

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