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A New Type of Medicine – Food Pharmacies

A New Type of Medicine – Food Pharmacies

It’s no secret that your diet influences your financial and health status. Recently, the medical community has come to accept the importance of nutrition in the lives of patients suffering from chronic conditions. This raises the question – “What if primary care providers could offer prescriptions for fresh produce to their patients?” This would provide

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Emergency Care Is Disproportionately Less Efficient for Geriatric Patients

Emergency Care Is Disproportionately Less Efficient for Geriatric Patients

It’s not a secret that senior patients tend to either be underserved or overlooked when it comes to emergency care. Unnecessary hospitalizations are one of the main issues but not the only one. Cognitive impairment, sensory deficits, complex health histories, multiple chronic illnesses, and a lack of communication between doctors and patients account for the

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The Pervasiveness and Dangers of Crash Dialysis in Renal Disease Management

The Pervasiveness and Dangers of Crash Dialysis in Renal Disease Management

Kidney disease is a life-threatening condition that requires long-term medical supervision and management. According to the most recent numbers, 1 in 3 U.S. adults is at risk for developing kidney disease. The pervasiveness and poor management of the condition make kidney disease one of the leading causes of death nationwide. More worryingly, the number of

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What Is Health Literacy and Why Does It Matter

What Is Health Literacy and Why Does It Matter

As primary care physicians (PCPs), our jobs can be made easier or harder depending on several factors. Key among them is the “health literacy” level of the patient. By this, we refer to the patient’s ability to understand medical information transmitted to them. It could be information related to their medical condition, symptoms, treatments, medicine

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Effective Strategies for Managing Obesity

Effective Strategies for Managing Obesity

Obesity had been a global pandemic long before COVID came around. The rate of global obesity tripled in size over the last 50 years. Studies show that roughly 35% to 40% of Americans are obese. But when you attempt to talk to someone about their obesity, they usually get defensive and shy away from the

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The Camden Coalition Fails to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

The Camden Coalition Fails to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

Americans are always looking for a quick fix to their problems, such as swallowing one pill per day to lose weight. Wouldn’t it be nice if life was that easy? The Camden Coalition was supposed to be the quick fix for helping people with frequent health issues and hospital readmissions. Since readmissions are expensive for

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The Importance of Value-Based Metrics for Treating Patients

The Importance of Value-Based Metrics for Treating Patients

Metrics are a valuable way for healthcare providers to measure the value of the care they provide to their patients. All healthcare providers should continuously seek better quality metrics for their practices. They need tools capable of pinpointing the effectiveness, safety, and equity of their treatments and care. The results of your metrics will give

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