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Primary care is the day-to-day health care given by a health care provider. Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in a variety

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Few researchers consider hearing loss in healthcare communication: Study

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Doctors believe that communication with their patients is important, but most studies of physician/elderly patient communication do not mention that hearing loss may affect this interaction.

Sliding scale insulin therapy: How it works, doses, alternatives

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at sliding scale insulin therapy, one way a person with diabetes can work out how much insulin to take before a meal.

Future challenges for digital healthcare

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Digital healthcare tools could revolutionize how doctors and patients interact. But is new technology actually being adopted into clinical practice?

Will these three innovations change your clinical practice?

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Medical News Today share some recent game-changing innovations in the field of healthcare as they report from WIRED Health in London.

A third of emergency cancer patients in England haven't seen their GP

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Around one third (34 per cent) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their doctor beforehand, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in the...

Can technology transform chronic disease management?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Primary care physicians are increasingly facing complex chronic diseases. Find out if they think digital health technology can help.

Navigating vaccine hesitancy: What can the physician do?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Why are some parents concerned about vaccines? Learn what physicians can do to help parents understand the importance of vaccines for their children.

Many new doctors may be posting unprofessional content on Facebook

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

When researchers searched Facebook for the public accounts of all urologists who graduated from US residency programs in 2015, they found that a substantial proportion of these accounts contained...

Maple syrup extract boosts antibiotics, may ward off 'superbugs'

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study shows that a phenolic rich extract from maple syrup dramatically enhances antibiotic action against infection-causing bacteria.

Depression: Finger-prick blood test predicts likely effectiveness of medication

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study shows for first time how measuring C-reactive protein in the patient's blood can predict which medication is most likely to work for depression.

Best insulin injection sites: Absorption time and rotation

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Find out about the benefits of common insulin injection locations used to manage diabetes. We cover the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, and lower back.

New risk tool to help UK GPs decide if patients under 50 have a serious bowel condition

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The University of Exeter, in partnership with Bowel Cancer UK Never Too Young campaign, Durham University and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, publishes in the British Journal of...

Tree nut allergy: Avoiding all tree nuts 'may not be necessary'

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New study suggests many people who test positive for tree nut allergies in blood and skin prick tests can consume most tree nuts without any reactions.

How and when to take a pregnancy test

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Whether used at home or in a doctor's office, find out what pregnancy tests are available, how to use them accurately, and what the results mean.

Stage 3 lung cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we take a close look at advanced lung cancer. Learn about how it is classified, as well as how we might increase early detection.

New tool accurately predicts risk of chronic disease

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have developed a new clinical tool that combines blood tests with age to predict the risk of chronic illness among primary care patients.

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell: A heroine for women

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Dr. Blackwell overcame many obstacles to become the first female doctor in America. We look at how her achievements led the way for women in medicine.

Pharmacists with greater role in care prevent repeat hospital visits

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pharmacists given an expanded role in patient oversight can reduce the likelihood of high-risk patients returning to the hospital, according to a new study that underscores a potential cost-saving...

Encouragement to consult GPs for memory concerns did not ensure earlier dementia diagnosis

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Encouraging patients with potential memory deficits to seek early advice from a general practitioner (GP) empowered more of them to consult their GP, but GPs did not change their behavior and refer...

HIV swollen lymph nodes: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is the link between HIV and swollen lymph nodes, and when should a doctor be consulted? What may be other early symptoms and complications of HIV?

Parental concerns about sexual activity declining as reason not vaccinating children against HPV: Physicians need to discuss benefits of vaccine

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Concern about sexual activity is declining as a reason parents do not get their daughters the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a research study presented at the Society of...

"Stepping Up" model of care improves uptake of type 2 diabetes treatment

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The model has important implications across health systems globally, say researchers.

Time for physicians to prepare for impending appropriate use mandate

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Within a year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement a provision in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) that requires physicians to consult appropriate use...

Preventing and treating smoking in children and youth

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A first-ever guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on tobacco use by children and youth aged 5 to 18 years recommends that physicians should play a more active role in...

Concerns over inconsistent palliative care provision across England

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Palliative and end-of-life care are not being considered as core services by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in some parts of England, with a vast degree of variation across different services...