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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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The top five social media tools for physicians

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using social media allows doctors to connect with colleagues and patients. We show you which platforms are best and how to get started.

Personal branding for doctors: Being yourself can enhance your practice

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Make the most of how others perceive you by consciously defining and actively managing your brand. Find out how to get started in this article.

Six mindfulness techniques for physicians

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Can mindfulness help doctors to cope with the unprecedented pressures they face? We explain how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine.

Is your doctor prescribing the wrong treatment for pink eye?

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ophthalmologists urge practitioners to stop overprescribing antibiotics for a common eye infection that typically clears up without medication.

Drug costs vary by more than 600% in study of 10 high-income countries

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of 10 high-income countries with universal health care, costs for prescription drugs in 6 of the largest categories of primary care medicines varied by more than 600%, according to...

Type 2 diabetes: Blood glucose testing of little value to some patients

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

For patients with type 2 diabetes who are not being treated with insulin, routine blood glucose monitoring is unlikely to be of value, new study suggests.

New software tool could help doctors diagnose genetic diseases

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:00:00 PDT

An open-source software tool called Mendel,MD could help doctors analyze patients' genetic data in order to diagnose diseases caused by mutations.

Older adults may not benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An analysis of clinical trial data finds no benefit in giving older adults statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

A day in the life of a general practitioner

Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A GP’s role is bewilderingly diverse: from newborn to grandparent, and from alopecia to zygomycosis. In this article, we walk a mile in one GP's shoes.

Doctors: Too busy for a book club? Join a virtual one

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, we check out how a book discussion on Twitter can allow people from all over the globe to connect - and it's not just for doctors.

Diabetic emergencies: Warning signs and what to do

Sun, 14 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Diabetes affects millions of people in the U.S. and can cause serious complications. Responding quickly to diabetes emergencies can save lives.

Diabetes doctors: Which specialists treat diabetes?

Sun, 14 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are a variety of healthcare professionals that can help manage diabetes. Knowing what to expect from each will help you make the most of your visit.

Diabetes Awareness Month: When is it and what happens?

Sat, 13 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Every November, Diabetes Awareness Month helps communities and healthcare professionals highlight the impact of diabetes on millions of lives.

Half of all seniors who went to doctor for common cold prescribed unnecessary antibiotics

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly one in two seniors in Ontario who visited a family doctor for a non-bacterial infection received an unnecessary antibiotic prescription, according to a new study from the Institute for...

NSAIDs may raise heart attack risk in first week of use

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that using ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for as a little as 1 week may raise the risk of heart attack.

Osteoporosis: ACP update treatment guidelines for preventing bone fractures

Tue, 09 May 2017 07:00:00 PDT

In revised guidelines, the ACP strongly advise that women with osteoporosis should be treated with bisphosphonates or denosumab to prevent bone fractures.

Could 'curbside consultations' go digital?

Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Primary care and specialty doctors are rarely in the same room these days. How can they consult on complex patient care? Find out how technology can help.

Restricting pharmaceutical reps' marketing tactics changes physician prescribing behavior

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows that limiting how pharmaceutical sales representatives can market their products to physicians changes their drug prescribing behaviors.

Findings suggest underdiagnosis of AMD not uncommon in primary eye care

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Approximately 25 percent of eyes deemed to be normal based on dilated eye examination by a primary eye care ophthalmologist or optometrist had macular characteristics that indicated age-related...

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.