General Practice

Can Pharmacist Care in Medical Homes Improve Patient Goals?

December 15, 2017

Researchers found that, compared with the reference group, CPSS patients were 93% more likely to achieve a blood pressure goal <140/90 mm Hg, 57% more likely to achieve hemoglobin A1c values <8%, and 87% more likely to achieve both disease management goals.

Death of Boston Doctor Prompts Debate on Safety Measures in Hospitals

January 21, 2015

The death of Michael Davidson, MD, has stirred debate regarding the use of metal detectors in healthcare facilities to protect physicians and staff against violence.

The Spice That May Not Be So Nice This Holiday Season

November 26, 2014

Nutmeg may be a nice addition to your eggnog, but ingesting too much of it may lead to very unpleasant consequences.

Jet Lag and Obesity: What's the Connection?

October 17, 2014

The composition and functionality of the gut microbes in "jet lagged" mice were changed and proved less efficient in cell growth, DNA repair, and detoxification.

Guideline on Prevention of Acute COPD Exacerbations Released

October 17, 2014

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) have developed a joint evidence-based guideline on preventing acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Diet Quality May Impact Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

October 17, 2014

Women with a healthy diet prior to an ovarian cancer prognosis are less likely to die in their subsequent years compared to women with a poorer diet, except women with diabetes or a high waist circumference.

Rapid Weight Loss May Not Mean a Quicker Regain

October 16, 2014

A recent study demonstrates that weight lost rapidly in obese patients does not necessarily indicate weight more quickly regained.

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline Extended

March 27, 2014

Americans who've started applying for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act but can't complete the process by the March 31 enrollment deadline will be given an extension.

People Uninformed on Health Insurance Exchanges

March 26, 2014

Individuals in the US seem not to be sufficiently informed about the health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act.