Progress has been made toward widespread adoption of electronic health records, although there are still barriers to adoption of advanced use of EHRs, according to a report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
By Adam Hochron
For patients with hypertension, finding the right course of treatment can be critically important especially when other health factors are taken into consideration.
Among women with diabetes, long-term use of sulfonylureas is associated with a significantly higher risk of incident coronary heart disease, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in Diabetes Care.
By Bridget Barry Thias
Revised guidelines recommend athletes to drink when they are thirsty and to supplement post-training fluids with “recovery foods.”
For the second year running, physician turnover remains at the highest rate since 2005, according to a report published by the American Medical Group Association.
For physicians trying to balance various financial and time pressures, ethical dilemmas are common, according to an article published Aug. 7 in Medical Economics.
Although the burden of risk factors is lower, more deaths from major cardiovascular disease occur in low-income countries, according to research published in the Aug. 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
The increasing administrative requirements of a medical practice are requiring a team-based approach to care, and physicians must learn to manage the team, according to an article published Aug. 7 in Medical Economics.
By Gale Scott
The US Food and Drug Administration announced it will give priority review status to Amgen’s application to market ivabradine as a treatment for chronic heart failure.
By Gale Scott
As the nation tries to cut its health-care costs critics of reform have worried that some patients who need expensive though risky procedures like coronary artery bypass graft surgery might not get them. But a new Harvard School of Public Health study could allay those fears.