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Monday, December 22, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Around 10% of elders experience some form of elder abuse (physical, sexual or emotional abuse; neglect, exploitation, or abandonment), and elders who are abused appear to have a high level of comorbidity. Evidence suggests that patients who have experienced elder abuse are at higher risk of cardiovascular-related mortality.
Monday, December 22, 2014
Simple tips can help physicians and their spouses maintain marital happiness, according to an article published in the American Medical Association (AMA) Alliance magazine Physician Family.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Rosa Michaelis, MD, discusses her goals of cultivating more patient interaction within epilepsy research at the American Epilepsy Society 2014 Annual Meeting.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Doctors continue to prescribe benzodiazepines for seniors despite the significant risks they pose, a new study contends. The research was published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Psychiatry.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next 5 years, according to a report published by Accenture.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Therapy prevents suicide and more attempts in patients who have previously attempted suicide, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Under the Affordable Care Act, information must be made available to allow the public to compare physicians, although there are considerable challenges surrounding the development of the physician performance website, Physician Compare. These challenges are addressed in a health policy brief published online Dec. 11 in Health Affairs.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
With the issuing of the new US Senate report on interrogations, the American Medical Association is reminding physicians of their ethical obligations relating to torture and interrogation.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Consent and purpose are important for public support of secondary uses of electronic health information, according to a study published in the Dec. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Taking medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder might reduce the risk of young patients accidentally injuring themselves, new research suggests. The findings, published online Dec. 15 in Pediatrics, applied to both girls and boys.
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