There may not be a lot known about population medicine across the medical community but those involved believe as more is known about the specialty the more benefit it can provide for doctors and patients alike.
At the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting in Chicago the opening discussion in front of thousands of the top doctors across the country focused on a developing specialty aimed at improving patient health in non-traditional ways.
Venturing into largely unexplored territory, researchers from the University of Southampton conducted interviews with MS patients to determine their emotional response to their interactions with healthcare professionals, as it pertained to their prognoses. The study determines increased sensitivity, awareness, and attention may be needed among HCPs to best communicate with their MS patients.
The looming threat of malpractice litigation greatly impacts neurosurgeons, who sometimes take passive or active approaches to try to mitigate their risk of being sued. The debate regarding the necessity and impact of defensive medicine, as it involves neurosurgery, is lively, and draws many conflicting opinions.
When most people think of palliative care their first thought is likely to hospice and end of life oncology care, but experts in the field are working to change and expand that perception to other areas of health care as well.
Formerly known as alternative or complimentary medicine, integrative medicine is a new venture in the field aiming to bring together the best of traditional care and other approaches to help patients in a variety of specialties.
It was back in April that researchers from Georgetown University reported the first case of Alzheimer’s disease in a person living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Now the case report will be presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016 in Toronto, Canada on July 27.