Author | Patrick McGee


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Nonadjuvant H1N1 Vaccination

November 01, 2011

Clinicians have reported that influenza vaccination increases autoantibody production and/or disease activity in a significant proportion of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Challenges in Transforming Smaller Practices into Medical Homes

November 01, 2011

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of primary care has been held up as a model for renovating out nation's problematic primary care system due to its focus on reducing costs and improving patient outcomes by using team-based care that is accessible, comprehensive, continuous, and coupled with payment reform.

Unique Challenges Confront Physicians Treating Latinos

October 25, 2011

Primary care physicians who treat Latinos are less likely than those treating primarily Caucasian patients to believe they can provide high-quality care. This is due to inadequate time with patients, patients' lack of ability to afford care, patients not adhering to recommended treatments, and difficulties in communicating, according to recent research.

High Stress Levels Result in Higher Mortality Rates

October 25, 2011

If you didn't know it already, you do now: stress kills. That's according to the results of a new study that concludes that men who experience persistently moderate or high levels of stressful life events over a number of years have a 50% higher mortality rate.