Why so few patients get the new cholesterol busters
Two powerful drugs that appear twice as effective as older ones have a big problem that's keeping them from those in need
Colon cancer patients getting younger, no one knows why
Colorectal cancer is usually thought of as a disease for older adults. But the demographics of the disease have been changing and no one is quite sure why.
How Dying Patients Get Access to Experimental Drugs
For desperate patients, the pace of clinical drug trials can be lethally slow. But there is a way for them to beat the clock.
Are Your Patients Getting Dodgy Diet Advice Online?
Many social media influencers who give weight management tips are giving bad advice, ECO 2019 has heard.
How Does TBI Differ Among Older Patients?
LOS ANGELES—Most older adults recover well from traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to research presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Compared with younger patients, older adults endorse less independence after injury, but are less likely to report ...
Why Can’t Dying Patients Get the Drugs They Want?
A Republican-backed “Right to Try” bill would allow patients to sidestep F.D.A. approval. But the true gatekeepers are the drug companies themselves.
1 in 10 older patients are victims of elder abuse
From Fierce Practice Management There’s a 1 in 10 chance that the seniors coming to your practice are victims of emotional, sexual or financial abuse, according to a review article published …
Why aren't high-risk breast cancer patients getting genetic testing?
According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, physicians are failing to recommend genetic testing for patients who are at risk of breast cancer, including those at high risk for mutations linked to ovarian cancer.
EMS vs Ride-Share: How Should Patients Get to the ED?
Dr Hilton describes how ride-sharing services have affected ambulance utilization in transporting patients to hospitals.
First Hints That Stem Cells Can Help Patients Get Better
Sue Freeman, 78, is one of two women who appear to have unexpectedly regained some of their vision while taking part in a study testing the safety of an embryonic stem-cell therapy. The findings, if confirmed, could mark a landmark step in stem cell therapy, but everyone involved in the work is being very cautious about how they describe these results.
The HPV vaccine prevents cancer. So why aren't most teens getting it?
Sixty percent of girls and 78 percent of boys haven't received full doses.
How to Get Patient Referrals
When you are getting referrals, it means that your patients believe in your offerings enough to put their reputation on the line. They want to be known amon
Why Pushy Patients Get Results — And How You Can, Too
Pushy patients who are assertive and work with — not against — their doctors get their questions answered and their needs met more effectively.
Slideshow: Top 10 Vaccine-Preventable Disease: Measles, Flu, and More
Get the WebMD list of the top 10 vaccine-preventable diseases, including measles, whooping cough, flu, polio, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, mumps, Hib, tetanus, and hepatitis B.
What to Drink as You Get Older
It is important for older adults to drink plenty of liquids every day. Learn more about eating well as you get older at: nihseniorhealth.gov/eatingwel...
Should I Get the Shingles Vaccine?
Many older patients ask us, "Should I get the shingles vaccine?" The answer is almost always yes. If you have had the chickenpox, you are at risk.
How Open Access Empowered a 16-Year-Old to Make Cancer Breakthrough
An interview on Open Access to research journals with Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Jack Andraka, the 16-year-ol...
Telemedicine could keep older patients out of the hospital. So why hasn’t it taken off?
Virtual care seems ideal for treating frail elderly people — but there are few business models employing virtual care because payers don't cover it.
How Helping Patients Get Good Care At Home Helps Rural Hospitals Survive
How helping patients get good care at home helps rural hospitals survive.
A Breakthrough in How We Perceive Traumatic Brain Injury Patients
Taylor is an activist for Head Injury Awareness, and was honored to have been featured in the Betty Clooney Center Newsletter, March 2013. She was also featured on the Hidden Heroes documentary film on Canadian TV as well as several National TV and radio chat shows in both the North and South of Ireland. Her story has saved three lives, and gives "hope an inspiration" to stroke and ABI survivors.