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Using virtual reality in your practice
Using virtual reality in your practiceInnovative technology is certainly one way to catch a patient’s attention. Most patients will appreciate ODs who are not only current but use state-of-the art technology.
If you operate a medical practice, you should be outsourcingAs if giving your key employees menial tasks isn’t enough to consider outsourcing, the ever-changing landscape of the medical industry should be the deciding factor.
What is the price of a medical record?
What is the price of a medical record?While all of us recognize the advantages of an electronic record in the respect of data retrieval, the risk has become greater because many practices do not secure their network.
Direct-acting antivirals prevent liver cancer recurrenceNew research finds direct-acting antivirals can be given safely to those on liver transplant waitlist.
Sofosbuvir reduces transplant rate in HCV patientsSofosbuvir-based therapy successfully treats HCV patients with decompensated liver disease, according to a new study.
Death of the pressure patch has been slightly exaggerated
Death of the pressure patch has been slightly exaggeratedBest practice guidelines are just that—guidelines. They’re not religious dogma designed to herd everyone into the same line. We are rightly moving toward more evidence-based medicine, such as increased use of bandage lenses and less pressure patching in the management of corneal abrasions and erosions.
Adults know needed vaccines, but skip them anywayA new report says the key to increasing adult vaccine compliance may lie in a simple suggestion from a physician.
Researchers: Pneumonia vaccine could use improvementU.K. researchers say more research and funding is needed for a more successful alternative to prevent pneumonia infection.
Glucose self-monitoring unnecessary in non-insulin treated diabeticsA lack of improvement in HbA1c compared with patients who monitor glucose indicates that monitoring should not be routine, according to new research.
HbA1c variability linked to depression in elderlyGood, long-term control of HbA1c may help prevent depressive symptoms in elderly with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.