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Pharmacists on the Front Line in Treating Cardiac Disease
Pharmacists on the Front Line in Treating Cardiac DiseaseWhen it comes to cardiac disease, pharmacists in all practice settings can make a difference.
Top 3 new drug approvalsHere are 3 of the top new drug approvals in late December and early January.
Clinical Challenge: Treating Nasal Congestion with Concomitant Hypertension
Clinical Challenge: Treating Nasal Congestion with Concomitant HypertensionIn Clinical Challenge, we give you one case and two different expert opinions. You decide the best approach.
How medical schools are responding to the opioid epidemicAs the opioid epidemic rages, up-and-coming physicians are seen as part of the solution. Here’s how medical schools are changing their training programs.
New strategies to assess the risk of diabetes-related vision lossA colleague recently told me that eye doctors should “stay within the lines” of traditional eye care because we barely have enough time as it is to do our jobs. My response was that today more than half of our adult patients have either diabetes or prediabetes, so our job now requires we go ”outside the lines” to avoid the leading cause of preventable blindness.
What providers need to do to improve chronic care
What providers need to do to improve chronic careA West survey finds that an overwhelming number of chronic care patients say they need help managing their disease.
Get smart about metabolic syndrome!As pediatricians we are all too aware of our nation’s struggle with childhood overweight and obesity. Approximately 1 of every 5 children that we see in the office every day is obese. Despite tremendous efforts to reverse this trend, it is clear we are in this battle for the long haul.
Why ODs should monitor hypertension in patientsOptometrists need to take on a greater role in helping patients identify and control hypertension
Pediatric hypertensionHypertension in children is not just a specialty problem. It's much more common in general pediatrics than community pediatricians might realize.
Medicare Part D patients not taking blood pressure meds correctlyExpert offers specific actions for managed care execs to take