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Four things payers need to know about acute myeloid leukemiaPhysicians need to be able to move quickly to care for patients with AML, and they need to have payers on board.
Using technology, medical informatics in patient educationIncorporating new technologies is a must for ODs to improve patient communication and education. Multiple platforms of communication are needed in the 21st century to communicate and educate patients of very different backgrounds.
Anticoagulant use in URS patients ups bleeding riskPatients undergoing ureteroscopy while remaining on anticoagulant therapy may be at increased risk for bleeding complications, including significant bleeding events and unplanned returns to the operating room, according to a retrospective study
Overtreating glucose levels can take a toll on diabetes patientsMayo Clinic researchers found that beyond overtesting, focus on HbA1C levels can lead to serious harms for patients, especially as more diabetes drugs are needed to keep HbA1C within desired targets.
What's the best non-surgical treatment for exotropia?Observation, patching, and the use of overminus lenses are three treatment approaches for intermittent exotropia; observation appears reasonable based on current research.
Google changes health search rules
Google changes health search rulesConsumers searching for health information on Google will now see results from Mayo Clinic in a feature box at the top of the return screen.
Medication therapy can increase long-term success for smokers who want to cut back first, study findsA study of more than 1,500 cigarette smokers who were not ready to quit smoking but were willing to cut back on cigarette consumption and combine their approach with varenicline (Chantix, Pfizer) increased their long-term success of quitting smoking.
MOC needs revision before physicians will recognize valueAn overall criticism of the MOC is that it offers no credit for day-to-day practice improvements, study says.
Patients who think they are allergic to penicillin probably are notMany people who report an allergy to penicillin actually are not allergic to penicillin, according to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting, in Atlanta.
Appleā€™s new Health app set to debut along with Watch, linking action to medical dataOn September 9, Apple revealed the Apple Watch, saying it can help people lead healthier lives. It joins a growing list of new health innovations including Health and HealthKit, set launch in September.