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Are Electronic Medical Records a Good Idea?

submitted by: admin on 05/17/2015
A survey of 8500 primary care doctors published in the November of 2012 journal, Health Affairs, revealed that 69% now use electronic medical records. They complained that health care has become unaffordable for 59% of their patients and that 52% said insurance restrictions too far too much time to deal with. Only 15% of MDs felt the US health care system worked...

Aromatherapy

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
This ancient system of using essential oils is powerful and effective in fighting infections, boosting immunity, relaxing our bodies, and stimulating our minds. There are many practical applications such as Bach Flower Remedies that can be used.              

Computers Affect the Doctor-patient Relationship

submitted by: admin on 03/22/2014
A study from Northwestern Medicine published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics in January of 2014 compared the doctor-patient relationship when a computer was used for electronic medical records vs when a paper chart visit was used. They tracked eye-gaze movements of the doctor and patient in 100 office visits and felt there was a compromise...

Do You Prefer a Male or Female Doctor?

submitted by: admin on 12/10/2013
Researchers at the University of Montreal evaluated 870 male and female doctors with regard to their compliance in managing diabetic patients with practice guidelines set by the Canadian Diabetes Association. They found that female MDs followed guidelines that included regular eye and physical exams, and the use of three medications that included a statin drug...

How Electronic Medical Records are Backfiring and affecting Your Doctor VIsits

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
If you are frustrated with the limited time your doctor has during your office visit, be prepared for this to get even worse. According to a study published in the October 2014 issue of the International Journal of Health Services, the average doctor now spends nearly 17% of his or her time on billing, obtaining insurance approvals for services, financial...

How Healthcare Died and Became a Business

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  What happened to Drs. Marcus Wellby, Ben Casey, and Kildare? How did physicians lose control of the practice of medicine? It began in the late 1980s when MDs refused to deal with the cost of delivering health care. They took the perspective that they would help their patients, but wanted nothing to do with regulating healthcare services. They gave...

Mole Mapping with Adrian Boling

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Mole mapping can bring accurate screening for melanoma. It is a way of keeping a record of skin at a microscopic level. A special camera and light source are used to look beneath the surface of the skin at great magnification and illumination. The entire body is mapped and saved.          

Should Patients Have Access to Their Medical Records?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Most patients want access to their medical records including the doctor's notes according to an article published in the December issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. In this study, called OpenNotes, 37,000 patients and 170 physicians were surveyed. Of the MDs 63 refused to participate and 80% of patients liked the idea of having access to their records....