Five Success Strategies for a Lean Medical Practice
Audrey "Christie" Mclaughlin, RN, January 23, 2014
How efficient practice managers keep clinics running smoothly.
Nine Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Practice to a Hospital
Aubrey Westgate, January 22, 2014
Here are nine questions that can help reveal if becoming acquired by a larger system is the right move for you and your practice.
Four January Business Planning To-Dos for Doctors
Ike Devji, JD, January 21, 2014
Here are some of the more important financial and business issues physicians should take care of this month.
Why Insurance Companies Should Collect Patient Payments
Leann DiDomenico McAllister, January 20, 2014
It's time to take patient collections out of physicians' practices to truly have patients make responsible choices about their healthcare dollars.
How Facebook Helped Market a New Physician Practice Model
Raquel Baldelomar, January 17, 2014
An Arizona-based OB/GYN medical group found Facebook to be the most efficient and effective way to reach women and educate them on their new practice.
Fluid Withdrawal During Dialysis Improves Prognosis
March 11, 2014
A small study finds correlations between heart rate variability and fluid overload during dialysis, suggesting that managing the latter appropriately can improve outcomes.
Citalopram and Agitation in Alzheimer Disease: Benefits and Risks
March 5, 2014
Citalopram soothes caregivers as well as Alzheimer patients, but at some cost to the latter. A review recommends only short-term and "judicious" use of medications for agitatoin.
Low-dose Opioids Safe for Severe COPD
March 4, 2014
While high-dose opioids may be deadly, lower doses may be safe for symptom reduction in severe respiratory disease. For those with milder COPD, a new treatment is in testing.
Genetic Studies Pinpoint Markers for Pancreatic Cancer
February 27, 2014
Both the STAG2 protein important in cell division shows promise as a marker of nonprogression in pancreatic cancer, and a panel of 30 microRNA biomarkers may aid in early detection.
Brain Connectivity Disrupted in Schizophrenia
February 26, 2014
Recent advances in brain imaging allow insights into brain networks, revealing how communication channels within the brain are disrupted in psychotic disorders.