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Decline in Diabetes-Related Renal Disease Comes With Caveat
From 1996 to 2007, the rate of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in persons with diabetes decreased 35% nationwide, according to the CDC. More »
Who's on duty at the "end" in ESRD?
In general, nephrologists don't seem to focus much on the quality of ESRD patients' life outside the dialysis clinic or on their wishes about treatment. That's still up to primary care, until someone... More »
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The Future of Inhaled Insulin Therapy
Diabetes is a destructive disease that kills thousands each year in the United States and disables thousands more, and its incidence has been rising dramatically. Glycemic control is imperative to... More »
ESRD Risk High Among HIV-positive Blacks
SAN FRANCISCO -- HIV-positive African-Americans have a six-fold higher risk for end-stage renal disease than whites with HIV, investigators here reported. More »
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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
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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.
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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.


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