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2011-07-28 00:01:02

Fair Warning to U.S. Doctors as http://www.YourCity.MD releases all patient rating comments starting today after offering doctors a 10 day buffer period to protect their reputations and help correct patient health care issues before extreme measures like lawsuits become necessary. The time has come for patients and doctors to register on their local .MD city web site. Doctors can now check their patient feedback daily in their .MD city to protect their reputations on the web. Cincinnati, OH...

2011-06-14 06:50:00

PRINCETON, N.J., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In less than six months, the thriving international support community called simply AddisonsDisease.Net will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. AddisonsDisease.Net announces its continued growth and enduring founding legacy of providing direct Addison's Disease support to the global Addison's Disease community. For all these years, AddisonsDisease.Net has directly helped thousands worldwide and its members have experienced such joys as...

2011-05-24 08:00:00

HORSHAM, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verilogue, a company dedicated to improving healthcare communications, today announced the launch of CareCoach.com, a unique service designed to enhance communication between patients, caregivers and healthcare providers and improve healthcare outcomes by measuring and supporting shared decision-making. While the need to optimize patient-physician communication is widely recognized, the lines of communication often break down or are never...

2011-05-04 10:37:00

TUCSON, Ariz., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 26, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case (Sorrell v. IMS Health) concerning the sale of patients' prescription records by data mining companies. In challenging a Vermont statute that limits the sale of data for marketing purposes, IMS Health argues that there is a First Amendment right to harvest and sell medical records data. With all the "privacy notices" they receive, and frequent references to "HIPAA" (the Heath Insurance...

2011-04-19 12:20:18

Internet makes it harder for doctors to maintain professionalism With ubiquitous social media sites like Facebook and Twitter blurring private and professional lines, there is an increasing need for physicians to create a healthy distance between their work and home online identities, two Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physicians assert. Writing for the Annals of Internal Medicine's April 19 Ideas and Opinions section, physicians Arash Mostaghimi, MD, MPA and Bradley H. Crotty, MD call...

2011-03-07 21:37:04

A review of 35 years of scientific medical studies confirms that the social and emotional context of the doctor"“patient relationship have yet to be incorporated into the equation when it comes to health care. In spite of its strong endorsement over a decade ago by the influential Institute of Medicine report, "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century," which highlighted the benefits of care that is respectful of and responsive to patients' needs, values and...

2011-03-04 15:21:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medication non-adherence is as dangerous and costly as many diseases, causing up to 125,000 deaths annually in the U.S. Non-adherence, the failure to take drugs on time in the dosages prescribed, has been described as the world's "other drug problem." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/SF29260LOGO-a) Non-adherence is due to a number of factors including patient demographics, medication expense, polypharmacy, side effects, and...

2011-01-03 08:22:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Doctors that have a profile on Facebook, a social networking website, may be compromising the doctor-patient relationship because they don't have sufficient privacy settings, according to this research. The findings come from a survey on the Facebook activities of 405 postgraduate trainee doctors at Rouen University Hospital in France. Half who received the questionnaire returned it. About three fourths of the respondents (73 percent) said they had a Facebook...

2010-12-16 13:24:52

Facebook activity of residents and fellows and its impact on the doctor-patient relationship Doctors with a profile on the social networking site Facebook may be compromising the doctor-patient relationship, because they don't deploy sufficient privacy settings, indicates research published online in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The authors base their findings on a survey of the Facebook activities of 405 postgraduate trainee doctors (residents and fellows) at Rouen University Hospital in...

2010-12-11 00:01:09

Patients who are able to take charge of their health issues and are educated regarding their care are more likely to experience healthier medical outcomes and greater satisfaction with their health care providers. Increased organization and preparation are crucial factors and patients must be active, engaged participants in their healthcare management and develop successful communication strategies. Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) December 9, 2010 GreenPear Health LLC, a medical organizational...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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