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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...

2010-09-30 17:14:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Cecil B. Wilson, M.D., President, American Medical Association: "Today's ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court validates last year's key legal victory that found Baptist Health, Arkansas' largest hospital system, acted improperly by inappropriately restricting hospital admitting privileges and interfering with the patient-physician relationship. "By upholding the lower court's decision, the state...

2010-07-26 13:51:45

Physicians often guess wrong about their patients' beliefs about health US physicians are often poor judges of their patients' health beliefs, according to a new study by Dr. Richard Street from Texas A & M University and Paul Haidet from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, USA. However, physicians' understanding is better the more patients are involved by asking questions, expressing concerns, and stating their beliefs and preferences for care. Their...

2010-03-23 12:04:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued today by Docs for Patient Care: Who: Docs for Patient Care What: press conference Where: 4th Estate Restaurant, National Press Club 13th Floor, 529 14th Street, NW When: 9:00 - 10:00 am EDT, to be followed by a panel in adjacent room Why: to announce D4PC new agenda, action items and formation of PAC arm Confirmed speakers: Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) Betsy McCaughey, Committee to...

2010-03-17 09:56:00

Physicians Push Back on Healthcare Overhaul WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Docs for Patient Care (D4PC), the nation's leading voice of doctors opposing Obamacare and offering better healthcare reform, has produced an ad on the DrudgeReport.com linking to educational videos developed by the organization. The YouTube videos feature some of the nation's best doctors explaining what will happen if the current healthcare proposal is put into effect. The doctors also offer...

2010-02-05 15:20:00

Physicians in training and bioethicists at Johns Hopkins have created an easy-to-remember checklist to help medical students and clinicians quickly assess a patient's decision-making capacity in an emergency. A report on the acronym CURVES, and how to use it, will be published in the February issue of CHEST. CURVES stands for Choose and Communicate, Understand, Reason, Value, Emergency and Surrogate. Doctors and students easily memorize mnemonic devices, and applying this one will help them...

2010-01-12 18:03:52

More than 30 million family caregivers play major role in maximizing the health and quality of life of individuals with acute and chronic illnesses The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a position paper to guide ethical relationships among patients, physicians, and caregivers. The Journal of General Internal Medicine has published "Family Caregivers, Patients and Physicians: Ethical Guidance to Optimize Relationships." The text and an online appendix of resources to help...

2009-09-14 11:37:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) today announced that it has launched CAP Cares, a program created to help its physician members preserve the doctor-patient relationship in the wake of an adverse patient outcome. CAP is encouraging its physician members to contact its 24-hour risk management hotline immediately after an incident that is either a known risk of medical care (a complication) or an injury caused by medical error. Triage...

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2009-09-01 10:40:00

Patients who ask their doctor about information they have read on the Internet, or webs that better inform them of their diagnosis, are no longer a rarity. A study undertaken by Spanish researchers reveals the advantages and disadvantages of online medical enquiries. Some 31% of doctors believe that the Internet complicates their relationship with patients and undermines their credibility.Health information on the Internet is changing the relationship between doctors and patients. "Although...

2009-07-08 07:39:58

The cornerstone of a good doctor-patient relationship begins with the doctor's ability to clarify a patient's preferences and values, especially during a difficult diagnosis, a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association said.Lead author Ronald M. Epstein, M.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center, also suggests there are certain things physicians can do or say to define each situation, including being mindful their own biases.Before having a high-stakes...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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