Category: Medical News

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Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

Explaining Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia vs. Natural Memory Loss

The sad and scary truth is: 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Over the next 30 years that number is expected to nearly tr ...
Social Determinants of Health (SDH) & How They Affect US Health Care

Social Determinants of Health (SDH) & How They Affect US Health Care

Checking a patient’s vital signs, reviewing medical history, imaging, and lab reports give you insight into a patient’s condition and are essentia ...
Your Patient Population is Aging – Are You Ready?

Your Patient Population is Aging – Are You Ready?

If you haven’t noticed already, your patient population is aging. Baby Boomers, those adults born between 1946 and 1964, were the largest demograp ...
Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

Substance Abuse Within Medical Professionals

There is a commonly held belief that physicians have one of the highest rates of alcoholism and substance abuse of any profession, but is it true? ...
25 Items Doctors Typically Pack for Vacation

25 Items Doctors Typically Pack for Vacation

When you pack for a vacation you probably load up on SPF 15 (or higher), hand sanitizer (pocket bac, floating pac), tissues, and ibuprofen. That’s a g ...
Physician Health Part III: Disruptive Physician Behavior

Physician Health Part III: Disruptive Physician Behavior

If you've been keeping up with our 3-part series on doctors and their well-being, you'll remember in Part I we focused on doctors and sleep, and i ...
The Many Faces Behind the #GiveVax Initiative

The Many Faces Behind the #GiveVax Initiative

Beginning in April 2016, BoardVitals partnered with Vaccine Ambassadors to kick off our first philanthropic initiative: #GiveVax, to supply one va ...
Is Medical Marijuana FDA Approved?

Is Medical Marijuana FDA Approved?

If you think marijuana (weed, dope, grass, reefer) is a legal, FDA approved, prescription drug, you’re not alone - but you may not be correct. The ...
Physician Health Part II: Prioritizing Exercise with a Busy Schedule

Physician Health Part II: Prioritizing Exercise with a Busy Schedule

Last week, in the first part of our three-part series on physician health, we talked about the consequences of too little sleep. This week we are ...
Physician Health Part I: Doctors and Sleep, Reality & Consequences

Physician Health Part I: Doctors and Sleep, Reality & Consequences

Welcome to our 3-part series on doctors and their well-being - or lack of it. In Part I, we are going to focus on doctors and sleep. Part II will ...
Physician Happiness: Are They As Happy As You’d Expect?

Physician Happiness: Are They As Happy As You’d Expect?

People looking in from the outside often believe that physicians are happier, wealthier, thinner, and generally more satisfied with life than othe ...
Study: Is Less Experience Better for the Patient?

Study: Is Less Experience Better for the Patient?

You walk into the room, your patient looks at you and says “How old are you anyway?” So much for confidence and credibility when trying to treat t ...
Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Think Before You Ink: Tattoos Seen in the ER

Forty percent of Americans now have tattoos and they don’t simply say “Mom” or “I love Sally”. These days physicians are seeing “tats” that are me ...
How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

How PBM’s Control and Diminish Physician Prescribing Efforts  

  This issue brings to mind the children’s book “Three Billy Goats Gruff”. It is an apt metaphor for the impact that pharmacy benefit mana ...
Why Doctors Can Be Obstacles to Innovation

Why Doctors Can Be Obstacles to Innovation

Actually, our premise is a bit misleading. Doctors don’t want to be obstacles to innovation - they want a good reason to innovate. Saying a medica ...
Survey: Are Physicians Happy with Their Jobs?

Survey: Are Physicians Happy with Their Jobs?

For the eighth year, the results of the annual Great American Physician Survey have been released. Physicians Practice surveyed 826 physicians acr ...
Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

Showing Gratitude: What are Patients Thankful For?

It can be difficult to care for patients night and day for weeks and months without hearing a word of thanks or a single expression of gratitude. ...
Giving Tuesday—Wednesday—Thursday…

Giving Tuesday—Wednesday—Thursday…

  For the past six years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Giving Tuesday, a “global day of giving.” Following on the hee ...
Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

Working on Thanksgiving: What it’s like for Doctors and Healthcare professionals

When you think of the doctors who have to work on Thanksgiving, you might expect to find a group of disgruntled professionals bemoaning the fact t ...
Thanksgiving Foods that Doctors avoid (and why)

Thanksgiving Foods that Doctors avoid (and why)

For some doctors, Thanksgiving may be an exercise in “Do as I say, not as I do.” They counsel their patients to navigate the annual food fest in a ...
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