Overview of ICD-10

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems has released its 10th revision in October of 2015. The code set has been through nine revisions so far and with the 10th revision out, medical practices can expect significant improvements such as care management, public health reporting, and research…

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Overview of ICD-10
How to Find a Work-Life Balance that Works for Your Family

How to Find a Work-Life Balance that Works for Your Family

Working parents often feel like they are trying to juggle five plates, but can only keep four plates up in the air, so one is always crashing down. Many parents have found that the one falling is not always the same one, and they find themselves experiencing success in four…

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Walking and Running. Do You Get the Same Workout?

There are many reasons why people start running: Busting stress, boosting energy, or snagging that treadmill next to a longtime gym crush are just a few. What's more, running can keep your heart healthy, improve your mood, stave off sickness, and aid in weight loss. But depending on your personal…

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Walking and Running. Do You Get the Same Workout?
The 10 Best Gadgets of 2015

The 10 Best Gadgets of 2015

10. Typo iPad Air Keyboard This keyboard is something that can finally compare with a Microsoft Surface product. The keyboard is clicky and sized well, feeling much more like a solid laptop then a junky tablet accessory. It’s expensive, at $189, but if investing some money in turning your iPad…

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Telemedicine Can Help Our Ailing System

Between 2008 and 2020 the number of Americans older than 65 years will have increased by 36%, while the physician supply will hardly keep up with a corresponding 7% increase, according to a report published in 2010 by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Center for Workforce Studies. Using…

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Telemedicine Can Help Our Ailing System
Five Public Relations Secrets to Building Your Medical Practice

Five Public Relations Secrets to Building Your Medical Practice

As the healthcare industry has evolved, so too have the methods physicians use to attract patients and impact their community. A half-century ago, hanging a shingle and having a solid work ethic was the secret to success. But today, physicians need to know how to position themselves in a population…

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How Serious is the Threat of MERS?

Health officials in the Philippines reported earlier this month that the country's second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was diagnosed in a 36-year-old foreign man who had flown in from Dubai. The country has stepped up surveillance and quarantine measures at ports of entry and in the city of Muntinlupa,…

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How Serious is the Threat of MERS?
For-Profit Weight Loss Clinics: Are They Dangerous for Patients?

For-Profit Weight Loss Clinics: Are They Dangerous for Patients?

John LaRosa, research director at Marketdata Enterprises, has studied the weight loss industry for over 20 years and estimates that medical weight loss programs, which include those run by hospitals and clinics, bring in $1 billion annually and that the market will grow about 5 percent a year through 2019.…

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Concierge Medicine Rides the Wave of the Future

Concierge medicine allows doctors to charge a flat monthly fee for services. It’s an idea that finally might be catching on throughout the country. Long thought of as a perk for the rich, concierge medicine has in recent years become more appealing for patients across income brackets. More important, perhaps, is…

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Concierge Medicine Rides the Wave of the Future
Today’s Fight Over Vaccines is Not Over Yet

Today’s Fight Over Vaccines is Not Over Yet

Recently, the state of California passed a law that requires almost all California school children to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents' personal or religious beliefs. California now joins only two other states -- Mississippi and West Virginia -- that permit…

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Dr. Neil Ghodadra to help Entrepreneur Jackie Wonder Launch New Drink Line

Jackie Wonder, co-founder of Sharper Edge Sales & Marketing Group™, is introducing a new health products company, Wondermade Brands™, with Dr. Neil Ghodadra, MD. Wondermade Brands™ is making physician created and endorsed supplements, Doc’s Drinks™ and Doc’s Gummies™, and taking them to retailers nationwide. More than 200 stores have launched…

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Dr. Neil Ghodadra to help Entrepreneur Jackie Wonder Launch New Drink Line
10 Amazing Vacation Destinations You May Not Have Heard About

10 Amazing Vacation Destinations You May Not Have Heard About

Summer is here, so if you haven’t already planned your vacation, consider these top ten exotic beach getaways that combine privacy, beauty, and many different types of fun. Kamalame Cay, The Bahamas The private island is just a 15-minute flight from Nassau and offers an isolated sanctuary surrounded by crystal-clear…

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Public Health Lessons Learned from the Ebola Outbreak

Though the Ebola virus devastated west Africa last year, there have been many lessons learned from healthcare’s response that may have profound long-term effects on the overall industry. Mostly, concerns over the spread of the virus largely focused on rapid detection and diagnosis at a collective level, but these concerns…

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Public Health Lessons Learned from the Ebola Outbreak
Use Social Media to Become A Better Doctor

Use Social Media to Become A Better Doctor

It’s 2015. Social Media surrounds every aspect of our lives and most doctors do not take advantage of it. It is important for doctors to begin to embrace the power of social media and use it help themselves and their patients. Facebook boasts more than a billion users, Twitter more…

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Could Marijuana Soon be Legalized Nationwide?

Though the national election is over one year away, 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is open to the idea of legalizing marijuana around the nation. In an online discussion at Reddit.com, Sanders commented that he would be open to legalizing marijuana use for recreational purposes nationwide. “The state of Vermont…

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Could Marijuana Soon be Legalized Nationwide?
Five Changes in Five Years: How the ACA has Changed the Industry

Five Changes in Five Years: How the ACA has Changed the Industry

2015 marks the fifth year of the Affordable Health Care Act. The healthcare reform law has drastically changed the climate for hospitals – and more changes are coming. Recently, PricewaterhouseCoopers released a report highlighting five major changes the law made in health care and how they’ll continue to shape hospitals’…

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Is Your Website Mobile?

On February 26, 2015 Google gave marketers incredible insight into changes planned for their search algorithms and the exact day they will go into effect. Specifically, they announced that on April 21, 2015 mobile search engine results pages (SERPs) would be impacted by the mobile-friendliness of a website. Google wants to…

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Is Your Website Mobile?
Dr. Ben Carson Takes Lead in Current Polls for Republican Primary

Dr. Ben Carson Takes Lead in Current Polls for Republican Primary

Dr. Ben Carson, current Republican presidential candidate, has recently beat the odds in recent polls, taking first and second place in a Quinnipiac University survey. When polled against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Dr. Carson tied…

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Physician Recommendation Leads to Patient Weight Loss

Patients who have received recommendations from their doctors to lose weight are more likely to take those suggestions seriously and lose the weight. New research from the University of Georgia, published in the journal Economics and Human Biology, indicates that patients whose physicians have recommended weight loss succeed more often…

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Physician Recommendation Leads to Patient Weight Loss
Genetics Link Height to Heart Disease

Genetics Link Height to Heart Disease

The New England Journal of Medicine recently published research linking height and coronary artery disease through the study of genetics. Doctors have known since the 1950s about the link between short stature and coronary artery disease, "but the reason behind this really hasn't been completely clear," said Nilesh Samani, a…

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Study Shows Most Doctors Get Positive Online Ratings

The Internet is usually a place for anonymous negative comments and reviews, but new research has shown that most healthcare consumers consistently give their physicians high marks on the Internet. Vanguard Communications, a 20-year-old Denver marketing and public relations firm specializing in healthcare, developed special software to analyze Yelp.com and Google+ reviews…

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Study Shows Most Doctors Get Positive Online Ratings
Diabetes Testing at the Dentist’s Office

Diabetes Testing at the Dentist’s Office

According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health in February, a visit to the dentist could be another opportunity to screen patients for diabetes. Doctors found that using gingival crevicular blood for hemoglobin A1c testing produced results nearly identical to those obtained using finger stick blood,…

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Adjusting to ICD-10 in 2015

The ICD-10 Compliance Deadline has been set as October 1, 2015 due to a regulation that was published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on August 4, 2014. What does this mean for physicians and general medical staff members all over the world? This means that they…

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Adjusting to ICD-10 in 2015