March Observer Contents
HPV vaccine raises questions and debate
Supply, cost issues and ethical controversies are having a major impact on internists.
Merits of group visits can be tough sell for small practices
New Care Models
Vermont pilot tries home care for frail elderly and disabled
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New hands-on programs, expert debates top busy agenda
Many tempting dining options are an easy stroll away
Out and about: Visit San Diego's outdoor attractions
U.S. looks at 'social distancing' response to pandemic
Scan can speed chest pain diagnosis in ER, study finds
Research unwinds women's DNA to predict disease
Three-way collaboration seeks genetic associations to many diseases, with patient benefits possible by 2015
Physicians adapt offices to cope with Medicare Part D
Many practices have appointed 'Part D specialists' to handle prior authorizations and drug formulary plans.
Health Care Act creates way to bill for VZV vaccine
Also, get an early look at changes to medically unlikely edits and the Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative.
Practice Tips: Waived Testing—What is that??
Exchanging medical school debt for a chance to serve
The American Lung Association grades anti-smoking efforts
46 million uninsured present an intolerable situation
Federal Policies should support patient-centered care
Regents outline new strategic plan at winter meeting
Doctors' values may affect treatment.
Mammogram results misunderstood.
MRI beats CT for stroke.
Pollution raises risk of heart disease.
Evidence-based recommendations about care.
Readers express views on kidney disease, principals for reform, and the proper use of a stethoscope.
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