June Observer Contents
Diagnosing headaches a pain for doctors
Gaining confidence in headache management is first step to successful treatment.
Treat rheumatoid arthritis early, aggressively for best outcomes
Diets, drugs or surgery? The skinny on weight loss
As an obesity expert and researcher whose average patient weighs about 325 pounds, Dr. Fujioka has counseled many people on the best ways to lose weight.
Spring is crawling with critter-borne infections
With warm weather—and tick season—upon us, the good news is that physicians now are spotting infections like Lyme disease earlier in their progression.
Geriatric guidelines help—until there are too many
The studies used to create guidelines don’t always include elderly patients.
Making malpractice a little less scary
Butterflies, happy couples and prescription decisions
Think outside the box when faced with difficult hypertension
Simple assessment helps doctors break patient’s falls
Medicare to add assessments to its quality reporting initiative and pay more to doctors who make it routine June '07
More tips and pearls to participate in Medicare’s PQRI
Medicare’s new bonus program offers chance to profit
'Anything else?'—The secret to effective communication
Groups unite for PCMH
U.S. death rates trend downward between 1950-2003
ACP’s vision for the patient-centered medical home
Trustees: Medicare’s future funding may be in jeopardy
Medicare, P4P spark debate at Governor's meeting
Regents consider medical home’s business model
Doctors need extra time to treat patients with limited English
Readers express views on Pap tests, language barriers and electronic health records.
Evidence-based recommendations about care
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