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Featured Articles - March 2015


Sleep Disorders

Sussing out sleep apnea

Sussing out sleep apnea

By Charlotte Huff

Given the prevalence of poor sleep habits, determining sleep apnea can be difficult during a time-pressed visit. Asking the rights questions is key.

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Prescribing Generics

Current challenges in prescribing generics

Current challenges in prescribing generics

By Stacey Butterfield

The price of some generic drug classes has skyrocketed in the past year, making this once simple option more difficult to offer to patients.

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Hypertension

Improved BP control requires patients to change behavior

Improved BP control requires patients to change behavior

By Leah Lawrence

Physicians are working with patients on behavioral changes that might stave off the worst consequences of high blood pressure that occur later in life.

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Intertwining patients in their care management

By Stacey Butterfield

Patient autonomy is the key to an app that puts patients in control of meeting their goals to reduce high blood pressure.

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Q&A

Smallest practices successfully preventing readmissions

By Stacey Butterfield

More doctors in a practice can lead to higher hospital readmission rates, a study found. Small practices can take big steps in keeping their patients healthy after discharge.

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Hand Hygiene

Is it time to forgo the handshake?

Is it time to forgo the handshake?

By Terri D’Arrigo

With hand hygiene compliance rates so low in health care facilities, some are advocating for physicians to avoid shaking hands and considering other ways of greeting patients. Not everyone agrees.

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