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How Dermatologists Can Help Alleviate Psoriasis Symptoms

While psoriasis is not just a skin-deep issue (despite all appearances to the contrary), a dermatologist can make all the difference in dealing with an affliction that impacts 7.5 million Americans and is characterized by skin that, depending on the severity, could be itchy, scaly, cracked or bleeding in spots, and joints that might be [...]

By |2021-10-28T13:36:48+00:00October 28th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on How Dermatologists Can Help Alleviate Psoriasis Symptoms

Is AI the Answer to Healthcare Fraud, Waste and Abuse? 

All healthcare organizations are cognizant of the problems presented by fraud, waste and abuse (FWA). Until recently, however, there had yet to be a solution that significantly addresses an issue that each year results in losses of at least $300 billion. Enter artificial intelligence. A 2019 Optum survey of 500 U.S. healthcare leaders showed that [...]

By |2021-10-12T14:36:05+00:00October 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is AI the Answer to Healthcare Fraud, Waste and Abuse? 

How We Can More Effectively Diagnose Kidney Disease

Kidney disease has a reputation of being unpredictable. On its website, the American Kidney Fund cites an example of one of its employees, Shayla Harris, who in her 20s was diagnosed with a case so severe that she required a transplant.  At the time she was seemingly healthy, but while undergoing a routine physical she [...]

By |2021-08-18T13:35:41+00:00August 18th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on How We Can More Effectively Diagnose Kidney Disease

Unsung Heroes: How Pharmacists Positively Impact Those Suffering From Chronic Conditions

A sometimes-overlooked part of an interprofessional healthcare team is the pharmacist, though in recent years that has begun to change, given patients’ increasing needs and the interdependence of those teams, which typically consist of a medical doctor but can also include nurses and various other specialists. The role of the pharmacist cannot be overstated, however, [...]

By |2021-08-03T13:37:55+00:00August 3rd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Unsung Heroes: How Pharmacists Positively Impact Those Suffering From Chronic Conditions

Mobile Apps Are Aiding Mental Healthcare Accessibility in Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic caused massive amounts of disruption in virtually every industry and area of life. With more people staying at home and limiting physical contact with others, medical professionals quickly began to express concern for how the pandemic and associated health practices would have a lasting impact on individuals' mental health. To address this [...]

By |2021-07-06T17:24:16+00:00July 6th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Mobile Apps Are Aiding Mental Healthcare Accessibility in Wake of COVID-19

Innovative PT methods can make a world of difference for Parkinson’s patients

Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is unquestionably difficult, as the disease progressively attacks one of our most precious life functions: movement. Fortunately, as the Michael J. Foxx association notes, “Most people find acceptance and quality of life after the initial adjustment period,” which can include coming to terms with the eventual modification or total [...]

By |2021-05-17T13:44:33+00:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Innovative PT methods can make a world of difference for Parkinson’s patients

Will RPM Facilitate a New Model of Postoperative Care?

Recovering from a surgical procedure or severe illness can be a uniquely stressful experience, especially if you need to do so in a hospital. Being in an unfamiliar clinical environment, away from your home and family, is often emotionally taxing. The trade-off is worth it, of course -- a hospital provides increased safety and access [...]

By |2021-04-15T12:33:23+00:00April 15th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Will RPM Facilitate a New Model of Postoperative Care?

What We Can Do to Support Seniors’ Mental Health During Covid-19

Hope is on the horizon for seniors living in Covid-imposed isolation.  At the start of February, 29 states and the District of Columbia made vaccination appointments available to people aged 65 years and over. According to the CDC, nearly 32 million people have been vaccinated so far, and older adults accounted for almost a third [...]

By |2021-03-03T13:52:55+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on What We Can Do to Support Seniors’ Mental Health During Covid-19

Remote Work May Open New Opportunities for Physical Therapy Providers

Remote work offers a well-packed portfolio of conveniences. At-home employees enjoy flexible scheduling, commute-less workdays, and all of the comforts of home. But in the months since Covid-19 prompted a mass exodus out of corporate cubicles and into home offices, some have realized a less-positive mainstay of remote work: back pain.  “As it turns out, [...]

By |2021-01-14T22:26:26+00:00January 14th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Remote Work May Open New Opportunities for Physical Therapy Providers

Can AI Improve Expecting Mothers’ Health? New Study Suggests So.

Artificial intelligence isn’t a phrase one usually expects to be heard in the same breath as maternal health -- and yet, recent research indicates that AI might be key to drastically improving outcomes for expecting mothers.  In early November, researchers from the University of Seville released a report suggesting that by integrating AI into prenatal [...]

By |2021-01-14T22:24:14+00:00November 13th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Can AI Improve Expecting Mothers’ Health? New Study Suggests So.