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Complementary and alternative therapies for heart failure have potential benefits and risks

Complementary and alternative therapies for heart failure have potential benefits and risks

According to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal Traffic. An estimated 6 million people ages 20 and older in the United States suffer from heart failure, a condition that occurs when the heart does not function normally. The statement, “Complementary and Alternative Medicines in …

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Shortages of infant formula and children's medicine show that America and the President must put our children first

Shortages of infant formula and children’s medicine show that America and the President must put our children first

Do we care about children in America? Will the president? This is a question that people across the country should seriously ask themselves. The country has been struggling with a shortage of infant formula for nearly a year. What kind of society allows this to continue in the shadows? How is this not a hot …

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Innovative family medicine brings a new approach to Derby

Innovative family medicine brings a new approach to Derby

True to its name, Innovative Family Medicine and Dr. Katie Cates Panakos are looking to do things a little differently in Derby’s new practice. Innovative Family Medicine (1144 N. Buckner) will be the first independent practice operated by the Mulvane Panakos native, slated to open in late 2022/early 2023 – pending the arrival of equipment. …

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Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan health center, is buying the Sparrow Health System for an undisclosed price.

Michigan Medicine to acquire Sparrow Health in latest hospital system merger

Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan will acquire Lansing-based Sparrow Health System, the UM Board of Regents announced Thursday, the latest merger in a state that has seen hospital system consolidation. No purchase price was disclosed, and Michigan Medicine and Sparrow officials said they would hold a news conference Friday in Lansing to discuss …

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China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Co. Limited (HKG:570) analysts cut forecast for this year

The latest analyst coverage could portend a bad day for China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Co.Limited (HKG:570), with analysts making across-the-board cuts to their statutory estimates, which may leave shareholders a bit shocked. Both revenue and earnings per share (EPS) forecasts have been lowered as analysts see gray clouds on the horizon. However, investors have …

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FOCAL+ Training Program Reduces Crash Rates Among Teen Drivers With ADHD |  Medicine in 2 Minutes

FOCAL+ Training Program Reduces Crash Rates Among Teen Drivers With ADHD | Medicine in 2 Minutes

1. The Enhanced Focused Concentration and Attention Learning (FOCAL+) training program, compared to the FOCAL control program, reduced the number of long stares and lane position deviations in adolescent drivers with attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity (ADHD). 2. Under real-world driving conditions monitored for one year, FOCAL+ program participants had lower rates of long stares …

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Physician's assistant Brett Feldman does a checkup on his patient Gary Dela Cruz on the side of the road near his encampment in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2022. Feldman is the director and co-founder of Street Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.Photo by Larry Valenzuela for CalMatters

More Street Medicine Teams Tackle California’s Homeless Healthcare Crisis

Although they are eligible for full medical coverage under Medi-Cal, the program was not necessarily designed for the homeless. For example, Medi-Cal will pay for transportation to and from a doctor’s appointment, but it requires the patient to provide a fixed address and give the driver several weeks’ notice, which most homeless people don’t. are …

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Appreciative Inquiry Case Study Shows a Guide to a Positive Work Culture at Michigan Medicine

Appreciative Inquiry Case Study Shows a Guide to a Positive Work Culture at Michigan Medicine

About 3 minutes to read Key points to remember: The Michigan Medicine Wellness Office has identified Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a guide to a positive work culture, as evidenced by a case study unit Appreciative Inquiry is an interview-based process that allows staff members and management to communicate honestly and effectively. AI can be used …

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#VisualAbstract: Vitamin D Supplementation Is Not Preventive for Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms or Statin Discontinuation |  Medicine in 2 Minutes

#VisualAbstract: Vitamin D Supplementation Is Not Preventive for Statin-Associated Muscle Symptoms or Statin Discontinuation | Medicine in 2 Minutes

1. A randomized controlled trial found that pretreatment with vitamin D supplementation did not reduce the risk of statin-associated muscle symptoms in adult patients. 2. Vitamin D supplementation also did not reduce the risk of statin discontinuation. Assessment of the level of proof: 1 (Excellent) Summary of the study: Statins are among the most commonly …

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Dr. Andrew Haig: Vermont needs to train specialists in rehabilitation medicine

This commentary is by Andrew J. Haig, MD, Full Professor Emeritus of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan and recipient of numerous international awards, most recently the 2022 Distinguished Advocate Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He practices in Middlebury and Williston. I’m the local rehab doctor here …

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