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REOPENING & RECOVERING: Aspects of disaster recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown
By David Schmiege I have had countless conference calls with clients over the past 8-10 weeks as practices contemplate the necessary steps to reopen their vein practices and regain their momentum. The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on our economy. As with many small businesses, the pandemic has had
DO YOUR OLDER PATIENTS REGARD THEIR HEALTH AS GOOD OR POOR?
By Judith Graham A common myth about aging is that older adults are burdened by illness and feel lousy much of the time. In fact, the opposite is usually true. Most seniors report feeling distinctly positive about their health. Consider data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey (the most
NAVIGATING AGING: A DOCTOR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT AGEISM IN MEDICINE
NAVIGATING AGING: A DOCTOR SPEAKS OUT ABOUT AGEISM IN MEDICINE By Judith Graham Society gives short shrift to older age. This distinct phase of life doesn’t get the same attention that’s devoted to childhood. And the special characteristics of people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond are poorly under Medicine
SPRY HEALTH KEEPS TIGHT FOCUS WITH THE LOOP SYSTEM
The Palo Alto, California-based company has received FDA clearance for a wearable that can remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), allowing the detection of early signs of deterioration before symptoms are noticeable. Spry Health’s tight focus could have significantly beneficial implications for
LETHAL PLANS: When seniors turn to suicide in long-term care
By Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat
A NEW RF SYSTEM: VENCLOSE 2ND GENERATION RADIOFREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY OUTPERFORMS LEGACY SYSTEM
By Larry Storer The great medical technology companies of our time start and develop in a variety of ways. Some start with a product or idea and built a market around it. Some start as spinoffs from existing successful companies. But Venclose started by determining the unmet needs
INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY SOCIETIES CALL FOR EXPANDED STROKE TRAINING
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe and the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia have formed a Joint Commission committed to providing necessary stroke training to interventional radiologists in order to alleviate the shortage of physicians trained in endovascular stroke therapies. The ability for patients
TELEMEDICINE STILL MOVING SLOWLY IN MEDICAL COMMUNITY
A Medical Group Management Association poll shows that a slightly higher percentage of physician practices are offering telemedicine services to patients in 2019, but the majority are still wary of virtual services. Physician practices currently offering telehealth services increased three percentage points compared to 2017. Of the nearly 1,300 respondents, 26
OFFICE MANAGERS CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR PRACTICE
By Jeffrey Miller How important are your office managers? Important in any business, they are particularly valuable in healthcare. In fact, they can single handedly make the difference between your practice’s success and failure. An excerpt from the book “All In” drives this message home: Recently, we worked