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Routine Foot Care Services Under Medicare

2019-08-13T14:01:34+00:00

More frequent visits yield better results if requirements are met By Tolu Ajiboye Foot disorders and pain are extremely common in the elderly. Many studies suggest that about 71% to 87% of older patients have at least one foot disorder. Another study goes further to report that at least one in four older people [...]

Routine Foot Care Services Under Medicare2019-08-13T14:01:34+00:00

Using Molecular Testing to Diagnose Norovirus

2019-07-15T15:52:20+00:00

Giving patients a swab test can help prevent the spread of this highly contagious viral infection. By Colleen Travers According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) norovirus is the leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea from gastroenteritis among people living in the U.S. The virus causes 19 to 21 million cases [...]

Using Molecular Testing to Diagnose Norovirus2019-07-15T15:52:20+00:00

Molecular Testing and Its Connection to Discovering Antibiotic Resistance

2019-07-15T15:48:44+00:00

Preemptive lab results could help patients get faster, more effective treatment. By Colleen Travers Antibiotic resistance, which most commonly occurs due to misuse and overuse of certain antibiotics that then cause bacteria to alter as a response to the medication is becoming a major public health and safety issue. In fact, according to the [...]

Molecular Testing and Its Connection to Discovering Antibiotic Resistance2019-07-15T15:48:44+00:00

How Pharmacogenetics and Urine Screenings Help Reduce Medical Costs

2019-07-15T15:49:20+00:00

Implementing testing can decrease costs and increase success rates. By Colleen Travers As many physicians know, prescribing a patient an antibiotic or other medication to treat their symptoms and condition is only part of the equation when it comes to treatment. The other half relies on the patient’s willingness to take and follow prescriptions [...]

How Pharmacogenetics and Urine Screenings Help Reduce Medical Costs2019-07-15T15:49:20+00:00

How urine drug tests can help you monitor opioid use in patients

2019-07-02T13:51:25+00:00

Over the last decade, the U.S has been experiencing an opioid epidemic. According to the U.S government's National Institute of Health, about 1.7 million people suffer from substance use disorders directly related to prescription opioid pain relievers. In 2016, more than 20,000 people died as a result of an overdose of prescription opioids. And [...]

How urine drug tests can help you monitor opioid use in patients2019-07-02T13:51:25+00:00

School’s Out – and So Is Bacteria

2019-06-11T14:04:25+00:00

Help patients enjoy their summer by diagnosing their symptoms faster. By Colleen Travers Many doctors stress the importance of preventing the spread of germs as the school year begins and particularly during the winter months as people are more likely to be indoors more, making it easier for viruses and bacteria to circulate and [...]

School’s Out – and So Is Bacteria2019-06-11T14:04:25+00:00

The Risks of Non-adherence to CDC Guidelines

2019-05-23T13:54:22+00:00

The Risks of Non-adherence to CDC Guidelines By Tolu Ajiboye Constituting efforts to end the ongoing opioid epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2016, released some guidelines to help physicians safely prescribe opioids and monitor its use. Some of the top recommendations in the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic [...]

The Risks of Non-adherence to CDC Guidelines2019-05-23T13:54:22+00:00

Molecular Testing and Its Connection to Discovering Antibiotic Resistance

2019-05-23T13:46:09+00:00

Molecular Testing and Its Connection to Discovering Antibiotic Resistance Preemptive lab results could help patients get faster, more effective treatment. By Colleen Travers Antibiotic resistance, which most commonly occurs due to misuse and overuse of certain antibiotics that then cause bacteria to alter as a response to the medication is becoming a major public [...]

Molecular Testing and Its Connection to Discovering Antibiotic Resistance2019-05-23T13:46:09+00:00

The Role of Physicians in Preventing Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

2019-04-30T20:32:56+00:00

How urine drug tests can help you monitor opioid use in patients Over the last decade, the U.S has been experiencing an opioid epidemic. According to the U.S government's National Institute of Health, about 1.7 million people suffer from substance use disorders directly related to prescription opioid pain relievers. In 2016, more than 20,000 [...]

The Role of Physicians in Preventing Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose2019-04-30T20:32:56+00:00

Using Urinalysis in Podiatric Medicine

2019-04-30T20:07:31+00:00

How this test and its results can help with treatment By Colleen Travers Using urinalysis in medicine is nothing new, particularly when trying to diagnose certain diseases or pinpointing a urinary tract infection. Urinalysis is also used as a tool to get a glimpse into a patient’s full health profile, as everything from the [...]

Using Urinalysis in Podiatric Medicine2019-04-30T20:07:31+00:00