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Are vitamin D tests testing the health budget?

Researchers from Monash University have conducted a study into the frequency and testing patterns for vitamin D deficiency which raises questions about best practice and the financial impact on health spending in Australia.

Aug 11, 2015
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AAFP spells out conditions for retail clinics

(HealthDay)—Retail clinics have a place in the health care marketplace, but they must meet conditions relating to continuity of care, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Aug 10, 2015
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Link between hunger and health care costs

Low-income people who struggle to put food on the table also use the health care system more, which means higher health care costs, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Aug 10, 2015
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Work, pedal, and be healthy

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that inspiring office employees to be active at work could be as easy as pedaling a bike—and they don't have to leave their desks.

Aug 10, 2015
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Medical selfies on the rise for diagnostics

Patient-generated health data - a new phenomenon that includes taking medical selfies, wearing body monitoring devices, and recording info on mobiles and health apps - has come under the lense of medical photographer and ...

Aug 10, 2015
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Health care

Health care, or healthcare, refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, clinical laboratory sciences (in vitro diagnostics), nursing, and allied health professions. Health care embraces all the goods and services designed to promote health, including “preventive, curative and palliative interventions, whether directed to individuals or to populations”.

Before the term health care became popular, English-speakers referred to medicine or to the health sector and spoke of the treatment and prevention of illness and disease.

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