News tagged with journal of general internal medicine

Oh, to have Dr. Facebook on call!

If it were up to Internet-savvy Americans, more of them would be emailing or sending Facebook messages to their doctors to chat about their health. That's the result of a national survey led by Joy Lee of ...

Jun 24, 2015
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Blood pressure medication does not cause more falls

It's time to question the common belief that patients receiving intensive blood pressure treatment are prone to falling and breaking bones. A comprehensive study in people ages 40 to 79 with diabetes, led by Karen Margolis, ...

Aug 18, 2014
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Older adults are at risk of financial abuse

Nearly one in every twenty elderly American adults is being financially exploited – often by their own family members. This burgeoning public health crisis especially affects poor and black people. It merits the scrutiny ...

Jul 30, 2014
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Study shows displaying lab costs upfront can save money

Health care costs continue to go up, and physicians control more than 80 percent of those costs. Could providing physicians with real-time information about the cost of what they order help to restrain excessive testing? ...

Nov 21, 2013
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TV drug ads: The whole truth?

Consumers should be wary when watching those advertisements for pharmaceuticals on the nightly TV news, as six out of 10 claims could potentially mislead the viewer, say researchers in an article published in the Journal of ...

Sep 16, 2013
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