Cardiology

Medications for enlarged prostate linked to heart failure risk

Widely used medications for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—also known as enlarged prostate—may be associated with a small, but significant increase in the probability of developing heart failure, suggests a study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Which suicide prevention strategies work?

A new study from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found that suicide mortality can be reduced by a federally coordinated approach employing scientifically proven options.

Immunology

'Smart' asthma inhaler sensors improve pediatric asthma control

Sensor-based inhalers integrated into health care providers' clinical workflows may help improve medication adherence and support children with asthma—and their families—to more effectively manage this condition, according ...

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Primary care

Primary care is a term used for the activity of a health care provider who acts as a first point of consultation for all patients. Continuity of care is also a key characteristic of primary care.

Primary care is an important form of health access for patients. Primary care involves the widest scope of health care including all ages of patients, patients of all socioeconomic and geographic origins, patients seeking to maintain optimal health, and patients with multiple chronic diseases. Common chronic illnesses include

A 2009 report by the New England Healthcare Institute determined that an increased demand on primary care by older, sicker patients and decreased supply of primary care practitioners has led to a crisis in primary care delivery. The research identified a set of innovations that could enhance the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of primary care in the United States.

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