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North Texas Medical Groups Help Harvey Victims

North Texas doctors are coming to the aid of displaced Harvey evacuees in desperate need of medical care. Many are waiving fees or treating patients, no questions asked. They say it’s the least they can do to help.

Clinical Trial: Suffering from Recurring Yeast Infections?

Vaginal yeast infection, also known as vaginal thrush or vulvovaginal candidiasis, is a common fungal infection of the vagina. This infection occurs when there is an overgrowth of yeast in the vagina. Up to 75% of women will experience this infection at some point in their lives, and approximately 5 – 8% will have recurring […]

Providers are Using Social Media to Engage Patients, Collaborate with Each Other

It’s beginning to happen, slowly, but surely. Social media use in healthcare is beginning to scratch the surface. The UCLA Health System live-tweets brain surgery, including short video clips to reduce future patients’ fear of a procedure. Johns Hopkins uses Facebook to generate a 21-fold increase of people who registered themselves as an organ donor […]

An All-Natural C-Section?

Although numerous medical studies have pointed to the benefits of the natural aspects of childbirth, such as immediate skin-to-skin contact and early breastfeeding initiation, the complications of the surgery room make incorporating natural strategies a little more difficult. But now, there is a push towards a different kind of c-section, dubbed a “natural” or “gentle” […]

Hospitals are Doing C-sections that Allow Families to Bond Immediately

Minutes after taking her first breath outside the womb, Kathryn “Katie” Marie Wilusz cuddled on her mom’s bare chest, gazing in the direction of her voice. Dad sat close by, dressed in scrubs, as she wrapped a tiny hand around his index finger. The new parents, Lauren and Joe Wilusz, sang happy birthday in celebration […]

Point-of-Care Education: 6 Apps in Action

Physicians today often find themselves with complex information to convey to patients during increasingly shorter office visits. Adding to that problem, studies have shown that patient retention of verbal information given at the point of care is quite low. This means patients may fail to follow through on a treatment plan, or physicians may wind […]