Understanding the importance of your cardiovascular health is key to reducing the chances of contracting life-threatening diseases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, and adopting a healthful diet alongside regular physical exercise can reduce the chances of contracting the disease.
In 2018, lung cancer death rates in the United States fell to the lowest rate ever recorded — a 31% drop since peak numbers in 1991. Researchers believe that much of this success is due to a lesser amount of smoking in the country and better methods of screening and treating the disease.
How training can move practices from good to great
How many times have you bought a fancy new gadget, set it up, and then sort of learned how to use it? Probably quite a few. But if you’re a medical practitioner and the “gadget” is your Electronic Health Record, “sort of” learning the system simply isn’t good enough.
For healthcare practices, 2020 has been a year unlike one we’ve ever experienced before. Providers across the country had to make quick and important decisions to not only stay in business but keep their patient populations safe and healthy. From adjusting to legislation and workflows designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic to utilizing new and existing tools and technology, providers across the country continued to do what they do best: provide quality care to those in need.
A nurse practitioner returns to her roots
For Nurse Practitioner Judy L. Jones, who has practiced medicine for more than 25 years in the Waynesboro, Tennessee area, getting back to what she loves best about medicine — primary care — was a matter of trust.