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Tag Archives: primary care

New Device To Detect Melanoma

New Device To Detect Melanoma

If you have a family history of melanoma or have live in the south you should seriously consider being routinely examined by a board-certified dermatologist. Melanoma is a deadly disease that can strike young people in the prime of their lives. It is largely incurable if not found in it’s early stages. Primary care docs […]

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What Primary Care Docs Shouldn’t Be Doing

The National Physicians Alliance, an organization composed of 22,000 physicians, compiled a list of the top 5 don’ts for primary care that was reported in Tuesday’s NY Times . That’s right- Five procedures you’re better of not having done. The Alliance’s aim is to increase the quality of primary care, while being good stewards of […]

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Disease Care Instead of Healthcare

More than 25 percent of Americans have two or more chronic conditions, that’s right one in four. These conditions include, include heart disease, diabetes, obstructive lung disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, asthma, H.I.V., mental illness and dementia, among others. These are progressive, incurable diseases that will prematurely end your life, and, what’s […]

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The Doctor Is In-No More Waiting For An Appointment

ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to book doctor and dentist appointments on line. This service began in September ’07 and in the beginning of this month it added Dallas to its provider list. Doctors must pay between $200 and $250 a month, depending on specialty, to be listed on ZocDoc.com. ZocDoc offers more […]

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PSA Screening-There’s More To Good Health Than Being Screened for Prostate Cancer

Although men have a 16% chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, there’s just a 4% chance of dying from the disease. This is because it’s a slow growing cancer which often strikes older men. On the other hand, cardiovascular disease is far more fatal and much more ignored. Our risk of dying from a heart attack beginning […]

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