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High price of drugs is biggest issue in prescription adherence, physicians say

A new drug cost survey reveals that over 90 percent of physicians believe they have a role to play in discussing healthcare costs with patients. Unfilled prescriptions remain a problem, with 73 percent of physicians taking the patient’s responsibility for cost into account in making a prescribing decision, according to the survey released by OptimizeRx.… Read More »

Harvard panel addresses high maternal mortality rates

Speaking via closed-circuit video, Karen Scott, project director the California Birth Equity Collaborative, cited specific evidence of institutionalized racism, including the lesser personal attention and health counseling that black women receive as patients. “What in the system allows variation in the responsiveness to a black mother who is reporting symptoms that are dismissed and discounted?… Read More »

A High Protein Reduced Calorie Diet Helps Older People Lose Weight Safely

According to results from a randomized controlled trial, a high protein reduced calorie diet can help older obese individuals lose more weight and “bad” fat, while maintaining muscle mass and improving bone quality.[1] Geriatricians have struggled with safe weight loss recommendations for the elderly due to the muscle and bone loss that can result from… Read More »