Study Examines Long-Term Effects of Physician-Patient Relations on Functional Health

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The research team classified patients into six mutually exclusive doctor-patient relationship trajectories over one year (from 2015 to 2016) and then looked for associations between trajectories and change in patient functional health after one year. 

The authors utilized secondary data extracted from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), which provides a nationally representative and “rich array of process and outcome data for health services research,” as they describe it. The survey asks questions such as “How often did doctors or other health providers listen carefully to you?” and “How often did doctors or other health providers explain things in a way that were easy to understand?”

Functional health outcomes were measured by the Short Form Survey (SF-12) quality of life questionnaire, a standard measure of how well a patient is faring in areas such as general health, physical functioning, and body pain.

Regardless of patients’ baseline relationship with their physician,

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IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

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Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties.

Managed by the IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, the goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) is to build upon existing home and community-based social supports to maximize the ability of people with ADRD to remain independent in their communities, said project director Steven R. Counsell, MD, who is a professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine and medical director for the Division of Aging in the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

The ADPI is a collaboration between IU School of Medicine;

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Global Cryptococcosis Treatment Market Global Forecast to 2025: Increasing Availability of Generic and Over-the-Counter Medicine

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Dublin, Sep 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Dublin, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Cryptococcosis Treatment Market Research Report by Treatment (Amphotericin B, Fluconazole, and Flucytosine), by Distribution (Hospital Pharmacies, Mail Order Pharmacies, and Retail Pharmacies & Drug Stores) – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Global Cryptococcosis Treatment Market is expected to grow from USD 5,959.88 Million in 2019 to USD 7,923.56 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.86%.

The Flucytosine is projected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period

Based on Treatment, the Cryptococcosis Treatment Market studied across Amphotericin B, Fluconazole, and Flucytosine. The Fluconazole commanded the largest size in the Cryptococcosis Treatment Market in 2019. On the other hand, the

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2K Worth Of Allergy Medicine Stolen From Bridgewater CVS

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Police are looking for two people wanted for shoplifting more than $2,000 worth of allergy medication.

On Sept. 3 at 4:12 p.m., an unknown Black woman and an unknown Hispanic man went to the CVS Pharmacy at 230 Milltown Road and shoplifted $2,128.37 worth of over the counter allergy medication, police said.

The two people fled the store before police arrived.

Other Bridgewater Police blotter items:

On Aug. 29 at 1:31 p.m.: A 41-year-old Bridgewater man was arrested for shoplifting from Home Depot at 400 Promenade Blvd. He was observed switching price tags from a lesser valued item to more expensive items and paying for the less expensive item. He was issued a complaint summons for shoplifting, processed and released.

On Aug. 29 at 11:57 p.m.: A 23-year-old North Plainfield man was arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) under 50 grams, after an officer

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Scientists Develop Regenerative Medicine-induced Placental Trophoblasts to Help Pregnant Women

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Scientists Develop Regenerative Medicine-induced Placental Trophoblasts to Help Pregnant Women

A new ground-breaking discovery made in the field of stem cell may lead to new treatments for pregnant women. The discovery was made by an international team of scientists, a collaboration between Monash University and Duke-NUS researchers which could help with complicated placenta-related issues during pregnancy.

Stem cell research has been making new discoveries for a long time. A process involving induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs), where adult skin cells are successfully reprogrammed into those similar to embryonic stem cells, has been around for a while. These stem cells can be independently used to grow tissues from human organs. However, this process could recreate placental tissues.

Despite the small limitations, iPSCs hold immense potential for medical treatments. They are used for personalised cell therapies and in regenerative medicine. They are also helpful for drug testing and

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The Patient Equation, a New Book by Medidata co-CEO Glen de Vries, Explores How the Digital Revolution Is Making Precision Medicine a Reality

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Changes in Healthcare Being Accelerated by COVID-19

The Patient Equation: The Precision Medicine Revolution in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond by Glen de Vries, the co-founder and co-CEO of Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, was released today by Wiley Publishers.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200916005446/en/

The Patient Equation, by Glen de Vries (Photo: Business Wire)

The Patient Equation chronicles how the breakthroughs in new data-driven approaches to treatment, and the algorithms working in the background, are increasing our understanding of disease at both molecular and holistic, patient levels. De Vries helped to invent the cloud-based, end-to-end platform for clinical research used by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies around the world. His insights into past innovations and current challenges formulate practical business techniques that will allow companies to deliver solutions faster, cheaper and more successfully.

“For the first time in our history, we have the

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Kelsey-Seybold Announces Major Expansion of Occupational Medicine Service Line, Hiring of New Medical Director

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Kelsey-Seybold’s Accountable Care model offers Houston area employers enhanced strategies for their occupational health and EHS initiatives and advances overall patient care

In keeping with its commitment to serve employers in the Houston-Galveston region, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic today announced a major expansion of its Occupational Medicine service line and the hiring of new Occupational Medicine Medical Director, Blythe Mansfield, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., F.A.C.O.E.M.

Kelsey-Seybold’s expanded program offerings include onsite and near-site primary care clinics for employers; consulting services including environmental assessments and employee health and safety; and comprehensive Occupational Medicine services including industry-specific examinations and the ability to integrate primary care and prevention. Occupational Medicine clients will also have direct access to primary and specialty care, integrated lab services and virtual health, and pharmacy services.

As part of the expansion of the Occupational Medicine service line, Dr. Mansfield was named the new Medical Director of Occupational Medicine for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Dr.

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Anthony Fauci receives Lienhard Award from National Academy of Medicine

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WASHINGTON — For his role as a leader of federal research and policy on infectious diseases and, in particular, for his deft, scientifically grounded leadership in shaping an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Academy of Medicine today announced Anthony S. Fauci is the recipient of the 2020 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care. The award will be presented at the National Academy of Medicine’s virtual annual meeting on Oct. 19. Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and has served in that position since 1984.

At NIAID, Fauci oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, as well as emerging and re-emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. During his career at NIAID, he has advised

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Editorial, 9/16: Mayor’s task force idea offer good medicine | Editorial

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Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird speaks with Lincoln-Lancaster County interim health director Pat Lopez during a meeting on Wednesday.




Recovering from an illness comes in two stages.

First, one battles the symptoms to ease the immediate pain. Second, one regains strength to return to normal activity. And, maybe, in that recovery process, one finds himself or herself better prepared for the next illness.

That same process is the underpinning for the document released last week by the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force. Presented by Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and co-chairs Angie Muhleisen, president and CEO of Union Bank & Trust, and Ava Thomas, president and publisher of the Journal Star, the plan focuses on the strengths of our community and the tools we have

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Dr. Adel Quttainah: Successfully Combines Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery – Press Release

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 4, 2020 / Dr. Adel Quttainah is no stranger to making history. After all, before opening Quttainah Medical Center in 2016, he launched Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, making him the first to provide all cosmetic medicine and surgery under one roof in Kuwait. It’s been years since then, and he is not showing signs of stopping anytime soon.

Before making a name for himself in the industry, he worked his way up to get there. Dr. Adel Quttainah received his training at the National University of Ireland, University College Cork. He then completed a five-year residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. After graduating, he joined the University of Toronto for a Microsurgery Fellowship. He dealt mostly with breast reconstruction using free tissue transfer and perforator flaps and free muscle transfer for facial reanimation post-facial paralysis. His experience throughout

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