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Why Missouri’s the last holdout on a statewide Rx monitoring program

Why Missouri’s the last holdout on a statewide Rx monitoring program

Teen drivers with ADHD more likely to crash and get traffic violations for risky driving

Teen drivers with ADHD more likely to crash and get traffic violations for risky driving

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Study: People with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of deadly liver disease

Using health IT to reduce disparities in healthcare

Using health IT to reduce disparities in healthcare

BMC develops EHR-based screener to address patients' unmet social needs

BMC develops EHR-based screener to address patients' unmet social needs

Novel tool helps providers identify and track underlying causes of chronic conditions

Novel tool helps providers identify and track underlying causes of chronic conditions

Early contact with physiotherapist appears to provide superior benefits

Early contact with physiotherapist appears to provide superior benefits

Online intervention lowers mothers' intentions to visit primary care clinician for respiratory tract infection

Online intervention lowers mothers' intentions to visit primary care clinician for respiratory tract infection

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

New tool breaks new ground to assess vital primary care functions

New tool breaks new ground to assess vital primary care functions

Dealing with hospital closure, pioneer Kansas town asks: What comes next?

Dealing with hospital closure, pioneer Kansas town asks: What comes next?

Winter prevents the Swiss population from producing daily doses of vitamin D

Winter prevents the Swiss population from producing daily doses of vitamin D

Study finds lower survival rate among cancer patients in New Mexico

Study finds lower survival rate among cancer patients in New Mexico

Timing of primary care visits associated with likelihood of physician ordering cancer screenings

Timing of primary care visits associated with likelihood of physician ordering cancer screenings

Study finds a downward trend in cancer screening when patients see doctors later in the day

Study finds a downward trend in cancer screening when patients see doctors later in the day

Measuring health-related quality of life in pediatric kidney transplant recipients

Measuring health-related quality of life in pediatric kidney transplant recipients

Nurse care coordinators are key to the success of PCMH programs

Nurse care coordinators are key to the success of PCMH programs

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

Researchers highlight the need for increased mental health care for smokers with COPD

Better training needed for internal medicine residents to combat HIV epidemic, survey suggests

Better training needed for internal medicine residents to combat HIV epidemic, survey suggests

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks