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Growing number of cancer survivors, fewer providers point to challenge in meeting care needs

Growing number of cancer survivors, fewer providers point to challenge in meeting care needs

Newly released national framework identifies obstacles to improving EMS systems

Newly released national framework identifies obstacles to improving EMS systems

Physicians graduated outside the U.S. offer better care for Medicare patients with complex needs

Physicians graduated outside the U.S. offer better care for Medicare patients with complex needs

New project aims to improve lung disease care in Appalachia

New project aims to improve lung disease care in Appalachia

Greater primary care physician supply associated with longer life spans

Greater primary care physician supply associated with longer life spans

Study examines link between supply of primary care physicians and life expectancy

Study examines link between supply of primary care physicians and life expectancy

NICE renews accreditation for Advanced

NICE renews accreditation for Advanced

New injury documentation tool may provide better evidence for elder abuse cases

New injury documentation tool may provide better evidence for elder abuse cases

New eHealth tool shows potential to improve quality of asthma care

New eHealth tool shows potential to improve quality of asthma care

Quality of patient care does not improve after physician-hospital integration

Quality of patient care does not improve after physician-hospital integration

Few primary care physicians lack enough knowledge of cancer treatment options

Few primary care physicians lack enough knowledge of cancer treatment options

Using a health information exchange network to enhance disease surveillance

Using a health information exchange network to enhance disease surveillance

Study finds no link between access to federally qualified health centers and ED visits

Study finds no link between access to federally qualified health centers and ED visits

Grocery store-based nutrition counseling effective in improving dietary habits

Grocery store-based nutrition counseling effective in improving dietary habits

Study explores patterns of adenoid and tonsil growth in teenagers

Study explores patterns of adenoid and tonsil growth in teenagers

Study: Complementary medicine use remains hidden to conventional medical providers

Study: Complementary medicine use remains hidden to conventional medical providers

DASH-Sodium trial: Higher sodium intake linked with increased lightheadedness

DASH-Sodium trial: Higher sodium intake linked with increased lightheadedness

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

Task force outlines strategy to address California’s shortfall of health workers

Task force outlines strategy to address California’s shortfall of health workers

New solutions needed to improve care and reduce cost of high-need, high-cost patients

New solutions needed to improve care and reduce cost of high-need, high-cost patients