Stacy Weiner - Senior Staff Writer, AAMCJune 24, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court decision will make it harder for future OB-GYNs and other providers to learn to perform abortions. But it will affect other forms of medical training, too, including miscarriage management, counseling patients, and emergency care. “The widespread criminalization of an aspect of health… Continue reading How the repeal of Roe v. Wade will affect training in abortion and reproductive health
For the ninth week in a row, COVID-19 infection and death rates in rural locations have continued to fall, hitting lows that have not been seen in 9 months. Since their peak during the second full week of January, new weekly cases have dropped by 83%. The number of weekly deaths has fallen by two-thirds… Continue reading Rural Infection and death rates on the decline
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One of the hard realities of serving in rural communities is that many of our patients have a hard time affording the medications they desperately need. We've located a resource to help with that process. The National Center for Farmworker Health has produced a series of easy-to-read fact sheets about the safest and most affordable… Continue reading Affordable Medications
Just like the coming of Y2K, the world did not implode when ICD-10 went live on October 1, 2015. But that doesn't mean there aren't any glitches. At Head for the Hills 2015 Debbie Poston from AMS Software talked about the challenges physicians face in making sure office staff can document patient visits correctly in… Continue reading ICD-10 Is Here – Now What?
What's the difference between fear and anxiety? What level of anxiety in a child is normal? At what stage does it need to be addressed? When is medication appropriate for a child with anxiety? C. Allen Musil, Jr., MD's presentation at Head for the Hills 2015 answered these questions and reviewed risk factors for anxiety… Continue reading Anxious Kids
One of the great presentations at Head for the Hills 2015 was Curbside Consults, Warm Handoffs, Team Meetings: How to Define and Discuss Billing and Coding Practices Led by Joel Hornberger, MHA and J. David Bull, PsyD of Cherokee Health Systems, the session focused of the 'how' and 'why' of integrated care. It noted: Integration… Continue reading Speaking of Billing…
Media headlines are full of ADHD information. Recent examples include: “Study finds 17% of college students misuse ADHD drugs” “ADHD Medications Don't Lead To Drug Or Alcohol Abuse” “Children with ADHD more likely to have eating disorder” “Is the Internet giving us all ADHD?” One of the great presentations at Head for the Hills was… Continue reading ADHD