From Maids to Tycoons: Direct Primary Care Expands Its Patient Base

Frustrated with insurance-based care, increasing numbers of physicians are turning to direct primary care to provide patients across the socioeconomic spectrum simpler, more personalized treatment.

Accelerated Aging: A Challenge to Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors living with chronic conditions as adults may experience a kind of accelerated aging due to the late effects of cancer treatment. However, survivors with no chronic conditions enjoy a quality of life similar to that of individuals with no history of cancer, according to a recent study.

Rethinking the Link between Parkinson’s Disease and Circadian Rhythm Disorders

Circadian rhythm disorders, such as irregular sleep-wake rhythms, are hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease. The medical community has traditionally believed the disorders are a side effect of Parkinson’s, but a recently published study is challenging that view.

Varying Views on the Expanded Role of Advanced Practice Providers

As the healthcare industry changes and more Americans become insured, the clinical roles of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have grown. While that growth is clearly a response to greater need, opinions about the shifting care paradigm are not universally shared.

Motivating Factors: Potential Drivers of Future EHR Adoption

The EHR adoption rate among physicians in the United States is high — greater than 80 percent, according to federal government data — but with federal meaningful use (MU) incentives drying up, what will it take to get the holdouts on board?