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How to Communicate Negative Test Results to a Patient

How to Communicate Negative Test Results to a Patient

Sharing medical test results, especially negative ones, is a sensitive process. What you are about to communicate to your patient is going to alter their life. How you provide this information plays a big role in how your patient will absorb it. Although receptionist oftentimes handles these matters over the phone, a 2015 study found that patients are dissatisfied with…

COMMON PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS FOR HEART DISEASE

Heart disease is a general term that broadly refers to conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and congenital heart defects. We can attribute many cases of heart disease to a condition called atherosclerosis; this is when plaque builds up in the artery walls and narrows the artery channel, severely impeding blood flow. Luckily, modern technology has…

EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

From state-of-the-art echo tablesto machines that can track the movement of individual blood cells, heart disease is becoming more and more easy to diagnose early and treat. EARLY DETECTION Recent developments in understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease provide doctors insight into vital tests that can delay the spread of the disease. Early detection is vital in order to prevent the disease from advancing…

SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD TEST YOUR PATIENT FOR HEART DISEASE

SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD TEST YOUR PATIENT FOR HEART DISEASE

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.” Heart disease is a complex illness with a myriad of symptoms—some obvious and others, not as obvious. The heart is one of the most vital organs in the body, and it is essential that you monitor patients who show…

SIGNS YOUR PATIENT MIGHT NEED A MAMMOGRAM

SIGNS YOUR PATIENT MIGHT NEED A MAMMOGRAM

Don’t let your patient become a statistic—understanding the complex nature of breast cancer can allow you to intervene on a patient’s behalf. We know that the chance of a woman between 30 and 34 years of age developing breast cancer over the course of a year is less than 1%. Even so, when a woman is diagnosed at a younger age (generally…

The Cost of Repetitive Stress Injuries | Medical Positioning

The Cost of Repetitive Stress Injuries | Medical Positioning

Repetitive stress injuries, or RSIs, are relatively easy to diagnose, but individuals continue to suffer unnecessarily as their strains and aches go untreated. Becoming familiar with the common types of RSIs will help you ensure your body’s optimal functioning and long-term prosperity. What is an RSI? Repetitive stress injuries are injuries sustained when one motion is carried out over long…