Healthcare Headaches


October 2010


Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Works Better Than Doctor's

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Several years ago, I cared for an elderly woman with heart failure, diabetes, and high blood pressure who had at least one major health problem at every office visit. I'd get her blood sugar levels under control only to find that her blood pressure had risen dangerously. I'd adjust blood pressure ...

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New Electronic Medical Records Software Could Improve Your Health

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For most of my career as a family doctor, I kept track of my patients' health histories by scribbling hand-written notes in a paper chart. For a healthy child, I'd include dates when vaccines were given; for an adult with, say, diabetes, I'd make sure to jot down a recommended schedule of blood and ...

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