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Men in the Twin Cities area can no longer point to inconvenience as a reason to avoid receiving proper medical care. Board-certified experts at Urology Associates Ltd. collaborate with other specialists at the Men’s Health Clinic at Minnetonka Medical Center to offer the full continuum of men’s healthcare services.
Most investors face two big disconnects, both of which generally precipitate investment failure. One is the inability to articulate what they want to achieve with their investment plan, which results in focusing on things like past performance and alpha to gauge success. The second disconnect involves time. Most believe in investing with a long-term investment horizon, yet they consistently react to short-term market swings. This month, I will discuss the first problem and next month, the second.
This article presents an overview of a medical organization’s internal process that generally follows when serious issues involving a physician’s alleged misconduct or clinical competence arise in the workplace. These issues can be career-threatening for the affected physician, and there are important employment rights to consider throughout the process.
Geriatric patients — those 85 years of age and older — are the fastest growing segment of the patient population. The geriatric medicine specialist’s focus is on health promotion, disease prevention and treatment of diseases and disabilities, as geriatric patients often present with multiple chronic illnesses of varying complexity.
A 50-year-old woman presents with a fingernail separating from her finger. She reports that it seemed to happen “overnight.” She washes her dishes by hand twice daily, plays the piano three to five times per week, and works with a computer keyboard, updating her daily music blog. She is otherwise healthy and takes no medications other than a daily multivitamin with iron. What’s your diagnosis?
Years of research and clinical trials have yielded the DMR Method, an innovative technique for treating back pain.
Last month, we started discussing the concept of risk and defined “risk tolerance” as one’s attitude toward risk. This month, we’re going to expand our discussion of risk to include the concepts of “risk capacity” and “inflation.”
With a rising number of physicians taking on employee roles and entering into contractual relationships with healthcare systems, Schaefer Halleen LLC can provide expert legal representation.
This is an exciting time to be involved in Alzheimer’s disease research, as a great deal has been discovered about its underlying biology as the disease progresses. Clinicians and scientists are now able to detect some of the earliest features of developing Alzheimer’s — even prior to the onset of symptoms such as forgetfulness. It is hoped that this will lead to intervention with treatments that will be effective very early in the disease process.
Q: As a cardiac specialist, why is it important to refer my patients to a prosthodontist, and how do I determine if my patients need to see a prosthodontist?
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities is part of a network of 22 hospitals providing high-quality health care to pediatric orthopedic patients — regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Over the hospital’s 92-year history of providing quality care, patients have raved about the personal attention they receive and the quality services provided by the hospital’s Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) Department. New technology, coming this year, will continue that history of commitment to excellence.
The medical profession is evolving rapidly, with significant legislation governing patient privacy (HIPAA) and insurance coverage and practice (the ACA) influencing how physicians and medical health professionals, as well as their employers, operate on a day-to-day basis.
Wiggle Your Toes is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that supports recovery and rehabilitation efforts for individuals who have suffered the loss of a limb.
Q: My sister was told she had root resorption of her front teeth and had to have them extracted. What is this condition and what caused it?
Three Minnesota-based companies are working together to create a comprehensive, residence-based support system that meets the increasing needs of elderly patients in an evolving healthcare landscape.
A 25-year-old woman presents for the evaluation and treatment of a red, bumpy, very pruritic rash that developed on her stomach and is now spreading to her thighs. She is 34 weeks pregnant.
Despite 40 years of scientific research demonstrating the clear risks of drinking during pregnancy, many women and their doctors are still not convinced there is no safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
The model of patient-as-consumer that took off during the past decade relies on unconstrained, rational, informed decision-making. But how often do people make health decisions freely or rationally?
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