There has been a rise in the demand for hospital services because a large number of people are requiring the services of hospitals and emergency rooms. As a result, there are more crowded waiting areas, people have to wait longer to receive treatment, and physicians are even treating patients in hallways. There are a number of […]
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February 28th is Rare Disease Day , a day dedicated to raising awareness of the nearly 7,000 rare diseases affecting nearly 30 million Americans. In other words, as many as one in ten Americans are suffering from a rare disease. Globally, rare diseases affect more than 250 Million people. [Read more on FDA's site for […]
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The e-Patient has officially arrived. A growing number of people are using the internet to educate themselves on health and engage with each other via social media – both of which lead to empowerment. The latest Manhattan Research data shows that 99 million U.S. adults are e-empowered patients using online information and tools to take […]
I have a confession – I’m a doctor who never took the Hippocratic Oath. I was ill the day of my medical graduation ceremony and failed to rearrange another time to voice the famous words “primum non nocere – first do no harm”. Days later when the tornado of career hospital medicine started it sunk […]