Researchers have found the risk for hospital readmission to be nearly three times higher after COPD exacerbation if a follow-up visit to a pulmonologist is skipped. The Israeli study published today in the journal CHEST The Association Between Hospital Readmission and Pulmonologist Follow-up Visits in Patients With COPD examined the impact of a pulmonologist follow-up visit during the month after discharge from the hospital on reducing readmissions.
Access to dental care by low-income Americans has become the exception, rather than the rule, as fewer dentists accept Medicaid, according to a new study.
The Journal of Endovascular Therapy, official publication of the international Society of Endovascular Specialists, announces that is it publishing the latest update of the Inter-Society Consensus for the Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (TASC II),1 an internationally recognized set of guidelines for the management of patients with peripheral arterial disease.
UF Health researchers have found that care linked to heart attacks and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, among disabled adults covered by Medicaid has improved with the expansion of a new health care program in Texas over the last decade.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology have released a set of clinical practice guidelines to address management of a patient's temperature during open heart surgery.
A paper from the University of Exeter has highlighted the dangers of relying on climate-based projections of future crop pest distributions and suggests that rapid evolution can confound model results.
Marketers would love to get inside the consumer brain. And now they can. Researchers at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business are using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to see if what people say about brands matches what they are actually thinking.
We don't always make better decisions with our self-control even after making mistakes in our past. In fact, remembering self-control failures can lead to repeat failures. The study shows the effectiveness of memory in improving our everyday self-control decisions depends on what we recall and how easily it comes to mind. The findings defy conventional wisdom that our mistakes lead to better decisions.
Workplace wellness can be a positive source of health and empowerment for employees. While many employers have found that wellness programs are ineffective at engaging employees, a new strategy proposed by Cornell University researchers may be just the solution!
Comprehensive results of 13 years of one of the longest continuously running studies of commercial hunting activity have been published in the journal PLOS ONE. The researchers recorded more than 197,000 animal carcasses for sale and analyzed market patterns in relation to political, economic and legal factors in the country of Equatorial Guinea in central Africa.