Improving Patient Care

Food-related health discussions can frustrate patients and physicians. Patients want—or typically, need—sound guidance, but find it hard to follow. Physicians understand the need to offer it, but are left searching to find the most effective ways to make the message stick. These great online nutrition CME courses will give you the knowledge to help guide your patients.

“What should I eat, Doc?” 4 nutrition CME courses help you answer

Food-related health discussions can frustrate patients and physicians. Patients want—or typically, need—sound guidance, but find it hard to follow. Physicians understand the need to offer it, but are left searching to find the most effective ways to make the message stick. These great online nutrition CME courses will give you the knowledge to help guide your patients.

Caring for child refugees: 4 things you need to know

More than 2,600 children were removed from their parents at the Southern border earlier this year. These kids were sent to 17 different states as far away as Illinois, New York and Washington. And even though a federal judge ruled family separation must stop and children reunited with their families, more than 400 remain apart from their parents or caregivers. For all of these children, the health impact will linger. Learn what you should know if a pediatric patient who has experienced this enters your practice for care.

9 CME activities to help you improve chronic disease management

7 steps to get prediabetic patients the preventive help they need

How to refer a patient with opioid-use disorder to a specialist

5 reasons to read the surgeon general’s opioid epidemic report

Not enough women are included in medical research. And while progress has been made, there are still challenges to fully recognizing both sex and gender factors that contribute to our knowledge of health and diseases. Two experts on the problem lay out how gender bias affects research and how to overcome it.

There’s gender bias in medical research. Here are 3 keys to fix it.

How to get patients on board with immunization

Your new Rx for patient health: a good home-cooked meal

Foodborne illnesses kill 3,000 a year: What physicians can do

Even as America’s opioid epidemic has increased, the stigma surrounding substance-use disorders continues to be a major barrier to wider implementation of effective treatments that prevent overdoses and deaths.

4 factors that add to stigma surrounding opioid-use disorder

How to avoid the insensitive care that LGBTQ patients often fear

5 tips for safely storing opioids at home

Involving loved ones can help them cope and understand what effective treatment looks like. Learn more about family opioid treatment.

Opioid-use disorder: Treat the family, not just the patient

Naloxone: 5 tips on talking with patients, families

You suspect a patient is being abused. What should you do?

An easy letter template can help frame discussions about advance directives and goals of care and serious illness in terms of living well during a difficult time.

Advance directives: How to talk with patients about them

Ochsner Health System pursues high tech for high patient impact

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How to administer naloxone

Key to medical group’s success: Letting doctors be doctors

Physicians are fighting on the front lines of the opioid crisis

Home-monitoring effort helps thousands get BP under control

Physicians leading the ENCOURAGE trial are using reminders and other patient interactions to help patients adhere to their medication regimens. Here is how “nudges” can help improve medication adherence.

“Nudge theory” explored to boost medication adherence

Physician-led effort slashes post-surgical opioid Rx by 63%

More than 300 organizations honored for BP-control efforts

Oak Park, Illinois, practice that successfully manages type 2 diabetes

Try this streamlined approach for managing diabetes

Patient registry pilot eases diabetes prevention in practice

Pediatric primary care could be key to solving teen opioid crisis