(BPT) – The American health care environment is rapidly changing. One model of health care that’s expanding across the country is the patient-centered medical home. A medical home is not a physical location, as the name implies, but a team-based model of health care delivery led by a physician or other qualified provider (for example, a physician assistant or nurse practitioner) that emphasizes a life-long, personal relationship between patient and physician from birth to old age.
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In this article, former all-star shortstop and professional baseball coach Larry Bowa discusses his painful case of shingles, with health advice on how to cope with this increasingly common condition.
(Family Features) As a parent, you make decisions every day to keep your child safe and healthy, which include keeping your child up-to-date on vaccines to help protect against serious diseases. Learning about vaccines will help you better understand why the disease protection they provide is so important for you and your family.
(BPT) – With the 2013-2014 flu season officially here, it’s important to consider the single best way to prevent influenza (commonly known as "the flu") – the flu vaccine. What many older adults don’t know is that the immune system weakens with age, meaning older adults are at a higher risk for flu and related complications.
Although it has been around for years, fat transfer has been making headlines recently. What is it, and why is it so popular now?
Substance can be transformed into a biological weapon.
Sarah Michelle Gellar Lends Her Voice to Help Stop The Spread of Pertussis with The Sounds of Pertussis Campaign
In adults and adolescents, Pertussis is a disease that is typically mild and frequently mistaken for a cold, but in babies it can be potentially fatal. In fact, babies and young children are at a higher risk for pertussis related complications. This article provides useful information on a national campaign led by actress Sarah Michelle Gellar to raise public awareness of Pertussis and the importance of vaccinations in the fight against the disease.
National Women’s Health Week is May 12 to 18, but taking care of your own health should be a year-round pursuit. This article highlights four health checks every woman should have, and if it’s been a while (or never) since you had one, schedule a doctor’s visit right away.