Tag Archives: Patients

The New Old Age: Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn

ImageCreditStuart Briers He was a retired factory worker, living with his wife outside a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom. Once outgoing and sociable, engaged in local activities including a community choir, he’d been jolted by a diagnosis of early dementia. A few months later, at 70, he wouldn’t leave the house alone,… Read More »

Tainted drugs: When medicine makes patients sicker – ABC News

This is a Kaiser Health News story. The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to inspect all factories, foreign and domestic, that produce drugs for the U.S. market. But a KHN review of thousands of FDA documents — inspection records, recalls, warning letters and lawsuits — reveals how drugs that are poorly manufactured or contaminated… Read More »

Most U.S. patients not using online medical portals

(Reuters Health) – Most people in the U.S. with health insurance don’t use the patient portals that are increasingly provided by doctors for online communication, a new study suggests. In a nationally representative survey, researchers found that nearly two-thirds of insured participants had not used an online medical portal in the past year. Disparities among… Read More »