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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

A national panel of health experts recommended on Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups.… Read More »

Cairns dental patients warned: get tested

Patients of a Cairns dental clinic are being urged by Queensland health authorities to undergo testing for infectious diseases such as hepatitis and HIV. Problems with infection control practices were identified at private dental clinic Essential Dental for Life, following assessments by the Tropical Public Health Unit and the Office of the Health Ombudsman. “Although… Read More »

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Landmark Health collaborate to bring in-home medical care to complex patients

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and in-home medical care company Landmark Health have entered into an agreement to offer a new care coordination program for chronically ill Medicare Advantage members with complex health and social needs. The Landmark program brings care to high-need patients where they live, treating the whole patient with a dedicated focus on… Read More »