Mayo Clinic Study: Top 10 Reasons We Go to the Doctor

Although chronic diseases with high morbidity and mortality such as diabetes and heart disease┬ácommand the lion’s share of research dollars, people actually seek healthcare most often for skin issues such as actinic keratosis (a premalignant condition of thick, scaly, or crusty patches of skin) or acne, followed by joint disorders and back pain, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study [1].

Doctor's appointment

Democrats Tout Healthcare Reform on First Night of National Convention

On Tuesday this week, Democrats spent much of the opening night of the Democratic National Convention promoting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which became law in March 2010 and was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court against Republican-led opposition in June 2012.

2012 Democratic National Convention Michelle Obama

Genetic Test Results Do Not Trigger Increased Use of Health Services

People have increasing opportunities to participate in genetic testing that can indicate their range of risk for developing a disease. Receiving these results does not appreciably drive up or diminish test recipients’ demand for potentially costly follow-up health services, according to a study performed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and colleagues at other institutions.

Genetic Testing

Health Highlights – June 6th, 2011

Health Highlights is an occasionally recurring series focused on particularly interesting articles from credible sources of health and medical information that we follow & read.

Health Highlights

Clarian Health Becomes Indiana University Health

On Monday, Clarian Health — the second largest health organization in Indiana — officially changed its name to Indiana University Health [1]. The name better identifies the health system’s partnership with Indiana University and the IU School of Medicine, one of the nation’s largest medical schools.

IU Health