Athletes prepare for competition well in advance. Surgical patients, a Michigan Medicine team asserts, ought to do the same.
A federal law prohibiting prisoners from receiving Medicaid often results in low-quality health care and undue financial burden on states. It also can hinder an inmate’s successful re-entry into society.
A recent survey found that a majority of doctors who are not foot specialists don’t know enough about a rare form of foot damage, which can lead to significant disability in patients.
Conventional wisdom would suggest a reduction in dietary salt intake for heart failure patients. For some, however, the elimination comes with added risk.
Already-available data can improve patient care — just one of the many innovative traumatic brain injury research ideas that the Feb. 17 Massey TBI Grand Challenge aims to fund.
Obesity is a chronic disease with proven treatments. But insurance and other issues block access to some such therapies, bariatric surgeons say.