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Links 1 through 10 of 69 by Chris Navalta tagged medical+home

Public health is one of the stars in the new action thriller “Contagion,” a movie sure to worry the populace over the next scary pandemic. Dr. Mary Maddux-Gonzalez, the former top doc of Sonoma County Public Health, said she'll likely see it, out of professional curiosity.

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The California Bridge to Reform promises a sea change in health care for indigent adults who are lucky enough to get into the program in the next year.

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Contra Costa County should move to streamline services at its hospital and clinics to gear up for an expanded number of patients who will have insurance and seek medical care as national health reforms are implemented, consultants suggest.

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Shared medical appointments are a small but growing part of primary care. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, 6% of family physicians provided at least some care through group appointments in 2005, and that number went up to 13% in 2010. Group medical appointments also are a key component of the patient-centered medical home model.

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I was browsing on Facebook the other day when a post from Marissa caught my eye. Marissa is a medical student at Tulane who happens to be the daughter of two close friends of mine from medical school, both internists in New England.

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The Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Adolescent Health Van will commemorate 15 years of free health care for low-income youth this September, the hospital announced.

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Among 341 practices that responded to a survey by the Medical Group Management Assn. in March and April, 67.8% were either on their way to becoming a patient-centered medical home or interested in becoming one.

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Three weeks after it opened for business, Ventura County's new health insurance program for low-income people welcomed some of its patients and supporters to a kick-off lunch Tuesday outside of its Oxnard headquarters.

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A budding model for primary care that encourages the family doctor to act as a health coach who focuses as much on preventing illness as on treating it has shown promising results and saved insurers millions of dollars.

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Physicians who have more personalized discussions with patients and encourage them to take a more active role in their own health care can help lower medical costs and reduce the need for some health care services, according to new research from UC Davis Health System.

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