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The Biggest Threats To The Healthcare Business In The Next Decade

Sick people will always need care, and healthy people will always need guidance on how to stay healthy. But will they always receive both from the healthcare industry in its current form? Chances are, probably not. Several challenges to the healthcare business have been emerging over the past decade, and there’s likely no stopping them in the decade ahead. Here are some of the biggest threats to the healthcare industry that doctors and their employers will likely face over the next 10 years.

Stop Cutting Patients Off Their Prescribed Benzodiazepines

In the wake of the opioid epidemic, benzodiazepines have been called “our other prescription drug problem” and “the next U.S. drug crisis.” Prescriptions are on the rise, with over 30 million Americans reporting benzodiazepine use in the previous year. This is alarming, as benzodiazepines are implicated in at least 30% of opioid overdose deaths and have serious risks of their own, such as car accidents, falls, physical dependence, and dementia.

An Effortless Way to Improve Your Memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.

The Pain Score Must Go. Here’s Why.

One of the most important purposes of a physician is to alleviate pain and suffering. Pain is the most common symptom prompting an emergency department (ED) visit. Emergency physicians are responsible for managing both acute pain and acute exacerbations of chronic pain resulting from a broad array of illnesses and injuries.

FDA Approves New Pancreatic Treatment Found To Double Time Patients Live Without Disease Progression

Pancreatic cancer is notoriously aggressive and difficult to treat but a recent FDA ruling may help put odds more in patients’ favor. Last week the FDA approved Lynparza for use as a maintenance treatment for certain pancreatic cancer patients. The drug was found to significantly expand the amount of time patients lived without disease progression.

Why Doctors Make The Best Spouses

It’s no secret that being a doctor often goes a long way in the world of dating. It’s not just the sex appeal of a man or a woman in a white coat. It turns out that there’s an excellent, rigorously researched reason why physicians make for attractive mates.

Why One Neuroscientist Started Blasting His Core

Elite tennis players have an uncanny ability to clear their heads after making errors. They constantly move on and start fresh for the next point. They can’t afford to dwell on mistakes.

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