Patients with smartphones more likely to use online patient portals

    Patients who own smartphones are five times as likely to use online patient portals.   Indeed, 27% of smartphone owners access patient portals, whereas only 5% of those who lack smartphones do. While monthly use of patient portals has been increasing overall among U.S. households with broadband internet access, this growth has been Read more about Patients with smartphones more likely to use online patient portals[…]

Survey shows doctors are willing to work despite severe illness

  A new survey revealed that a large number of physicians are willing to continue seeing patients despite severe symptoms that may indicate contagious disease, such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and influenza-like illness. Indeed, 96.4% of survey respondents said they would work while experiencing common cold symptoms, 77% said they would work while experiencing diarrhea, Read more about Survey shows doctors are willing to work despite severe illness[…]

Awareness of being overweight promotes further weight gain

  People who recognize they are overweight are more likely to put on even more weight compared to people who are unaware of being overweight. This is the result of a study carried out by British researchers published in the “International Journal of Obesity”. Researchers from the University of Liverpool evaluated the data of 14,000 Read more about Awareness of being overweight promotes further weight gain[…]