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Improving the Efficiency of Patient-Doctor Relationships

Improving the Efficiency of Patient-Doctor Relationships
Patients who have had negative experiences with their physicians are more than likely to shift to another specialist immediately. One such factor has always been a lack of understanding between the two. For instance, patients who have minimal participation in the decision-making process would change providers within a year. For efficiency to improve, there is a need to address such barriers that get in the way of effective communication and healthcare deliverability. Technological innovations will no doubt play a vital role in streamlining patient-doctor processes, bringing down costs and sho......
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5 Signs That You Are Ready for a Rhinoplasty

5 Signs That You Are Ready for a Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a form of corrective plastic surgery that is done on the nose to improve facial symmetry and fix breathing issues, but it isn’t for everyone. To find out whether or not you would make a good candidate for rhinoplasty, read on. Breathing Problems There are, of course, multiple other reasons that could contribute to your breathing issues, but if your doctor confirms that the main or at least one of the reasons for your problems is a crooked nose or polyps, then you should definitely start considering rhinoplasty. Sometimes, the doctor might recommend getting the other, more seriou......
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Why Every Busy Mom Should Make Time for Yoga

Why Every Busy Mom Should Make Time for Yoga
When you have kids, especially if you have more than one, it can seem impossible to find time for yourself. But it’s true what they say about taking care of yourself first. If you don’t take care of you, you won’t have anything to give to anyone else. Still, with limited time, you have to choose your me-time activities carefully. You want to choose something that makes you feel good, strengthens your body or enhances your overall health. Yoga does all of the above. It also has many proven benefits that we’ll explore here. What you should know before you step on the yoga mat Before we explore......
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Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss

Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss
A ketogenic diet is one that is currently becoming more popular as dieters look for different ways to lose weight reliably and to keep it off. The Keto diet isn’t new – it has been around since the early 1920s – but it has scientific findings behind it.    Here are a few benefits of the keto diet. Counting Calories Isn’t Necessary One of the biggest pains with following a diet plan is that you have to count the calories of every ingredient of all the meals that you put together. When eating out in a restaurant, even a plain Caesar’s salad becomes a challenge to know how many calories......
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How to Help an Addicted Partner Without Enabling Them

How to Help an Addicted Partner Without Enabling Them
Addiction is a difficult subject and circumstance to confront, but it takes on an entirely new level when it happens to someone you love, especially, a significant other. As their partner, you will naturally feel confused, helpless,or frightened at times when your partner isn’t sober. During these vulnerable moments, it is imperative that you remain self-aware of how you treat your partner, do not enable them in any way to continue their addiction, and maintain your composure. Enabling an addict means helping them in a way that prevents them from suffering or understanding the consequence of......
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