To help, do we need to diagnose first?

According to a new Johns Hopkins-led research study, slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief, and wasteful spending of as much as $10,000 per patient.

One size does NOT fit all!

The July 20 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine included a report on a study showing that most medical doctors perform “cookie cutter” medicine and don’t provide patients individualized care based on their specific needs. The study, by the University of Illinois at Chicago and the VA Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, was […]