Category Archive: For Healthcare Providers

Health Care and Tobacco Cessation – A Perfect Partnership

Smoking cessation

There is an important and historical development in healthcare that has taken place. The Joint Commission, which accredits approximately 18,000 healthcare organizations in the United States, has developed a new set of performance measures to address the assessment and treatment of tobacco dependence for all hospitalized patients. The Joint Commission had first introduced incentives for …

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Treating Depression: Are We a Medication Nation?

Medication for depression

As more and more antidepressant medications are brought to market, it seems our nation is becoming a medication nation. Not to pick on antidepressants, but a study that was released last fall shows there is a significant increase in the usage of these medications. In their report published in Oct. 2011, the Centers for Disease …

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