Caring for Elderly Patients During & After Influenza

This time of year, doctors typically receive a great deal of information about flu prevention. Let us take a moment to discuss caring for some of the most vulnerable patients who get the flu. Influenza of any type can result in complications and/or death. The CDC states that more than 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths from flu and flu-related complications […]

Early Diagnosis of COPD

A new study out of Sweden, recently published in BMC Family Practice, proposes a practice friendly model for predicting COPD, making spirometry referrals, and facilitating early diagnosis. Early diagnosis in COPD may be beneficial in motivating smoking cessation, opening doors to pulmonary rehabilitation, and initiating management in primary care. A National Health and Nutrition Examination […]