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New dental videos

Dentists can now subscribe to several new videos.All-on-4® Restoration, Sealants, Dental Plaque, Diet and Dental Health, Implant-Supported Denture and Teeth Anatomy are all new. More and more of our dental subscribers have asked about the All-on-4 procedure, so we made it a priority. These additions bring the dental library to 58 videos....

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Patient education urged to prevent opioid overdose after sobriety

The American Medical Association (AMA) says education should be used to let patients in a prolonged period of sobriety know that opioid use can result in overdose and death. This is due to a reduced tolerance to opioids after a period of abstinence. The AMA House of Delegates are calling on the AMA to develop appropriate educational programs.Physicians prescribing opioids know all to well the dangers involved. It will be interesting to see what the AMA develops. Until then, it...

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See ViewMedica at AAOE 2019

We look forward to showing off the latest updates to our VMcast waiting room TV system and the On-Demand patient education video system for your website. We will be at AAOE from May 5th to May 7th, at booth #531. If you are attending AAOE, please stop by the ViewMedica booth and say “Hi.”...

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See ViewMedica at the ASIPP Annual Meeting 2019

We look forward to showing off the latest updates to our VMcast waiting room TV system and the On-Demand patient education video system for your website. We will be at the ASIPP Annual Meeting from May 3rd to May 5th, at booth #303. If you are attending the ASIPP Annual Meeting, please stop by the ViewMedica booth and say “Hi.”...

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See ViewMedica at AACD 2019

We look forward to showing off the latest updates to our VMcast waiting room TV system and the On-Demand patient education video system for your website. We will be at AACD from April 25th to April 27th, at booth #622. If you are attending AACD, please stop by the ViewMedica booth and say “Hi.”...

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People don’t like false missile alerts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed twitter responses and confirmed that people were terrified by a ballistic missile alert last year in Hawaii. And when the Hawaiians found out it was a false alarm, well that just made them mad.Missiles aren’t really a health issue, so why did the CDC care about this? They figure social media will be a good method to get word out in case of a public health crisis. But they wanted to see...

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Social media affects the doctor-patient relationship

Interesting article in Forbes looks at the positive impact of social media on the healthcare industry.Specifically, social media largely contributes to how we choose our healthcare providers. According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report, 41% of patients said that social media content impacted their choice of hospital or physician.Social media has become a popular tool for patients to expand their knowledge about their condition and treatment options. For example, 29% of patients peruse social media to view other patients’ experience with their...

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Here's help to dispel those nasty vaccine myths.

Ask a patient why they are not getting their vaccinations and you’ll probably be quoted one of the most common negative myths about the vaccination process.The reason for this is that misinformation about vaccines is rampant on the internet, and that’s where many of your patients go for common medical advice.But thanks to the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians and the New Jersey Department of Health, there’s now a video series that busts the most common vaccination myths. And...

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Can you really educate patients in the waiting room?

Educating patients in medical waiting rooms has been a hot topic of late, but many still wonder whether patients will take advantage of the information presented.A recent study of both medical and dental waiting rooms found that 61% of patients do pay attention to waiting room education, especially if it is delivered via waiting room TV or audio messages.Unfortunately, merely providing a preferred method of patient education doesn’t guarantee understanding. Of the patients surveyed, 46% had difficulty understanding medical terms...

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Do your patients understand you correctly?

According to a recent article in Medical News Today, poor doctor-patient communication can lead to the same issues that would be expected after an actual medical error.These include poor outcomes, breakdowns in care and increased malpractice claims.The article points out that communication is particularly important when dealing with chronic diseases, as patient understanding of the complications of their disease is key to patient activation. In short, a patient who understands the risks of their condition is more likely to be...

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