The Health Journal

A newsletter for physicians by physicians.

Issue: 008 | Aug 2014

COPD remains under-recognized, undertreated

Kentucky has the highest rate of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in the nation, affecting 1-2 out of every 10 adults. But there may be far more patients who have the disease, also is known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, and haven’t been diagnosed.

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Clinical News

How will Medicare's proposed payment rule impact you?

Learn more about the policies set forth in the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The AMA suggests you familiarize yourself with these eight changes.
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CDC director warns of antibotic resistence

Study says nearly a third of antibiotics used in U.S. are unnecessary or innappropriate.
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Respected cardiologist Dr. Henry Sadlo joins UofL Physicians
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Nominate a nurse for the first Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing
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Featured Practice

UofL Physicians Epilepsy Center

A seizure disorder diagnosis can significantly impact a patient's life and their family. The Epilepsy Center helps patients achieve their treatment goals through continuity of care.

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Featured Physician

Michael Smith, M.D., M.S.C.E.

Michael Smith, M.D., M.S.C.E., specializes in pediatric infectious diseases, seeing patients at UofL Physicians offices downtown and at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Read More

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