20 reasons why patients should see more of you.

21 Reasons Why Visiting the Doctor More Often is So Important It’s impossible to know when you’re going to get sick or injured, no matter how cautious you are. But,¬†there are plenty of health problems you can prevent, detect or improve by visiting your doctor on more regularly. How Often People Visit Doctors Most people don’t visit the doctor nearly as often as they should. According to a Household Economic Studies report put out in 2013, the average number of doctor visits annually by a working-age adult in 2010 was 3.9. This is down from the average of 4.8 visits […]

How concerned should American clinicians be about Zika virus?

The Zika virus has been making a great many headlines recently. This flavivirus, transmitted primarily by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, has cut a broad swath through Brazil, Mexico, and the Caribbean in the past year, as well as parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. More recently, isolated cases have been noted in Puerto Rico and Hawaii, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported cases in Guyana, Barbados, and Ecuador. This is a transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Zika virus, which is a member of the family Flaviviridae. Virus particles are 40 nm in diameter, with an outer […]