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 […]

In Case You Missed It: USPSTF Recommendations for Screening of latent tuberculosis infection

It has been estimated that up to 5% of the population of the United States between 18 and 65 years of age have latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI), and approximately 10,000 new cases of active tuberculosis were reported in the US in 2015, according to a recent article reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Approximately 30% of individuals exposed to tuberculosis will develop LTBI. Left untreated, 5% to 10% of those with LTBI will develop active tuberculosis. According to the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), screening tools for LTBI exist, including the tuberculin skin test (TST) […]