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The Patient Portal: A missing link to efficiency and staying connected to patients during uncertain times

The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has caused a need for adapting across many industries, and healthcare is no different. The rise of telemedicine is an example of change already occurring. However, if a practice is not well-suited or doesn’t feel ready for telemedicine, they can leverage tools within the electronic health record (EHR). […]

Health

Is there a link between neighbourhood walkability and cardiovascular risk?

In a recent study, researchers attempt to determine how neighbourhood walkability and cardiovascular risk are related using a Canadian study sample. Cardiovascular disease is a significant cause of mortality worldwide. Exercise can be helpful in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, unfortunately, only about one in four Americans participate in regular exercise activities. The negative […]

Fitness

New study further supports the link between exercise and brain health

New evidence published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases suggests a positive association between exercise and gray matter volume in regions of the brain already linked to cognitive decline and aging. Fifty million people are affected by dementia worldwide.  Consequently, there is a significant amount of research focused on dementia […]