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An In-Depth Look at an Anoscopy Examination

An anoscopy is an examination that involves a small, rigid tubular instrument called an anoscope. Doctors use anoscopies to identify any abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract. The organs that make up the GI tract are the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and anus. This examination gives doctors an opportunity to get a closer…

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This Uncertain Age: Single-Use Devices and Modern Healthcare Delivery

March 23, 2010, signaled the beginning of a new health care era in America: the signing into law of the Affordable Care Act. The Act meant those who needed healthcare now had the opportunity to find budget-friendly healthcare plans. The existence of Medicare and Medicaid is considerably older, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson…

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How Better Equipment Can Help Your OB/GYN Office Stand Out

Are you trying to attract new patients to your OB/GYN office, but don’t know how to begin? Well, we have a question for you. Do you treat your patients with the best equipment available? If so, then you are on the right track to bringing in the patients and cases you want most. When trying…

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The 5 Reasons Why Every Doctor Needs Specula in Different Sizes

Vaginal specula have existed in some shape or form since the early Roman times. During archaeological excavations, several bronze specula were found among the ruins of Pompeii. Thomas Graves is credited with producing the modern-day speculum design in 1870. Graves tweaked an earlier design created by the controversial “Father of Modern Gynecology”, James Marion Sims….

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The 3 Ways Better Designed Laryngoscopes Save Lives

The 3 Ways Better Designed Laryngoscopes Save Lives

Laryngoscopes are used in medical procedures where the patient’s throat or airway must be accessed. Arguably, the most important use of laryngoscopes is to aid in intubation, either in emergency situations or prior to surgery under general anesthesia. Laryngoscopes are also used during diagnostic laryngoscopies. Laryngoscopy can be performed for several reasons and allows doctors…

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General Awareness and Knowledge of HPV: Do You Know the Facts?

General Awareness and Knowledge of HPV: Do You Know the Facts?

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can have serious implications on the long-term health of both men and women. However, most people know very little about the dangers, symptoms, and means of transmission for this potentially dangerous illness. Until recently, it was not uncommon for patients to learn of the existence of HPV when…

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Why Poor Illumination Can Put Your Patients and Your Business at Risk

Lighting does more than illuminate; it boosts form and function, improves safety and security and establishes a favorable environment for work. Operating rooms (OR) around the globe use different lights ranging from decades-old lights to modern technology lights to meet their illumination needs. OR professionals require appropriate surgical lighting-without shadows and glare- to accurately conduct…

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The High Cost of Patient Discomfort

The High Cost of Patient Discomfort

In busy clinics and hospitals, doctors must work efficiently to stay on schedule. Here in the U.S., the average length for a doctor’s appointment is 20 minutes. In the world of fast-moving medical care, patient comfort cannot fall through the cracks. Doctors rely on RNs, LPNs, and Medical Assistants to help patients feel at ease during appointments. In…

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Top 5 Design Flaws in a Traditional Speculum That Your Patients Hate

Top 5 Design Flaws in a Traditional Speculum That Your Patients Hate

In surveys conducted by the American College of Physicians, an alarming percentage of patients reported discomfort with routine pelvic exams. A median of 35% of women experienced pain and discomfort, while a median of 34% reported pain, embarrassment, and anxiety. Women who experienced these negative outcomes from pelvic exams were less likely to return to that provider…

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3 Ways Single-Use Devices Protect Your Practice From Liability Claims

Nowadays, lawsuits against medical practices are no longer solely based on medical errors in treatments. They also include how patients perceive a practice and how they feel they were treated – or mistreated – by the healthcare providers at a practice. Effects of Liability Claims Although this may seem irrational, it’s the reality. The implications…

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