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Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates Of Preventable Hospital Admissions

Nearly two-thirds of US office-based physicians work in practices of fewer than seven physicians. It is often assumed that larger practices provide better care, although there is little evidence for or against this assumption. What is the relationship between practice size—and other practice characteristics, such as ownership or use of medical home processes—and the quality…. read more

Going gluten-free? You may be skipping heart-healthy grains.

Looking to trim your waistline or boost your health by adopting a gluten-free diet? You may want to think twice before you give up the grain. A study in the April issue of The BMJ suggests that a gluten-free diet — in people who don’t have a medical reason to be on one — might unnecessarily…. read more

The Top 5 Benefits of Regular Exercise

Exercise is defined as any movement that makes your muscles work and requires your body to burn calories. There are many types of physical activity, including swimming, running, jogging, walking and dancing, to name a few. Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. It may even help you…. read more