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Benefits of in-house medication dispensing

Ever-rising drug costs are a huge problem for many Americans and a major reason for patient non-adherence to treatment recommendations. In-house medication dispensing often can save patients money and improve medication adherence. Patients also report that they appreciate the convenience of in-house dispensing. Forty-four states allow physicians to dispense medications directly to patients.  While each state has its own […]

How Bad Will Your Allergies Be This Spring?

Allergy season is here even if you don’t see lots of pollen or feel the warm spring air. In Atlanta and Philadelphia, the amount of tree pollen in the area has reached very high levels, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAI). And it’s not just the eastern side of the country that’s […]

28 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

28 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love Growing kids often get hungry between meals. However, many packaged snacks for kids are extremely unhealthy. They’re often full of refined flour, added sugars, and artificial ingredients. Snack time is a great opportunity to sneak some extra nutrients into your child’s diet. Instead of highly processed snack foods, […]

8 Ways Food Companies Hide the Sugar Content of Foods

Eating a lot of added sugar is bad for your health. It’s been linked to illnesses like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. What’s more, research shows that many people eat too much-added sugar. In fact, the average American may be eating around 15 teaspoons (60 grams) of added sugar per day. However, most […]

Why primary care physicians should break with insurance, consider DPC

A new high of nearly $20,000 per year per family for employer-provided health coverage was reached in 2018, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This is double the cost in 2004 with the employee portion rising steadily to 31 percent or $5,714 along with a deductible of about $1,500. Can these intolerable costs be reduced […]

How Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander Strikes Out Allergy Symptoms

  With eight career shutouts and a fastball that can reach as high as 100 mph, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is widely recognized as a force on the mound. However, baseball fans everywhere may be surprised to learn that the seven-time MLB all-star and future Hall of Famer struggles with seasonal allergies. Everything that you need […]

Prescribing” fruits and veggies would save $100 billion in medical costs

Perhaps it’s time for doctors to start prescribing more produce than pills. That’s, at least, what researchers argue in a new study that finds “prescriptions” for healthy foods could save more than $100 billion in healthcare costs. Researchers at Tufts University made the case that subsidized fruits and vegetables could prevent millions of cases of chronic diseases.Roughly 70% […]

DPC Physician meets with Senators and Congressman on HR6199

Dr. James Pinckney II, ABFM of Diamond Physicians met with eight senators and two congressmen last week in an effort to reintroduce the Direct Primary Care Bill HR6199.To further demonstrate the effectiveness of direct primary care, Michael Schneider, CEO of A-1 Locksmith DFW, accompanied the team. Together, they presented how a small blue-collar business was able to save […]

Migraine in America 2018

Migraine: Then and Now The first Migraine In America survey was conducted in 2012. Looking back at those results compared to those from 2018, we found a lot of similarities as well as some differences. While we cannot confirm that any of the survey participants were the same in 2012 and 2018, the number of participants has […]

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Smoking, diabetes, and high blood pressure can take a toll on your brain. Here are things that can help.   The condition of your blood vessels may determine a lot about the health of your brain, according to new research.Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found that a variety of factors including smoking, high blood […]