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Is It the Flu or RSV? Help Your Patients Understand the Difference

With flu season now upon us, it falls to primary care providers to educate patients on the importance of vaccination. This is especially vital, as fewer than half of all adults and children get the flu vaccine each year.1 Learn more

Knowing Starts with the Patient History

Advances in technology, genetic testing, and genomic medicine are revolutionizing patient care. Yet the mainstay of diagnostic work is still the patient history. Learn more

Provide Care Beyond Your Office Setting to the Patients Who Need It Most

Fueled by a growing aging population, sedentary lifestyles, changing diets, and increasing obesity levels, chronic diseases are on the rise.1 Learn more

A Breakthrough in IBS Etiology … and the Test That Resulted

For a problem as common as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)—it affects as many as 1 in 5 people—you would think there would be more diagnostic tools available to detect its presence. Learn more

Taking the Risk Out of Risk Identification

As the healthcare industry continues its seismic shift from volume- to value-based care, primary care physicians have had to assume more responsibility for identifying and flagging patient risk. Learn more

Managing the Uptick in Tick-Borne Diseases

The summer months bring warmer weather, time off, vacations and … ticks. In the U.S., the transmission of infections that cause tick-borne diseases occur primarily in the spring and summer, when ticks are most active and more likely to come into contact with your patients. Learn more