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Are you an asthma patient? Living in tree-lined neighbourhoods may prevent attacks

People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to develop asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighbourhood, a study has found. Researchers noted that respiratory health can be improved by the expansion of tree cover in very polluted urban neighbourhoods. The study, published in the journal Environment International, looked at more than 6,50,000 serious asthma Read More

Health Care Providers Can Use Design Thinking to Improve Patient Experiences

A hospital administrator recently talked to us about an issue that is all too common for patients: missed medical appointments. The story was about a woman named Mary (a pseudonym), a patient with a painful chronic condition who continually failed to keep her regular appointments. In an effort to better understand the problem at hand, the administrator tried to put Read More