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Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk August 27, 2015

Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds

A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds August 26, 2015

Review reveals that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well

Too Few Blacks, Hispanics Becoming Doctors: Study August 24, 2015

Shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say

Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance August 24, 2015

But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening

Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births August 24, 2015

Ob-gyn isn't necessary for low-risk delivery, study suggests

Doctor's Support Boosts Weight Loss, Study Shows August 21, 2015

Researcher suggests including physicians in commercial programs

Kidney Donors, Recipients Want to Know More About Each Other August 18, 2015

Researcher says findings indicate need to update current transplant policies

Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults August 17, 2015

More depression, poorer health reported at age 30, study says

Till Bolt Cutters Do Us Part: Titanium Rings a Challenge in the ER August 14, 2015

British medical team successfully removed durable wedding band from man's swollen finger

Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported August 12, 2015

Doctors should address this during routine appointments, study says

Old Electronics Potential Source of Lead Exposure in Kids August 10, 2015

Man who worked at recycling company brought toxins home to his kids via his clothes and hair, expert says

At Dutch Euthanasia Clinic, Requests From People 'Tired of Living' August 10, 2015

Experts worry about 'slippery slope,' where aid in dying is more widely granted

Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control August 07, 2015

Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study August 03, 2015

When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 30, 2015

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse July 29, 2015

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors July 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression July 27, 2015

Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study July 27, 2015

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs July 23, 2015

They suggest letting Medicare negotiate prices, back grassroots movement calling for change

Access to Doctors Eases in Michigan After Obamacare July 22, 2015

Wait time didn't change after the health law's Medicaid expansion went into effect, researchers say

Doctors May Play Big Role in Antibiotic Overuse: Study July 20, 2015

Research based on VA data found many docs wrote prescriptions even if the drug might be useless

Cancer Trials Need to Include More Seniors: Experts July 20, 2015

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes

Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain July 20, 2015

Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds

Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents July 20, 2015

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers July 17, 2015

Upping the dosage didn't alter survival rates for men with these slow-growing tumors

Health Care Workers Harbor Biases About Sexual Orientation: Study July 16, 2015

Findings show need for sensitivity training, expert suggests

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse July 13, 2015

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study July 09, 2015

A second study finds many younger cancer patients still receive treatment, even as they near death

When New Doctors 'Train' During Surgery, Risks Don't Rise: Study July 06, 2015

Findings might help reassure concerned patients

Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey Shows July 06, 2015

But practice puts patients at risk, researchers note

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA July 01, 2015

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey June 30, 2015

But many are unaware of existing options, findings suggest

Many Americans Wait Too Long for Needed Health Care: Report June 29, 2015

Institute of Medicine experts say patient-focused system could help

Many Doctors Underestimate Risks of Prescription Painkillers: Survey June 26, 2015

Nearly half questioned were misinformed about potential for abuse

Many Hospital Patients Not Asked About Supplements: Study June 24, 2015

This raises risk of harmful drug interactions

Many Migraine Sufferers Given Narcotic Painkillers, Barbiturates June 17, 2015

These are a poor choice, especially for children, doctors say

The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters June 16, 2015

Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

Many U.S. Women Live Far From Gynecologic Cancer Care June 15, 2015

Long distances may impede evaluation, treatment, researcher says

Doctors Can Influence End-of-Life Care June 08, 2015

Terminally ill patients of physicians who frequently refer to hospice more likely to choose it, study says

Parents of Child Cancer Patients Prefer Honesty, Study Finds May 18, 2015

Parents say they're less anxious, better able to plan

Prostate Cancer Testing Drops Off After Controversial Guidelines May 18, 2015

More men will die without PSA screening, researchers contend; other experts applaud the downward trend

Men Should Be Screened for Osteoporosis, Too May 15, 2015

Study found males less likely to have their bone density checked, but suffered worse outcomes

Local Anesthesia May Be Best for Infants During Surgery May 14, 2015

Study found not putting young patients to sleep tied to fewer breathing problems afterwards

Obesity Tied to Risk of Complications After Plastic Surgery May 04, 2015

Study findings suggest these patients might need more thorough care before and after procedure

ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study May 04, 2015

They're dispensing lower number of pills, using meds that carry less overdose risk

Unsupervised Home Births on the Rise: Study May 01, 2015

Not having either doctor or midwife present is risky, researcher warns

Routine Heart Care Similar From Nurse Practitioners, Doctors: Study May 01, 2015

No differences seen in basic measurements for those with chronic cardiac disease

C-Section Rates Drop Slightly With Hospital Review Program April 29, 2015

Newborn complications also decreased, Canadian study reports

Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure April 29, 2015

Death rates may be higher for those lacking clear grasp of doctor's instructions, study suggests

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