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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

ER Practices Key to Helping Those Addicted to Painkillers: Study April 28, 2015

Giving patients drug that helps ease withdrawal works better than simple referrals, experts say

Health Visits May Offer Chance to Prevent Suicide April 24, 2015

Study says many see a doctor before ending their life

Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults April 24, 2015

Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines

Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S. April 23, 2015

Commonly used medicines are essential, but not profitable for companies, expert says

Babies May Be More Sensitive to Pain Than Adults April 21, 2015

Study of newborns upends some longstanding beliefs

Medical Groups Issue Guidelines for Treating First Seizure April 20, 2015

Epilepsy medication recommended to help stave off second attack

Antibiotics May Be Overused in Many Neonatal ICUs, Study Finds April 20, 2015

Big variation seen in prescribing rates, despite little difference in infection rates

Spring Allergy Season Could Be a Bloomin' Nightmare April 17, 2015

Doctors predict a shorter but rougher stretch of coughing, sneezing and wheezing

Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds April 15, 2015

Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study April 15, 2015

Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

Unauthorized Breaches of Medical Records on the Rise April 14, 2015

Researchers call for enhanced security as more patient information is stored online

Too Few Kids With Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy Get Flu Shot: Study April 10, 2015

But they are more likely to develop flu-rated complications

Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds April 08, 2015

No difference in outcomes between use of fresher or older red cells, researchers report

Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often April 07, 2015

Study findings suggest increasing social connections might reduce health costs

Uninsured May Face Much Higher Charges for Cancer Drugs April 07, 2015

Chemotherapy fees can be 43 times more than those for insured patients, study finds

Many Very Ill Patients Choose 'Next of Kin' Who Aren't, Study Finds April 07, 2015

But state laws may trump those choices, possibly leading to care delays

Breast Cancer Patients Concerned About Genetic Risk, Survey Finds April 06, 2015

But almost half don't have conversation with doctor about potential for future problems

Doctor's Advice May Help Prompt Weight Loss April 03, 2015

Study finds such counsel seems to helps people maintain, even lose weight

More Americans Survive Childhood Cancers, But Health Problems Persist April 01, 2015

Malignancies and treatments can take toll on quality of life in adulthood, study finds

Ob-Gyns: Use Ultrasound to Assess Pelvic Symptoms March 31, 2015

It's safer, cheaper than other types of imaging, doctors say

Milliliter-Only Dosing Recommended for Kids' Meds March 30, 2015

Using metrics, not teaspoons, reduces medication errors, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Exfoliate With Care, Dermatologist Urges March 24, 2015

Before beginning any treatments, consult with a doctor

Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests March 24, 2015

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report March 24, 2015

Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care March 19, 2015

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

Doctors' Racial Biases May Not Influence Patient Care, Survey Suggests March 18, 2015

But study doesn't look at real-life cases

Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study March 17, 2015

Victims 'hide in plain sight,' experts say, and survey finds more training is needed

More Americans Support Vaccines: <i>HealthDay/Harris Poll</i> March 12, 2015

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

Privately Insured Brain Tumor Patients May Fare Better March 09, 2015

But that's not because they're treated differently, researcher says

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout March 04, 2015

Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey

About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study March 03, 2015

But some question accuracy of estimate

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