April 16, 2014: Misdiagnoses Common Among U.S. Outpatients: Review
5 percent of adults are affected each year, data from several studies suggest

April 16, 2014: Free Drug Samples for Doctors Might Prove Costly for Patients
Study of dermatologists found those with access to samples from drug makers more likely to prescribe expensive meds

April 10, 2014: A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

April 08, 2014: Health Care Workers Wash Hands More When Patients Watching
Canadian study enlisted patients to monitor hospital staff

April 03, 2014: Helping Doctors Spot Who's Not Taking Their Blood Pressure Meds
Simple urine screening could prevent unnecessary procedures, study says

April 02, 2014: More ERs Treating Headaches With Narcotics, Study Finds
Despite guidelines against prescribing powerful painkillers for these patients, the trend has grown

April 02, 2014: Doctors' Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients' Colon Cancer Risk: Study
You can ask your physician for polyp detection rates, experts say

April 02, 2014: More Doctors Than Consumers Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana: Survey
Cancer and blood specialists most likely to support drug's use for health problems

March 28, 2014: Doctors' Groups Issue New Guidelines on Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat
Atrial fibrillation can pose stroke danger, especially to older patients

March 27, 2014: Stroke Survivors Deserve Team Care: Statement
Experts call for palliative care to improve patients' quality of life

March 26, 2014: Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure
Study indicates that long-suspected 'white coat effect' is real

March 21, 2014: Doctors Often Comply When Patients Ask for Advertised Drugs: Study
More research needed on possible influence of 'Ask Your Doctor' ads, study authors say

March 20, 2014: Doctors' Groups Warn Against Underwater Births
Approach might help with early labor but can pose danger to newborns, ob/gyns and pediatricians say

March 19, 2014: Almost 13 Million More Americans Could Take Statins Under New Guidelines
Biggest jump in cholesterol-lowering drugs would be among men over 60, study estimates

March 19, 2014: Tamiflu Saved Lives During Swine Flu Pandemic, Study Confirms
Best to start treatment within 48 hours, experts say

March 17, 2014: Coordinated Care Helps Elderly With Chronic Diseases
Odds of complications, hospital admissions lower when patients see fewer doctors, says study

March 17, 2014: Too Many Unneeded Brain Scans for Headaches, Study Suggests
Routine use of imaging tests not recommended, but more docs ordering them anyway, researcher says

March 17, 2014: Docs Should Check Personalities of Younger Patients: Study
Certain traits, such as being conscientious, made patients more likely to take good care of themselves

March 17, 2014: Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study
Researchers found female patients under 55 waiting longer than males for ECGs, clot-busting drugs

March 14, 2014: Key Questions to Ask Before Surgery
Weight loss, quitting smoking might reduce odds of complications, expert says

March 12, 2014: Safety Checklists for Surgery May Not Lower Deaths, Complications: Study
But Canadian program wasn't voluntary and that may have affected results, researchers say

March 11, 2014: 2 Surgeries Work Equally Well for Female Incontinence, Study Finds
Doctors can choose the one they're more familiar with, expert says

March 11, 2014: U.S. Could Face Shortage of Cancer Doctors
Gap projected to reach nearly 1,500 specialists in a decade, American Society of Clinical Oncology cautions

March 10, 2014: Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs
Swiss study suggests results just as good for physicians without certain training

March 07, 2014: Study Finds Doctors Prescribing More Sedatives
Frequent use of these powerful drugs along with narcotic painkillers may explain more medication deaths

March 04, 2014: U.S. Hospitals Overuse, Misuse Antibiotics, CDC Says
To fight drug resistance, agency seeks $30 million more, recommends hospitals improve prescription practices

March 03, 2014: Study Finds 1 in 3 Tennesseans Uses Narcotic Painkillers Each Year
And national research shows majority of prescription drug abusers supplied through family, friends

February 28, 2014: Steroids Often Prescribed for Psoriasis, Countering Guidelines
Their use may cause skin flare-ups and isn't backed by evidence, study author says

February 27, 2014: Too Often, Doctors Miss Suicide's Warning Signs: Study
Many victims saw a physician just prior to the suicide, but less than half got mental health diagnosis

February 27, 2014: Doctors' Germ-Laden Stethoscope May Spread Nasty Bacteria
Cleansing after each use should be part of good patient care, study says

February 26, 2014: Common Strep Bacteria May Be Morphing Into 'Superbug'
Doctors report on antibiotic resistance in two unrelated cases

February 24, 2014: Doctors Slower to Prescribe High Blood Pressure Meds to Younger Patients
Study found age was a factor in how quickly patients got treatment

February 24, 2014: Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds
40 percent suffered pain three months later, and 10 percent did after two years

February 24, 2014: Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say
HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

February 20, 2014: Surge in Thyroid Cancer Cases May Be Due to Overdiagnoses: Study
Many might be getting unnecessary treatment for slow-growing disease, some experts say

February 19, 2014: Ob/Gyn Groups Issue Guidelines to Lower C-Section Rates
The two organizations say first-time mothers should be allowed more time in labor

February 19, 2014: Instructional Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men: Study
Whole-body exams more common among film viewers

February 19, 2014: Many U.S. Seniors Get Prescription Painkillers From Multiple Doctors
Overuse raises risk for hospitalization, study finds

February 19, 2014: A Judgmental Doctor May Make It Hard to Lose Weight
Finding suggests physicians need to be less negative when counseling overweight patients

February 18, 2014: More Patients Are Checking Doctor-Rating Websites, Study Finds
But just how trustworthy these reviews are isn't clear

February 18, 2014: Surgery Might Top Drugs as First Therapy for Irregular Heartbeat: Study
But safety issues may still make medications better choice for many patients, experts say

February 18, 2014: More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds
But rates vary widely from state to state, and doctors worry that not all women have equal access to procedures

February 11, 2014: Experimental Eyewear Helps Surgeons 'See' Cancer, Study Says
The hope is the new technology will reduce the need for follow-up surgeries

February 07, 2014: Survival Rates Similar After Accidents, Acts of Violence: Study
Cause of traumatic injuries not necessarily related to likelihood of survival, surgeon says

February 07, 2014: Many New Mothers Skip Important 6-Week Checkup, Study Finds
At these appointments, obstetrician reviews pregnancy, makes transition to primary care

February 04, 2014: High Blood Pressure in Young Adults Could Mean Heart Trouble in Middle Age
25-year study tied even slight rise in early adulthood to future risk of clogged arteries

February 04, 2014: Only Close Family History Needed for Cancer Risk Assessment
Oncology group releases new recommendations focused on two generations for determining genetic risk factors in new patients

February 04, 2014: Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study
By waiting, they risk further harm to their health, researchers say

February 03, 2014: Patients Can Now Get Test Results Straight From the Lab: HHS
New rule still lets consumers access personal health information from their doctor

February 03, 2014: Avoid Antibiotics in Pill Form for 'Swimmer's Ear,' New Guidelines Say
Instead, use antibacterial or antibiotic eardrops, experts advise