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Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests February 27, 2015

Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses and staff, study notes

U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story February 26, 2015

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

Obamacare Won't Swamp Doctors, Study Contends February 25, 2015

Commonwealth Fund foresees only modest increases in use of services

Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates February 24, 2015

Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows

Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths February 23, 2015

Say they are pushing for improved health of families, patients

Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates February 23, 2015

Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

Many LGBT Medical Students Don't Reveal Sexual Identity February 19, 2015

Fear of discrimination cited as biggest reason, survey reports

Doctors Less Likely to Divorce, Study Finds February 19, 2015

But women physicians 1.5 times more likely to have split from their spouses than male counterparts

'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says February 17, 2015

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input February 12, 2015

But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

Cancer Patients Rarely Request Unneeded Tests, Treatments: Study February 12, 2015

Doctors' claims that this is fueling increasing health costs unwarranted, expert says

New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? February 10, 2015

U.S.-appointed panel says illness is 'legitimate,' should be called Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease

Problems Spotted in Clinical Trials Can Go Unreported, Study Says February 09, 2015

Only 3 of nearly 80 published studies mentioned issues of concern uncovered by FDA

Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? February 09, 2015

Disorder that causes overwhelming exhaustion will receive a long-awaited clinical definition

Shorter Hours for Doctors Don't Lead to Expected Improvements: Study February 09, 2015

Medical residents aren't less fatigued and patient care may be slightly worse, researchers say

HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows February 09, 2015

After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study February 04, 2015

Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert says

Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery February 03, 2015

Knowing why readmissions happen is first step in reducing them, researcher says

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma February 03, 2015

People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final Year February 02, 2015

Study finds significant increase in symptoms, despite efforts to improve end-of-life care

Are Too Many Heart Failure Patients Getting IV Fluids? February 02, 2015

Since treatment usually aims at draining excess fluid, adding IV fluid 'defeats purpose,' one expert said

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn January 29, 2015

Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect January 28, 2015

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer January 26, 2015

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

Obamacare's Payments to Doctors Widens Access for Medicaid Patients: Study January 22, 2015

Researchers find association between higher reimbursement and appointment availability

Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants January 13, 2015

Rotavirus triggers potentially dangerous diarrhea, vomiting, experts say

More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately January 12, 2015

For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? January 12, 2015

Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems January 12, 2015

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups January 12, 2015

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

Study Says Biopsies Are Safe January 09, 2015

Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer

Influx of Trainee Docs in July Doesn't Affect Stroke Care: Study January 05, 2015

Deaths, disabilities don't increase with arrival of med school grads

Cancer Doctors Don't Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients January 05, 2015

Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason, survey finds

Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say December 19, 2014

Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care December 17, 2014

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors December 15, 2014

Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise December 09, 2014

More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

Does The Doctor Speak Your Language? December 09, 2014

Languages spoken by medical residents and patients in U.S. may not match up, study says

Where Doctors Train May Affect Whether They Practice Expensive Medicine December 09, 2014

Those who did residencies in high-cost areas were more likely to spend more per patient, study finds

Cutting Docs-in-Training Hours Hasn't Improved Patient Care: Studies December 09, 2014

Some experts suggest certain restrictions on hours should be repealed

Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients December 09, 2014

Researchers suggest salary bump should come from more patients, improved care

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study December 08, 2014

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement December 05, 2014

74 percent now believe terminally ill should have choice to end their lives, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots, Study Shows December 03, 2014

Longer operations are associated with higher risk

Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds December 03, 2014

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

Many Ignore Cancer's Warning Signs, Survey Finds December 02, 2014

While more than half had experienced a potential symptom, only 2 percent thought malignancy possible

Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions December 02, 2014

New guidelines emphasize how effective and safe the injection is

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion November 24, 2014

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

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