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2 of 3 Americans OK With Doctors Discussing Gun Safety July 25, 2016

But 54 percent of gun owners say talking about firearms with patients is appropriate, survey finds

Med Students View Ex-Patients' E-Records to Track Progress July 25, 2016

The practice is common and raises privacy issues, but overall is beneficial, researchers say

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug July 20, 2016

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

Wide Variation Seen in 'Dense' Breast Diagnoses July 18, 2016

Doctors may misjudge a woman's cancer risks as a result, researchers say

Cancer Patients, Doctors Often Disagree About Prognosis July 15, 2016

Those with advanced disease are likely to be more optimistic than their doctor, study shows

Regular Doctor Visits Can Help Spot Colon Cancer July 04, 2016

Early detection improves likelihood of survival, researchers note

Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam June 29, 2016

Independent panel of U.S. experts finds 'insufficient' evidence of worth

Doctors Swamped by 'E-Medicine' Demands June 28, 2016

Survey found those who have to use electronic health records report more burnout, job dissatisfaction

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments June 27, 2016

Family members may pressure doctors to attempt heroic interventions, researcher says

Can Drugmakers Buy Doctors' Loyalty With Cheap Meals? June 20, 2016

Study sheds light on a popular marketing tactic that may raise drug costs for seniors

Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care June 13, 2016

Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds

California Enacts Right-to-Die Law June 09, 2016

Move triples percentage of terminally ill patients in U.S. who will now have this option

Cancer's Heavy Financial Burden June 08, 2016

1 in 10 patients skipped doctor visits, nearly 1 in 5 didn't fill prescriptions due to cost, survey shows

I'll Take the One in the White Coat June 01, 2016

Patients prefer doctors who wear 'professional' attire, survey finds

Is Monthly Rotation of Medical Residents a Risky Time for Patients? May 18, 2016

Chances of death increased during transitions in care, study finds, but researchers not sure why

Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study May 17, 2016

Major complication rate lower for properly selected patients

1 in 3 Female Doctors Faces Sexual Harassment, Survey Finds May 17, 2016

And two-thirds say they experience gender bias in workplace

What a Change in DEA's Pot Rules Might Mean for Medical Research May 11, 2016

Agency could move marijuana to a less strictly regulated class of drugs

Persistent Critical Illness May Keep Patients From Leaving ICU May 05, 2016

5 percent of the millions who enter intensive care units use up one-third of ICU resources, study finds

Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer May 04, 2016

Study claims they're the 3rd leading cause of U.S. deaths, but CDC doesn't track such data

Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages May 02, 2016

Researcher says this is due to change in screening guidelines for 18- and 24-month-olds

Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study Suggests April 25, 2016

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors Say April 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate Change April 18, 2016

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic Changes April 14, 2016

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved Drugs April 12, 2016

Many misinterpret FDA 'breakthrough' designation, survey finds

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression April 01, 2016

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

Is Your Doctor Trustworthy? Past Records Tough to Find, Experts Say March 30, 2016

Consumer Reports survey shows patients think they should be told, but the information just isn't really public

On-the-Job Training Funds for Pediatricians Lagging: Experts March 28, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics says changes are needed to ensure enough children's specialists

Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke Risk March 28, 2016

Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: Survey March 25, 2016

While 99 percent exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write prescriptions for a full month

Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart Disease March 23, 2016

But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

Gaps in Care Can Harm Patients After Heart Attack March 23, 2016

Waiting too long for first medical apppointment after hospital discharge can have consequences, study finds

Many Parents Skeptical of Online Doctor Ratings, Poll Finds March 22, 2016

But one-third turn to Internet to choose physicians

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic Painkillers March 22, 2016

Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected

FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical Gloves March 21, 2016

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: Study March 21, 2016

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students, Study Finds March 16, 2016

Research shows their rate of drinking problems is double that of the general population

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing Treatments March 16, 2016

Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription Painkillers March 15, 2016

To curb abuse, doctors should try non-narcotic options for most chronic pain not involving cancer, terminal illness

'Difficult' Patients Tend to Get Worse Care, Studies Find March 15, 2016

In fictional scenarios, doctors were distracted by bad behaviors during diagnosis, made more errors

Doctor's Empathy Boosts Patient Satisfaction March 11, 2016

Study finds wait time, appointment length secondary

U.S. Pediatricians to Add Poverty to Well-Visit Checklist March 09, 2016

One simple question might help families avert serious health risks, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Doctors May Be Missing Chances to Treat Prediabetes March 09, 2016

Study found many patients with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels were not being treated for it

Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive Help March 08, 2016

Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's Depression March 07, 2016

About 4 in 10 moms with young kids affected, which can have harmful effects on families, researchers say

Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks March 01, 2016

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to Fainting February 29, 2016

But whether lost consciousness is the cause isn't clear, study says

Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll Finds February 26, 2016

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: Study February 22, 2016

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

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