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Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs September 22, 2014

'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds September 22, 2014

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says September 21, 2014

Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes September 15, 2014

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study September 15, 2014

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says September 10, 2014

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds August 29, 2014

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say August 26, 2014

But draft report still finds unacceptable scheduling problems, according to published report

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks August 26, 2014

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says August 22, 2014

Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated August 18, 2014

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals August 15, 2014

Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says August 14, 2014

He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse August 12, 2014

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell August 07, 2014

Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire

Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigarettes as Anti-Smoking Aid, Survey Finds August 01, 2014

Two-thirds of physicians thought they could help smokers quit, and a third recommended them

Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals July 31, 2014

40 percent admit to feeling emotionally exhausted, researchers report

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes July 31, 2014

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Doctors More Willing Than General Public to Donate Organs July 15, 2014

Physicians who were younger, female most likely to sign up, Canadian study found

Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study July 11, 2014

Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

Doctors Need to Protect Athletes From Concussion Risk: Neurologists July 09, 2014

They should educate, clear players to return to field only when ready, statement says

Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries July 07, 2014

Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

Treatment for Heroin Addiction Should Continue After Hospital Discharge: Study July 01, 2014

Relapse rates lower if people got both inpatient and outpatient therapy, researchers report

Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State June 30, 2014

Review found no evidence they benefit many women, but cervical cancer screening still needed

Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins June 25, 2014

Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

Multiple Drug Use Fueling Drugged-Driving Fatalities: Report June 24, 2014

Marijuana more common among younger drivers, prescription drugs among older drivers

ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study June 23, 2014

Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

Shortage of Doctors Who Treat Diabetes Looming June 20, 2014

There are already too few specialists treating hormone disorders, expert says

Docs Uncomfortable Judging Patients' Competency to Carry Guns June 18, 2014

Many don't feel qualified to make those decisions, study finds

Group Doctor Visits May Benefit Muscle Disorder Patients June 18, 2014

Those who attended their annual neurologist visit with peers reported slightly better quality of life later

Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says June 18, 2014

Early, elective C-section rate down, too

Take Heartburn Medicines Before Breakfast for Best Effect June 12, 2014

Too many patients unaware that timing is key to treatment, study finds

Marriage, But Not Cohabitation, Pays Health Dividends -- for Him June 11, 2014

Commitment to lifelong relationship appears to be key, study says

Doctors' Group Calls for Tougher Rules on Sale of E-Cigarettes June 10, 2014

American Medical Association recommendations include minimum age purchase rule, flavor restrictions

Many With Heart Failure Aren't Told About End-of-Life Care: Study June 04, 2014

Survey found nearly a third of health-care providers lacked confidence to discuss the topic with patients

Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients May 30, 2014

Johns Hopkins research suggests the possibility of delirium

Facing Death, Most U.S. Doctors Would Decline Extraordinary Measures May 28, 2014

Discrepancy seen between their personal views, what they order for patients, researchers report

1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care May 28, 2014

Sickest patients at greatest risk, researchers say

Doctors' Use of E-Records More Than Doubles May 20, 2014

Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, report says

Jury Still Out on Whether Doctors Should Screen for Suicide Risk May 19, 2014

However, physicians should look for depression in their patients, governmental task force notes

Start Sleep Drug Lunesta at Lower Dose for Safety, FDA Says May 15, 2014

Agency points to studies showing daytime drowsiness that could interfere with driving

Unneeded Cancer Care Is Rare, Study Finds May 14, 2014

Challenges belief that inappropriate treatments fuel health care costs, researcher says

Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts May 12, 2014

Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

Just Seeing a Doctor May Boost the Odds of Surviving Melanoma May 09, 2014

Study finds link between checkups and lower death rates from the dangerous skin cancer

Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day May 09, 2014

FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests May 07, 2014

But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for pushy patients, survey found

Despite Childhood Obesity Epidemic, Few Kids Tested for Cholesterol May 05, 2014

Study found that less that 4 percent had their blood levels tested, countering recent guidelines

Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study May 03, 2014

But store brands and generics of these OTC medications are much cheaper, researchers note

Pediatricians Should Plan for Anthrax Attack, U.S. Experts Say April 28, 2014

Children may need special treatment in wake of bioterrorism

No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns April 21, 2014

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice