July 15, 2014: Doctors More Willing Than General Public to Donate Organs
Physicians who were younger, female most likely to sign up, Canadian study found

July 11, 2014: Emergency Surgeries on Weekends Riskier for Kids: Study
Possible explanations include fewer hospital staffers, slower response times, researchers say

July 09, 2014: Doctors Need to Protect Athletes From Concussion Risk: Neurologists
They should educate, clear players to return to field only when ready, statement says

July 07, 2014: Experts Reject Routine Screening for Narrowed Neck Arteries
Widespread testing in healthy adults would lead to too many unnecessary follow-up procedures, panel says

July 01, 2014: Treatment for Heroin Addiction Should Continue After Hospital Discharge: Study
Relapse rates lower if people got both inpatient and outpatient therapy, researchers report

June 30, 2014: Most Women Don't Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State
Review found no evidence they benefit many women, but cervical cancer screening still needed

June 25, 2014: Many Pregnant Women Not Told to Avoid Environmental Toxins
Lack of information and research often cited as reasons, study finds

June 24, 2014: Multiple Drug Use Fueling Drugged-Driving Fatalities: Report
Marijuana more common among younger drivers, prescription drugs among older drivers

June 23, 2014: ER Visits Peak When Kids Barred From Child Care: Study
Many working parents need doctor's note, can't wait for regular appointment

June 20, 2014: Shortage of Doctors Who Treat Diabetes Looming
There are already too few specialists treating hormone disorders, expert says

June 18, 2014: Docs Uncomfortable Judging Patients' Competency to Carry Guns
Many don't feel qualified to make those decisions, study finds

June 18, 2014: Group Doctor Visits May Benefit Muscle Disorder Patients
Those who attended their annual neurologist visit with peers reported slightly better quality of life later

June 18, 2014: Number of Induced Labors Falling in U.S., CDC Says
Early, elective C-section rate down, too

June 12, 2014: Take Heartburn Medicines Before Breakfast for Best Effect
Too many patients unaware that timing is key to treatment, study finds

June 11, 2014: Marriage, But Not Cohabitation, Pays Health Dividends -- for Him
Commitment to lifelong relationship appears to be key, study says

June 10, 2014: Doctors' Group Calls for Tougher Rules on Sale of E-Cigarettes
American Medical Association recommendations include minimum age purchase rule, flavor restrictions

June 04, 2014: Many With Heart Failure Aren't Told About End-of-Life Care: Study
Survey found nearly a third of health-care providers lacked confidence to discuss the topic with patients

May 30, 2014: Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients
Johns Hopkins research suggests the possibility of delirium

May 28, 2014: Facing Death, Most U.S. Doctors Would Decline Extraordinary Measures
Discrepancy seen between their personal views, what they order for patients, researchers report

May 28, 2014: 1 in 5 Elderly U.S. Patients Injured by Medical Care
Sickest patients at greatest risk, researchers say

May 20, 2014: Doctors' Use of E-Records More Than Doubles
Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, report says

May 19, 2014: Jury Still Out on Whether Doctors Should Screen for Suicide Risk
However, physicians should look for depression in their patients, governmental task force notes

May 15, 2014: Start Sleep Drug Lunesta at Lower Dose for Safety, FDA Says
Agency points to studies showing daytime drowsiness that could interfere with driving

May 14, 2014: Unneeded Cancer Care Is Rare, Study Finds
Challenges belief that inappropriate treatments fuel health care costs, researcher says

May 12, 2014: Counseling Urged for Obese People at Higher Odds for Heart Disease: Experts
Talking over strategies for exercise, healthy diet can give individuals the motivation they need, panel says

May 09, 2014: Just Seeing a Doctor May Boost the Odds of Surviving Melanoma
Study finds link between checkups and lower death rates from the dangerous skin cancer

May 09, 2014: Tips for New Moms on Mother's Day
FDA experts offer advice on doctor visits, use of medications

May 07, 2014: Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests
But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for pushy patients, survey found

May 05, 2014: Despite Childhood Obesity Epidemic, Few Kids Tested for Cholesterol
Study found that less that 4 percent had their blood levels tested, countering recent guidelines

May 03, 2014: Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study
But store brands and generics of these OTC medications are much cheaper, researchers note

April 28, 2014: Pediatricians Should Plan for Anthrax Attack, U.S. Experts Say
Children may need special treatment in wake of bioterrorism

April 21, 2014: No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice

April 21, 2014: Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to U.S. Kids: Study
ERs give potentially dangerous drug to thousands of children each year

April 18, 2014: Certain Sedatives Tied to Breathing Problems in Older COPD Patients
Study author urges caution for doctors prescribing benzodiazepines to this group

April 17, 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