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Congress Passes Sweeping Health Care Bill December 07, 2016

21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

Medical School Can Be an Emotional Pressure-Cooker December 06, 2016

Yet many students fail to seek the help they need to deal with the stress, study finds

Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations December 06, 2016

Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey December 05, 2016

More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension December 05, 2016

Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health November 29, 2016

U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

No Benefit From Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening: Task Force November 22, 2016

Public invited to comment on draft recommendation, which is the same as one in place since the 1990s

Second Opinions Don't Seem to Sway Prostate Cancer Patients November 07, 2016

Most choose treatment they originally planned to follow, study finds

Follow-Up Appointments Boost Weight-Loss Surgery Success November 05, 2016

Those who saw doctor three times after procedure had better blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels

'White Coat' High Blood Pressure May Signal Trouble in Older People October 31, 2016

Researchers found it might mean higher risk of heart problems

Doctors Should Promote Breast-Feeding to Patients: Panel October 25, 2016

Education, practical help urged by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Little Gains in Efforts to Boost Outpatient Care October 17, 2016

Large analysis finds declines or stagnation in many basic health measures

For Medical Diagnoses, Doctors Still Trounce Computers October 11, 2016

Popular symptom checkers were half as accurate in comparison study

Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors October 07, 2016

Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

How One Clinic Got a Big Boost in HPV Vaccination Rates October 05, 2016

The cervical cancer vaccine was treated as just another scheduled shot

Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs October 03, 2016

Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

More Health Care Workers Need Flu Shots: CDC September 30, 2016

Vaccination protects both workers and patients, doctor says

A Doctor's Words Key to Whether Child Gets HPV Vaccine September 30, 2016

Parents most receptive to messages about the shot's effectiveness, safety and the cancers it prevents, study finds

Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health September 28, 2016

Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

Annual Checkups Are Becoming Wellness Visits September 20, 2016

Appointment may include review of family history, lifestyle and medications, doctor says

More Must Be Done to Fight 'Superbugs': U.S. Gov't Report September 20, 2016

Infectious disease experts say multipronged approach is needed

Health Tip: Be Open With Your Doctor September 20, 2016

Information you should share

CDC: Too Many Antibiotics Still Being Prescribed in U.S. September 19, 2016

United Nations to discuss duel problems -- overuse and lack of access

E-Records a Grind for Many Doctors September 06, 2016

And this may contribute to physician burnout, study suggests

Doctors' Decision-Making Tool Could Cut Unnecessary Antibiotic Use September 02, 2016

A drop of about 10 percent is possible, study authors suggest

Injury Risk Spikes While Cancer Patients Seek Diagnosis: Study September 01, 2016

Researchers urge greater prevention of medical and drug therapy complications, accidents and self-harm

Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand August 22, 2016

Women prefer female doctors, but urology has one of the largest gender gaps in medicine, researchers say

Pay Gaps Persist for Female Doctors Across the U.S.: Study August 16, 2016

Medicare reimbursement review finds male specialists earning more

U.S. DEA Denies Request to Ease Federal Pot Rules August 11, 2016

Decision at odds with laws in nearly half of states; will likely hamper medical research, doctors say

Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills August 09, 2016

Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction

Few Seniors Go Online for Health-Care Needs August 02, 2016

Study calls into question U.S.'s priorities for improving older adults' health, researcher says

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

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