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Virtual House Calls for Speedy, Effective Parkinson's Care August 17, 2017

Online visits saved patients more than two hours and 100 miles of driving, study found

Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S. August 03, 2017

Buprenorphine is prescribed to get patients off opioids in the privacy of a physician's office

Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm August 03, 2017

Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain August 02, 2017

Designed to treat epilepsy, these 'opioid alternatives' dampen some types of pain, but not all

Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in U.S. July 31, 2017

Nearly 92 million Americans used a powerful prescription painkiller in 2015, survey shows

When Is It Nail Fungus? July 27, 2017

Dermatologist says only an expert can diagnose condition accurately

Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks? July 27, 2017

Dermatologist says yes because there's overlap between some canine and human skin problems

Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes July 25, 2017

Fewer than 1 in 10 surveyed named all risk factors identified by the American Diabetes Association

Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits July 21, 2017

Advance preparation can help get your questions answered

Ending U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: Report July 13, 2017

Expert panel calls for tighter painkiller prescribing practices without denying patients in need

Painkiller Prescriptions More Prone to Errors If Handwritten July 12, 2017

Electronic orders cut the odds of major mistakes, study reports

Docs Should Counsel Even Healthy People on Diet, Exercise, Experts Say July 11, 2017

Influential panel urges doctors to talk to low-risk adults about lifestyle

More U.S. Patients Are Recording Their Doctor Visits July 10, 2017

Know your state laws before secretly taping medical conversations

U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Fall, But Numbers Still High: CDC July 06, 2017

And length of prescriptions went up, raising risk of addiction among patients

Trump Taps Indiana's Health Commissioner as Next Surgeon General June 30, 2017

Dr. Jerome Adams has taken bold moves against opioid abuse crisis in the state

Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients June 29, 2017

Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think

Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases June 26, 2017

But doctors can be taught to minimize patients' anxiety, study says

Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says June 22, 2017

Updated guidelines say average-risk women can start screening at age 40

Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care June 22, 2017

Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher says

Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders June 19, 2017

It's a growing problem, and patient age and insurance status is often key to this unhealthy decision, study finds

Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices June 15, 2017

More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache June 14, 2017

Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for sufferers, study authors say

Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care June 13, 2017

Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners

The Doctor Will (Virtually) See You Now June 08, 2017

Using telehealth for health care

Can Drug Company Perks Sway Cancer Docs' Prescriptions? June 06, 2017

Even relatively small payments seemed to make a difference, researchers report

Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study June 05, 2017

Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

Reporting Symptoms Online to Docs Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer June 05, 2017

Study found technology works because it cuts lag time between problems and care team's response

Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist? June 01, 2017

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

How to Prepare Your Teen for That First Ob-Gyn Visit May 30, 2017

Gynecologist offers tips on ways to make it a positive experience

Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs May 30, 2017

Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection May 24, 2017

Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

Checking Patient's Drug History May Help Curb Opioid Abuse May 23, 2017

Sharpest declines seen in states like New York with strict rules for doctors

At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates May 23, 2017

Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices May 19, 2017

States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist May 17, 2017

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care May 17, 2017

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

Medicaid Patients Wait Longer at Doctor's Office May 10, 2017

Study suggests lag time might be due to providers having bigger caseloads

Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care May 08, 2017

Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician May 05, 2017

Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

Half of U.S. Docs Get Payments From Drug, Device Industries: Study May 02, 2017

At the high end, these include stock options and research fees; at the low end, pizzas

Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch April 28, 2017

Working with your doctor can help prevent chronic conditions

Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors April 27, 2017

1 in 4 cases of age-related macular degeneration initially goes unrecognized, research suggests

PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off April 24, 2017

1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value

Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care April 21, 2017

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook? April 17, 2017

Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online

Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care? April 12, 2017

Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening? April 10, 2017

Study finds that most still recommend the breast cancer screen for women in their early 40s

Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust April 03, 2017

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

9 Out of 10 Doctors Like Their Jobs March 30, 2017

A new survey finds that two-thirds would recommend their profession to others

Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts March 27, 2017

Tort reform laws may help explain findings, researchers say

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