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Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows March 24, 2017

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts March 23, 2017

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study March 23, 2017

Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows March 21, 2017

But few patients know about financial incentives physicians receive

Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes March 20, 2017

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days March 16, 2017

Prescribing narcotic painkillers for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, study finds

Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health March 13, 2017

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement? March 02, 2017

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for health

Doctors Handled Influx of Obamacare Patients: Study February 27, 2017

Concerns about long waits, primary care shortage appear unfounded, researchers say

Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault February 27, 2017

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic February 23, 2017

Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them February 17, 2017

Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic February 15, 2017

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study February 15, 2017

Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say

Cancer Survivors Gain From Web-Based Health Care February 10, 2017

But some patients reported missing face-to-face contact, study found

Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey February 07, 2017

Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

U.S. Doctors Trained Overseas Have Slightly Better Patient Outcomes February 03, 2017

Study showed they have lower death rates for people covered by Medicare

Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital February 02, 2017

Study found those who saw the same physician over time had fewer admissions

Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC January 26, 2017

Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies January 26, 2017

Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

Work Disability Benefits? Depends on the Doc January 26, 2017

International study found wide variance in how medical professionals determined who should receive benefits

Majority of Primary Care Docs Oppose Repeal of Obamacare: Survey January 25, 2017

Though many would support changes, only 15 percent want the controversial health care reform law dismantled

Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics From Good Diabetes Care January 23, 2017

Studies found poor doctor-patient communication hampered medication use, proper blood sugar control

Many With Advanced Lung Cancer Don't Get Treatments That Might Help January 20, 2017

Study found 21 percent went without therapy, even though it could boost their survival

Are U.S. Med Schools Skimping on Obesity Training? January 20, 2017

Content of licensing exams suggests doctors may be unprepared to tackle this crisis: study

17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure January 19, 2017

'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders January 18, 2017

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study January 17, 2017

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit January 16, 2017

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff January 10, 2017

Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

Health Tip: Pick the Right Family Doctor January 05, 2017

Here's what to consider

Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too January 03, 2017

Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say January 03, 2017

If it builds up, seek medical attention, otherwise leave it alone, guidelines advise

On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect' December 27, 2016

When one patient has an emergency, the odds that a 2nd patient will face trouble also rises, study finds

Home Visits Can Help New Parents December 26, 2016

Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human December 23, 2016

New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds December 22, 2016

Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say December 21, 2016

New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study December 19, 2016

Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services December 16, 2016

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

Obama Signs Sweeping Health Care Bill Into Law December 13, 2016

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

What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller December 12, 2016

Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

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

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