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Are Women Surgeons Better Than Men? October 11, 2017

Actually, there's little difference in patient outcomes, study finds

Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say October 10, 2017

New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

Docs May Have Trick Up Their Sleeves Fighting Germs October 06, 2017

White coats with shorter sleeves may be more sanitary, study finds

Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election October 03, 2017

Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal? October 02, 2017

Goal is to only perform one procedure, skin cancer specialist says

Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls September 30, 2017

Geriatrics specialist offers tips to avoid injuries

Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough? September 27, 2017

Certain surgeries require longer prescriptions, researchers say

ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations September 26, 2017

Patients who receive these prescriptions are less likely to progress to long-term use, study shows

9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Prescribe Marijuana September 19, 2017

The burgeoning practice isn't discussed in medical schools, research shows

Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need September 06, 2017

Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

Health Groups Demand 'R' Rating for Movies That Show Smoking August 29, 2017

Coalition says such films lure children to take up deadly habit

Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids August 29, 2017

Hiding info from pediatricians could be risky for young patients, report authors say

Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests August 25, 2017

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care August 24, 2017

Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study finds

Longer Prescriptions Make Opioid Abuse More Likely: Study August 23, 2017

Doctors should prescribe for the minimum numbers of days, researchers say

Doctor-Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs August 22, 2017

Physicians in poor neighborhoods should ask about employment, relationships, study says

Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose August 22, 2017

Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find

Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds August 21, 2017

After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused

Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines August 21, 2017

Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

Wellness Visits for Better Well-being August 21, 2017

Prevention is still the best medicine

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

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