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Many in Hospice Don't Get Medical Visit in Last 2 Days of Life: StudyFebruary 08, 2016

Findings led to an increase in Medicare payments to improve care, researchers say

PSA Testing Differs Among Primary Care Doctors, UrologistsFebruary 08, 2016

Researchers examine falloff after change in prostate cancer screening recommendations

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study FindsFebruary 05, 2016

Just over one-third of the organs are accepted for those most in need

Should Tackling Be Banned From Youth Football?February 03, 2016

Expert says doctors need to do more to safeguard kids from concussions

Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save LivesFebruary 03, 2016

Overall health costs fall as a result, researchers say

Patient Care Doesn't Suffer When Surgical Residents Work More: StudyFebruary 02, 2016

Even shifts that exceeded 28 hours didn't worsen outcomes

Text Messages May Prompt People to Take Their MedsFebruary 02, 2016

New analysis finds these reminders double chances patients take drugs as prescribed

New Blood Pressure Guidelines a Danger to Patients: StudyFebruary 01, 2016

Research says the treatment threshold is too high for those over 60 years of age

Small Number of Doctors Trigger Big Share of Malpractice PayoutsJanuary 27, 2016

Study ties physicians' future claims risk to past claims experience, specialty, sex and age

Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy EmergenciesJanuary 26, 2016

Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

Obstetricians' Group Urges Docs to Help Support Breast-FeedingJanuary 25, 2016

Physicians can be resource for new moms, says American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

More Patients Satisfied With Doctor Visits: SurveyJanuary 22, 2016

Physician's expertise, time spent in exam room and online access to information were key factors in trend

Clot-Busters Might Be Useful for 'Previously Dependent' Stroke PatientsJanuary 22, 2016

Study finds favorable results among older adults who already had health problems

Blood Test Might Predict When Antibiotics Won't HelpJanuary 20, 2016

It's still in development, but doctors' office screening method could curb overprescribing, experts say

Doctors Choose Less Aggressive Care at End of Life, Studies RevealJanuary 19, 2016

Findings suggest they understand limits of modern medicine better than the patients they treat do

Personal Care Plans Tied to Better Follow-Up in Breast Cancer SurvivorsJanuary 15, 2016

Study found improvement in number of low-income women meeting care recommendations

Doctors' Body Language May Hint at Racial BiasJanuary 14, 2016

Researchers say nonverbal cues might spur seriously ill black patients to request more aggressive care

Online Tool Helps Predict Chances of Kidney Failure, Study FindsJanuary 12, 2016

New risk calculator estimates who will need dialysis in two to five years

Doctor-Patient Emails Can Help the Chronically IllJanuary 04, 2016

Online communications reduced need for phone calls and office visits for many, study shows

In Defense of the Annual CheckupJanuary 04, 2016

Arguments against the time-honored practice are flawed, new research paper says

Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in DisastersJanuary 04, 2016

Drugs to counter biological or other threats too often geared to adults, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Prescriptions Continue for Most Who Survive Painkiller ODs: StudyDecember 29, 2015

Often, prescribing doctors don't even know their patients have overdosed, researchers say

U.S. Task Force Backs Statins for Those 40 to 75 at Heightened Heart RiskDecember 21, 2015

Primary focus is on people with 10 percent or greater threat of heart attack or stroke within 10 years

End-of-Life Talk Often Comes Too Late for Blood Cancer PatientsDecember 21, 2015

Study found most lymphoma, leukemia specialists don't discuss hospice care until death is imminent

People with Type 2 Diabetes May Be OvertestedDecember 09, 2015

Study finds those with good control get blood sugar measured too often at doctor's office

More Than a Quarter of New Doctors May Be DepressedDecember 08, 2015

Grueling medical training may help explain finding, study says

Many U.S. Primary Care Docs Feel Unprepared for Complex Cases: SurveyDecember 07, 2015

For example, fewer than half feel they're prepared to manage dementia patients

Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer SurvivorsDecember 07, 2015

New advisory comes from the American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology

Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Not Monitored CloselyDecember 04, 2015

Most men who chose 'watchful waiting' weren't followed as recommended, study finds

Doctor Burnout Rates on the RiseDecember 01, 2015

Surveys show a nearly 10 percent increase across a range of specialties in the U.S.

Doctor-Patient Relationship May Suffer When Technology Takes Over: StudyNovember 30, 2015

Care was not rated as high when clinician focused too much on computer screen while in exam room

Doctors' Group Urges Greater Use of Generic DrugsNovember 23, 2015

Lower-cost options are usually just as safe and effective, experts say

Leading Doctors' Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug AdsNovember 17, 2015

Barrage of consumer-directed advertising drives up health costs, American Medical Association says

Certain Antibiotic Might Combat Children's Wheezing EpisodesNovember 17, 2015

Kids given azithromycin were less likely to develop severe respiratory illness, study says

Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study FindsNovember 13, 2015

Doorways are designed to keep air sterile, but repeated openings may let germs in during surgery

Lung Cancer Surgery Rates Differ Widely Between StatesNovember 13, 2015

Quality of insurance across U.S. may influence treatment, researcher says

'Cash for Lower Cholesterol' Program Works With Doc-Patient TeamsNovember 09, 2015

Cooperation is key to program's success, but benefits were modest, study finds

Doctors Often Flub Achilles Tendon Diagnosis, Review FindsNovember 06, 2015

1 in 4 ruptures missed during initial exam, but most patients still do OK, researchers say

Poll: Americans Want Bold Action to Keep Health Care Costs DownNovember 05, 2015

Suggestions include price controls on drugs and hospitals and doctors, importing drugs from other countries

Don't Assume Siblings Will Have Food Allergies, TooNovember 05, 2015

Study found only 1 in 10 was allergic to same things; experts advise against routine testing for them

Doctors Who Order More Tests Sued Less OftenNovember 05, 2015

Study explores link between 'defensive medicine' and malpractice claims

Beware Safety Risks Posed by 'Off-Label' Drug UseNovember 02, 2015

Study raises concerns about using meds to treat conditions for which they weren't approved

One in Five Pediatricians Drops Families Who Refuse Vaccines: SurveyNovember 02, 2015

Experts say deep philosophical differences, concern for other young patients may explain why

Too Many Seniors With Diabetes Are Overtreated, Study SuggestsOctober 29, 2015

Even when blood sugar, blood pressure levels dropped too low, doctors didn't cut back on meds

Doctors Can Fine-Tune Estimates of Delivery Dates, Study FindsOctober 28, 2015

Simple test of cervix length would help, researchers say

Pediatricians' Group Urges Action on Climate ChangeOctober 26, 2015

Natural disasters, diseases and excess heat threaten children's health, says American Academy of Pediatrics

Doctors Key to Stopping Child HungerOctober 23, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics statement says all kids should be screened for signs of malnutrition

Stereotypes Can Hurt a Patient's CareOctober 20, 2015

People who fear being judged might avoid preventive services, study says

Doctors' Prescribing Practices Key to Curbing Painkiller Abuse: CDCOctober 15, 2015

Small number write most narcotic prescriptions, study finds

Should the Annual Physical Be Scrapped?October 14, 2015

Harvard doctors argue for and against this medical ritual

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