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Confirm High Blood Pressure Outside Doctor's Office, U.S. Task Force Says October 12, 2015

Expert group advises ambulatory or home monitoring before starting treatment

Doctors, Nurse Practitioners Offer Comparable Outpatient Heart Care: Study October 12, 2015

While few differences were found, compliance with guidelines is poor overall

Slow Progress on Curbing Wasteful, 'Low-Value' Health Care Practices: Study October 12, 2015

Many tests, procedures and drugs routinely ordered by U.S. doctors are of little real benefit, experts contend

Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors October 12, 2015

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll October 09, 2015

Lack of knowledge can affect outcomes, chances of second strokes, survey authors say

Surgeon's Experience Tied to Success of Thyroid Removal: Study October 08, 2015

Patients should ask how many of these operations the doctor does each year

Routine Screening for Child Abuse Might Spot More Cases: Study October 05, 2015

Further testing of all children with suspicious injuries could minimize misdiagnoses

Study Says Radiation Often Overused in Late-Stage Lung Cancer October 02, 2015

Authors cite concerns about extra costs, side effects

Surgery Patients Like Online Follow-up, Study Finds September 29, 2015

But sometimes an in-person check still needed, researchers add

Most Americans Will Experience At Least 1 Diagnostic Error: Report September 22, 2015

In some cases the consequences can be severe, expert panel notes

Childhood Vaccines Debate Rekindled at GOP Presidential Debate September 18, 2015

Experts say candidates' remarks about frequency of shots could stoke parents' concerns

Gender Disparities Persist in Academic Medicine September 15, 2015

Women less likely to receive research funding or become full professors, studies say

California Lawmakers Pass Right-to-Die Measure September 14, 2015

If signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, doctors could prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill

New Guidelines Call for Kids, Health Care Workers to Get Flu Shots September 08, 2015

Pediatric group pushes seasonal vaccine as essential for these groups

One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report September 03, 2015

But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems September 02, 2015

Additional training improved detection of heart murmurs and accompanying conditions, study finds

Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says August 31, 2015

Researchers find a significant need goes unfulfilled

Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk August 27, 2015

Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds

A Tired Surgeon Still a Good Surgeon, Study Finds August 26, 2015

Review reveals that doctors who operate the night before another surgery do well

Too Few Blacks, Hispanics Becoming Doctors: Study August 24, 2015

Shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say

Family Doctor Can Safely Assist Many Births August 24, 2015

Ob-gyn isn't necessary for low-risk delivery, study suggests

Brief Drop in Blood Sugar at Birth Tied to Poorer School Performance August 24, 2015

But researchers say it's too soon to recommend routine screening

Doctor's Support Boosts Weight Loss, Study Shows August 21, 2015

Researcher suggests including physicians in commercial programs

Kidney Donors, Recipients Want to Know More About Each Other August 18, 2015

Researcher says findings indicate need to update current transplant policies

Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults August 17, 2015

More depression, poorer health reported at age 30, study says

Till Bolt Cutters Do Us Part: Titanium Rings a Challenge in the ER August 14, 2015

British medical team successfully removed durable wedding band from man's swollen finger

Women's Pelvic Pain Often Unreported August 12, 2015

Doctors should address this during routine appointments, study says

Old Electronics Potential Source of Lead Exposure in Kids August 10, 2015

Man who worked at recycling company brought toxins home to his kids via his clothes and hair, expert says

At Dutch Euthanasia Clinic, Requests From People 'Tired of Living' August 10, 2015

Experts worry about 'slippery slope,' where aid in dying is more widely granted

Including Pharmacist on Medical Team May Aid Blood Pressure Control August 07, 2015

Patients had more medication adjustments if a pharmacist was involved in their care, study finds

To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study August 03, 2015

When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

Too Few U.S. Teens Getting HPV Vaccine: CDC July 30, 2015

4 out of 10 girls, 6 out of 10 boys haven't started series that helps prevent some cancers, survey finds

U.S. Medical Groups Join to Fight Prescription Painkiller Abuse July 29, 2015

Special task force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to narcotic meds such as Oxycontin, Vicodin

Deaths, Hospital Stays and Costs All Down Among U.S. Seniors July 28, 2015

Study finds steady improvement among Medicare enrollees from 1999 through 2013

Expert Panel Recommends Questionnaire to Help Spot Depression July 27, 2015

Form could be filled out during visit to family doctor, and patient could be referred for follow-up care

New Moms Often Get Poor Advice on Baby Care: Study July 27, 2015

Tips from family or media can run counter to expert guidelines on vaccines, breast-feeding

U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs July 23, 2015

They suggest letting Medicare negotiate prices, back grassroots movement calling for change

Access to Doctors Eases in Michigan After Obamacare July 22, 2015

Wait time didn't change after the health law's Medicaid expansion went into effect, researchers say

Doctors May Play Big Role in Antibiotic Overuse: Study July 20, 2015

Research based on VA data found many docs wrote prescriptions even if the drug might be useless

Cancer Trials Need to Include More Seniors: Experts July 20, 2015

Older adults react differently to treatment, oncologists' group notes

Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain July 20, 2015

Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds

Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents July 20, 2015

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

Study Questions Radiation Use for 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers July 17, 2015

Upping the dosage didn't alter survival rates for men with these slow-growing tumors

Health Care Workers Harbor Biases About Sexual Orientation: Study July 16, 2015

Findings show need for sensitivity training, expert suggests

U.S. Hospitals May Often Miss Signs of Child Abuse July 13, 2015

Less than half follow up on suspicious fractures among at-risk kids, study finds

No Change in Number of 'Living Wills' by U.S. Cancer Patients: Study July 09, 2015

A second study finds many younger cancer patients still receive treatment, even as they near death

When New Doctors 'Train' During Surgery, Risks Don't Rise: Study July 06, 2015

Findings might help reassure concerned patients

Many Doctors Work While Sick, Survey Shows July 06, 2015

But practice puts patients at risk, researchers note

Unapproved Ear Drops Targeted by FDA July 01, 2015

These prescription meds have been available for years, but safety, quality are concerns

Americans Want Online Access to Doctors, Health Records: Survey June 30, 2015

But many are unaware of existing options, findings suggest