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Exfoliate With Care, Dermatologist Urges March 24, 2015

Before beginning any treatments, consult with a doctor

Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests March 24, 2015

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

Many With Alzheimer's Aren't Told of Diagnosis by Doctor: Report March 24, 2015

Researchers found patients were more likely to be informed only after their disease had advanced

Study Finds Racial Differences in Choices for Breast Cancer Care March 19, 2015

Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be guided by referrals, health plan limits

Doctors' Racial Biases May Not Influence Patient Care, Survey Suggests March 18, 2015

But study doesn't look at real-life cases

Child Sex Trafficking Victims Easily Missed by Doctors, Social Workers: Study March 17, 2015

Victims 'hide in plain sight,' experts say, and survey finds more training is needed

More Americans Support Vaccines: <i>HealthDay/Harris Poll</i> March 12, 2015

Measles outbreak likely driving the trend, experts say, but critics of the shots remain

Privately Insured Brain Tumor Patients May Fare Better March 09, 2015

But that's not because they're treated differently, researcher says

Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout March 04, 2015

Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey

About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study March 03, 2015

But some question accuracy of estimate

Growth Checks in Children Might Spot Celiac Disease March 02, 2015

The gastrointestinal illness typically slows height, weight gains, experts say

Doctors Often Yield to Parents' Requests to Delay Kids' Vaccines March 02, 2015

But most believe it puts children at risk, study finds

Hospital Design May Not Boost Patient Satisfaction, Research Suggests February 27, 2015

Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses and staff, study notes

U.S. Ebola Survivor Dr. Craig Spencer Gives His Side of the Story February 26, 2015

Former volunteer in fight against West African outbreak felt vilified by media, politicians

Obamacare Won't Swamp Doctors, Study Contends February 25, 2015

Commonwealth Fund foresees only modest increases in use of services

Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack February 24, 2015

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

A Doctor's Advice, a Patient's Race Influence Flu Shot Rates February 24, 2015

Blacks less likely than whites to get immunized, survey shows

Leading Medical Groups Call for Measures to Reduce Gun Injuries, Deaths February 23, 2015

Say they are pushing for improved health of families, patients

Reminders From States May Boost Timely Vaccination Rates February 23, 2015

Centralized notification systems might be more effective than doctors' office messages, study suggests

Many LGBT Medical Students Don't Reveal Sexual Identity February 19, 2015

Fear of discrimination cited as biggest reason, survey reports

Doctors Less Likely to Divorce, Study Finds February 19, 2015

But women physicians 1.5 times more likely to have split from their spouses than male counterparts

'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says February 17, 2015

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input February 12, 2015

But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

Cancer Patients Rarely Request Unneeded Tests, Treatments: Study February 12, 2015

Doctors' claims that this is fueling increasing health costs unwarranted, expert says

New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? February 10, 2015

U.S.-appointed panel says illness is 'legitimate,' should be called Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease

Problems Spotted in Clinical Trials Can Go Unreported, Study Says February 09, 2015

Only 3 of nearly 80 published studies mentioned issues of concern uncovered by FDA

Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? February 09, 2015

Disorder that causes overwhelming exhaustion will receive a long-awaited clinical definition

Shorter Hours for Doctors Don't Lead to Expected Improvements: Study February 09, 2015

Medical residents aren't less fatigued and patient care may be slightly worse, researchers say

HPV Vaccination Does Not Appear to Boost Risky Teen Sex, Study Shows February 09, 2015

After its introduction, increase in STD rates was same in vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study February 04, 2015

Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert says

Infection Most Likely Cause of Hospital Readmission After Surgery February 03, 2015

Knowing why readmissions happen is first step in reducing them, researcher says

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma February 03, 2015

People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

Many Americans Face Pain, Depression in Their Final Year February 02, 2015

Study finds significant increase in symptoms, despite efforts to improve end-of-life care

Are Too Many Heart Failure Patients Getting IV Fluids? February 02, 2015

Since treatment usually aims at draining excess fluid, adding IV fluid 'defeats purpose,' one expert said

Acne Gel Linked to Rare Side Effect, Doctors Warn January 29, 2015

Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week

Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect January 28, 2015

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret January 27, 2015

But doctors often able to identify cause of fall and help to prevent another

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer January 26, 2015

Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

Obamacare's Payments to Doctors Widens Access for Medicaid Patients: Study January 22, 2015

Researchers find association between higher reimbursement and appointment availability

Vaccination Can Cut Rates of Common Infection in Infants January 13, 2015

Rotavirus triggers potentially dangerous diarrhea, vomiting, experts say

More Than 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately January 12, 2015

For many users, the odds of heart attack, stroke are lower than the risk of serious bleeding, study says

Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated? January 12, 2015

Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says

Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems January 12, 2015

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups January 12, 2015

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

Study Says Biopsies Are Safe January 09, 2015

Cancer patients who had fine needle aspiration lived longer

Influx of Trainee Docs in July Doesn't Affect Stroke Care: Study January 05, 2015

Deaths, disabilities don't increase with arrival of med school grads

Cancer Doctors Don't Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients January 05, 2015

Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason, survey finds

Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say December 19, 2014

Testing recommended annually from age 3 to 6

Few Parents Think 18-Year-Olds Can Handle Their Health Care December 17, 2014

Yet poll says two-thirds think older teens should be able to take charge

Doctors Aren't Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors December 15, 2014

Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation

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