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Pharmacists Can Manage Some Chronic Conditions Effectively, Study SuggestsApril 25, 2016

But it's not clear if they could reduce symptoms more or help you live longer than your doctor can

Temporarily Turning Blue Sometimes Normal for Babies, Doctors SayApril 25, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics refines guideline on what's called a 'brief resolved unexplained event'

Doctors Issue Call to Combat Climate ChangeApril 18, 2016

They say respiratory illnesses, heat stroke and infectious diseases are growing threats due to a warmer planet

Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic ChangesApril 14, 2016

'Epidemic of diagnosis' caused the increase, not harmful tumors, experts say

Doctors Often Overestimate Promise of Newly Approved DrugsApril 12, 2016

Many misinterpret FDA 'breakthrough' designation, survey finds

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, DepressionApril 01, 2016

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

Is Your Doctor Trustworthy? Past Records Tough to Find, Experts SayMarch 30, 2016

Consumer Reports survey shows patients think they should be told, but the information just isn't really public

On-the-Job Training Funds for Pediatricians Lagging: ExpertsMarch 28, 2016

American Academy of Pediatrics says changes are needed to ensure enough children's specialists

Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Checks May Help Spot Heart, Stroke RiskMarch 28, 2016

Compared to doctor's office, morning readings at home better assessed odds of trouble, study finds

Nearly All U.S. Doctors 'Overprescribe' Addictive Narcotic Painkillers: SurveyMarch 25, 2016

While 99 percent exceed the recommended 3-day dosage limit, a quarter write prescriptions for a full month

Women, Men Share Similar Symptoms of Heart DiseaseMarch 23, 2016

But study also found that risk factors more common to women may be missed in standard assessments

Gaps in Care Can Harm Patients After Heart AttackMarch 23, 2016

Waiting too long for first medical apppointment after hospital discharge can have consequences, study finds

Many Parents Skeptical of Online Doctor Ratings, Poll FindsMarch 22, 2016

But one-third turn to Internet to choose physicians

FDA Orders Warning Labels on Prescription Narcotic PainkillersMarch 22, 2016

Immediate-release versions of addictive meds such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin to be affected

FDA Proposes Ban on Powdered Medical GlovesMarch 21, 2016

Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says

1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: StudyMarch 21, 2016

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking

Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students, Study FindsMarch 16, 2016

Research shows their rate of drinking problems is double that of the general population

Many With Irregular Heartbeat Missing Out on Stroke-Preventing TreatmentsMarch 16, 2016

Less than half at highest risk take recommended blood-thinning medication, study finds

CDC Issues Tough New Guidelines on Use of Prescription PainkillersMarch 15, 2016

To curb abuse, doctors should try non-narcotic options for most chronic pain not involving cancer, terminal illness

'Difficult' Patients Tend to Get Worse Care, Studies FindMarch 15, 2016

In fictional scenarios, doctors were distracted by bad behaviors during diagnosis, made more errors

Doctor's Empathy Boosts Patient SatisfactionMarch 11, 2016

Study finds wait time, appointment length secondary

Doctors May Be Missing Chances to Treat PrediabetesMarch 09, 2016

Study found many patients with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels were not being treated for it

U.S. Pediatricians to Add Poverty to Well-Visit ChecklistMarch 09, 2016

One simple question might help families avert serious health risks, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive HelpMarch 08, 2016

Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

Most Pediatricians Don't Ask About Mom's DepressionMarch 07, 2016

About 4 in 10 moms with young kids affected, which can have harmful effects on families, researchers say

Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision ChecksMarch 01, 2016

Not enough data to say yes or no to sight checks in primary care doctors' offices, U.S. panel says

Car Crash Risk May Nearly Double in People Prone to FaintingFebruary 29, 2016

But whether lost consciousness is the cause isn't clear, study says

Many Parents Downplay Value of Flu Shot, Poll FindsFebruary 26, 2016

Confusion about effectiveness, safety tied to low rates of immunization among U.S. kids

Vaccine Has Cut HPV Infection Rate in Teen Girls by Two-Thirds: StudyFebruary 22, 2016

Still, too few girls and boys getting vaccinated against the virus that causes cervical cancer, other malignancies, researchers say

Results of Many Clinical Trials Take Years to PublishFebruary 18, 2016

'Perplexing' delays keep vital information from doctors and patients, researcher says

Stroke Patients Often Can't Name Doctor, Grasp Treatment Plan: StudyFebruary 18, 2016

Research exposes communication gap that could increase the risk of future strokes

Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone CallFebruary 18, 2016

People may benefit from face-to-face virtual visit with their doctor, small study suggests

For Stroke Patients, Temporary Easing of Symptoms Can Be DeceivingFebruary 17, 2016

Improvements just before ER care don't necessarily mean good long-term outcomes, study finds

1 in 4 Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Requires Follow-Up SurgeryFebruary 17, 2016

Risk after breast-conserving operation is lower with 'high-volume' surgeons, researchers say

Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for AutismFebruary 16, 2016

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says more data needed to say yes or no to universal testing

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

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

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

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

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

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