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Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion November 24, 2014

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

Some Newly Insured Under 'Obamacare' May Have Trouble Finding Doctors November 24, 2014

In certain markets, wary physicians, narrow provider networks pose obstacles to care

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims November 19, 2014

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

Many U.S. Doctors Wary of Genetic Testing: Survey November 12, 2014

Cost, uncertainty about best treatment course may be concerns, experts say

Hospital Workers Wash Hands Less at End of Shift, Study Finds November 12, 2014

New research suggests mental fatigue may be responsible for lapse in hygiene

With Western Medicine, Ebola May Have Met Its Match November 12, 2014

Hospitals in the U.S. have resources unavailable to medical workers in epidemic-ravaged West Africa

Many Docs Fail to Counsel Young Adults With High Blood Pressure November 10, 2014

Too few physicians urge lifestyle changes, study finds

Many Docs Mistaken About Allergies: Study November 07, 2014

Survey results show lots of primary care physicians lack knowledge of causes, treatments

Medical Errors Drop When Docs Communicate Better at Shift Changes November 05, 2014

Detailed 'handoff package' helped remind physicians about patient needs, study found

Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signals Future Heart Trouble: Study November 04, 2014

Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study November 03, 2014

But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say

End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities November 03, 2014

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds November 03, 2014

Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S. October 30, 2014

Award amounts also declining, study finds

World Bank Pledges $100M More to Fight West Africa's Ebola Outbreak October 30, 2014

It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved

Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills? October 30, 2014

Study favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs, Study Says October 28, 2014

Average prices may be 5 percent more in some areas

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers October 28, 2014

Study finds survivors more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants to cope than cancer-free women

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters October 23, 2014

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey October 22, 2014

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report

Where Ebola Battles Are Won October 22, 2014

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

Regular Doctor Visits Help Control Blood Pressure, Study Says October 20, 2014

Having health insurance also associated with better readings

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests October 15, 2014

ER charges haven't declined in 3 states with legislative reforms, study says

Just Try Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist October 15, 2014

Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'

Are U.S. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola? October 15, 2014

After 2nd health worker at Dallas hospital is diagnosed with the virus, experts say more vigilance is needed

Anesthetic During Breast-Removal Surgery May Reduce Long-Term Pain October 13, 2014

Mastectomy patients benefit from lidocaine, study says

Docs More Likely to Prescribe Unneeded Antibiotics Later in Day: Study October 06, 2014

They tend to 'wear down' and prescribe more as the day progresses, researchers find

Doctors' Group Issues Painkiller Guidelines September 29, 2014

Narcotics too risky in many cases, American Academy of Neurology says

Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say September 29, 2014

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From Fake Drugs September 23, 2014

Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care September 23, 2014

Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade, researchers say

Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs September 22, 2014

'Intensive' instruction most effective for curbing dangerous practices, U.S. health experts say

Many Parents Use Online Ratings to Pick a Pediatrician, Study Finds September 22, 2014

Reliability of the reviews is a concern, experts say

Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says September 21, 2014

Vaccination in October may give you the best chance of avoiding influenza this season

Heart Docs Don't Recommend Routine ECGs for Young Athletes September 15, 2014

Detailed history, examination can reveal teens' risk for sudden death, experts say

Heart Attack Patients Face Greater Death Risk if Any Treatment Step Missed: Study September 15, 2014

British researchers outline 9 critical components of hospital care

Many U.S. Kids Missing Out on Preventive Care, CDC Says September 10, 2014

Report finds gaps in basic medical care, vaccines, and vision and hearing screenings

'Doctor-Shopping' for Painkillers Common After Broken-Bone Surgery, Study Finds August 29, 2014

1 in 5 patients sought narcotics from multiple physicians

VA Hospital Delays Didn't Cause Deaths, Investigators Say August 26, 2014

But draft report still finds unacceptable scheduling problems, according to published report

Diet, Exercise Counseling Urged for Overweight Americans With Heart Risks August 26, 2014

Task force guidelines could apply to half of U.S. adults

Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says August 22, 2014

Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated August 18, 2014

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals August 15, 2014

Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says August 14, 2014

He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse August 12, 2014

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell August 07, 2014

Researchers devise 11-point questionnaire

Many Doctors Recommend E-Cigarettes as Anti-Smoking Aid, Survey Finds August 01, 2014

Two-thirds of physicians thought they could help smokers quit, and a third recommended them

Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals July 31, 2014

40 percent admit to feeling emotionally exhausted, researchers report

Big Jump in Doctor's Office Visits for Young Adults With Diabetes July 31, 2014

Overall, 1 in 10 consultations in the U.S. now involves a person with the illness, CDC says

Doctors More Willing Than General Public to Donate Organs July 15, 2014

Physicians who were younger, female most likely to sign up, Canadian study found

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