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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

Free Clinics Run by Med Students on the Rise December 09, 2014

More than half of all medical students are involved in such clinics, study says

Does The Doctor Speak Your Language? December 09, 2014

Languages spoken by medical residents and patients in U.S. may not match up, study says

Where Doctors Train May Affect Whether They Practice Expensive Medicine December 09, 2014

Those who did residencies in high-cost areas were more likely to spend more per patient, study finds

Cutting Docs-in-Training Hours Hasn't Improved Patient Care: Studies December 09, 2014

Some experts suggest certain restrictions on hours should be repealed

Boost in Docs' Incomes Comes From More Procedures, Not More Patients December 09, 2014

Researchers suggest salary bump should come from more patients, improved care

U.S. Doctors Cutting Back on Painkiller Prescriptions: Study December 08, 2014

Ninety percent of primary care physicians are concerned about abuse of powerful narcotics

Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement December 05, 2014

74 percent now believe terminally ill should have choice to end their lives, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

Time Spent in the OR May Be Linked to Blood Clots, Study Shows December 03, 2014

Longer operations are associated with higher risk

Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds December 03, 2014

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

Many Ignore Cancer's Warning Signs, Survey Finds December 02, 2014

While more than half had experienced a potential symptom, only 2 percent thought malignancy possible

Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions December 02, 2014

New guidelines emphasize how effective and safe the injection is

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

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