Doctor News

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3/24/2017
Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor

Physician says there are ways to ward off peripheral artery disease

3/24/2017
Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

3/23/2017
Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says

3/23/2017
Fewer Patients Die During Hospital Inspection Weeks: Study

Slight differences in death rates were possibly due to increased vigilance by staff, researcher suggests

3/21/2017
Many Doctors Get Payments From Drug Companies, Study Shows

But few patients know about financial incentives physicians receive

3/20/2017
Parents Don't Always Head to Child's Doctor When Illness Strikes

Poll says many would turn to urgent care centers, thinking it's faster than seeing usual physician

3/16/2017
Opioid Dependence Can Start in Just a Few Days

Prescribing narcotic painkillers for 3 days or less may lower chances of addiction, study finds

3/13/2017
Higher Spending by Docs May Not Buy Better Health

No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments, study finds

3/2/2017
How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for health

2/27/2017
Doctors Handled Influx of Obamacare Patients: Study

Concerns about long waits, primary care shortage appear unfounded, researchers say

2/27/2017
Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

2/23/2017
Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic

Severe gum disease can signal undiagnosed case of blood sugar disease

2/17/2017
Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them

Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection

2/15/2017
Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

2/15/2017
Rude, Disrespectful Surgeons May Also Be More Error-Prone: Study

Patients who complained about their doctor had more post-surgical complications, researchers say

2/12/2017
Cancer Survivors Gain From Web-Based Health Care

But some patients reported missing face-to-face contact, study found

2/7/2017
Too Few High-Risk Women Tested for Breast Cancer Gene: Survey

Only half got BRCA screen, and more than half of those who didn't said doctors never recommended it

2/3/2017
U.S. Doctors Trained Overseas Have Slightly Better Patient Outcomes

Study showed they have lower death rates for people covered by Medicare

2/2/2017
Sticking With One Doctor May Help Keep Seniors Out of the Hospital

Study found those who saw the same physician over time had fewer admissions

1/26/2017
Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC

Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

1/26/2017
Docs: Kids to Suffer Under Trump's Tough Immigration Policies

Climate of fear can harm their health, development, pediatricians' group says

1/26/2017
Work Disability Benefits? Depends on the Doc

International study found wide variance in how medical professionals determined who should receive benefits

1/25/2017
Majority of Primary Care Docs Oppose Repeal of Obamacare: Survey

Though many would support changes, only 15 percent want the controversial health care reform law dismantled

1/23/2017
Language Barrier May Keep Some Hispanics From Good Diabetes Care

Studies found poor doctor-patient communication hampered medication use, proper blood sugar control

1/20/2017
Many With Advanced Lung Cancer Don't Get Treatments That Might Help

Study found 21 percent went without therapy, even though it could boost their survival

1/20/2017
Are U.S. Med Schools Skimping on Obesity Training?

Content of licensing exams suggests doctors may be unprepared to tackle this crisis: study

1/19/2017
17 Million U.S. Adults May Have Tough-to-Spot High Blood Pressure

'Masked' hypertension doesn't show up in a doctor's office, so home monitoring is needed, researchers say

1/18/2017
Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

1/17/2017
1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed With Asthma May Not Have It: Study

Almost half did not get objective breathing test, researchers in Canada found

1/16/2017
Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

1/10/2017
Kids' Care May Suffer When Parents Clash With Medical Staff

Doctors, nurses made worse decisions when confronted by 'an angry mother,' study finds

1/5/2017
1/3/2017
Routine Checkup Should Assess Fitness, Too

Cardiorespiratory test would help gauge patients' heart disease risk, doctor says

1/3/2017
Earwax There to Protect Your Hearing, Doctors Say

If it builds up, seek medical attention, otherwise leave it alone, guidelines advise

12/27/2016
On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect'

When one patient has an emergency, the odds that a 2nd patient will face trouble also rises, study finds

12/26/2016
Home Visits Can Help New Parents

Study finds programs reduce ER trips and doctor appointments

12/23/2016
Bird Flu Strain May Have Jumped From Cat to Human

New York City health department says veterinarian treating sick cats likely was infected with the virus

12/22/2016
Cardiology Still a Man's Field, Survey Finds

Women less likely to choose that specialty, and they report more discrimination than males

12/21/2016
Delay in Clamping Umbilical Cord Benefits Babies, Doctors Say

New guideline follows research showing that waiting 30 to 60 seconds boosts iron levels throughout 1st year

12/19/2016
Female Doctors May Have an Edge: Study

Older hospital patients treated by a woman were slightly less likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days

12/16/2016
Privacy Concerns Keep Some Young Americans From Sexual Health Services

Survey reveals reluctance of teens, young adults to talk to their doctor because parents might find out

12/13/2016
Obama Signs Sweeping Health Care Bill Into Law

21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

12/12/2016
What You Need to Know When Prescribed an Opioid Painkiller

Tell your doctor if you or anyone in your family has a substance abuse problem

12/7/2016
Congress Passes Sweeping Health Care Bill

21st Century Cures Act includes intiatives to boost mental, physical health

12/6/2016
Medical School Can Be an Emotional Pressure-Cooker

Yet many students fail to seek the help they need to deal with the stress, study finds

12/6/2016
Patient Safety May Drop During Doc Rotations

Study suggests patient care info might not be relayed to new team, boosting risk of in-hospital death

12/5/2016
U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs: Survey

More than 1 in 4 say antibiotics are given when the drugs will likely do no good

12/5/2016
Normal Blood Pressure in Clinic May Mask Hypertension

Young, lean patients can have high blood pressure that's not caught during regular exams, study finds

11/29/2016
Doctors Should Counsel Even Low-Risk Patients on Heart Health

U.S. government panel says advice on healthy eating and physical activity likely benefits all

11/22/2016
No Benefit From Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening: Task Force

Public invited to comment on draft recommendation, which is the same as one in place since the 1990s