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A Drug Company's Gift Might Change How Your Doctor Prescribes

More expensive brand-name prescriptions come from doctors who received perks, study finds

10/23/2017
Kids, Don't Touch the Toys at the Doctor's Office

Pediatricians' group updates infection-prevention guidelines for medical offices

10/11/2017
Are Women Surgeons Better Than Men?

Actually, there's little difference in patient outcomes, study finds

10/10/2017
Start Skin Cancer Prevention Early, Health Experts Say

New proposal urges doctors to begin talking to parents when fair-skinned children are 6 months old

10/6/2017
Docs May Have Trick Up Their Sleeves Fighting Germs

White coats with shorter sleeves may be more sanitary, study finds

10/3/2017
Americans' Health Woes May Have Swayed 2016 Presidential Election

Rural counties with fewer doctors and high teen birth rates shifted to Trump, study shows

10/2/2017
Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal?

Goal is to only perform one procedure, skin cancer specialist says

9/30/2017
Risk Assessments Can Help Prevent Falls

Geriatrics specialist offers tips to avoid injuries

9/27/2017
Post-Op Opioids: How Much Is Enough?

Certain surgeries require longer prescriptions, researchers say

9/26/2017
ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations

Patients who receive these prescriptions are less likely to progress to long-term use, study shows

9/19/2017
9 of 10 Docs Unprepared to Use Marijuana as Treatment

The burgeoning practice isn't discussed in medical schools, research shows

9/6/2017
Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need

Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

8/29/2017
Health Groups Demand 'R' Rating for Movies That Show Smoking

Coalition says such films lure children to take up deadly habit

8/29/2017
Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids

Hiding info from pediatricians could be risky for young patients, report authors say

8/25/2017
Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

8/24/2017
Patients' Hearing Loss May Mean Poorer Medical Care

Misunderstandings raise the risk for medical errors, study finds

8/23/2017
Longer Prescriptions Make Opioid Abuse More Likely: Study

Doctors should prescribe for the minimum numbers of days, researchers say

8/22/2017
Doctor-Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs

Physicians in poor neighborhoods should ask about employment, relationships, study says

8/22/2017
Many Prescribed Opioids Even After Overdose

Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find

8/21/2017
Hernia Patients May Need Fewer Opioids After Surgery, Study Finds

After repair, smaller prescriptions led to fewer pills that could be diverted or abused

8/21/2017
Kids' Cases of High Blood Pressure May Rise Under New Guidelines

Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

8/21/2017
Wellness Visits for Better Well-being

Prevention is still the best medicine

8/17/2017
Virtual House Calls for Speedy, Effective Parkinson's Care

Online visits saved patients more than two hours and 100 miles of driving, study found

8/3/2017
Addiction Drug Underused by Primary Care Docs in U.S.

Buprenorphine is prescribed to get patients off opioids in the privacy of a physician's office

8/3/2017
Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm

Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

8/2/2017
Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain

Designed to treat epilepsy, these 'opioid alternatives' dampen some types of pain, but not all

7/31/2017
Doctors Still Overprescribing Opioids in U.S.

Nearly 92 million Americans used a powerful prescription painkiller in 2015, survey shows

7/27/2017
When Is It Nail Fungus?

Dermatologist says only an expert can diagnose condition accurately

7/27/2017
Can Dogs Teach Doctors New Tricks?

Dermatologist says yes because there's overlap between some canine and human skin problems