Doctor News

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6/26/2017
Gene Sequencing May Reveal Risks for Rare Diseases

But doctors can be taught to minimize patients' anxiety, study says

6/22/2017
Mammogram Decision Hinges on Patient-Doc Talk, Ob-Gyn Group Says

Updated guidelines say average-risk women can start screening at age 40

6/22/2017
Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care

Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher says

6/19/2017
Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders

It's a growing problem, and patient age and insurance status is often key to this unhealthy decision, study finds

6/15/2017
Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices

More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

6/14/2017
Video Call May Be as Good as Doctor Visit for Headache

Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for sufferers, study authors say

6/13/2017
Adding in Prescription for Partner Boosts STD Care

Lower chlamydia, gonorrhea rates seen when one person can obtain treatment for both partners

6/8/2017
The Doctor Will (Virtually) See You Now

Using telehealth for health care

6/6/2017
Can Drug Company Perks Sway Cancer Docs' Prescriptions?

Even relatively small payments seemed to make a difference, researchers report

6/5/2017
Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study

Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

6/5/2017
Reporting Symptoms Online to Docs Helps Cancer Patients Live Longer

Study found technology works because it cuts lag time between problems and care team's response

6/1/2017
Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

5/30/2017
How to Prepare Your Teen for That First Ob-Gyn Visit

Gynecologist offers tips on ways to make it a positive experience

5/30/2017
Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs

Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

5/24/2017
Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection

Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

5/23/2017
Checking Patient's Drug History May Help Curb Opioid Abuse

Sharpest declines seen in states like New York with strict rules for doctors

5/23/2017
At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates

Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

5/19/2017
ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices

States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

5/17/2017
Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

5/17/2017
Your Doctor's Age Might Affect Your Care

Study found older patients' hospital survival was slightly higher when their physician was younger

5/10/2017
Medicaid Patients Wait Longer at Doctor's Office

Study suggests lag time might be due to providers having bigger caseloads

5/8/2017
Not All Hospitals Equal When It Comes to Pancreatic Cancer Care

Academic medical centers that perform more tumor surgeries had better patient outcomes, study found

5/5/2017
'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician

Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

5/2/2017
Half of U.S. Docs Get Payments From Drug, Device Industries: Study

At the high end, these include stock options and research fees; at the low end, pizzas

4/28/2017
Guys, Take the Health Check Up a Notch

Working with your doctor can help prevent chronic conditions

4/27/2017
Docs May Miss Major Cause of Vision Loss in Seniors

1 in 4 cases of age-related macular degeneration initially goes unrecognized, research suggests

4/24/2017
PSA Testing Rates for Prostate Cancer Have Leveled Off

1 in 3 older men still getting the screen; doctors divided over its value

4/21/2017
Opioid Abusers at Higher Death Risk When Addiction Specialists Not Part of Care

As treatment shifts to primary care doctors and hospitals, new strategies may be needed, researchers say

4/17/2017
Is That Your Doctor Swearing, Drinking on Facebook?

Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, 'potentially objectionable' behavior online

4/12/2017
Is 'Desktop Medicine' Chipping Away at Patient Care?

Half of doctors' work day is spent on a computer, study finds

4/10/2017
Mammogram Guidelines Have Changed, But Are Doctors Listening?

Study finds that most still recommend the breast cancer screen for women in their early 40s

4/3/2017
Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

3/30/2017
9 Out of 10 Doctors Like Their Jobs

A new survey finds that two-thirds would recommend their profession to others

3/27/2017
Fewer Successful Malpractice Claims in U.S., But Higher Payouts

Tort reform laws may help explain findings, researchers say

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