Doctor News

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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

7/25/2017
Many Primary Care Docs May Miss Prediabetes

Fewer than 1 in 10 surveyed named all risk factors identified by the American Diabetes Association

7/21/2017
Making the Most of Childhood Wellness Visits

Advance preparation can help get your questions answered

7/13/2017
Ending U.S. Opioid Abuse Epidemic Will Take Years: Report

Expert panel calls for tighter painkiller prescribing practices without denying patients in need

7/12/2017
Painkiller Prescriptions More Prone to Errors If Handwritten

Electronic orders cut the odds of major mistakes, study reports

7/11/2017
Docs Should Counsel Even Healthy People on Diet, Exercise, Experts Say

Influential panel urges doctors to talk to low-risk adults about lifestyle

7/10/2017
More U.S. Patients Are Recording Their Doctor Visits

Know your state laws before secretly taping medical conversations

7/6/2017
U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Fall, But Numbers Still High: CDC

And length of prescriptions went up, raising risk of addiction among patients

6/30/2017
Trump Taps Indiana's Health Commissioner as Next Surgeon General

Dr. Jerome Adams has taken bold moves against opioid abuse crisis in the state

6/29/2017
Melanoma Biopsy Results Can Differ, Worrying Patients

Doctor discovers skin cancer evaluations aren't always as clear-cut as many might think

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