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2567 Articles Matching "doctors"

Lung cancer screening complications may be higher than expected

Jan 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Invasive follow-up tests to examine abnormalities found with lung cancer screening may lead to more complications and extra healthcare costs than doctors previously thought, a U.S. study suggests....
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Heavy sweating that led to an unexpected diagnosis

Jan 15, 2019 , CNN Health
A 60-year-old man struggled with unexplained sweating episodes for three years before doctors diagnosed him with temporal lobe seizures, according to a case study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine....
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Medicare changes could have some patients paying more for drugs

Jan 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A proposed shift in Medicare coverage for medicines administered by doctors may help reduce total drug spending, but a new study suggests it may also lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for some patients....
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Chance Of Depression In New Doctors Depends On Where They Train

Jan 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Nearly 20,000 future doctors will graduate from U.S. medical school this spring, and embark on the residency training that launches their careers. Right now, they’re choosing which hospitals and health systems they’d most like to train at. But a new study suggests that their mental health in the cr......
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U.S. medic declared Ebola-free, leaves Nebraska quarantine

Jan 13, 2019 , Reuters
A U.S. healthcare worker who was being monitored for the Ebola virus after treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo was released from a Nebraska hospital on Saturday after doctors said they had seen no signs of the deadly disease....
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Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

Jan 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders might scare patients away from the best treatment...
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Drug Overdose Fatality Rate Soars 260% Among Women From 1999-2017, CDC Reports

Jan 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"The stereotype is a man who's addicted to drugs who's ODing on the street, and we know that that stereotype is clearly not complete. It's inaccurate," said Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association. Other drug epidemic news looks at equipping police with naloxone; tracking doctors who over-prescribe opioids; puppy programs; childhood trauma and research on safe-injection...
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"Doctors Are Failing Women": How This Entrepreneur is Redefining Menopause Care

Jan 10, 2019 , Forbes
Microsoft exec-turned entrepreneur Jill Angelo is helping women through menopause with genneve, “the first ever online clinic for women in...
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Drug Sponge Could Minimize Side Effects Of Cancer Treatment

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
With the help of sponges inserted in the bloodstream to absorb excess drugs, doctors are hoping to prevent the dangerous side effects of toxic chemotherapy agents or even deliver higher doses to knock back tumors, like liver cancer, that don't respond to more benign treatments. The "drug sponge" is......
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Researchers Create A Wireless, Battery-Free, Biodegradable Blood Flow Sensor

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new device developed by Stanford University researchers could make it easier for doctors to monitor the success of blood vessel surgery. The sensor, detailed in a paper published Jan. 8 in Nature Biomedical Engineering, monitors the flow of blood through an artery. It is biodegradable, battery-fre......
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Majority Of Texas Hospitals Find Software Tool ‘Helpful, Very Efficient’ For Monitoring Opioid Use In Real Time

Jan 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The technology has been adapted to provide fast information that help inform patient treatment, doctors say. News on the opioid epidemic comes out of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, as...
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Capturing Chemotherapy Drugs Before They Can Cause Side Effects

Jan 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Although chemotherapy can kill cancer cells very effectively, healthy cells also suffer. If doctors could remove excess chemotherapy drugs from a patient's bloodstream after the medicines have done their job, they might reduce side effects such as hair loss and nausea. Now, researchers have develop......
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‘We Never Give Up’: When Illnesses Are Mystifying, Researchers In The Undiagnosed Disease Network Look For Answers

Jan 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Doctors in 12 clinical centers pull out all the stops to try to find a diagnosis and treatment for thousands of patients looking for miracles. Public health news also focuses on a mosquito-borne virus worse than Zika; the Dunning-Kruger effect; the poor's smoking rates; race and Alzheimer's disease; stroke risk; the birth of a podcast; the future of newborn DNA testing; what it's like to have nut-allergies; the upside of breakups; and good news about...
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One cardiologist's mission to reduce statin use for cholesterol

Jan 09, 2019 , CNN Health
High cholesterol? Here's a pill. High blood pressure? Here's two pills. High blood sugar? Here's two pills and an injection. This is what many doctors routinely do without ever addressing why the cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar is abnormal in the first place....
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For Older Black Men, Doctors Come Out Fighting For $25 PSA Test That Saves Lives From Prostate Cancer

Jan 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Because African American men are more likely than white men to develop and die of prostate cancer, two doctors disagree with federal policies about screening and say all older black men should be screened. News on cancer also looks at...
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Little evidence that screen time is harmful for kids, say doctors

Jan 05, 2019 , CNN Health
There is little evidence that screen time is in itself harmful to a child's health, says new guidance published by British pediatricians, which avoids setting limits on screen time use for children of all ages....
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Royal Flying Doctors Service rising to EMR challenges

Jan 05, 2019 , Mobile Health News
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This doctor thinks medical schools should recruit more like Google and other tech companies

Jan 05, 2019 , CNBC Health
The CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, is hoping the next generation of doctors will be more empathetic than the...
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Technology And Doctors Combine To Detect Patients Who Don't Take Their Pills

Jan 04, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Almost everyone does it at some point — skip a dose of a medication, decide to not schedule a recommended follow-up appointment or ignore doctor’s orders to eat or exercise differently. Such nonadherence can seem harmless on an individual level, but costs the U.S. health care system billions of doll......
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Most U.S. patients not using online medical portals

Jan 04, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Most people in the U.S. with health insurance don't use the patient portals that are increasingly provided by doctors for online communication, a new study suggests....
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