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UK doctors reveal separation of twins joined at the head

Jul 17, 2019 , Reuters
Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday....
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‘We Need Something Quicker And Dirtier’: Scientists Excited About Possibility Of A Simple Alzheimer’s Blood Test

Jul 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Doctors want a test that they can order during a routine exam to help catch Alzheimer's early. "In the past year we've seen a dramatic acceleration in progress" on these tests, said Dr. Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on...
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How being a female tech founder prepared this CEO to fight the medical system when she got cancer

Jul 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
Leila Janah was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma at the age of 36. She put her entrepreneurial skills to use as a patient, both in getting access to an unapproved drugs and in getting her doctors on the same...
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Collaboration with US med schools helps Rwanda improve women's health care

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Rwandan women have better access to obstetrics and gynecology services thanks to an international partnership to train more doctors, a new study finds....
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Study: Many Thyroid Cancer Patients Say They Had No Choice About Radioactive Iodine

Jul 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
After thyroid cancer surgery, many patients should be in the position of deciding with their doctors whether to pursue treatment with radioactive iodine to help ease long-term follow-up and offer reassurance that the cancer is gone. A new survey by researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Ca......
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Reduced work hours for trainee doctors not seen to compromise care

Jul 12, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Physicians who trained in U.S. hospitals under recent reforms that capped their work hours appear to provide care that's similar in cost and quality to doctors who trained before workday reforms took effect, a new study suggests....
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Cuts to Trainee Doctors' Hours Haven't Affected Care

Jul 12, 2019 , WebMD
They analyzed nearly 486,000 hospitalizations of Medicare patients before and after the training hours cap was implemented and found no evidence that it had any impact on the quality of care delivered by new...
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Bringing Common-Sense Cannabis Education To The Masses

Jul 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
When Kent Hutchison’s 70-year-old mother traveled to Colorado in 2014 to explore using marijuana to ease her chronic pain, she got different—often contradictory—advice from every dispensary she visited. Two years later, when his partner Angela Bryan asked her doctors about using cannabis to quell t......
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How to help your doctors realize the power of social media

Jul 11, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Try a conversational approach to convince your medical pros that they should be blogging and otherwise building an authoritative presence online. Whenever I have an appointment with a new doctor, I like telling him or her what I do for a living. Here’s how a typical conversation starts: “I’m a health care social media writer,” […] The post How to help your doctors realize the power of social media appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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For One Patient, Tapering Off Pain Medication Became Like A Game Of Hot-Potato Between Doctors

Jul 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"A bunch of them wouldn't even talk to me," says Travis Rieder, a medical bioethicist who spoke out about his experience trying to get off opioids. "And this includes the pain management team. They would not speak with me, and the message they sent through a nurse was, 'We prescribe opioids but we don't help with tapering.'" Other news on the crisis comes from Kentucky, Iowa and Arizona....
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When Your Primary Care Physician Breaks Up With You

Jul 09, 2019 , Forbes
My primary care physician announced he is converting to a “concierge” practice, forcing us to either pay his annual fee or find another doctor. With few doctors willing to take on new Medicare patients, is my doctor violating his code of ethics? And what does this mean for a single payer...
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Physicians See More Pay Tied To Patient Satisfaction And Outcomes

Jul 09, 2019 , Forbes
The shift away from fee-for-service reimbursement that has historically paid doctors based on the volume of care they deliver is a trend escalating as health insurance companies and the federal government shift to value-based models like bundled payments and accountable care...
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AHA News: Doctors Shrugged Off Athlete's Gasping, Until One Heart Surgeon Listened

Jul 06, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: AHA News: Doctors Shrugged Off Athlete's Gasping, Until One Heart Surgeon ListenedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2019 12:00:00...
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Doctors describe black box of medical care in detention facilities: 'That is not medical care. That's malpractice'

Jul 06, 2019 , CNN Health
Pediatricians who have volunteered to work with migrants in El Paso, Texas, are walled off from any contact with "whoever is providing the medical care to these individuals" in government run migrant detention centers, pediatrician Dr. Carlos Gutierrez said Tuesday....
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This App Listens In And Fills Out Paperwork So Doctors Can Focus On Patients

Jul 03, 2019 , Forbes
Seattle-based Saykara has an app that listens in on physician interactions with patients and fills out electronic health records accordingly....
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Hospitals Are Joining The Freelance Revolution: Meet OBHG And The Future Of Medicine

Jul 03, 2019 , Forbes
The freelance revolution is alive and well, and growing nicely in medicine. Learn how the gig mindset and organizations like OBHG are helping doctors find a more satisfying...
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Man's lung tumor turns out to be a toy he swallowed 40 years ago

Jul 03, 2019 , CNN Health
When doctors performed surgery on a man to remove what they suspected to be a bronchogenic carcinoma, they instead found a toy traffic cone he had swallowed in 1974....
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Electronic consults with allergists save time for doctors and patients

Jul 03, 2019 , Reuters
When allergy specialists advise other doctors via "e-consults," everyone - patients included - saves time, a new study suggests....
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Is Alzheimer's disease preventable?

Jul 03, 2019 , CNN Health
There is no test doctors can use to conclusively determine whether someone will get Alzheimer's disease. "If you are in your 20s or 30s and want to know if you will get the disease, we don't have information to determine that now," said Heather Snyder, director of medical and scientific operations at the Alzheimer's Association....
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Law Requiring Doctors To Tell Patients Abortions Can Be Reversed Compels AMA To Step In

Jul 03, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
When asked about the decision to sue to block the Nebraska law, AMA President Patrice A. Harris told The Washington Post that “we will oppose any law or regulation that restricts our ability to talk to our patients honestly about their health, health care, or treatment alternatives." News on abortion and Planned Parenthood comes from New Hampshire, Missouri and Maine, as well....
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