1861 Articles Matching "doctors"

House Lawmakers To Begin Big Push On Tackling Opioid Crisis With Hearings Starting Next Week

Feb 24, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The policies that lawmakers will examine include updating scheduling guidelines to help clamp down on synthetic opioids, letting hospice workers dispose of unused drugs, expanding access to behavioral health telemedicine in rural areas, and more. Meanwhile, a news study finds some states simply don't have enough doctors to properly address the...
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Indian doctors remove 4-pound brain tumor from man's head

Feb 24, 2018 , CNN Health
A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873-kilogram (4.1-pound) tumor from a 31-year-old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, India....
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The third-leading cause of death in America most doctors don't want you to know about

Feb 23, 2018 , CNBC Health
More than 250,000 people in the US die yearly because of medical mistakes, making it the third-leading cause of death....
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'Burnout' Threatens More Than a Third of Doctors

Feb 23, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: 'Burnout' Threatens More Than a Third of DoctorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/22/2018 12:00:00...
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FluMist May Be Coming Back. Will it Work Better?

Feb 23, 2018 , WebMD
FluMist, the inhaled flu vaccine, may be on its way back to doctors’ offices in the U.S. A CDC vaccine committee voted Wednesday to put the nasal spray back on its list of available...
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Practice Fusion is scrapping free software model after agreeing to sell to Allscripts

Feb 22, 2018 , CNBC Health
After more than a decade in the market with a free product, Practice Fusion has plans to start charging doctors....
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Doctors And Nurses Work Together To Get Tonsillectomy Patients Home Faster

Feb 22, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
After having their tonsils removed, patients often can’t leave the hospital for six hours, even if they bounce back from surgery sooner. Hospital policy commonly mandates a six-hour recovery time. But research led by Habib Zalzal, a resident in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, sugges......
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Severity of flu 9.5 on scale of 10, notes

Feb 21, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Doctors Report Illness Tracker draws from a national database of doctor-diagnosed and reported cases over a period of the past seven days. Read More...
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A $17,850 urine test: Industry boom amid opioid epidemic

Feb 20, 2018 , CNN Health
Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits....
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Transgender Woman Able to Breast-Feed Infant

Feb 17, 2018 , WebMD
Doctors said the case shows "modest but functional lactation can be induced in transgender women," The Guardian newspaper in the U.K....
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A focus on respect and care after the fatal Florida shootings

Feb 16, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
The doctors communicating victims’ statuses following the deadly spree at a Broward County school fiercely protected patient privacy. Others focused on offering those affected...
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Fecal Transplants Gaining Traction In Era Where Doctors Are Trying To Rein In Use Of Antibiotics

Feb 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Infectious Diseases Society of America is now recommending fecal transplants at least be considered for patients with C. diff. In other public health news: hysterectomies, yellow fever, breastfeeding, autism, HPV, medical records and more....
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As marijuana use rises, doctors warn pregnant women

Feb 16, 2018 , CNN Health
Two-year-old Maverick Hawkins sits on a red, plastic car in his grandmother's living room in the picturesque town of Nevada City, Calif., in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. His playpal Delilah Smith, a fellow 2-year-old, snacks on hummus and cashews and delights over the sounds of her Princess Peppa Pig stuffie....
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Not Being Aware Of Memory Problems Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Feb 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Doctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed by a team of McGill University cli......
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Infection Outbreaks At Hospitals Could Be Reduced By Copper-Coated Uniforms

Feb 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals. Material scientists at The University of Manchester, working in collaboratio......
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Gender pay gap widens among newly trained New York doctors

Feb 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
In 2016, newly trained male physicians in New York earned on average $26,367 more than their female colleagues, a new study found. That's a much larger pay gap than in 2010 when male doctors earned on average $11,931 more than female doctors in...
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More Than 320 Counties, Cities And States Are Suing Drugmakers For Role In Opioid Epidemic

Feb 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Local and state leaders have been turning toward the legal system in their battle against the opioid crisis. In other news, the White House has approved research into which addiction treatments actually work best; doctors say Purdue's decision to stop marketing OxyContin is "20 years late"; and experts react to Attorney General Jeff Session's comments that patients should just "take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out a little...
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What Is A ‘Normal' Blood Pressure Response During Exercise Testing?

Feb 15, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New data from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggest that the guidelines used to evaluate an individual’s peak blood pressure response during cardiopulmonary exercise testing, which were last updated in 1996 and help doctors screen for hypertension and cardiovascular disease, may need to be r......
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Baystate Health video highlights 3-D printing—and doctors’ knowhow

Feb 14, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
The medical organization touts the state-of-the-art technology at one key facility, as well as featuring the staff physicians using it, in a compelling four-minute...
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Beware Marijuana Holiday: Stoned Drivers Pose Same Dangers As Drunken Super Bowl Revelers

Feb 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Two doctors examined 25 years of data and determined the risk of a fatal crash on American roads is 12 percent higher after 4:20 p.m. on April 20, the day set aside to celebrate marijuana. The numbers are comparable to the increased risk seen on Super Bowl Sunday, and the younger the driver, the greater the risk. Also, a Massachusetts top safety official warns that a licensing plan for marijuana is likely to create a surge of stoned...
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