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1972 Articles Matching "doctors"

CMS seeks to allow doctors to bill patients directly

Apr 24, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS wants to launch a new model that will allow Medicare enrollees to contract directly with physicians. Advocates warn the approach could undermine access to care for the sickest...
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Aging Baby Boomers And Obesity Epidemic Driving Increase In Arthritis Cases—Many Of Which Are Undiagnosed

Apr 24, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A study has found that relying on data about doctor-diagnosed arthritis alone may miss almost half of cases in a younger population who may see doctors less often or ignore occasional joint symptoms. In other news on aging: thinning bones, the benefits of volunteering and Alzheimer's....
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Homemade Microscope Reveals How A Cancer-Causing Virus Clings To Our DNA

Apr 24, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That discovery could pave the way for doctors to cure incurable diseases by flushing out viruses, including HPV and Epstein-Barr, th......
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Mucus Test May Help Doctors Treat Sinusitis Better

Apr 24, 2018 , WebMD
The mucus was analyzed for cytokines, which are proteins that enable cells to talk to each other. Based on the cytokines findings, the researchers categorized the patients into six different...
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Doctors Attack Trump's Short-Term Health Plans Ahead Of Comment Deadline

Apr 23, 2018 , Forbes
Doctor groups including the AMA and American Academy of Family Physicians have unleashed detailed critiques of the Trump administration's effort to introduce cheaper health insurance with skimpier...
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Teaching Hospitals Help Doctors-In-Training Get Practice. But It’s Also Where They Can Learn Bad Habits

Apr 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Many physicians are being trained at hospitals that have been cited for deficiencies by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...
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Can Marijuana Be The Answer For Pain?

Apr 21, 2018 , WebMD
As patients and doctors look for alternatives to addictive pain killers, many are turning to marijuana. While the plant is increasingly legal across the United States, research is limited into its effectiveness and potential side...
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Opioids overprescribed to patients taking certain sedatives

Apr 21, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Narcotic painkillers can be particularly dangerous for patients who also take tranquilizing drugs known as benzodiazepines, but a study suggests doctors are still over-prescribing this combination of medicines....
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How doctors in the US prescribe opioids — four charts

Apr 20, 2018 , CNBC Health
Opioid prescriptions are on the decline, according to a new report. But experts say the number is still too...
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Associations warn MIPS could pose harm to patients, doctors

Apr 20, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Multiple medical associations blasted a value based payment system created by MACRA for potentially causing harm to patients and sparking millions of dollars in financial penalties for...
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32-Year-Old CEO Raises $13.8 Million To Improve Access To Specialist Doctors

Apr 20, 2018 , Forbes
RubiconMD CEO Gil Addo was inspired to cofound the company in 2013 after his grandmother was diagnosed with a brain...
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Brain Scans May Help Diagnose Neurological, Psychiatric Disorders

Apr 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
There are no laboratory tests to diagnose migraines, depression, bipolar disorder and many other ailments of the brain. Doctors typically gauge such illnesses based on self-reported symptoms and behavior. Now, a new study shows that a kind of brain scan called functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI) – ......
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NYC Health and Hospitals looks to treat healthcare workers' job-related emotional trauma

Apr 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The new Helping Healers Heal program aims to help the so-called second victims of a traumatic event—doctors, nurses and other staff members who interact with patients—and provide them with follow-up...
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Apps Help Doctors Protect Patients Taking Anticoagulants

Apr 17, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The popular ASRA Coags app has just been updated to combine the latest regional anesthesia/acute pain medicine and chronic pain medicine drugs, procedures, and interventions. ASRA Coags 2.0 has combined the previous ASRA Coags Regional and ASRA Coags Pain apps into one handy tool and is available fo......
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Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids

Apr 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2018 12:00:00...
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Doctors told him to check his wife into a nursing home. Instead, he wheeled her around the world

Apr 14, 2018 , CNN Health
When Andy Fierlit's wife suffered a brain aneurysm 27 years ago, doctors urged him to admit her to a nursing home. But Fierlit wanted to make their life ordinary again -- or even extraordinary -- so he embarked on a mission to show her the world....
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Patients more satisfied when doctors treat fewer people

Apr 14, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Doctors who see fewer patients may get better online reviews than physicians who have higher-volume practices, a study of U.S. urologists suggests....
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Doctor Salaries Show Modest Rise, Report Says

Apr 14, 2018 , RxList
Primary care and specialty doctors in the United States have seen a modest increase in earnings this year over last year, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report...
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Party Lines

Apr 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The divide that separates conservative and liberal values may be as wide now as it has ever been in our country. This divide shows itself in areas of everyday life, and health care is no exception. But do doctors’ political beliefs influence the way they practice medicine, choose therapies and trea......
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Doctor Salaries Show Modest Rise, Report Says

Apr 13, 2018 , WebMD
The increases reflect a continued rise in doctors' income over the past 7 years. While there are many reasons involved, the main one comes down to the basic rules of...
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