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Antibiotic overuse in children could be reduced with improved communication
To help reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics for common childhood illnesses, parents would benefit from fuller communication from their health care providers, suggests new research published in the National Communication Association's Journal of Applied Communication Research. (2017-06-05)
Cancer patients who systematically reported their symptoms lived longer
Cancer patients who reported their symptoms to their cancer care providers using a web-based survey lived longer than those patients who did not, according to a study led by a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher. (2017-06-04)
Psychological intervention relieves distress in patients with advanced cancer
Advanced cancer triggers enormous distress and brings challenges that can seem overwhelming. (2017-06-03)
Telehealth reduces wait time, improves care for children with autism living in remote areas
Kristin Sohl, director of ECHO Autism, says that the expanding ECHO Autism will help families and children with autism around the world, especially those living in remote areas. (2017-06-01)
Health care process a roadblock for adolescents with autism and their caregivers
Nancy Cheak-Zamora, assistant professor of health sciences at MU, says that as more children with autism enter adulthood, improved communication between providers, adolescents and caregivers is needed to help those with autism make adult health care decisions. (2017-05-31)
Supportive housing improves health of formerly homeless people with HIV/AIDS
Ask Elizabeth Bowen about the intersection of homelessness and HIV/AIDS in the United States and she'll respond without hesitation, 'Housing equals health.' (2017-05-31)
A tough talk: How to improve cost transparency in cancer care
Being transparent about the cost of cancer treatments with patients has been increasingly recommended to help minimize financial harm and improve care, but what's preventing or derailing those conversations is less understood. (2017-05-30)
Just ask: Documenting sexual orientation and gender identity among transgender patients
Transgender patients feel it is more important for health care providers to know their gender identity (GI) than their sexual orientation (SO), but are willing to disclose SO/GI in general. (2017-05-30)
New Anaesthesia Workforce Map shows huge shortages impacting 5 billion people worldwide
More than 70 countries reported a total anesthesia provider number of less than five per 100,000 population. (2017-05-24)
Johns Hopkins study shows one of the deadliest hospital-acquired infections is preventable
In a recent paper published online in the journal Critical Care Medicine, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality led a study that demonstrated that health care providers can take steps to curb ventilator-associated events. (2017-05-22)
Study finds that sleep disorders affect men and women differently
A new study suggests that men and women are affected differently by sleep disorders. (2017-05-22)
Hypertension before the age of 55 increases risk of cardiovascular death
When someone gets diagnosed with hypertension, either early (before the age of 55) or later in life, can have important health ramifications. (2017-05-17)
Trial demonstrates benefits of learning sessions for managing rheumatoid arthritis
A new study found that group-based quality improvement sessions help rheumatologists care for rheumatoid arthritis patients with the recommended 'treat to target' (TTT) approach to care. (2017-05-17)
New CDC-funded portal enables health providers to schedule free colon cancer screenings
A new CDC-funded portal enables health providers to schedule free colorectal cancer screenings for uninsured patients in Cook County. (2017-05-12)
Helping clinicians through traumatic events also helps the bottom line, analysis shows
Peer-support program can save close to $2 million annually, according to new study. (2017-05-10)
Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls
Researchers from Hebrew Senior Life's Institute for Aging Research have discovered that foot pain - particularly severe foot pain -- correlates to a higher incidence of recurrent falls. (2017-05-09)
Primary care hepatitis C treatment program shows promise for success, broader implementation
By employing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care, Boston Medical Center's (BMC) Adult Primary Care Practice successfully treated 66 patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), or one-fifth of those referred into the program. (2017-05-09)
Disappointed by House action, AGS urges Senate to reject amended American Health Care Act
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) remains opposed to the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA) that today passed the US House of Representatives despite serious concerns from geriatrics experts and a host of other stakeholders across health care. (2017-05-04)
Unique primary care residency program hangs in budget balance
The Teaching Health Centers program, which funds outpatient primary care residencies serving rural and indigent patients, awaits Congressional budget reauthorization at a time when there is a primary care shortage, Brown University medical scholars write in a new article in JAMA. (2017-05-04)
Buprenorphine cuts length of stay nearly in half for infants withdrawing from opioids
A research team from Thomas Jefferson University published research finding buprenorphine cuts length of stay nearly in half for infants withdrawing from opioids. (2017-05-04)
Youth most at risk for violence or mental health issues have increased access to guns
New research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting found adolescents who reported greatest access to guns -- either in their own home or a friend's - also were among those with higher risk for violent behavior. (2017-05-04)
Study: Half of patients make poor decisions about breast reconstruction
After receiving a devastating breast cancer diagnosis, women have a lot of tough decisions to make about treatment options. (2017-05-03)
Half of breast cancer patients pursue reconstruction without understanding risks
More than half of breast cancer patients (57 percent) undergoing mastectomy lack the necessary medical knowledge to make a high-quality decision about reconstructive surgery that aligns with their personal goals, suggesting a trend toward overtreatment, according to a new study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. (2017-05-03)
UK health spending needs to grow faster than GDP
The NHS is frequently in the news about its ongoing funding crisis. (2017-05-03)
Care management program reduced health care costs in Partners Pioneer ACO
Pesearchers at Partners HealthCare published a study showing that Partners Pioneer ACO not only reduces spending growth, but does this by reducing avoidable hospitalizations for patients with elevated but modifiable risks. (2017-05-01)
Study: Medicaid patients wait longer to see doctors
According to a new study by MIT researchers, Medicaid patients wait longer to see doctors than people with private health insurance. (2017-05-01)
Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65
While current guidelines indicate that cervical cancer screening can be stopped for average risk patients after age 65, many women lack the appropriate amount of screening history to accurately assess their risk. (2017-05-01)
Study analyzes health care quality, IT, reimbursements
Management of health care quality and costs has become a prominent topic of debate and research in the last decade in the United States. (2017-04-28)
Providers who prescribe PrEP don't see most patients increasing risky sexual behavior
A new study examining medical provider attitudes toward prescribing PrEP to prevent HIV found that those who already prescribe it do not see widespread increases in risky sexual behavior among their patients as a result. (2017-04-26)
Emergency care, prescribing, end-of-life care among highlights at #AGS17
Potentially inappropriate medications, the future of Advance Care Planning (ACP), and improved emergency care for older adults are among headline presentations anchoring the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS17), to be held May 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas. (2017-04-25)
For many women, body image and sex life may suffer after episiotomy
Women who have episiotomies after childbirth reported having poorer body image and less satisfying sex lives than women who tear and heal naturally. (2017-04-25)
Solving the hepatitis C epidemic among people with substance abuse disorders
One of the most dramatic medical success stories in recent years has been the introduction of new drugs that eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV). (2017-04-24)
Limiting patient mobility in hospitals may do more harm than good
Despite hospitals' best efforts, there is little proof that policies to inhibit patient mobility actually prevent falls and may actually increase the risk of serious side effects, according to Sharon K. (2017-04-24)
How do patients, clinicians feel about collecting sexual orientation data?
Patients are more willing to disclose their sexual orientation in the emergency department than many health care professionals thought, according to a new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine. (2017-04-24)
LGB and straight patients more willing to disclose sexual orientation than providers expect
A new publication from the EQUALITY Study highlights the discordant views of patients and providers on the topic of collecting SO information in the Emergency Department (ED). (2017-04-24)
Physicians vastly underestimate patients' willingness to share sexual orientation, study finds
A study that surveyed a national sample of emergency department health care providers and adult patients suggests that patients are substantially more willing to disclose their sexual orientation than health care workers believe. (2017-04-24)
Medicare recipients using rehabilitation services report major functional improvements
A new study showing significant patient-reported functional improvement among Medicare recipients who utilize rehabilitation services offers hope for America's 65-and-older set, which is expected to double by 2050. (2017-04-24)
New Canadian guideline: No screening for hepatitis C in adults not at increased risk
The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends against screening for chronic hepatitis C virus in adults at low risk in a guideline published in Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2017-04-24)
Focused issue on vascular disease in women available now
Vascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and death worldwide. (2017-04-21)
Few Medicare patients take advantage of free annual wellness visits
To examine national trends and patterns of AWV use, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital analyzed billing data of a random 20 percent sample of Medicare beneficiaries and examined visit rates across categories like race, income, and the type of health system where patients got their primary care. (2017-04-19)
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