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Patient Issues
Racial Minorities Less Likely to See a Doctor for Psoriasis

( - PHILADELPHIA – Despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment.

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:08:40 AM

Patient Issues
Video Game Improves Doctors’ Recognition and Triage of Severe Trauma Patients

( - PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2017 – Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients....

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:00:35 AM

Patient Issues
Research Could Pave the Way for Pre-Hospital Treatment for Seriously Injured Patients

( - Scientists hope to have paved the way for the development of potentially new life-saving treatments to be administered to seriously injured patients in the critical first hour of injury.

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:04:34 PM

Patient Issues
Medication Errors for Admitted Patients Drop When Pharmacy Staff Take Drug Histories in ER

( - LOS ANGELES (Dec. 4, 2017) ─ When pharmacy professionals — rather than doctors or nurses — take medication histories of patients in emergency departments, mistakes in drug orders can be reduced by more than 80 percent

Dec 4, 2017 - 10:53:35 AM

Patient Issues
Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Respond Differently to Certain Sounds

( - Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Amsterdam hope to have found a new neurobiological marker to help recognise patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:33:52 AM

Patient Issues
Doctors and Patients Make More Decisions Together

( - CHICAGO --- In a shift away from the more patriarchal/matriarchal relationship between doctor and patient, patients report an increased partnership with their physicians in making medical decisions

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:52:26 AM

Patient Issues
Patients, Surgery Means Opioid Dependence

( - More than two million people in the United States are dependent on prescription opioid pain relievers, a number that continues to grow as the rate of opioid prescriptions has skyrocketed in the last 25 years.

Nov 2, 2017 - 1:07:28 PM

Patient Issues
Researcher Examines Patient Awareness of Prescription Drug Risks

( - MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Prescription medications, including antidepressants and pain medications, can have various side effects and risks associated with driving

Nov 1, 2017 - 11:53:32 AM

Patient Issues
AMA Releases New Research on Physicians’ Patient Mix

( - CHICAGO - Patients without health insurance were a slimmer percentage of physicians’ total patient mix by health insurance status in 2016 compared to 2012

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:07:58 AM

Patient Issues
Accelerate Your Patient Visit Workflow with Online Workflow Forms

( - Visiting the doctor—whether for a routine check-up or an unexpected illness or injury—is often an anxiety-ridden endeavor.

Oct 23, 2017 - 2:09:15 PM

Patient Issues
Patients Often Overestimate Postoperative Pain

( - BOSTON – Patients significantly overestimate the anticipated amount of pain they’ll experience following surgery, which researchers say can cause unnecessary anxiety in patients

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:25:27 PM

Patient Issues
Increased Fetal Fibronectin (fFN) Testing in Pregnant Women Could Help Guide Better Patient Care

( - MARLBOROUGH, Mass., – A new study found that women with symptoms of preterm labor who were discharged from the hospital without a fetal fibronectin (fFN) test were more likely to deliver their baby prematurely....

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:52:13 PM

Patient Issues
Bright Light Therapy at Midday Helped Patients with Bipolar Disorder

( - CHICAGO - Daily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:48:08 AM

Patient Issues
Physician’s Near-Death Patient Experience Chronicled in Memoir

( - DETROIT – A Henry Ford Hospital physician whose near-death patient experience inspired an organizational campaign to help health professionals communicate more effectively with patients has chronicled her story in a captivating memoir.

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:41:23 AM

Patient Issues
5 New Ways Health Care Providers Can Apply Individualized Medicine to Patient Care

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. — Advancements in individualized medicine are offering health care providers new tools to quickly and accurately diagnose, treat, predict and, eventually, prevent disease.

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:29:26 AM

Patient Issues
New Technology Enables Shorter Radiation Treatment Time for Patients

( - Patients at UC San Diego Health in need of radiation therapy now have access to the next generation of radiation treatment technology.

Oct 4, 2017 - 11:44:41 AM

Patient Issues
Why Are Many Dialysis Patients Readmitted to the Hospital Soon after Discharge?

( - A new analysis found that nearly one-quarter of dialysis patients who are admitted to the hospital are readmitted soon after discharge, often for a diagnosis that is different than the one that led to the initial hospitalization

Sep 29, 2017 - 10:15:03 AM

Patient Issues
Investigators May Unlock Mystery of How Staph Cells Dodge the Body’s Immune System, Allowing Patients to Be Infected Again and Again

( - Los Angeles...For years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria  associated with the deadly superbug MRSA.

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:46:53 AM

Patient Issues
In a Decade of War, U.S. Military Surgeons Provided More Than 6,000 Humanitarian Surgical Procedures to Afghan Adults

( - Bethesda, Md. – In addition to caring for U.S. troops and coalition forces during conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. military surgeons also provided humanitarian surgical care to nearly 6,000 local national Afghan adult patients

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:15:02 AM

Patient Issues
Which TAVR Patients are at Risk for Hospital Readmission?

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — As more elderly patients undergo the minimally invasive heart valve procedure calledTranscatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR), concerns have been raised as to what causes some to be readmitted for heart failure after the procedure.

Aug 25, 2017 - 1:40:52 PM

Patient Issues
For Pregnancy or Profit: Motive for Undergoing IVF May Alter the Experience

( - New Haven, Conn.— An individual’s reason for undergoing a medical intervention — be it to prevent or treat disease, earn money, or to have a child — may result in variations in the bodily experience of the patient

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:37:45 PM

Patient Issues
Community Health Workers Lead to Better Health, Lower Costs for Medicaid Patients

( - PHILADELPHIA — As politicians struggle to solve the nation’s healthcare problems, a new study finds a way to improve health and lower costs among Medicaid and uninsured patients.

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:58:27 AM

Patient Issues
Is Parkinson’s Care Via Telemedicine as Effective as Going to the Clinic?

( - MINNEAPOLIS – For people with Parkinson’s disease, seeing a neurologist by video conference from their homes may be as effective as their usual in-person care with their local physician

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:29:50 AM

Patient Issues
Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

( - With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers have found new hope — and a problem that is perhaps unprecedented in medical research.

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:52:10 AM

Patient Issues
Children’s Hospital Patient, Doctor Bond Through Music

( - When 17-year-old Ray Cruz was invited to perform at the Ryman Auditorium, he agreed to do it under one condition — that his doctor perform alongside him.

Aug 4, 2017 - 9:11:06 AM

Patient Issues
What Can Patients and Providers Do to Make IoT Medical Devices More Secure?

( - Internet-connected devices offer great promise to improve health.

Jul 28, 2017 - 2:51:33 PM

Patient Issues
Does the Affordable Care Act Impact Patient Visits in the Emergency Department?

( - As the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looms in the U.S. Congress, Johns Hopkins researchers are weighing in on one aspect of the law.

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:42:56 AM

Patient Issues
How 3-D Imaging Helps Doctors and Patients (VIDEO)

( - Three dimensional printers are becoming an increasingly important tool for surgeons and other doctors because they enable better planning for surgeries.

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:32:47 PM

Patient Issues
Digital Communication Improves Young Patient Engagement

( - Using texts, emails, Skype and other digital communication methods can improve the health care experience of younger patients.

Jul 6, 2017 - 10:29:50 AM

Patient Issues
Risk, Benefit or Cost: What Stops Patients From Receiving a Diagnostic Test?

( - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Diagnostic tests can help identify disease and disease probability in patients.

Jun 12, 2017 - 10:38:24 AM

Patient Issues
Socially Assistive Robots Help Patients Make Behavioral Changes

( - Speaking to a group of journalists last October at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Maja Matarić, PhD, stated the problem bluntly: “There aren’t enough people for people.”

Jun 7, 2017 - 5:12:19 PM

Patient Issues
Bringing Palliative Care to More Patients

( - Though palliative care has proven benefits for managing symptoms and supporting well-being, many seriously ill patients do not have access to it because there are too few palliative care specialists.

May 25, 2017 - 12:36:08 PM

Patient Issues
The Growing Role of IT in Healthcare: Why it Matters

( - Healthcare technology is finally beginning to catch up.

May 19, 2017 - 3:30:59 PM

Patient Issues
What Patients Need to Feel Comfortable During Hospital Stay

( - COLUMBUS, Ohio – There’s no place like home when you’re not feeling well, and when it comes to a hospital stay....

May 12, 2017 - 11:36:33 AM

Patient Issues
Smartphones in the ER Can Help Discharge Patients Faster

( - WASHINGTON — Chest pain patients in the emergency department whose attending emergency physicians received lab results delivered direct to their smartphones ....

May 12, 2017 - 9:15:54 AM

Patient Issues
Health Care Legislation Must Guarantee Coverage for Emergency Patients

, April 28, 2017 -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today called on Congress to guarantee health insurance coverage for emergency patients in the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA)

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:30:29 PM

Patient Issues
Aspirin Therapy May Not Help Patients with Peripheral Vascular Disease

( - GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Aspirin use may not provide cardiovascular benefits for patients who have peripheral vascular disease

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:45:34 PM

Patient Issues
Fitness Tracker Saves Patient’s Life

( - Seventy-three-year-old Patricia Lauder of Harwinton had just retired and was looking for a way to get fit.

Apr 3, 2017 - 11:33:27 AM

Patient Issues
Integrating Caregivers at Discharge Significantly Cuts Patient Readmissions

( - PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2017
– Systematically integrating informal caregivers into the discharge planning process for elderly patients reduces hospital readmissions by a quarter

Apr 3, 2017 - 10:44:25 AM

Patient Issues
Collaborative Care Program Delivered via Telephone Eases Anxiety in Primary Care Patients

( - PITTSBURGH, March 1, 2017 – A telephone-delivered collaborative care program for treating panic and generalized anxiety disorders....

Mar 1, 2017 - 12:47:59 PM

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