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Patient Issues
Patient 'Blown Away' by Surprise Wedding Shower

( - The Ambulatory Infusion Center at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus, like many other areas at Mayo Clinic, is in the business of saving and extending lives.

Feb 15, 2018 - 4:49:31 PM

Patient Issues
Kidney Stones on the Rise

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. – Kidney stones are a painful health condition, often requiring multiple procedures at great discomfort to the patient.

Feb 13, 2018 - 3:26:08 PM

Patient Issues
Kidney Stones on the Rise

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. – Kidney stones are a painful health condition, often requiring multiple procedures at great discomfort to the patient.

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:17:18 AM

Patient Issues
Direct Link Between Glands and Implanting Embryos Critical to Pregnancy

( - CINCINNATI – Researchers used 3D imaging with molecular testing to uncover new insight into the earliest stages of mammalian pregnancy—offering clues to unsolved questions in pregnancy.

Feb 9, 2018 - 10:29:34 AM

Patient Issues
Placebo Pills Prescribed Honestly Help Cancer Survivors Manage Symptoms

( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Long after cancer treatment ends, many continue to deal with one particular symptom that refuses to go away: fatigue.

Feb 9, 2018 - 10:21:15 AM

Patient Issues
Hope for Patients with Lymphedema

( - The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is now offering a new surgical treatment for patients with lymphedema, swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid in a body part, most often the arms or legs.

Feb 6, 2018 - 12:39:34 PM

Patient Issues
Patients Who Live Alone Can Safely Be Sent Home After Joint Replacement

( - Most patients who live alone can be safely discharged home from the hospital to recover after hip or knee replacement surgery

Jan 19, 2018 - 1:48:05 PM

Patient Issues
Who Might Benefit From Immunotherapy?

( - ANN ARBOR, Michigan — While immunotherapy has made a big impact on cancer treatment, the fact remains that only about a quarter of patients respond to these treatments.

Jan 17, 2018 - 10:28:47 AM

Patient Issues
Leading Surgeon Discusses Latest Treatments for Shoulder Problems

( - Anthony Romeo, MD, watched the recent World Series with particular interest. A specialist in shoulder and elbow surgery, Romeo treats many well-known Major League Baseball pitchers and other players.

Jan 17, 2018 - 9:50:15 AM

Patient Issues
Analysis Shows Lack of Evidence That Wearable Biosensors Improve Patient Outcomes

( - LOS ANGELES (Jan. 15, 2018) — Wearable biosensors have grown increasingly popular as many people use them in wristbands or watches to count steps or track sleep.

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:57:03 AM

Patient Issues
Hope for a Longer Life for Patients With Rare Autoimmune Disorder

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 12, 2018 – An unusual autoimmune disease that causes skin and lung damage can be treated effectively by stem cell transplant

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:26:14 AM

Patient Issues
Illnesses Caused by Recreation on the Water Costs $2.9 Billion Annually in the US

( - Swimming, paddling, boating and fishing account for more than 90 million cases of gastrointestinal, respiratory, ear, eye and skin-related illnesses per year in the U.S. with an estimated annual cost of $2.9 billion

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:54:09 AM

Patient Issues
Rural ER Patients See Health Care Provider More Quickly if Hospital Is Equipped with Telemedicine Services

( - Patients at rural hospitals with telemedicine services see a health care provider six minutes more quickly than patients in hospitals that have no such technology

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:40:16 AM

Patient Issues
Most Patients with Unknown Spinal Cord Disease Later Given Specific Diagnosis

( - ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis.

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:18:11 AM

Patient Issues
Surgeon Operates on Stuffed Dog to Ease Young Patient’s Fears

( - A Mayo Clinic care team recently performed a simulated surgery on a young patient’s stuffed dog to help ease the patient's fears about his own post-operative care.

Jan 3, 2018 - 2:58:55 PM

Patient Issues
Care Team Honors Dying Patient’s Last Minutes of Life

( - Life as a care provider on 6 Mary Brigh at the Saint Marys campus of Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester is not for the faint of heart.

Jan 3, 2018 - 2:24:31 PM

Patient Issues
Nurse Practitioner’s Gift to Family of Dying Patient: Songs That Comfort and Heal

( -The right medicine isn't always a pill or an injection. Sometimes, it's a song. Just ask LaSonya Fleming.

Jan 3, 2018 - 1:39:37 PM

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

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