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Path to Empathy Deemed As Vital As Being Empathetic

Conclusion could be especially useful in context of medical professions, researcher says

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Two-Dose HPV Vaccine Effective Against Genital Warts

Findings in keeping with new recommendations from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Team Of Expert Doctors Examining Medical Reports at Hospital

New Interactive Module Aims to Clarify Professional Boundaries

Module focuses on potential boundary violations relating to treating family, colleagues, receiving gifts

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Comparison of Antibiotic Treatments for Cellulitis | News Brief

Among patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, the use of an antibiotic regimen with activity against MRSA did not result in higher rates of clinical resolution compared to an

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Mortality Rates Found Lower at Major Teaching Hospitals | News Brief

Researchers assessed 30-day survival for older patients

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Close-up of man scratching allergic skin

Case of Gnathostomiasis Caused by Roe Ingestion Reported | News Brief

Japanese man presented with itchy migrating eruption on back, which was treated with ivermectin

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ATS: First Abx Rx Doesn’t Work for ~25% of Pneumonia Cases | News Brief

One in four adult patients do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment

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Patients Often Prescribed Futile Drugs in Last Months of Life | News Brief

Researchers find many still prescribed long-term disease-preventing medications

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specialty salaries

2017 Physician Compensation Report Released | News Brief

Most specialties saw an increase in compensation—one as much as 24%. Where do you stand? Nearly 20,000 physicians across 27+ specialties met the screening criteria. Medscape released

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Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement | News Brief

Strategies to save for retirement should be adapted through different stages of physicians’ careers

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Acute MI Risk Significantly Up Following Respiratory Infection | News Brief

Risk of AMI 17 times higher in week after a respiratory infection, researchers say

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CDC: Slowing of Decline in Number of Uninsured Adults | News Brief

Uninsured rate was 9 percent in 2016, compared with 9.1 percent in 2015

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AIDS Epidemic Could End in U.S. by 2025 | News Brief

Infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025, researchers report

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Treatment in Hospital by Older Doctors Tied to Higher Mortality | News Brief

Older patients’ hospital survival slightly higher when physician is younger, researchers say

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Review: Early Feeding No Harm in Acute Pancreatitis | News Brief

Early feeding tied to reduced length of hospital stay among patients with mild-to-moderate pancreatitis

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Few Eligible U.S. Travelers Getting Pre-Trip Measles Vaccine | News Brief

Though the disease was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, foreign travel can still bring it home today

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american dollars in the hands

Plan Suggested for Reducing Health Care Costs | News Brief

Nine-point plan includes streamlining in billing, reduction in high facility fees, reducing drug costs

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Many Seniors With Nonbacterial Acute URI Prescribed Antibiotics | News Brief

46 percent of patients received antibiotic prescription; 69.9 percent for broad-spectrum agents

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CDC: Hep C Infections Among Pregnant Women Increasing | News Brief

Rural counties seem hardest hit and rates mirror opioid epidemic

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Transplanting HCV+ Kidneys Into HCV− Recipients Feasible | News Brief

Doctors say they can clear hepatitis C in organ recipients, perhaps shortening transplant waits

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