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Team Of Expert Doctors Examining Medical Reports at Hospital
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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high_school611

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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59105

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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Mortality Rates Found Lower at Major Teaching Hospitals

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

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

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Patients Often Prescribed Futile Drugs in Last Months of Life

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

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respiratory

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

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

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Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement

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

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respiratory

Acute MI Risk Significantly Up Following Respiratory Infection

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

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

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

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

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pancreas11152

Review: Early Feeding No Harm in Acute Pancreatitis

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

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

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

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

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human liver on a white background, 3d render

CDC: Steep Rise in New HCV Infections Over Last Five Years

Many stemmed from rising use of injected drugs linked to the current opioid epidemic, officials say

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CDC: Hep C Infections Among Pregnant Women Increasing

Rural counties seem hardest hit and rates mirror opioid epidemic

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kidneys4143

Transplanting HCV+ Kidneys Into HCV− Recipients Feasible

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

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E-Health concept with hand pressing a button on blurred abstract background

Hospitals Need to Be Prepared for Ransomware Attacks

Medical information a vulnerable target for those planning ransomware attacks, doctor warns

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