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Cell Phones and the Brain: A Call for More Research | Medical Blog

For years there have been concerns over the potential effects of long-term cell phone use on the brain, and studies examining brain cancer rates have been contradictory.

Docs Rate 18% of Patients as “Difficult” | Medical Blog

Almost 18% of patients are considered difficult by physicians, according to a new study — which also found that this group is more likely to experience worse

Hospital-Based Physicians Could See 2.3% Pay Hike in 2011 | Medical Blog

Hospital-based physicians are predicted to receive a 2.3% increase in base salary in 2011, according to a new healthcare salary survey by the Hay Group management consulting

Infamous Study Linking Autism to Vaccines Called a “Fraud” | Medical Blog

The study that triggered worldwide controversy over childhood vaccinations linked to autism was found to be based on widely discredited research, according to a new report published in

Could New Blood Test Detect Cancer? | Medical Blog

A blood test that could revolutionize the way doctors detect and treat cancer is one step closer to becoming available. Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with

Electronic Health Records Present Potential Malpractice Threat | Medical Blog

One of the highly touted benefits of electronic health records (EHRs) is reducing malpractice incidents and medical errors by providing improved documentation, an automatic safeguard against medication

Medicare Payment Cut to MDs Delayed — For Now | Medical Blog

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to delay a 23% Medicare payment cut to physicians that was scheduled for Wednesday, December 1, according to the Associated Press.

Eat Your Sweet Potatoes This Thanksgiving and Live Longer! | Medical Blog

A large study just released by the CDC found that consumption of high levels of alpha carotene appears to reduce the risk of dying of all causes

Light Technology Zaps Hospital Superbugs | Medical Blog

A lighting system appears to be able to kill hospital superbugs—including MRSA and C. Difficile—by decontaminating the air and exposed surfaces in a narrow spectrum of visible-light

Diabetics Shown to Benefit from Lifestyle Intervention | Medical Blog

Lifestyle interventions have thus far more than doubled the percentage of diabetic participants achieving optimal care goals in The Look AHEAD (Action for Health and Diabetes) study,

Diabetes Predicted to Strike 30% of Americans by 2050 | Medical Blog

As many as 1 in 3 Americans could have diabetes in 40 years if current trends continue, according to a new analysis from the CDC. The incidence

We’re Giving Away iPads! | Medical Blog

Physician’s Weekly is giving away two iPads to qualified Medical Professionals. You could be a lucky winner! Click on the image at right to enter.  The giveaway

House Passes 9/11 Healthcare Bill | Medical Blog

In a 268 to 160 vote, the House of Representatives approved a $7 billion health bill for first responders and residents of New York City who fell

Joint Pain Unresolved with Glucosamine and Chondroitin | Medical Blog

Over the past 10 years, general practitioners and rheumatologists have commonly prescribed glucosamine and chondroitin supplements to relieve joint pain in patients. Many patients buy the supplements

Doctors Rationalize Accepting Industry Gifts | Medical Blog

Have you ever accepted a free pen, dinner, or trip from a pharmaceutical company in “reward” for prescribing their drugs? Despite expanding institutional conflict-of-interest policies and state

New Superbug Surfaces in Three States | Medical Blog

An alarming new adaptable gene that can turn several common germs and types of bacteria into superbugs, resistant to almost all antibiotics, has infected people in the

Salmonella Outbreak Persists | Medical Blog

The current salmonella scare is the largest outbreak of this strain since the CDC  started surveillance of outbreaks in the 1970s. And according to the CDC, for

Experimental Paint Kills MRSA Bacteria | Medical Blog

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces that safely and effectively kills methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Risk of Dying from Coronary Heart Disease Drops 50% | Medical Blog

When it comes to the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), Americans seem to be heading in the right direction.  An article to be published in the

"Microneedle" Flu Vaccine May Replace Conventional Injections | Medical Blog

A new dissolving microneedle patch may help improve vaccination efforts against influenza compared with traditional needles. This method of vaccination may also allow people without medical training

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