Geriatric Assessments Could Fine-Tune Cancer Care For Older Adults

Jun 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Staff

.   Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News In a move to improve cancer care for older adults, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is recommending that all patients ag.... Read More

Fearing Deportation, Immigrant Parents Are Opting Out Of Health Benefits For Kids

Jun 28, 2018 at 09:05 pm by Staff

.   Ashley Lopez, KUT, Kaiser Health News The fear of family separation is nothing new for many immigrants already living in the U.S. In fact, that fear, heightened in.... Read More

Advanced Cardiac Unit Offering 'last chance at life' Expands at Florida Hospital

Jun 25, 2018 at 02:16 pm by Staff

.   Up to 1,000 more people with advanced heart and lung problems can be treated each year because of the expansion. .     Chris Rodriguez was working as.... Read More

Post Traumatic Stress in Older Adults

Jun 24, 2018 at 04:58 pm by Staff

. Although many seniors enjoy well-being and satisfaction in later years, some experience psychiatric and mental health difficulties. A topic of particular significance for o.... Read More

Doling Out Pain Pills Post-Surgery: An Ingrown Toenail Not The Same As A Bypass

Jun 24, 2018 at 01:31 pm by Staff

  Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News What's the right painkiller prescription to send home with a patient after gallbladder surgery or a cesarean section? That question.... Read More

Patient Centered Care: Re-defining How Healthcare Interacts

Jun 21, 2018 at 05:59 pm by Staff

. By RANDY ROWELL As healthcare continues to transition to an integrated, interoperable system, there are a multitude of currently fragmented components throughout healthcar.... Read More

After Opioid Overdose, Only 30 Percent Get Medicine To Treat Addiction

Jun 21, 2018 at 03:31 pm by Staff

.   Martha Bebinger, WBUR, Kaiser Health News More than 115 Americans die every day of opioid overdose. Many more who overdose survive due to the antidote medication n.... Read More

How America Got Hooked On A Deadly Drug

Jun 14, 2018 at 07:02 pm by Staff

. Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin. From 1996 to 2002, Purdue pursued.... Read More

AMA To Push for Evidence-Based Treatment in Opioid Fight

Jun 14, 2018 at 03:51 pm by Staff

. Physicians Urge Removal of Prior Authorization Barriers, Adherence to Parity Laws The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy at its Annual Meeting to ensure that.... Read More

Radiology Insights: Does Your Back Ache?

Jun 13, 2018 at 08:30 pm by Staff

. By LEENA KAMAT, MD Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and St.... Read More

AMA Plans Advocacy Outreach to Expand Colorectal Screening

Jun 12, 2018 at 12:28 pm by Staff

. Building on the efficacy of colorectal cancer screening, the American Medical Association endorsed a plan at its annual meeting to work with physicians and payers to ma.... Read More

AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism

Jun 11, 2018 at 08:26 pm by Staff

. CHICAGO - New ethical guidance on medical tourism was adopted today at the American Medical Association's (AMA) Annual Meeting to help physicians understand their fundam.... Read More

He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

Jun 10, 2018 at 07:28 pm by Staff

. John Daley, Colorado Public Radio, Kaiser Health News The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of.... Read More

Could it be PTSD?

Jun 07, 2018 at 12:26 pm by Staff

.   Typically, when we hear PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, we think of military veterans who experience vivid and often debilitating panic-inducing flashbacks of.... Read More

Wound Care Awareness Week

Jun 04, 2018 at 10:20 pm by Staff

. The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Centers at Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) and The Villages® Regional Hospital (TVRH), members of the Healogics network, are helpin.... Read More

Routine Opt-out HIV Testing in Health Care Settings Now Standard

Jun 01, 2018 at 02:44 pm by Staff

. Did you know that Florida law no longer requires written informed consent for HIV testing in health care settings? In July 2015, the Florida HIV testing law was amended (sec.... Read More

Cameras On Preemies Let Family In, Keep Germs Out

May 30, 2018 at 10:23 pm by Staff

. Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, Kaiser Health News Hospitals around the country have been upgrading their neonatal intensive care units to include personal webcams f.... Read More

Who Becomes Addicted and Who Does Not?

May 29, 2018 at 05:18 pm by Staff

. By ANTOINE KANAMUGIRE, MD . When we submit to the temptation of achieving pleasure and instant gratification, it comes at a personal cost. When we find ourselves compromisin.... Read More

Dodging Dementia: More Of Us Get At Least A Dozen Good, Happy Years After 65

May 24, 2018 at 09:33 pm by Staff

.   Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News You've turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you'll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead?.... Read More

CDC Alert on Synthetic Cannabinoids

May 23, 2018 at 04:12 pm by Staff

Healthcare Providers, Laboratories and Medical Examiners: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an alert regarding potential lifethreatening vitamin.... Read More