Clinical

Patient Radiation in Diagnostic Imaging

Aug 13, 2017 at 08:29 pm by Staff

By DR. WILLIAM F. SENSAKOVIC   Wilhelm Roentgen serendipitously discovered x-rays in 1895. Scientists and physicians, eager to improve patient care, immediately applied.... Read More

Botox Use in the Trigeminal Pain System: A Review

Aug 13, 2017 at 07:52 pm by Staff

  By DR. BRIAN FUSELIER, DR. MELVIN FIELD, AND DR. BARRY LOUGHNER     Abstract   Following FDA approval for Botox on October 15, 2010 to treat headac.... Read More

Obesity And Depression Are Entwined, Yet Scientists Don't Know Why

Aug 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm by Staff

  By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News About 15 years ago, Dr. Sue McElroy, a psychiatrist in Mason, Ohio, started noticing a pattern. People came to see her because t.... Read More

Asthma, More Deadly With Age, Takes Heavy Toll On Older Adults

Aug 10, 2017 at 05:55 pm by Staff

  By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch he.... Read More

Genomics in Acute Myeloid Leukemia - A Dynamic Landscape with Elegant Vista

Aug 08, 2017 at 09:21 pm by Staff

By PAVAN KUMAR BHAMIDIPATI, MD Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a fatal hematological malignancy commonly occurring in relatively older population with limited progress in th.... Read More

When Wounds Won't Heal, Therapies Spread -- To The Tune Of $5 Billion

Aug 03, 2017 at 06:07 pm by Staff

By Marisa Taylor Kaiser Health News PHILADELPHIA -- Carol Emanuele beat cancer. But for the past two years, she has been fighting her toughest battle yet. She has an open wo.... Read More

Depression Among Heart Attack Survivors Can Be Deadly, Yet Is Often Ignored

Jul 22, 2017 at 04:14 pm by Staff

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News   Clyde Boyce has been hospitalized 14 times in the past four years. Boyce, 61, survived two strokes and five operations to unblock a.... Read More

AMA Announces New Online Education to Help Physicians Use and Interpret Cancer Panel Testing

Jul 22, 2017 at 11:53 am by Staff

As part of its program aimed at educating physicians and other health care professionals on the benefits and limitations of genomics and precision medicine, the American Med.... Read More

Double-Booked: When Surgeons Operate On Two Patients At Once

Jul 13, 2017 at 02:44 am by Staff

Sandra G. Boodman Kaiser Health News   The controversial practice has been standard in many teaching hospitals for decades, its safety and ethics largely unquestioned.... Read More

DNA Links Deadly Germs, Tainted Heart Surgery Devices To German Factory

Jul 13, 2017 at 02:21 am by Staff

JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News Contamination at a German factory that makes crucial machines used during open-heart surgery is the likely source of a global outb.... Read More

The Value of MESH

Jul 12, 2017 at 06:38 pm by Staff

By BILL THOMAS, MD When most people think about independence in the context of aging, they connect it to issues related to medical diagnoses and treatment. In fact, the ex.... Read More

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as Adjunct Treatment for the Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Jul 11, 2017 at 09:51 am by Staff

Patrice Muse, ARNP, CWOCN There are approximately 26 million diabetic people in the United States ?, with a 15% likelihood of developing a foot ulcer ?. Complications of diab.... Read More

Amount Of Opioids Prescribed In U.S. Has Been Falling Since 2010

Jul 08, 2017 at 11:32 pm by Staff

Vickie Connor Kaiser Health News   Ryan Hampton was sitting at his computer at work when he began sweating, feeling sick and unable to concentrate. He went to the bath.... Read More

New On The Streets: Drug For Nerve Pain Boosts High For Opioid Abusers

Jul 06, 2017 at 09:38 am by Staff

Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Kaiser Health News   On April 5, Ciera Smith sat in a car parked on the gravel driveway of the Rural Women's Recovery Program here with a choi.... Read More

Hospitals Ramp Up Hyperbaric Therapy For Diabetics, Despite Concerns

Jun 29, 2017 at 08:26 pm by Staff

Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News   The Villages Regional Hospital did not sweat its decision to add hyperbaric oxygen therapy in 2013. Hyperbaric treatment, increasi.... Read More

Insect Venom Shortage Stings Allergy Sufferers This Summer

Jun 29, 2017 at 08:15 pm by Staff

JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News   As summer begins, signaling peak time for insect stings, allergists across the U.S. are warning of a shortage of a little-known but.... Read More

Responding to Physician Burnout, AMA Adopts Policy to Improve Physician and Medical Student Access to Mental Health Care

Jun 25, 2017 at 04:19 pm by Staff

CHICAGO - With increasing evidence that physicians and physicians-in-training are facing increased burnout, depression and suicide, the AMA adopted policy today aimed at.... Read More

The New War On Sepsis

Jun 22, 2017 at 01:06 pm by Staff

Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News   Dawn Nagel, a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., knew she was going to have a busy day, with.... Read More

Mandibular Advancement Devices Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Jun 20, 2017 at 08:49 am by Staff

Let's face it some patients either cannot or simply will not wear their CPAP machine. Most understand the importance of treating their condition, but for a number of reason.... Read More

Leaving Hospital, Older Patients Resist Home Help At Their Peril

Jun 20, 2017 at 06:58 am by Staff

Judith Graham Kaiser Health News The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital:.... Read More