AMA to Unleash a New Era of Patient Care

Oct 16, 2017 at 11:52 am by Staff

  A new collaborative initiative founded by the American Medical Association (AMA) announced today it is working to unleash a new era of better, more effective patient c.... Read More

Training New Doctors Right Where They're Needed

Oct 11, 2017 at 07:59 pm by Staff

  By Ana B. Ibarra Photos by Heidi de Marco   Kaiser Health News BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Dr. Olga Meave didn't mind the dry, 105-degree heat that scorched this.... Read More

When Pain is Untreatable with Drugs

Oct 10, 2017 at 08:01 pm by Staff

By DR. JEN GOLDIN It is in our very nature as physicians, to try to have answers for all our patients' ailments. What happens when you have a patient in chronic pain.... Read More

Annual Screening Mammograms Beginning at Age 40 Saves the Most Lives

Oct 10, 2017 at 07:37 pm by Staff

By CLARK ROGERS, MD A mammogram is the only breast cancer screening method proven to save lives. Despite recent controversy in screening mammogram guidelines, the American Co.... Read More

Florida Continues to Lag Behind Nation on Telemedicine Policy

Oct 04, 2017 at 10:16 pm by Staff

By PL JETER As the federal government gives its blessing to telemedicine with the September 29th announcement that the Department of Veterans Affairs is advancing its plan t.... Read More

Las Vegas Faced a Massacre. Did It Have Enough Trauma Centers?

Oct 04, 2017 at 09:30 pm by Staff

  Julie Appleby and Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News Las Vegas is not only a glittering strip of casinos and hotels but a fast-growing region with more than 2 million.... Read More

The Einstein Method

Sep 29, 2017 at 07:36 pm by Staff

There are 3 methods to treat obstructive sleep apnea non-invasively. Two methods have been traditional. The earliest method was CPAP which continues to be effective especially.... Read More

As Loyal Blood Donors Age, Industry Is Out For Young Blood

Sep 27, 2017 at 05:02 am by Staff

  JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News When Corinne Standefer retires as a volunteer from the Lane Bloodworks in Eugene, Ore., this month, she will have donated 37 years.... Read More

To Wage War On Superbugs, FDA Clears Way For Scope With A Disposable Piece

Sep 23, 2017 at 03:08 pm by Staff

  Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Seeking to prevent superbug outbreaks, federal health officials said they have approved the first gastrointestinal medical scope wit.... Read More

As Care Shifts From Hospital To Home, Guarding Against Infection Falls To Families

Sep 21, 2017 at 08:19 pm by Staff

  Melissa Bailey Kaiser Health News Angela Cooper arrived home from work to discover her daughter's temperature had spiked to 102 degrees -- a sign that the teenager,.... Read More

Prevention Experts Propose Easing Advice On Number Of Cervical Cancer Screenings

Sep 16, 2017 at 11:48 am by Staff

  Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Don't get two when one will do. Instead of getting both a Pap test and an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer, many women sho.... Read More

AMA Awards Research Grants to Advance the Study of Women in Medicine

Sep 13, 2017 at 04:10 pm by Staff

Each September, the American Medical Association (AMA) recognizes influential female physician leaders as part of Women in Medicine Month. To showcase the accomplishments of t.... Read More

And Baby Makes Three

Sep 13, 2017 at 02:02 am by Staff

By MAYTEL SORONDO BONHAM For most couples, the idea of having their own child is not one that they have to spend a lot of time considering, it's a natural process. That proce.... Read More

In Pursuit of Strength in Every Age

Sep 13, 2017 at 12:41 am by Staff

By BILL THOMAS, MD As a geriatrician with decades in the field, it's clear to me that the human body is built for aging. While it is true that our maximum physical strength,.... Read More

New Research: EHRs Contributing to Physician Burnout

Sep 11, 2017 at 07:32 pm by Staff

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workday at a computer screen performing data entry and other tasks with electronic medical records (EHRs), according to n.... Read More

Hurricane Health Toll: Texas Doctor Taps Lessons From Katrina, Applies to Florida

Sep 07, 2017 at 05:25 pm by Staff

  Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News As Dr. Ruth Berggren digests the calamity affecting her new home state of Texas, she admits to some PTSD. In 2005, she was an inf.... Read More

Shedding New Light On Hospice Care: No Need To Wait For The 'Brink Of Death'

Sep 07, 2017 at 05:02 pm by Staff

  Judith Graham Kaiser Health News A few weeks ago, Kathy Brandt's 86-year-old mother was hospitalized in Florida after a fall. After rushing to her side, Brandt asked.... Read More

Zika Virus Kills Brain Cancer Stem Cells

Sep 05, 2017 at 09:02 am by Staff

      While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly for.... Read More

Why to Care About Self-Care

Sep 02, 2017 at 10:55 am by Staff

By Angelina Whalen It's no secret that those who practice healing or caregiving professions are at high risk for burnout. Spending the majority of your time "other" centered c.... Read More

The Gravity of Preventing Patient Falls and Injuries

Sep 01, 2017 at 06:52 am by Staff

By Abhinav Shashank Is it possible that despite significant efforts of your providers and groundbreaking innovation focused on improving healthcare quality and affordability,.... Read More