These Annual Checkups Help Seniors Not Only Survive But Thrive

Dec 13, 2017 at 08:13 pm by Staff

  Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News Bea Lipsky shuffled into her wellness coach's office one morning this fall and parked her walker by the wall. Lipsky, 89, had had a.... Read More

Accelerated Trauma Program for Treating Substance Use Disorder

Dec 09, 2017 at 08:10 pm by Staff

By GREGG ARMSTRONG, LMHC, CAP One of Coalition Recovery's new treatment programs focuses on a trauma and cognitive based approach as the center of addiction recovery. It i.... Read More

Stopping Opioid Addiction At One Key Source: The Hospital

Dec 09, 2017 at 07:52 pm by Staff

  Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News It may not be rocket science, but a group of surgeons at the University of Michigan's Michigan Medicine have devised a strategy to.... Read More

Treating The New Hep C Generation On Their Turf

Dec 07, 2017 at 08:20 pm by Staff

  Pauline Bartolone, Kaiser Health News   The Face Of Hepatitis C Is Getting Younger   Once a week, Dr. Diana Sylvestre puts her medical expertise to use.... Read More

AMA Applauds FDA Commissioner Gottlieb on Opioid Treatment Approach

Dec 02, 2017 at 04:07 pm by Staff

Statement attributed to:Patrice A. Harris, MD, MAImmediate Past Chair of the American Medical Association Board of TrusteesChair, AMA Opioid Task Force "The AMA enthusiastica.... Read More

FDA announces approval, CMS proposes coverage of first breakthrough-designated test to detect extensive number of cancer biomarkers

Nov 30, 2017 at 08:36 pm by Staff

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the FoundationOne CDx (F1CDx), the first breakthrough-designated, next generation sequencing (NGS)-based in vitro diagnostic.... Read More

The Ratcheting Price Of The Pneumococcal Vaccine: What Gives?

Nov 30, 2017 at 07:29 pm by Staff

  Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Every November, like clockwork, she gets the same letter, said Dr. Lindsay Irvin, a pediatrician in San Antonio. It's from the dru.... Read More

Despite ACA Cost Protections, Most Adolescents Skip Regular Checkups

Nov 19, 2017 at 06:26 pm by Staff

  Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News As children move through adolescence, some face health hurdles like obesity, sexually transmitted infections, depression and drug.... Read More

Taking A Page From Pharma's Playbook To Fight The Opioid Crisis

Nov 16, 2017 at 02:02 am by Staff

  Pauline Bartolone, Kaiser Health News Dr. Mary Meengs remembers the days, a couple of decades ago, when pharmaceutical salespeople would drop into her family practice.... Read More

New Policy Furthers AMA's Efforts to Create Medical School of the Future

Nov 15, 2017 at 02:07 pm by Staff

The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy during its Interim Meeting this week that builds on its efforts over the past four years to help prepare future physician.... Read More

AMA Adopts Strategy for More Consistent Coverage of New Genetic Tests and Therapeutics

Nov 14, 2017 at 09:21 pm by Staff

To improve patient access to useful new genetic tests and therapeutics that have clinical impact, physicians gathered at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Associatio.... Read More

Nurse Practitioners Recognized for High-Quality Health Care During National Nurse Practitioner Week

Nov 14, 2017 at 09:08 pm by Staff

With more than 234,000 licensed nurse practitioners (NPs) providing exceptional health care to patients throughout the country, there is much to celebrate during this year's N.... Read More

It's Not "Just" GERD

Nov 10, 2017 at 02:48 am by Staff

By FARID GHARAGOZLOO, MD There has been much discussion around why esophageal cancer has increased by more than 600 percent in the U.S. since 1978. I strongly believe that th.... Read More

Grass-Roots Network Of Doctors Delivers Supplies To Puerto Rico

Nov 09, 2017 at 11:43 am by Staff

Amy Martyn, Kaiser Health News After Hurricane Harvey flooded her city of Houston in August, Dr. Jennifer McQuade planned to donate socks to those affected. Instead, surpris.... Read More

Florida Hospital for Children Partners with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to Develop Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Nov 06, 2017 at 10:21 am by Staff

In order to make lifesaving liver transplants available throughout central and north Florida, Florida Hospital for Children is partnering with Children's Hospital of Pittsburg.... Read More

New 'Instructions' Could Let Dementia Patients Refuse Spoon-Feeding

Nov 03, 2017 at 07:52 pm by Staff

  JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News People who abhor the thought of being kept alive with feeding tubes or other types of artificial nutrition and hydration have, for y.... Read More

New Drug Enables Infants with Genetic Disorder to Live Longer, Gain Motor Function

Nov 03, 2017 at 02:00 am by Staff

Infants with the most severe form of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were more likely to show gains in motor function and were 47 percent more likely to survive without permane.... Read More

Poll: Americans Avoid Planning For Serious Illness

Nov 02, 2017 at 10:51 pm by Staff

Melissa Bailey, Kaiser Health News "I'll deal with it tomorrow. The perpetual tomorrow." That's what one person told a pollster, encapsulating how Americans avoid planning a.... Read More

Millennials Embrace Nursing Profession -- Just In Time To Replace Baby Boomers

Oct 29, 2017 at 07:57 pm by Staff

  Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News The days are long past when the only career doors that readily opened to young women were those marked teacher, secretary or nurs.... Read More

Dentists Can Partner with Physicians to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Oct 23, 2017 at 01:26 pm by Staff

Most people have visited a dental office and are familiar with the typical services offered. In our office many are surprised when presented with a Sleep Health Questionnaire.... Read More