Clinical

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

St. Cloud Regional Medical Center Announces ER Expansion

Oct 18, 2017 at 07:59 pm by Staff

In November 2017, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center will break ground on a multi-million dollar ER Expansion project. The project will significantly expand the facility a.... Read More

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