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Team Approach Improves Practice Efficiency
For team-based care to succeed, physicians must be willing to delegate
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Oral Contraceptive Equal to Antibiotics for Acne Care
Review shows antibiotics superior at three months; equivalent reduction in acne lesions at six months
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected
Friday, August 22, 2014

Pre-, Postnatal Smoke Exposure Affects Later Allergic Disease
Increased asthma, rhinitis risk seen in early childhood, eczema at later age
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

EHR Adoption Increasing, But Stage 2 Criteria Often Not Met
Second study shows most office physicians have EHR, but gaps persist in adoption
Monday, August 11, 2014

Issues to Consider With Integration of Telemedicine
Doctors need to invest in appropriate equipment, consider operation issues, legal issues
Friday, August 08, 2014

FDA: Some Home Tattoo Kits Recalled Due to Infection Risk
FDA concerned some contaminated ink may still be used by professionals or at home
Thursday, August 07, 2014

VA Health Care Reform Bill Signed Into Law
To provide easier access to care, make it easier to fire senior VA officials who perform poorly
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Portable Shade Structure Use High for Soccer-Playing Youth
Mean adjusted use rate of 79.7 percent per rest session during summer soccer camp
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

CMS Recognizes Telehealth in New Physician Fee Schedule
Proposal includes code for chronic care management reimbursement, telehealth
Friday, August 01, 2014

Florida Officials Issue Warning on Vibrio Bacteria
CDC advises keeping open wounds away from warm saltwater, brackish water or shellfish
Friday, August 01, 2014

Presence, Intensity of Pain and Itch Linked to Skin Cancers
Pain intensity linked to degree of inflammation, ulceration, perineural invasion, depth of invasion
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Slow Progress Toward Meaningful Use Stage 2
As of July 1, 2014, 972 of 2,823 eligible providers and 10 of 128 hospitals have attested to MU2
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Brown Recluse Spider Bites on the Rise
All children under 12 with brown recluse spider bite should have hemoglobin urine test
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Access for Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Continuing to Decline
Decrease in overall access to physicians, even in previously rep-friendly specialties
Monday, July 28, 2014

Number of Uninsured Down After ACA Open Enrollment
Decrease in number of uninsured; gain in coverage leads to improvements in access
Thursday, July 24, 2014

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Physicians Warned About Counterfeit Medical Devices
Counterfeit devices are prevalent and their use is associated with serious consequences
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Physician Offices Investing in Patient Portals for EHRs
More resources being spent on patient portals than other EHR applications
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Asthma Drug May Help Those With Chronic Hives
Xolair found safe, effective for reducing symptoms
Monday, July 21, 2014

National Survey Finds Most U.S. Physicians Are Satisfied
Satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends, encourage young people to become doctors
Monday, July 21, 2014

Increasing Flow of Information Has Impact on Patient Consent
Issues that are being raised include opt-in versus opt-out policies, dealing with sensitive data
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Case Report Describes Allergic Contact Dermatitis From iPad
Dermatitis improves with use of case that covers iPad, complying with nickel avoidance regimen
Monday, July 14, 2014

Secukinumab Effective in Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis
Data from two randomized trials demonstrate efficacy of secukinumab versus placebo
Thursday, July 10, 2014

ACOs Require Overhaul to Health Care Delivery System
Successful ACOs involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities; address nonclinical factors
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Recommendations Made for Partnering Patients in Health Care
Changes needed in content and conduct of health professions education, education organizations
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Financial Management
Tips include establishment of clear financial policies for practice; education of patients
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Health Care Expenditure Has Slowed in United States
Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S., other high-spending countries
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Rash Patterns Suggest Parvovirus B19 Infection in Adults
Four patterns, sometimes overlapping, are highly suggestive of primary infection in adults
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

ACA Offers Opportunities for Prevention, Public Health
In addition to increasing health insurance coverage, law promotes use of clinical preventive services
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

PMMA-Collagen Effective for Acne Scars
Pilot study shows excellent safety, with mild, reversible adverse events
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Opportunity for Reduced Antibiotic Use in Acne Treatment
Mean excess direct cost of $580.99/person for antibiotic treatment longer than six months
Monday, June 30, 2014

Support for Childhood Sunscreen Use to Prevent Adult Melanoma
Experimental study in opossum model shows 10-fold reduction in melanocytic nevi
Monday, June 30, 2014

UnitedHealth Cutting More Docs From Medicare Advantage
New cuts seen in at least five states and affecting up to 10 percent of physicians
Friday, June 27, 2014

Court: Patients Responsible for Outcomes of Risky Behavior
Colorado Supreme Court says doctors not liable for outcomes tied to patient's risky behavior
Friday, June 27, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Productivity
Steps include workflow map, effective delegation, establishing patient portal, motivating staff
Thursday, June 26, 2014

FDA: Acne Products Can Trigger Severe Allergic Reactions
In rare instances, reactions are potentially life-threatening, agency says
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wikipedia Drug Entries Often Not Up-to-Date
Digital media provides opportunities to ensure public has accurate drug safety information
Thursday, June 26, 2014

FDA Presents Guidance on Use of Nanotechnology in Industry
Final and draft guidances documents address issues related to food, cosmetics, and food for animals
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Medicaid Backlog May Have Financial Ramifications
Docs might have to wait longer for Medicaid reimbursement, may incur costs for those denied cover
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CMS Launches Initiative to Assist Newly Insured
National initiative will help people answer questions about health coverage; take advantage of services
Monday, June 23, 2014

Sivextro Approved for Adult Acute Bacterial Skin Infections
Antibiotic can be injected or taken orally
Monday, June 23, 2014

Complex Electronic Record Safety Issues Surface Long After Launch
Monitoring needed to detect, prevent mix of human, technological errors
Monday, June 23, 2014

Teen Tanning Bed Exposure Ups Early-Onset Skin Cancer Risk
Indoor tanning tied to elevated risk of basal cell carcinomas before the age of 50
Monday, June 23, 2014

NCHS: Insurance Coverage Expands, Gaps Remain
Federal reports capture nation's pre-ACA health status and health-care coverage
Thursday, June 19, 2014

ACA May Mean Healthier Young Adults, Study Suggests
Coverage through parent's plan might also protect against medical costs, researchers say
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Physician Leadership, Ownership Dominates ACOs
Results from the first national survey of accountable care organizations
Monday, June 16, 2014

Clinicians Often Fail to Empathize After Adverse Event
Training needed to ensure capacity to express empathy, without admitting fault
Monday, June 16, 2014

U.S. Health Care System Ranked Last Again: Report
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures
Monday, June 16, 2014

HHS Inspector General Finds Big Problem With Medicare Coding
Nearly 42 percent of claims for evaluation and management are coded incorrectly
Friday, June 13, 2014

Researchers Hesitant to Use Social Media to Show Findings
Use of the medium remains low in part because of lack of knowledge
Friday, June 13, 2014

Data From EHRs Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Ways to utilize data include use of EHR reminders, customized health maintenance alerts
Thursday, June 12, 2014

FDA Approves New Nail Fungus Treatment
Medication comes in liquid form and is applied directly to the nail
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Moles May Be Harbinger of Higher Breast Cancer Risk
In two studies, higher risk of breast cancer seen for women with more moles
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Millions Will Not Have to Pay ACA Tax Penalties: Report
More uninsured will qualify for exemptions in 2016 than earlier estimates showed, experts say
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Incentives May Lead to Greater Support for Practice Goals
Employees may be more motivated with frequent financial incentives
Monday, June 09, 2014

Veterans Affected by Scandal May Seek Private Care
Physician shortage seen as contributing factor to VA waiting list scandal
Friday, June 06, 2014

High Recurrence Risk With Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions
Increased risk of recurrence likely reflects individual susceptibility
Friday, June 06, 2014

Many 'Inconsistencies' in ACA Sign-Ups: Report
Discrepancies for more than a quarter of eight million people who have signed up for coverage
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Claim Denials Expected to Increase
Training needed to avoid common mistakes leading to claim denials
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Number of Cancer Survivors Projected to Grow in the U.S.
By 2024, an estimated 19 million Americans will have a history of cancer
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Even Without Burning, Indoor Tanning Ups Risk of Melanoma
Melanoma patients reporting zero lifetime sunburns nearly four times more likely to be indoor tanners
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Most Physicians Would Forgo Aggressive Treatment
Physicians recommend aggressive treatments for patients but would opt out themselves
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

EHRs Can Be Used to Boost Practice Revenue
Return on investment can be realized by participating in alternative delivery models
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

FDA Orders New Warning Labels for Tanning Beds
All sunlamp devices must warn against use by people under 18, agency says
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Global Prevalence of Obesity Increased From 1980 to 2013
Increase in prevalence in adults, and in children and teens in developed and developing countries
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Incidence of Some Cancers Associated With Income
Socioeconomic status should be considered in cancer surveillance
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Docs Must Consider Legal Issues Relating to Text Messaging
Information sent by text message should be included in medical records, accorded privacy
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Most Wikipedia Health Articles Contain Errors
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment Concerns States
Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FDA Approves Antibiotic Dalvance for Skin Infections
Intravenous antibiotic can treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

ASM: Many Healthy Humans Infected With Varied HPV Strains
Almost 70 percent of healthy humans infected with more than 100 strains
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Workflow Changes Can Remove Practice Hassles
By delegating and defining workflow, physicians can focus on patients
Friday, May 23, 2014

Doctors' Use of Electronic Health Records More Than Doubles
Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, per report
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Minnesota Bans Anti-Bacterial Chemical Triclosan in Soaps
Widely used in products such as soaps, toothpaste, deodorants
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'Handshake-Free Zones' May Be Coming to Health Care Settings
While perceived as an ingrained interpersonal gesture, it spreads germs
Friday, May 16, 2014

CDC: Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
Report indicates most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in One Year
Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Direct Pay Reduces Practices' Administration Hassles, Costs
Patients' payment of retainer fee guarantees increased access, higher level of service
Monday, May 12, 2014

Specialty Care Shortage Leads to Lower Perceived Need for It
Those with high, low access to specialty care have no differences in disease burden
Friday, May 09, 2014

Physicians Have Multiple EHR Documentation Strategies
Pros and cons seen with typing, scribe, voice recognition software, and later transcribing notes
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests
But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for patients who insist, survey found
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Insurers: Sizeable Majority Has Paid ACA Premiums
Companies report health-plan payment rates ranging from 70 to 90 percent
Thursday, May 08, 2014

E-Learning Enables Parents to Assess Infantile Hemangiomas
Parents, dermatologists showed 96 percent concordance for correct diagnosis
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Number of U.S. Elderly Will Double by 2050
Aging baby boomers will strain country's health care system, Census Bureau says
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Repeat Data Breaches Among Health Care Orgs Down
Survey respondents believe accountable care organization participation may pose risk
Friday, May 02, 2014

Risk of Cancer From UV Nail Drying Lamp Exposure Small
Notable differences in UV-A irradiance values seen among 17 drying devices tested
Friday, May 02, 2014

White House Report Confirms Eight Million ACA Enrollees
GOP analysis says only two-thirds of those signed up through have paid premiums
Friday, May 02, 2014

Review: New Tanning Beds Just As Dangerous As Former Models
Strongest association seen for exposure from more than 10 tanning sessions
Thursday, May 01, 2014

WHO: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Now Found Worldwide
Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight bacteria
Thursday, May 01, 2014

CDC: Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness
Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out
Friday, April 25, 2014

Dermatologist Care Tied to Better Self-Detection of Melanoma
Having established dermatologist may facilitate earlier evaluation of concerning lesions
Friday, April 25, 2014

Physician Groups Find Fault With Medicare Payment Data Release
Biggest complaint is a lack of context with which to interpret the data
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Impact of Rising Incidence of Measles Discussed
Doctors should recognize suspected cases and implement control measures as necessary
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Educational Changes Suggested for Patient-Centered Medicine
Specific steps include incorporation of patients into ward rounds; consideration of patient perspective
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency
Tools include giving price estimates, guidance on out-of-pocket expenses, other relevant information
Monday, April 21, 2014

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Each physician contributes $2.2 million in economic output, supports 13.84 jobs on average
Friday, April 18, 2014

Indoor Tanning Tied to Unhealthy Weight Control Behavior
Teens who indoor tan, especially males, more likely to fast, vomit, or take laxatives to lose weight
Friday, April 18, 2014

Free Drug Samples Tied to More Branded Prescriptions
Total retail cost of acne Rx twice as high for those at practices given free drug samples
Friday, April 18, 2014

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Friday, April 18, 2014

Legal Claims Rising for Laser Surgery by Nonphysicians
Most claims against NPOs are performed outside of a traditional medical setting
Thursday, April 17, 2014

One in 20 U.S. Adults a Victim of Diagnostic Errors
Errors include missed opportunities for a timely, correct diagnosis based on available evidence
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Continued Reliance on Windows XP May Threaten Data Security
Continued security of patient data needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

iPLEDGE Isotretinoin Counseling May Need Updating
Women need expanded info about effective contraceptive choices, including reversible ones
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray
Monday, April 14, 2014

Video-Based Info Increases Men's Skin Health Awareness
Those receiving intervention increased clinical skin exams in the seven months following education
Monday, April 14, 2014

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary
Tenure was marred by troubled introduction of Affordable Care Act
Friday, April 11, 2014

1,440-nm Laser Beneficial for Photodamage in Asians
Laser produces mild improvement; shown to be safe with no long-term adverse effects
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections
Of the 25 societies evaluated, 60 percent had at least one service included because of higher costs
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Perceived Stress Positively Linked to Allergy Flares
Positive correlation for allergy flares with negative mood, but not depression symptoms
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Newly Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Are Healthier
Findings based on comparisons between newly eligible under ACA and pre-ACA enrollees
Monday, April 07, 2014

Atopic Dermatitis Symptoms Persist Through Childhood
At age 20, half of patients report having a six-month symptom- and treatment-free period
Monday, April 07, 2014

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections
Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period
Friday, April 04, 2014

Worse Cutaneous Melanoma Outcomes for Men Living Alone
More advanced stage at diagnosis; reduced cutaneous malignant melanoma-specific survival
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Half of Uninsured Don't Intend to Sign Up for Health Coverage
Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows most respondents unaware of March 31 deadline
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

CMS: Medicare Beneficiaries Saved $3.9B on Meds in 2013
In addition to savings on prescription drugs, preventive service use up for Medicare beneficiaries
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

CDC: Invasive Cancer Diagnoses Down Slightly in 2010
Majority of states still have not reached 2020 targets for reduced cancer incidence
Friday, March 28, 2014

NCHS Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for 2013
At time of interview, 14.5 percent uninsured; 10.8 percent uninsured for more than one year
Thursday, March 27, 2014

White House Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline
Applicants need to check a box on website to gain added time, report says
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Americans Seem Unprepared for Health Insurance Exchanges
Half the population do not know about exchanges; 42 percent unable to correctly describe deductible
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Practices Can Take Steps to Improve Care Transitions
Financial incentives exist, including reimbursement and avoiding hospital readmissions
Friday, March 21, 2014

Rx Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
2013 pharmaceutical spending slowed 0.7 percent, compared to 2012
Monday, March 17, 2014

Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Insurers must offer same-sex couples same spousal benefits as heterosexual couples
Monday, March 17, 2014

Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority: HHS
Interoperability necessary to achieve the benefits of EHR infrastructure adoption
Friday, March 14, 2014

Resistant Strain of Head Lice Prevalent in North America
High frequency of knockdown-type resistance allele found in Canada and the United States
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Discrepancies ID'd in Studies on, Journals
Nearly all clinical trials have at least one discrepancy in cohort, intervention, or results
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Medicare Drug Plan Changes Withdrawn by White House
Proposal met heavy resistance from patient groups
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

White House: More Than Four Million Have Signed Up for ACA
Enrollment period for coverage in 2014 ends March 31 for most Americans
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Keeping Salaries Secret Harms Worker Performance
Secret salaries decrease employees' perception that performance increase is tied to pay increase
Monday, March 10, 2014

Consultant Offers Tips for Evaluating Staff Pay
Geographic factors, professional determinations, and state labor laws all factor into discussions
Monday, March 10, 2014

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Ups Subsequent Primary Cancer Risk
Record-linkage study shows increased risks for 26 cancer types, especially for younger people
Monday, March 10, 2014

AMA Grants Curriculum Efforts to Address Health Disparities
Initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health
Friday, March 07, 2014

Relative Value Units Useful In Evaluating Practice Finances
RVU calculations can help determine physician compensation, benchmark reimbursement
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Web-Based Mental Health Screening Feasible, Acceptable
Routine screening administered to patients waiting for appointments IDs anxiety, depression
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Value-Based Insurance Plans Can Up Rx Adherence
Along with lower cost sharing, plans target high-risk patients, use mail-order drugs
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gap in Regulatory Coverage Affects 5 to 16 Percent of Trials
Nineteen to 24 percent of trials are overlap trials, which study drugs, devices and have federal funding
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WHO Program Improves U.S. Medical Facility Hand Hygiene
Higher hand hygiene score with higher staffing ratio of infection preventionists
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Women-Specific Research Is Still Inadequate
Women underrepresented in research; many studies fail to report sex-specific outcomes
Monday, March 03, 2014

Indoor Tanning Common Among High School Students
Prevalence higher for female, older, non-Hispanic white students; linked to other risky behaviors
Monday, March 03, 2014

CMS: No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
CMS Administrator claims CMS will be ready for ICD-10 conversion by October deadline
Monday, March 03, 2014

Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Medical Economics offers some real-world suggestions, best practices to minimize stress
Friday, February 28, 2014

Excessive Tanning May Reflect Psychiatric Distress
Frequency of tanning is associated with problematic tanning and tanning dependence
Friday, February 28, 2014

Stethoscopes Contaminated After Single Physical Exam
Contamination level of stethoscope similar to parts of physician's dominant hand
Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospital Size, Market Share Affect Inpatient Care Prices
Higher-price hospitals generally score well on reputational indicators
Friday, February 28, 2014

U.S. Cosmetic, Reconstructive Surgery Procedures Up in 2013
3 percent increase in cosmetic surgery procedures; 2 percent increase in reconstructive surgery
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Doctors Pleased With Congress' Medicare Payment Agreement
Repeal of SGR marks transition to value and quality-based reimbursement
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Than Seven Million Patient Record Breaches in 2013
Breaches of protected health information up 137.7 percent; most breaches due to theft
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Adjuvant High-Dose Vitamin D3 Beneficial in Urticaria
Significant decrease in total urticaria symptom severity by week 12 with high-dose supplement
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quality Measures Data Added to Physician Compare Website
Measures include controlling blood glucose and blood pressure in patients with diabetes
Monday, February 24, 2014

FDA to Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals
Monday, February 24, 2014

More Older Men Have Skin Exams After Watching Educational Video
A higher proportion of the skin cancers identified are malignant
Friday, February 21, 2014

Unfilled Hospital Openings for Doctors Growing, Survey Finds
Shortages in hospitals also seen for advanced practitioners and nurses
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Low Fluence, Multiple Pass Laser Efficacious in Hair Removal
Technique also less painful compared to high fluence, single pass technique
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Before Implementation, Full EHR Cost Needs Consideration
Costs of training, facilities, infrastructure and variables affecting these categories must be ID'd
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Online Ratings Do Affect Patient Choice of Physician
Whether or not physician accepts insurance plan remains top decider in selecting physician
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing Concerns Explored
Concerns include lack of evidence for association studies being appropriate as screening tests
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Teledermatology Is Reliable for Initial Triage Consultations
Teledermatologists usually agree with triage decisions of in-person dermatologist
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Non-Traditional Office Hours Can Reap Big Financial Benefits
Once practice overhead costs are met, patients seen in extended hours increase profitability
Monday, February 17, 2014

AAFP: Telemedicine Can Help With Increased Demand for Docs
Telemedicine can save time for patients, reduce ER visits, allow docs to see more patients
Monday, February 17, 2014

Indoor Tanning Laws Help Keep Teen Girls Away
In states with some restrictions in place, use of tanning beds dropped 30 percent
Monday, February 17, 2014

People of Color Need Sun Protection to Avoid Skin Cancer
Photoprotection also important for reducing photoaging and other UV-related skin disorders
Friday, February 14, 2014

CMS Extends 2013 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline
Deadline extended, allowing providers to submit data for 2013 reporting year through March 31, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Congress Agrees on Legislation to Replace SGR Formula
New legislation emphasizes quality over quantity, with merit-based incentives
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ICD-10 Implementation Likely to Be Financial Disaster
Letter from AMA to HHS voices concerns over higher-than-expected costs of implementation
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
About one-quarter of those signed up are now young adults, report shows
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With ACA
Government sets up new deadlines for three sizes of companies
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hospital Medicine Groups
Assessment guide comprises 10 principles and 47 characteristics for effective HMG management
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Residents Concerned About Lack of Time With Patients
Most residents agree that care coordination could improve chronic disease management
Monday, February 10, 2014

New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results
Final rule allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory
Monday, February 10, 2014

Scalds, Burns to Young Children Largely Preventable
Most injuries in under-5s due to pull down of hot beverages, touching hot items in the home
Thursday, February 06, 2014

ICD-10 Transition May Impact Practice Cash Flow
Organizations may not yet understand the impact that ICD-10 will have on their businesses
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Choosing Wisely Tips Should Prompt Doc-Patient Discussion
Recommendations can form a starting point for conversations about cost, appropriate testing
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Indoor Tanning Remains Popular, Especially in the Young
Despite the large number of cases of skin cancer attributed to this practice
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

EHR Use During Patient Visit May Mean Missed Non-Verbal Cues
Physician-patient eye gaze patterns differ with use of electronic health records versus paper charts
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Online Medical Records Trump Colleagues As Docs' Info Source
Doctors are exposed to online medical records, prescribing software more than 200 times/year
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
Five states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion, or insurance reform
Monday, February 03, 2014

Melanoma Risk Up in IBD Independent of Biologic Therapy
Meta-analysis based on cohort studies finds link between IBD and increased risk of melanoma
Friday, January 31, 2014

Improving Infection Control Could Mean No More White Coats
Infection control experts issue guidance on health professionals' attire
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Businesses Urge Change to ACA's Insurance Mandate
House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Insurance Eligibility Headaches Expected With ACA
Practices expected to face influx of newly insured patients, possibly without insurance ID cards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Medical Staff Performance Goals Should Be Clear, Attainable
Staff performance reviews should involve public praise, private reprimand
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Formaldehyde Levels in Hair Straighteners Too High
Majority of brands tested have formaldehyde levels five times higher than recommended levels
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Few Dermatology Patients Engage in Skin CA Surveillance
Most patients lack ability to ID suspicious features of melanoma; worse performance for minorities
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Legitimacy of Publishing Pharma-Funded Research Queried
Researchers present arguments for and against stopping publication of industry-funded research
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ACA Impact on Primary Practice May Depend on Location
Practices in states with expanded Medicaid may see more new, chronically ill patients
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Researchers Examine FDA Decision Making Processes
Analyses show variation in quality-of-evidence; reliance on premarket approval; reasons for delays
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More Federal Funding of Health Centers Mitigates Access Issues
Findings among low-income, uninsured adults from 2002 to 2007
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Medication Synchronization Program Ups Adherence
Community pharmacy-based program projects increase of 20 med fills per patient per year
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Exposure to Sunlight May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Molecular basis for this effect appears to involve nitric oxide metabolites stored in the skin
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lasers May Aid in Treatment of Onychomycosis
Limitations of systemic, topical therapies leading to interest in light-based treatment options
Monday, January 20, 2014

Reliable Emotion Words ID'd to Assess Patient Experience
Word set can be used in experience-based design questionnaires for patient care
Thursday, January 16, 2014

FDA Warns of Fires From Some Cryogenic Wart Removers
Don't use flammable products near candles, hair appliances, agency says
Thursday, January 16, 2014

State Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts
Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say
Thursday, January 16, 2014

NCPA: Access to Controlled Substances Often Delayed
Most pharmacists report three or more delays in past 18 months, usually lasting at least one week
Thursday, January 16, 2014

FDA Warns Against Rx With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Agency recommends that physicians cease prescriptions of drugs in excess of 325 mg
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Methylisothiazolinone ID'd
Case series shows six cases of allergic contact dermatitis; all in children using wet wipes
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

More Than Two Million People Have Signed Up for ACA Coverage
Nearly one in four are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under ACA
Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CMS: New Rule Proposed for Contract Year 2015
Rule will strengthen protections, up health care quality, cut costs in Medicare Advantage, Part D
Monday, January 13, 2014

ACP Introduces Free 'High Value Care' Case Studies
Five topics in interactive case studies include avoiding unnecessary testing, safe prescribing
Friday, January 10, 2014

Female Conveners Up Number of Women at Scientific Symposia
Number of invited female speakers increases by 72 percent compared with all-male conveners
Friday, January 10, 2014

CMS: Low Growth for National Health Expenditures in 2012
Low growth in private health insurance spending, Medicare and Medicaid spending
Friday, January 10, 2014

EHR Use Linked to Doc-Reported Enhanced Patient Care
Use of EHRs that meet Meaningful Use criteria, longer EHR experience linked to reported benefits
Friday, January 10, 2014

Administrative Demands Hurt Patient-Doctor Relationship
Extensive charting, preauthorizations, high volumes all cut time doctors spend with patients
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Smoking Rates Still Low for Most Health Care Professionals
Pattern persists with rates lowest in physicians (2 percent), highest in LPNs (25 percent)
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Non-White Physicians Provide Disproportionate Minority Care
Non-white physicians care for more than half of minority patients, non-English speakers
Monday, January 06, 2014

CDC Addresses Burden, Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
One of most urgent threats is C. difficile; causes a minimum of 250,000 illnesses per year
Monday, January 06, 2014

AMA Details Top Five Federal Issues for 2014
Issues include repeal of SGR, full implementation of ACA, roll out of ICD-10 code set
Monday, January 06, 2014

Over 100 New Accountable Care Organizations Formed
New ACOs will provide high-quality coordinated care access for ~1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries
Friday, January 03, 2014

CDC: Updated Guidance for HBV Vaccination for Health Workers
All should be vaccinated and undergo serologic testing
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Troubled Launch of ACA Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Extra Steps Urged for Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
Drug Quality and Security Act is a start, but leaves several gaps that need filling
Monday, December 30, 2013

Surge in Federal Health Insurance Exchange Enrollments
More than one million people have signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act
Monday, December 30, 2013

Physician Pay Increasingly Tied to Quality Metrics
Trend expected to accelerate as reimbursement shifts towards performance-based pay
Thursday, December 26, 2013

ACA Success Hinges on Young Adult Enrollment
Uncertainty lingers on the willingness, ability of young adults to enroll in marketplaces, Medicaid
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Impact of Planned Medicaid Expansion Discussed
Could help close substantial gaps in U.S. health care safety net if all states elect to expand
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toxic Employees Are Damaging to Medical Practices
Performance reviews allow managers to discuss toxic behaviors and demand improvement
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Public Tends to Follow Celebrities Even on Medical Issues
Health care providers need to take phenomenon seriously and counter bogus advice
Monday, December 23, 2013

Free Preventive Services for >25 Million Medicare Beneficiaries
Due to ACA, >25.4 million Original beneficiaries received at least one free preventive service in 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013

High Patient Satisfaction With Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Positive reports of patient-centered measures correlate with reports of high-quality care
Friday, December 20, 2013

New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
People in cancelled policies can buy coverage under last-minute revision to ACA
Friday, December 20, 2013

Few Residency Programs Teach Cost-Conscious Medicine
Despite perceived role in limiting increasing health care costs, few residents know costs of tests
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CDC Highlights Achievements of 2013, Goals for 2014
Top achievements include getting >100,000 smokers to quit; cut in health care facility-linked infections
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Funding for Medical Communication Firms Analyzed
May receive substantial support from pharmaceutical, medical device companies
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Physician Access Challenges Up for Those With Public Insurance
Second study notes that 14.6 percent of people in U.S. were uninsured in first half of 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety of Antibacterial Soap
Proposed rule requires manufacturers to submit trial data showing benefit versus regular soap
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Many Physicians Will Stop Practicing Due to ACA
Nearly three-quarters believe that ACA will negatively impact compensation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Comorbidity Strongly Influences Survival in Cancer Patients
Still, death rates from cancer continue to decline in the United States
Monday, December 16, 2013

Bills for SGR Repeal Pass Senate, House Committees
Near unanimous bipartisan votes from Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees
Monday, December 16, 2013

Determinants of Patient Loyalty to Provider Identified
More than 15 percent of patients at high risk for leaving their current physician, practice
Monday, December 16, 2013

New Rule Tweaks Affordable Care Act Deadline
Insurers pressed for flexibility on premium payments, coverage
Friday, December 13, 2013

ASCO Report Highlights Progress Against Cancer in Last Year
Report features 76 studies; highlights new approaches to cancer care, new treatments
Friday, December 13, 2013

Study Quantifies Male Dominance in Scientific Production
Women account for <30 percent of fractionalized authorships; similar pattern in first authorships
Friday, December 13, 2013

CDC: Health Insurance Among Young Increased After ACA
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CMS Finalizes 2014 Physician Payment Rates, Policies
Include provision to support care management outside of routine office interaction
Monday, December 09, 2013

Issues Surround Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Issues include methodology for determining expected readmission rates, computing penalties
Friday, December 06, 2013

Final Rule Aims to Lower Costs, Simplify Outpatient Payments
CMS introducing single outpatient visit code; payments will be packaged into single payment
Friday, December 06, 2013

Handoff Program Cuts Medical Errors, Adverse Events
Multifaceted program at children's hospital also increases physician time spent at patient bedside
Thursday, December 05, 2013

AMA's RUC Committee to Work on Improving Transparency
New means to be used to survey physicians to better determine value of procedures
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Investment Program Can Cut Global Health Disparities by 2035
Framework focuses on reducing maternal, child, infectious deaths; 10 million deaths averted by 2035
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
New process designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Volunteering Overseas Revives Physicians' Outlooks
Volunteer experiences often boost personal fulfillment, professional esteem
Monday, December 02, 2013

AAD Issues Top Five Choosing Wisely Recommendations
Evidence-based recommendations include guidance for antibiotic use, cancer treatments
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Practices Should Start Preparing for Transition to ICD-10
Point-person should be appointed within practice; staff training also recommended
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Family Doc Finds Mid-Level Providers Increase Revenue
Case study describes substantial increase in doctor take-home pay with addition of mid-levels
Monday, November 25, 2013

American Medical Groups Protesting Physician Cuts
Action follows mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states
Monday, November 25, 2013

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance
And website capacity to double by end of month, Obama adviser pledges
Friday, November 22, 2013

CDC Report: Health Disparities Persist in America
CDC finds race, sex, education, location, and wealth among key factors in these inequalities
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Web-Based Course Improves Ability to Detect Skin Cancer
Improved diagnosis, management of benign lesions for participating primary care providers
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Health Care Frustration Higher in U.S. Than Other Countries
Majority of U.S. adults feel that the health care system needs to undergo fundamental changes
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

FDA Requests Safety Measures for Topical Antiseptics
Labeling and packaging changes meant to reduce risk of infection
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama Nominates Health Care Law Backer to Be Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy, M.D., was an early supporter and advocate for the Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan (for a Year)
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health Care Enrollments Fall Far Short of White House Estimates
Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report
Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Promises on Nov. 30 ACA Website Fix: U.S. Tech Chief
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as deadline nears
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Population Aging Crisis May Have Been Overestimated
Decrease in dependency with threshold as remaining life expectancy of ≤15 years
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Many Would Give Health Plans Private Info to Save Money: Poll
Experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Many Americans Want Docs to Help Explain Genetic Tests
Even though some companies offer testing directly to the consumer
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Analysis Describes Economic Anatomy of U.S. Health Care
Despite increased resources for U.S. health care, health metrics show U.S. trailing peer nations
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Obama 'Sorry' Some People Losing Health Coverage
Website repairs continue amid continued scrutiny of Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 08, 2013

Telemedicine Represents Enhanced Care Model
Uses technology to provide better health care and more reach, but legal and other concerns exist
Thursday, November 07, 2013

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
Trans fats linked to cardiovascular health
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amount of Care Similar for Rural, Urban Medicare Users
No difference in amount of health care received or satisfaction with access to care within regions
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Sebelius on Exchange Website: 'Delay Is Not an Option'
'A couple of hundred' fixes required, she tells Senate committee
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Personal History of Prostate Cancer Linked to Melanoma Risk
Marginally increased risk of non-melanoma skin cancer; no melanoma risk with hx of other cancers
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Senators Seek Answers on Health Marketplace Woes
Medicare chief says is secure, site operations are improving
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Six People Signed Up on Day One of Federal Exchange Website
By the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled for coverage, reports say
Friday, November 01, 2013

FDA Announces Moves to Avert Drug Shortages
The FDA's strategic plan for drug shortages involves two major strategies
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 100 EHR Systems Sorted by Company Revenue
Some companies offer information about their product and services, but most vendors do not
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sebelius: 'Hold Me Accountable' for Website 'Debacle'
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Expedited Review Speeds Approval of New Drugs by FDA
But, drugs are tested in fewer patients, and many questions about safety remain
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Twin Study Shows Smoking Causes Premature Facial Aging
More facial wrinkling in twin who smoked as little as five years longer
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Health Care Quality Report Shows Some Improvements
Medicaid patients are happy with their care; antibiotic overuse still a concern
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Consultant Offers Tips for Training Staff to Use EHR System
Six tips focus on choosing a team, developing a plan, and scheduling regular training and testing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes
Head of CMS insists will be much improved within a month
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Most Negative Online Posts Aren't Defamation
Physicians should try to reach out to unhappy posters to fix the problem
Friday, October 25, 2013

Many Interns Don't Practice Etiquette-Based Communication
Interns overestimate the extent to which they introduce themselves and their role, sit with patient
Friday, October 25, 2013

Physicians Should Motivate and Retain Top Employees
Article notes that superstar employees are hard to replace
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Penalty Delayed As Federal Exchange Comes Under Fire
Lawmakers demand answers on foul-up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Scribes Can Be Beneficial in Medical Practices
Ensure accurate documentation of provider dictates, allowing providers to focus on patient care
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Few Patients Told About Risks of Overdiagnosis Pre-Screening
Most want to be told of screening harms, but only 9.5 percent informed about overdiagnosis, overtx
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Research Backlog at NIH Due to Shutdown
Labs suffered loss of momentum with their research; grant applications pushed back to November
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obama: 'No Excuse' for Troubled Website
But he insists that the health-reform law that created the site is good for the country
Monday, October 21, 2013

Seniors Rarely Consider Switching Medicare Plan, Provider
Despite reporting high satisfaction 59 percent cut spending for unexpected health care costs
Monday, October 21, 2013

Small Businesses Weigh Health Insurance Options
Most features of exchanges rated favorably, but prices for premiums are critical issue
Monday, October 21, 2013

Treatment Interval Doesn't Affect Benefit of Acne Laser Tx
Improved atrophic acne scars with fractional CO2 laser treatment at one-, three-month intervals
Friday, October 18, 2013

Eye Contact Affects Patients' Perception of Clinician Empathy
Social touch during clinical encounter also important
Friday, October 18, 2013

Legal Claims Against Non-Physician Laser Operators Up
Laser hair removal, particularly in non-medical settings, the most common procedure cited
Friday, October 18, 2013

In Buying Exchange Insurance, It Helps to Have Help
New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say
Friday, October 18, 2013

Sebelius: Exchange Launch 'Rockier Than We Would Have Liked'
HHS secretary said improvements under way at website
Thursday, October 17, 2013

'Coverage Gap' Likely to Affect 5.2 Million Uninsured Adults
Nationally, about 27 percent of uninsured adults in states without Medicaid expansion will be affected
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ablative Carbon Dioxide Laser Effective for Rhinophyma
Good outcomes for mild-to-moderate disease treated with fractionated therapy
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Steps Given to Minimize Burden of Prior Authorizations
Use payer's website, not phone; designated staff within practice should handle authorizations
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Be Affected by Federal Debt Default
Failure to raise debt ceiling by Oct. 17 will impact nation's health care programs
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nonprofit U.S. Hospital CEO Compensation Varies Widely
Compensation tied to hospital technology deployment and patient satisfaction
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hospital Care Quality Varies by Insurance Coverage
Medicare patients appear most vulnerable to receiving inferior care
Monday, October 14, 2013

Study Discusses How to Create Value in Insurance Marketplaces
Accrediting bodies play role in performance measures, setting standards, providing feedback
Monday, October 14, 2013

Regional Variation Seen in Medicare ACO Formation
Measures of underlying provider integration may drive accountable care organization formation
Friday, October 11, 2013

'Cyberchondria' Worse in Those Troubled by Uncertainty
For those with fear of uncertainty, greater Internet searching leads to greater health anxiety
Friday, October 11, 2013

Consumers Frustrated With First Days of ACA Exchanges
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems
Friday, October 11, 2013

State-Run Health Exchanges Off to Smoother Start
Experts say that local insurance marketplaces are smaller so problems can be fixed faster
Thursday, October 10, 2013

AAFP Urges Congress to End Federal Government Shutdown
Shutdown is putting health of public at risk, with no impact on ACA funding
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Greater Potential for Health Gains From Delayed Aging
Yet most medical research remains focused on fighting individual diseases
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage Vary by State
States can tailor outreach efforts for coverage expansion to match the needs of their uninsured
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Is Poor Measure of Hospital Quality
And busier hospitals tend to perform better
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Confusion Still Surrounds ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
However, Gallup poll suggests most will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Both Patients and Doctors Tend to Be Creatures of Habit
Physicians can be reluctant to go against established grain
Monday, October 07, 2013

Design and Software Problems Plague Health Exchanges
Efforts to improve the federal registration website are under way, officials say
Monday, October 07, 2013

Senators Request Delay in Transition to Meaningful Use 2
Noting that many providers and EHR vendors are not ready, senators ask for one-year delay
Monday, October 07, 2013

U.S. Health Exchange Website Faced Intermittent Shutdowns offline after 1 a.m. ET a few hours each night this past weekend
Monday, October 07, 2013

Majority of Physicians Concerned About Future of Medicine
But most surveyed doctors also report being satisfied with practice of medicine
Friday, October 04, 2013

Melanoma Patients Increase Sun Exposure After Diagnosis
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation higher than controls two years later
Friday, October 04, 2013

Number of EMR Functions Linked to Physician Stress
Physicians with moderate versus low number of EMR functions report more stress, less satisfaction
Friday, October 04, 2013

Patient Portal Market Earned $279.8 Million in 2012
In the next five years, market is expected to reach $898.4, mainly driven by stage 2 meaningful use
Friday, October 04, 2013

Ethics of the Commercialization of Plastic Surgery Considered
Patient safety and education should take precedence over business concerns, financial security
Friday, October 04, 2013

Impact of Shutdown on Docs, Patients Discussed
Meaningful use incentives unlikely to be affected; Medicare reimbursements will continue in short term
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Glitches Still Dog Online Health Exchanges
Officials work to correct problems, speed up capacity
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Fallout From Increase in High-Deductible Plans Examined
Increase likely with ACA implementation; research will aid creation of more sophisticated system
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Demand for Doctors Remained High in 2012
Physician recruiters from 156 organizations conducted nearly 5,000 active searches in 2012
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Expanding Scope of Nurse Practitioners Practice Discussed
Non-physician practitioners can ease burden on physicians; valuable in team-based care model
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacting Health Care Agencies
Activities that relate to safety of human life and protection of property will not be affected
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Technical Problems Still Vex Day 2 of ACA Exchange Rollout
Federal officials remind consumers that enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

AMA: More Than Half of Doctors Self-Employed in 2012
Less than one-quarter work in practices that are at least partially owned by hospitals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technological Advances in Health Care for Google, Apple
Google launches company that will research health and wellness, with Apple chairman as CEO
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Glitches Mar Affordable Care Act Exchange Debut
Consumers are reminded that insurance enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Poor Performance Triggering EMR Switch for Small Practices
Small physicians practices leaving vendors as software systems fail to meet expectations
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Many Health Care Professionals Oppose ACA Proposals
Despite recognizing benefits, 56 percent oppose most, if not all, proposals in law
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Are Up and Running
'Obamacare' marketplaces open amid some technical problems and a government shutdown
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Lower National Health Spending Due to Slow Economy
Over the period of 2012 to 2022, national health spending expected to grow at 5.8 percent annually
Monday, September 30, 2013

Only One-Third of Voters Think Congress Should Delay ACA
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' if the government shuts down
Monday, September 30, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Still Run If Government Shuts Down
But other programs could be curtailed, according to contingency plans
Monday, September 30, 2013

DOL Clarifies Employer Health Insurance Notification Duty
Companies should provide notification to employees by Oct. 1, but no fines for failing to do so
Monday, September 30, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: ACA Impact on Medicare Recipients Unclear
Seniors may not grasp effects of health care reform
Friday, September 27, 2013

Health Worker Roles Impacted When 'Undervalued' by Patients
Frustrations can affect both performance and pay
Friday, September 27, 2013

Practical Tips Offered for Medical Employee Satisfaction
Training, respect, and reward go a long way
Friday, September 27, 2013

Mobile Apps May Expand Dermatology Practice
Search identified 229 dermatology-related apps ranging from reference to diagnosis
Friday, September 27, 2013

CDC: Flu Shot Coverage of Health Care Personnel Increasing
CDC finds that easy access to vaccination appears to be a motivator
Thursday, September 26, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Up Coverage
Many will benefit, but some will still fall through the cracks
Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Options, Lower Premiums With Insurance Exchanges
HHS report finds health insurance premiums will be even less than expected
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Exchanges Offer Options for the Uninsured
Tax credits will benefit low and moderate earners
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ACP Provides Overview of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Ahead of enrollment, overview discusses implications for patients and physicians
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Reform a Mixed Bag for Workers
Those with job-based coverage can expect some changes
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Gives Final Guidance on Mobile Medical App Oversight
Oversight will be focused on medical apps that could potentially pose greater risk to patients
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Issues Final Rule for Device Identification System
The unique device identification system will improve patient safety, catalogue every device
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Young People Likely to Be Key to Success
However, only about one-quarter of young adults are aware of health insurance exchanges
Monday, September 23, 2013

HFES: Multi-Tasking Can Impair Diagnostic Performance
Performing concurrent complex memorization task has negative impact of diagnostic performance
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Exchanges Going Into Effect
Coverage could start as early as January 2014
Monday, September 23, 2013

Rosacea Risk Higher in Female Migraine Sufferers
Risk of rosacea increases with age of migraineurs only in women
Friday, September 20, 2013

Lawyers File Most Isotretinoin Adverse Drug Reports
Findings based on inflammatory bowel disease reports tied to isotretinoin filed with the FDA
Friday, September 20, 2013

Little Correlation Between Care Quality, Patient Experience
Strongest correlations with clinical quality were seen for patient assessments of access
Friday, September 20, 2013

Millions Are Harmed by Unsafe Medical Care Each Year
About two-thirds of adverse events occur in low-income and middle-income countries
Thursday, September 19, 2013

EHR Systems Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria Beneficial
Most systems meet criteria; linked to time savings, reports of enhanced confidentiality
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More Than 1.6 Million Americans Expected to Get Cancer in 2013
Despite increased number of survivors due to progress in research, >500,000 expected to die
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

More Than 150 Measles Cases in U.S. Through August 2013
82 percent of cases among unvaccinated; 9 percent in those with unknown vaccination status
Monday, September 16, 2013

About Half of Health Care Providers Are 'Digital Omnivores'
Use tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop; prefer mobile devices for all tasks
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

'Meaningful Use' Achievement Not Uniform Across Hospitals
Critical-access, smaller, publicly-owned or nonprofit hospitals most at risk for 2015 penalties
Monday, September 09, 2013

Study of Topical Corticosteroid Use in Pregnancy Reassuring
No adverse outcomes studied linked except low birth weight with high potency exposure
Friday, September 06, 2013

Physicians Rarely Remind Patients to Use Sunscreen
Dermatologists record mention of sunscreen most frequently, but only in 1.6 percent of office visits
Friday, September 06, 2013

Male-Female Physician Earnings Gap Has Persisted for 20 Years
No significant difference in the adjusted earnings of female physicians relative to males since 1987
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Docs' Confidence in Diagnosis Unrelated to Diagnostic Accuracy
Vignette study shows little difference in confidence for cases diagnosed correctly, incorrectly
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Workaholics Have Poorer Physical and Mental Health
Working more than 50 hours per week linked to reduced physical and mental well-being
Monday, September 02, 2013

Employer-Based Health Insurance Premiums Rose Modestly in 2013
Smaller firms and those with many lower-wage workers asking beneficiary to pay more
Monday, September 02, 2013

Final Rules Issued for Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate
Individual mandate starting in 2014; individuals expected to carry health insurance or get fined
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Health Care Savings With Early Accountable Care Organizations
Reduced spending for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, but not necessarily improved quality
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Implications, Solutions for U.S. Health Disparities Discussed
Considerable disparities linked to geographic location, demographics; many can be prevented
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Expansion of Pharmacists' Practice Will Benefit Patients
Ethical, legal, financial, professional implications for docs; communication key during transition
Monday, August 19, 2013

Prevalence of Indoor Tanning Quantified for Young Women
Prevalence increases with age for high-school students; decreases with age for 18- to 34-year-olds
Monday, August 19, 2013

HHS Awards $67 Million to Marketplace Navigators
Navigators will need to complete initial and ongoing training, renew certification annually
Monday, August 19, 2013

Childhood ADHD Linked to Atopic Diseases, Impetigo
Independently increased odds of asthma, impetigo, antihistamine drug prescriptions
Friday, August 16, 2013

IOM Describes Themes Relating to Patients' Role in Health Care
Sessions describe their roles in informed care decisions, knowledge generation, value improvement
Friday, August 16, 2013

Age-Linked Variation Noted in Melanoma Management
Older patients more likely to have thicker, ulcerated tumors; less likely to receive adjuvant tx
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Involved Patients Have Better Health Care Experiences
Patient knowledge, skills, and confidence influences response from the provider
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nontreatment, Undertreatment of Psoriatic Disease Quantified
Around half of patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are dissatisfied with treatment
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doctors Pessimistic About Future of U.S. Health Care
Physician unsure that benefits of EMRs outweigh costs, have little confidence in transition to ICD-10
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Perceived Doc Verbal Abuse Impairs Nurses' Work Attitude
Link between verbal abuse and job satisfaction, organizational commitment, intent to stay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Initiative Announced for Patient-Doc Collaboration
Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare will include patient organizations, docs, nurse, PA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

U.S. Hospitals Up Exchange of Electronic Health Information
Exchange of clinical care summaries and medication lists remains limited
Monday, August 12, 2013

Medical Center Farmers Market Aids in Medical Home Goals
Medical center-based farmers market can contribute to patient-centered care
Monday, August 12, 2013

ASA: Working Moms Experience More Stresses Than Dads
For mothers, job-linked concerns spill over into free time; thinking about family matters tied to stress
Monday, August 12, 2013

Guidelines for Post-HIV Exposure Management Updated
Exposed personnel should be provided with close follow-up, including counseling, HIV testing
Monday, August 12, 2013

Physicians' Malpractice Concerns Predict More Testing
Changing defensive practices must target physicians' underlying malpractice concerns
Friday, August 09, 2013

Review Looks at Antibiotic Rx in Ambulatory Settings
More than one-fourth of prescriptions are for conditions in which antibiotics are rarely indicated
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

AMA, AHA Call for Realignment of Meaningful Use Stage 2
Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Participation Increases in Online CME Activities
In 2012, 82 percent of accredited CME activities did not receive commercial support
Monday, August 05, 2013

FDA Warns of Serious Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen
Link identified between the over-the-counter drug and potentially fatal skin reactions
Friday, August 02, 2013

Skin Cancer May Develop During Laser Removal of Tattoo
First case of malignant melanoma that developed on a nevus seen within a tattoo removed by laser
Friday, August 02, 2013

ASID: Doctors May Be to Blame for Antimicrobial Resistance
Five experts discuss the roles of animals, airlines, doctors, drug companies, nursing homes
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Quality Improvement Model Cuts Pressure Ulcer Rate in PICU
Collaborative intervention achieves aim of reducing pressure ulcers by 50 percent
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Health 'Mutual Accountability' Pilot Program Launching
MedEncentive's health outcomes/costs improvement program to be tested over three years in Oklahoma
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reversal of Medical Practices Common Over Past Decade
Over 40 percent of studies that tested current practice led to medical reversal
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

FDA Updates Oral Nizoral Label to Reflect Safety Concerns
Concerns include severe liver injuries and adrenal gland problems, harmful drug interactions
Monday, July 29, 2013

IOM Confirms Geographic Variation in Health Spending
Geographically-based value index unlikely to be beneficial; decision making occurs at individual level
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Docs Need to Follow Patients' Lead, Embrace Social Media
As more patients discuss, manage their health care online, doctors need to make use of social media
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

U.S. Physicians Not Supportive of Changes in Payment Models
Although docs agree on need to reduce costs, most don't want to eliminate fee-for-service approach
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarette Regulation Discussed
Two editorials discuss implications of regulations of ECs as medicinal devices in U.S., Europe
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tablets Help Physicians Keep Up With Medical Research
Smartphones mainly used to access drug information, to access research, communicate
Monday, July 22, 2013

Premiums Expected to Be About 20 Percent Lower in 2014
Proposed premiums for 2014 lower than expected for individual market and small group market
Monday, July 22, 2013

Missed Diagnoses, Med Errors Most Common Malpractice Claims
Missed diagnosis represents 26 to 63 percent of all primary care claims across included studies
Friday, July 19, 2013

Study Profiles Inpatient Peds Dermatology Consultations
Infections, dermatitis, and graft-versus-host disease among the most common diagnoses
Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Challenges for Docs Include Financial Management
Challenges include shifting reimbursement models, insufficient time with patients, ACA effects
Friday, July 19, 2013

Many Children With Melanoma Do Not Meet ABCDE Criteria
Additional criteria include amelanosis, bleeding, bumps, color uniformity, de novo, any diameter
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Photoprotection-Deficient Patients With CLE Identified
Lower sun-protection habit scores for patients with medium/dark skin, those aged 31 to 50 years
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Financial Incentives Can Drive Health IT Adoption
Financial incentives increased e-prescribing use even among existing users
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Benefit Docs
However, proposed implementation of sustainable growth rate formula threatens primary care
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

EHRs May Slow Growth in Ambulatory Health Care Costs
Among projected savings are significant decreases in ambulatory radiology costs
Monday, July 15, 2013

CMS Proposes New Rule for Outpatient Payment Policies
Rule would expand categories of related items and services for outpatient prospective payment system
Monday, July 15, 2013

AMA Offers Guidance for Improving EHR Effectiveness
Policies established to help docs navigate patient communication while using electronic devices
Friday, July 12, 2013

Physicians Frustrated by Third-Party Interference
Frustrations vary for those employed in hospitals/institutions or in practice, partners
Friday, July 12, 2013

Grants of $150 Million for Community Health Centers
Walgreen Co. to distribute brochures to inform consumers about health law, obtaining coverage
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Health Searches May Be Leaked to Third Parties
Third-party tracking generally not present on government or physician-oriented sites
Thursday, July 11, 2013

U.S. Adults Value Health Care Provider Skill Evaluation
Most adults feel health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Docs Don't Often Talk to Patients About Dietary Supplements
Primary care docs discuss dietary supplements with patients in about one-quarter of visits
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Low-Income Patients Prefer Hospital to Outpatient Care
Urban patients cite lower cost, ease of access, and better care as reasons for using hospital care
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June; 50,000 fewer donations than expected
Thursday, July 11, 2013

One in Five U.S. Adults Will Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills
In 2013, 10 million adults with year-round health insurance expected to have bills they can't pay
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tablets More Useful Than Smartphones for Docs Using EHRs
Fifty-one percent of tablet users access EHRs, compared with 7 percent of smartphone users
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplaces Not Required to Verify Claims
Due to legislative and operational barriers, they can rely on self-reported information
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvement Needed in Drug Post-Marketing Studies
Many studies have not yet been started and studies with delays have doubled
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Digital Divide Plagues Underserved Areas
Lower adoption of EHRs seen in underserved areas across the United States
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Supplement Use Common Among Facial Cosmetic Surgery Patients
Herbal supplement use significantly more common among females and older patients
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Adoption of Electronic Health Records Is Progressing
In 2012, 44 percent of hospitals have an EHR; 42 percent implement stage 1 meaningful use
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Practices Are Not Ready for Implementation of ICD-10
Only 4.8 percent of practices report significant progress or are ready for implementation
Monday, July 08, 2013

Melanoma Recurrence a Decade Later Not Rare
Associated with improved survival compared with earlier recurrence
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Short-Term UV Radiation Linked to Odds of Juvenile Myositis
Average UV index tied to higher odds of juvenile dermatomyositis across geo-climatic regions
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Obama Administration: ACA's Employer Mandate Delayed
Major news out of the White House: the delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Avoidable Health Care Costs Exceed $200 Billion in 2012
Progress being made, with increases in meds adherence, use of generics, drop in antibiotics Rx
Friday, June 28, 2013

Bipartisan Recommendations Can Strengthen Health System
Recommendations related to Medicare, tax policy reform, preventive care, empowering states
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adults With Chronic Conditions Earn C+ for Meds Adherence
Twenty-four percent completely adherent; about half have two or more non-adherent behaviors
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HHS Launches Insurance Marketplace Website, Call Center
Initiatives form part of consumer-focused education effort to help prepare for enrollment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8.5 Million Enrollees to Receive Health Insurance Rebates
Rebates averaging $100 per family to be paid as part of ACA '80/20' rule
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Publicly Reported Mortality Predicts Hospital Performance
Hospitals with high performance on publicly reported index conditions have lower overall death rate
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Guide Issued for Tying Primary Care to Regional Organizations
AHRQ guide will help assess readiness for linking EHRs to regional health information organizations
Monday, June 24, 2013

Survival of England's National Health Service Questioned
Financial austerity, administrative reorganization, report of shortcomings have caused turmoil in NHS
Monday, June 24, 2013

Images Increase Accuracy of Skin Cancer Self-Detection
Most effective images are mole-mapping diagrams, baseline and lesions changing over time photographs
Friday, June 21, 2013

AHRQ Offers Strategies to Prevent Adverse Drug Events
Strategies provided for stages of ordering, transcribing, dispensing, administration of meds
Friday, June 21, 2013

CMS Implementing Physician Quality Reporting System
System offers incentives to physicians and practices that submit data on quality measures
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obesity Is a Disease, Says American Medical Association
New designation may intensify focus on prevention and treatment
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Practices Are Not Prepared for Implementation of ICD-10
Problems include lack of response from vendors, lags in internal software testing, external testing
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Potential of Mobile Remote-Presence Devices Discussed
Potential to increase access to and delivery of health care in developed, developing world
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EHR Implementation First Step Toward Quality Improvement
Farzad Mostashari urges physicians to redesign care flow to maximize productivity of EHRs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Rule Proposes Insurance Program Integrity Guidelines
Rule focuses on integrity of state Marketplaces; aims to safeguard federal funds, protect consumers
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

State-Based Health Care Price Websites Lacking
Greater focus needed on pricing for predictable, non-urgent services subject to deductibles
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About 15 Percent of People Currently Uninsured in U.S.
In 2012, 6.6 percent of children, 26.4 percent of 19- to 25-year-olds uninsured at time of interview
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants Make Up 1.4% U.S. Medical Spending
Infectious disease services, participation in insurance marketplaces may aid access to care
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FDA Discusses Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, Hospitals
Medical device manufacturers and health care facilities should take appropriate preventive action
Monday, June 17, 2013

New Treatments Outperforming Placebo Becoming Less Common
Comparative effectiveness studies may be needed
Friday, June 14, 2013

Survey Examines Physician Satisfaction With EHRs
About one-quarter of practices have no EHR; more than half of adopters report increased efficiency
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Use of EHRs Can Enhance Doc-Patient Communication
EHR use during clinical encounters can invite patients into participatory model of care
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Most Doctors Feel They Are Under-Using Mobile Apps
Most favor iPhones, tablets/iPads; most would use additional functionalities if they were available
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

APIC: CDC Develops Toolkit to Assist With Patient Notification
Toolkit includes resources to help notify patients after potential exposure to infectious organisms
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

HHS: Marketplaces Open New Insurance Options for Consumers
New health insurance choices will be available in most states via Health Insurance Marketplaces
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Few Physicians Meeting Meaningful Use in Early 2012
Managing patient populations with electronic systems not easy for many physicians
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

CDC: Small Drop in Those With Difficulty Paying Medical Bills
Decrease in adults (<65 years) and children in families with difficulty paying medical bills
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Daily Sunscreen Use During Middle-Age Slows Skin Aging
β-carotene supplementation does not seem to have an effect on skin aging
Monday, June 03, 2013

Health of Nation Reviewed With Focus on Emergency Care
Twenty percent of people reported visiting emergency department at least once in last year
Monday, June 03, 2013

Patients Who Share in Care Decisions May Up Costs of Care
Hospitalized patients who preferred to be involved in care decisions had longer stays and higher costs
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Weight Loss Reduces Psoriasis Severity
Also improves skin-related quality of life
Thursday, May 30, 2013

One-Third of Medical Students Have Implicit Anti-Fat Bias
Most are unaware of their significant implicit bias, although it could affect quality of care
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Doc Passengers Assist in Half of In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Most common in-flight medical problems syncope, respiratory symptoms, nausea and vomiting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Transparency Key to Improving Value Care for Patients
Data on price, utilization, and quality should be made publicly available to ensure greater value
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HHS: End-of-2013 Targets for EHR Use Already Reached
>50 percent of doctor offices, 80 percent of eligible hospitals using electronic health records
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Docs Anticipating Changes Ahead As ACA Progresses
Most expect ACA to continue as planned; expect further integration for themselves, hospitals
Monday, May 27, 2013

Comorbidities Common With Alopecia Areata
Including autoimmune diagnoses, mental health, GI reflux, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia
Friday, May 24, 2013

About One in Four Uninsured Could Be Excluded From ACA
Twenty-seven percent of those eligible for assistance tax credits do not have checking account
Friday, May 24, 2013

Data Support Basing Health Decisions on Both Benefit, Cost
Health care cost varies from $2 to $224 per month of health status-adjusted life expectancy
Friday, May 24, 2013

Systematic Screening of Med Adherence Will ID Barriers
Tailored interventions will be feasible following systematic monitoring of adherence
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Digital Divide Exists With Physician EHR Adoption
Adopters found to be optimistic about IT's potential, while non-adopters remain skeptical
Monday, May 20, 2013

Twitter Reveals Popular Health Beliefs About Acne
Disconnect found between Twitter word choices, perceptions and those of professional organizations
Friday, May 17, 2013

Risk Factors ID'd for Poor Cutaneous Cell CA Outcomes
Tumor diameter, invasion beyond fat, poor differentiation, and location tied to poor outcomes
Friday, May 17, 2013

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Tied to Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Same association not seen with Alzheimer's and other diagnosis or with all-cause dementia
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Primrose Oil, Borage Oil Not Effective Eczema Treatment
Findings based on extensive literature review over several decades of research
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Half of Plastic Surgeons Use Social Media Professionally
Social media use highest among those who primarily perform cosmetic plastic surgery
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New FDA Survey to Assess Doc Attitudes on DTC Advertising
New survey will examine attitudes among non-physicians, including nurses, physician assistants
Monday, May 13, 2013

User Satisfaction With Electronic Health Records Down
Twelve percent decrease in user satisfaction since 2010; increase in very dissatisfied users
Friday, May 10, 2013

Poor Service, Bedside Manner Top Patients' Online Complaints
Review of 'rate-your-doctor' websites reveals patients' most common gripes
Friday, May 10, 2013

Smartphones, Smartphone Apps Increasingly Used by Docs
Two reports show use of smartphones and apps for professional purposes is increasing
Thursday, May 09, 2013

HHS Releases Data on Inpatient Charges for Hospital Services
HHS is also providing funding to data centers to collate, analyze, publish data to assist consumers
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Skin Cancer Tx Mostly Surgical, Regardless of Life Expectancy
For nonmelanoma skin cancer, treatment choice unaffected by patient prognosis
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Application for Health Coverage Has Been Simplified, Shortened
First-time consumers will be able to complete one three-page application, see all available options
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

FDA Proposes to Increase User Awareness of Sunlamp Risks
Proposed order would reclassify sunlamp products to moderate risk, require labeling relating to risks
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

AAP Endorses Pediatric Acne Management Guidelines
Evidence-based treatment recommendations provide guidance for childhood, adolescent acne
Monday, May 06, 2013

Potentially Toxic Metals Present in Lip Cosmetics
Researchers estimate risk based on detected concentrations and estimated daily use
Friday, May 03, 2013

Patients Most Annoyed by Long Waits, Unclear Test Results
Survey regarding doctor's office grievances identifies patients' top pet peeves
Friday, May 03, 2013

Medicaid Coverage Doesn't Lead to Better Physical Health
After two years, no reductions noted in measured BP, cholesterol, or glycated hemoglobin levels
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Health Industry Payment Details to Be Publicly Available
New CMS website will detail financial ties between drug, device manufacturers and docs, hospitals
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Penicillin Prophylaxis Prevents Recurrent Leg Cellulitis
Protective effect disappears after stopping treatment
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Renewed Efforts From AAFP to Repeal OTC Provision in ACA
Provision will increase costs to health care system; add to burden on physician offices
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

FDA Announces New Network to Focus Exclusively on Patients
Interactive tool designed to educate patients and advocates about processes of drug development
Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA: Purveyors of Phony Botox Targeting U.S. Practices
Products advertised through fax; not FDA approved
Monday, April 29, 2013

Medical Interns Spending Less Time With Patients
More time being spent at a computer since work hours were limited in 2011
Friday, April 26, 2013

History of Skin Cancer Linked to Secondary Cancers
History of NMSC associated with a greater risk of secondary cancers at other sites
Friday, April 26, 2013

Saturday Marks Sixth Annual Rx Drug Take-Back Day
Collection sites will be available around the country
Friday, April 26, 2013

Physicians Less Empathetic in Talking to Heavy Patients
Patient weight plays no role in quantity of physicians' biomedical communications
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Diagnostic Errors Are the Leading Type of Malpractice Claim
Diagnosis-related payments from 1986 to 2010 totaled $38.8 billion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Severe Cutaneous Adverse Rxns Up in Allopurinol Initiators
SCARs are rare; usually occur within first 180 days of initiating treatment
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TEDMED: Get the Joy Back Into Health and Wellness
Surgeon General talks about importance of bringing joy back into movement and medicine
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Patients Can Become Leaders on the Health Team
Communities can raise their own leaders; may be key approach to change at community level
Monday, April 22, 2013

HPV Exposure in Family, School Linked to Wart Development
Increased risk with white skin, and for children with family members, classmates with warts
Monday, April 22, 2013

Patient-Centered Decision Making Ups Health Outcomes
Health care outcomes improved for 71 percent of contextual factors that were addressed by PCDM
Friday, April 19, 2013

Family-Centered Teaching Rounds Good for Patients, Students
Higher patient satisfaction with exam room presentations; many residents have concerns
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Relative Proportion of MRSA Increasing in S. aureus Isolates
Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus becoming more resistant to antibiotics
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Community Benefit Spending Varies for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
Most spent on charity care, patient services; less spent on community health improvement
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pediatric Melanomas Are Increasing 2 Percent a Year
Highest rates are found in 15- to 19-year-olds living in low UV-B exposure geographical areas
Monday, April 15, 2013

Topical Treatment Effective for Toenail Fungal Infection
Mycologic cure rate significantly higher with 48 weeks of efinaconazole versus placebo
Friday, April 12, 2013

ACS: Room for Improvement in Cancer Prevention, Detection
American Cancer Society stresses need to cut tobacco use, obesity; expand screening test use
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Speech Details Practices to Improve U.S. Health Systems
Mayo Clinic CEO outlines key steps to create high-quality, low-cost care in America
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Parenting Magazines Give Little Attention to Sun Protection
Over 11-year period, few articles, ads relate to prevention of skin cancer, study funds
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

AACR: Melanoma Survivors Tend to Be Safer in the Sun
Nevertheless, study finds that more than a quarter of them still never wear sunscreen
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Many Uninsured Vets Will Be Eligible for Medicaid Under ACA
But most of uninsured will have new coverage options only if their state expands Medicaid
Friday, March 29, 2013

Using Internet Search Logs Can Help Identify Drug Interactions
Tool may alert authorities to potential problems and aid in surveillance of adverse events
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Study: Primary Care Extension Program Should Be Funded
Authors say PCEP important to improving public health, translating research into practice
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Regional Variation Noted in Prevalence of Delayed Care
Populations in counties with high prevalence likely to be Hispanic, have low income, chronic disease
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Even the Poorest Handheld Umbrellas Can Block UV Rays
Worst performers blocked 77 percent of UVR; most black units blocked more than 95 percent
Monday, March 25, 2013

AHA: Active Docs More Likely to Advise Patients to Be Active
Review sees link between health care providers' physical activity level, counseling offered
Friday, March 22, 2013

Mobility Impaired May Have Difficulty Accessing Docs
Inability to transfer patient from wheelchair to examination bed most commonly reported issue
Friday, March 22, 2013

Impact of Budget Sequestration on Health Care Discussed
Cuts will not be equal: Medicaid protected; 2 percent cut for Medicare; 8.2 percent cut for NIH
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Effect of Immigration Status on Medicaid Eligibility Discussed
Seventeen percent of low-income, uninsured nonelderly are unauthorized or recently legal
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Common at 2011 AAOS Meeting
All featured symposia at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons disclosed conflicts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Final Rule in Notice of Benefit, Payment Parameters Issued
Rule expands on existing standards for risk adjustment, reinsurance, risk corridors
Friday, March 15, 2013

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Reducing Promotional Spending
Much less spent to promote biologics compared with small molecule drugs, study finds
Friday, March 15, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Will Mainly Be Run by Feds
Federal government will establish exchanges for 26 states; state-run exchanges for 17 states, D.C.
Friday, March 15, 2013

$120 Million to Be Sequestered From Health Centers in 2013
Losses likely to be more severe for health centers that are especially grant dependent
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Aspirin Cuts Melanoma Risk in Postmenopausal Caucasians
Dose-response association seen, with longer duration of use linked to greater reduction in risk
Monday, March 11, 2013

Clinical Trials Published Almost Two Years After Completion
Funding source, number of participants, and journal impact factor all affect time to publication
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

U.K. Health Performance Worse Than Comparable Countries
Tobacco, high blood pressure, high BMI leading risk factors for disability-adjusted life-years
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Panel Recommends 10 Patient Safety Strategies
Ten strategies strongly encouraged for adoption; a further 12 strategies encouraged
Monday, March 04, 2013

CMS Reports on Progress Toward Improved Health Care
Progress includes slowing of growth in health care spending, decrease in readmissions
Monday, March 04, 2013

Patients Increasingly Sue Over Botched Laser Hair Removals
Physicians commonly named as defendants, even when they did not personally do procedures
Friday, March 01, 2013

AAD: Complications of Tattoos and Tattoo Ink Discussed
Complications include allergic reactions, serious infections, and reactions that mimic skin cancer
Friday, March 01, 2013

AAD: Older Men Should Screen Themselves for Skin Cancer
Two studies show older men less likely to detect their own cancers, see doctor for suspicious spot
Friday, March 01, 2013

AAD: Skin Changes Can Be First Sign of Underlying Condition
Changes such as rash, growths, discoloration, and texture changes may indicate internal disease
Friday, March 01, 2013

Sequestration to Impact Health Care-Related Programs
Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse
Friday, March 01, 2013

Review: Growing Body of Evidence Linking Diet to Acne
Most convincing evidence for high glycemic load diets; frequent milk, dairy intake also tied to acne
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Isotretinoin Not Linked to Increased Risk of IBD
Case-control study and meta-analysis show no increased risk of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Preparation Underway for Implementation of ACA in 2014
Medicaid and CHIP are still main source of insurance coverage for children, pregnant women
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

AAAAI: Omalizumab Treatment Effective for Urticaria
Reduces itch severity in patients resistant to antihistamines
Monday, February 25, 2013

Study Examines Botox Dose Disparity in Aesthetic Face Tx
Electromyography data show onabotulinum toxin B has similar effect on upper, lower facial muscles
Friday, February 22, 2013

CMS Proposes Payment and Policy Updates for 2014
Suggested changes will increase value and protection for beneficiaries
Thursday, February 21, 2013

ASPS: Plastic Surgery Procedures Increasing in U.S.
Number of total cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures up in 2012
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Faster Adoption of Electronic Health Records Needed
Penalties under 2009 law start in 2015
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Multimodality Approach Needed to Reengineer Health Care
Rethinking, redesign, and application of necessary tools suggested for health care value reform
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CMS: Unnecessary Medicare Regulations to Be Reformed
Proposed rule aims to increase ability of health care professionals to improve patient care
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Patient Care
Modeling shows that computers can improve medical decisions and outcomes at lower costs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mycobacterial Infection Seen After Laser Resurfacing
Papules, pustules after fractionated CO2 resurfacing may indicate nontuberculous mycobacteria
Monday, February 18, 2013

Two-Step Irradiance OK for Superficial Skin Cancer Lesions
Protocol minimizes pain while maintaining positive clinical outcomes
Monday, February 18, 2013

Health Care-Associated Infections Decreased in 2011
Largest drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections; surgical site infections also down
Friday, February 15, 2013

IOM Urges International Action to Eradicate Fake Drugs
Falsified and substandard meds are ineffective; may trigger resistance and cause illness, death
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Psychological, Sexual Impact of Female Breadwinners Explored
Men who are outearned by their wives more likely to use erectile dysfunction medications
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oregon Experiment Will Provide Insight Into ACO-Based Reform
Program centered on coordinated care organization highlights challenges of contracting with ACOs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tedizolid Phosphate Viable for Bacterial Skin Infections
Tedizolid phosphate noninferior to linezolid in phase 3 trial, with good early clinical response
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Are Top Priority on U.S. Agenda
Fifty-five percent view establishment of insurance exchange as top policy priority for their state
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Increasing Patient Activation Tied to Lower Health Care Costs
Having a higher score on the Patient Activation Measure linked to improved outcomes, lower costs
Monday, February 11, 2013

Doctors' Perceptions of Psoriasis Therapies Vary
Beliefs on safety and efficacy vary; treatment preference not predictive of perceptions
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Brain Scans Show Doctors Empathize With Patients
Regions associated with pain relief and reward activated
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Predictors of Dissatisfaction With Midface Rejuvenation ID'd
Rate of dissatisfaction not linked to age; correlates with malar hypoplasia, loss of elasticity
Friday, January 25, 2013

Physician Education Ups Communication for New Meds
Patients rate the new medication information transfer higher for docs in intervention group
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Large Teaching Hospitals Face More Readmission Penalties
After adjustment, likelihood of being penalized highest for safety-net hospitals
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Efforts Failed to Up Primary Care, Rural Resident Training
Net growth in primary care training, but outpaced by growth in non-primary care training
Friday, January 18, 2013

Even Brief Interruptions Dramatically Increase Errors
Error rate doubled or tripled in response to brief interruptions of only 2.8 to 4.4 seconds
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Docs Are Early Adopters of Electronic Health Records
Sixty-eight percent currently use EHR systems; likely to surpass 80 percent by 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Certain Online Behaviors of Docs Warrant Investigation
Consensus in seven of ten vignettes; outcome less clear for other doc online behavior scenarios
Monday, January 14, 2013

Top Five Issues for Docs and Patients Identified for 2013
Issues include access to care, physician shortages, preparation for 30 million new patients
Monday, January 14, 2013

National U.S. Health Care Spending Relatively Stable
But during 2011, personal health care spending growth accelerated
Friday, January 11, 2013

SPIRIT 2013 Clinical Trial Protocol Guidelines Issued
Thirty-three-item SPIRIT checklist will serve as guideline for the minimum content of clinical trial
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Methotrexate Offers Lasting Benefit in Juvenile Scleroderma
Clinical remission maintained for mean of 25 months for 72.9 percent of responders
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Health Care Use Dropped Among All During Recession
Little evidence of racial or ethnic disparities, except for fewer physician visits for Hispanics
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Shared Savings May Promote Care Coordination Entity Use
Sharing savings with dually eligible patients may foster enrollment in coordinated care entities
Monday, January 07, 2013

Association Between Health Care Cost, Quality Inconsistent
Review of 61 studies shows inconsistent evidence for the direction of the association
Thursday, January 03, 2013

House Joins Senate to Avert Medicare Cuts
U.S. health care could be significantly affected by failure to reach 'fiscal cliff' agreement
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Derm-Path Training Linked to Fewer Diagnosis Discrepancies
In study, most major discrepancies received from pathologists without dermatopathology training
Friday, December 28, 2012

Understanding of Infantile Hemangiomas Is Improving
New treatment options are available to minimize functional deformity, but risks need to be assessed
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Most Dermatologists Able to Spot Psychocutaneous Disease
But few start antidepressants or antipsychotics, or think they are successful in treating conditions
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Varizig Approved to Reduce Chickenpox Symptoms
To be used within four days of exposure
Friday, December 21, 2012

Vertex Announces Boxed Warning on Hepatitis C Drug
Decision prompted by reports of fatal cases of serious skin reactions with telaprevir treatment
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Adalimumab Relieves Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Once-weekly adalimumab reduces pain, inflammation in moderate-to-severe disease
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Health Care Satisfaction Rated As High by Unacculturated Hispanics
Unacculturated or biculturated Hispanics give higher ratings for health care experiences
Monday, December 17, 2012

UV Nail Lamps Do Not Significantly Up Skin Cancer Risk
UV nail sessions exposure negligible compared to one narrowband-UVB treatment
Friday, December 14, 2012

Health Care Law Boosts Savings on Meds for Medicare Recipients
Savings on prescription drugs has reached $5.1 billion; for more than 5.8 million beneficiaries
Friday, December 07, 2012

FDA: Public-Private Venture Set to Improve Regulatory Science
Medical Device Innovation Consortium will collaborate with FDA to better evaluate new devices
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Topical Simvastatin Accelerates Wound Healing in Diabetes
Acceleration is due to direct effect on lymphatics and indirect effects via macrophages
Monday, December 03, 2012

Recent Increase in Adverse TMP-SMX Reactions in Children
Significant increase from 2000 to 2009; coincident with increased use for skin, soft tissue infections
Monday, December 03, 2012

Increasing Number of Workers in Self-Insured Health Plans
In 2011, 58.5 percent with health coverage self-insured; increase driven by large employers
Monday, December 03, 2012

Political Leaders Face Voter Opposition to Medicare Cuts
Voter poll analysis portends conflict in ACA implementation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Doc Earnings Growth Lags Behind Other Health Professionals
Adjusted physician earnings dropped by 1.6 percent from 1996-2000 to 2006-2010
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Obama Administration Moving Forward With Health Care Law
From 2014, insurance companies prohibited from discrimination based on pre-existing conditions
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Obesity More Common Among Children With Psoriasis
Excess adiposity and waist circumference more common with severe disease; particularly in U.S.
Monday, November 19, 2012

Mental Illness, Job Stress Both Factors in Physician Suicides
Docs more likely to have antipsychotics, barbiturates, not antidepressants on toxicology testing
Friday, November 16, 2012

Moderately Dysplastic Nevi Re-Excision Not Necessary
Favorable long-term outcome in patients with histologically dysplastic nevi without re-excision
Monday, November 12, 2012

Fractional, Ablative Er:YAG Laser Akin for Skin Resurfacing
But, epidermal and elastic tissue changes more pronounced after ablative laser resurfacing
Friday, November 09, 2012

RSK Plays Key Role in Melanoma Chemoresistance
Promotes G2 DNA damage checkpoint silencing; inhibitors sensitize melanoma cells to DNA damage
Monday, November 05, 2012

Actigraphy Is Poor Measure of Eczema Activity
Accelerometer data do not correlate with validated eczema severity scales
Monday, November 05, 2012

New Autoinflammatory Disease Linked to NOD2 Mutations ID'd
Common clinical features include inflammatory polyarthritis/polyarthralgia, dermatitis, weight loss
Friday, November 02, 2012

Patch Testing Can ID Food, Additives That Contribute to IBS
Symptom improvement noted in some who avoided the food/food additives to which they reacted
Thursday, November 01, 2012

U.S. Medicare Spending on Elderly Has Outpaced Canada's
Growth three times faster in the U.S., while Canada offers more comprehensive benefits
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Negative Pigment Network Able to Distinguish Melanoma
Distinguishing morphological features include irregular distribution, peripheral location
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Safety, Efficacy of At-Home Laser for Periobital Wrinkles Studied
Handheld nonablative fractional laser can be used safely with good compliance; well tolerated
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Genuine Very Large Effects in Trials Rare in Medicine
Very large effects typically seen in small trials and diminish subsequently; seldom address mortality
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

TNF Inhibitor Use Doesn't Up Short-Term Cancer Incidence
In rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, or psoriatic arthritis
Monday, October 22, 2012

Filaggrin Mutations Up Risk of Irritant Contact Dermatitis
People with atopic dermatitis and a mutation in the filaggrin gene at about five times higher risk
Friday, October 12, 2012

Leflunomide Considered Safe, Effective for Psoriatic Arthritis
Improvements seen in joint scores, pain, fatigue, dactylitis, and skin disease
Friday, October 12, 2012

Large Review Confirms Melanoma Risk Up in Immunosuppressed
Findings in transplant recipients and patients with lymphoma, HIV/AIDS
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Limiting the Problem of Missing Data Urged for Clinical Trials
Special report: analysis methods can not compensate for missing data, simple fixes ruled out
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Meta-Analysis Confirms Sunbed, Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Link
Risk higher if indoor tanning starts before 25 years of age
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Patients Benefit From Access to Physician Notes
Patients frequently access visit notes; almost all patients want open note policy to continue
Monday, October 01, 2012

Skin Cancer Incidence Up After Pancreas Transplantation
Nonmelanoma skin cancers common after transplant, especially in recipients with prior skin cancer
Friday, September 21, 2012

Sequential Oral, Topical Tacrolimus Benefits Dermatitis
Pilot study shows benefits in assessments of atopic dermatitis disease control
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Promotion of Sun Safety Does Not Inhibit Outdoor Exercise
Perceived severity of or susceptibility to skin cancer doesn't reduce children's outdoor activity
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pregnancy-Associated Cancers on the Rise in Australia
Maternal age partially explains findings; more cancers than expected in women age 15 to 44
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Not All Docs/Nurses Want to Be Asked About Hand Hygiene
Few were asked in the past month; more than a quarter do not want patients to remind them
Friday, September 07, 2012

At-Home Diode Laser Effective for Permanent Hair Reduction
Eight treatments with diode laser effective and safe for permanent hair reduction at one year
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Factors Tied to Photoprotection ID'd for Organ Recipients
Patient features and health care provider advice linked to sunscreen use and sun avoidance
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Reasons for Discontinuation Vary by Psoriasis Treatment
Frequency of each of 11 cited discontinuation reasons varies significantly by treatment
Friday, August 10, 2012

Topical Treatment Shows Potential for Infantile Eczema
Cream containing 15(R/S)-methyl-lipoxin A4 relieves severity of eczema, improves quality of life
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Photosensitizing Antihypertensive Meds Up Risk of Lip Cancer
Non-Hispanic whites treated long term with antihypertensives have increased odds of lip cancer
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Superficial X-Ray Viable for Basal, Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Retrospective analysis shows X-ray is viable for select patients with primary cutaneous tumors
Monday, August 06, 2012

Spray-Based Therapy Promising for Chronic Venous Leg Ulcers
Compared to vehicle, spray formulation of allogeneic neonatal keratinocytes, fibroblasts cuts wound area
Friday, August 03, 2012

Clinicians Can Unintentionally Prompt Nocebo Effect
Negative expectations, being informed about complications up likelihood of adverse effects
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Energy-Saving Light Bulbs May Be Harmful to Human Skin
Bulbs emit ultraviolet radiation due to cracks in the phosphor coatings
Monday, July 30, 2012

Prior Basal Cell Carcinoma Is Main Predictor of Future BCC
Sunburn, baseline sun exposure, and sun protective measures do not independently predict risk
Monday, July 30, 2012

Study Highlights Importance of 'Good' Skin Bacteria in Immunity
Bacteria play autonomous role in controlling local inflammatory environment, T cell-based immunity
Friday, July 27, 2012

MRSA Skin Infections Up, Linked to Furunculosis
Primary risk factor for recurrent furunculosis is nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus
Friday, July 27, 2012

Immunosuppressant Switch Cuts Skin Cancer Post-Transplant
Longer survival for kidney-transplant patients switched to sirolimus from calcineurin inhibitors
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Review Assesses Melanoma Burden From Use of Sunbeds
Risk up for each added session of sunbed use per year and for those who first use before age 35
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Poorer Patient Experience at Safety-Net Hospitals
Worse performance on nearly every measure of patient experience; discrepancy persisted over time
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Social Network Analysis IDs Informal Physician Networks
Geographic variation in network characteristics; similar physician, patient features within networks
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Youth Access to Indoor Tanning Has Decreased Since 2003
From 2003 to 2011, increase from two to 11 countries with restrictive indoor tanning legislation
Monday, July 16, 2012

Hypertrophy Common in Older Patients With Port-Wine Stains
Median age of onset 31 years; 71 percent of patients older than 50 years have hypertrophy
Friday, July 13, 2012

Sunburn Detection and Repair Mechanism Identified
Ultraviolet irradiated skin cells release damaged RNA, stimulating an inflammatory response
Monday, July 09, 2012

Sentinel Node Biopsy Safe for Vulvar Squamous Cell Cancer
Sentinel lymph node biopsy may be used in place of inguinal femoral lymphadenectomy
Friday, July 06, 2012

Correlates of Diabetic Foot Complications Identified
Include PAR immunoreactivity, reduced abundance of type 1 procollagen, impaired skin structure
Friday, July 06, 2012

Hep B Screening Urged Before TNF-Alpha Inhibitor Therapy
Early, preemptive therapy can minimize hepatitis B reactivation; more reactivation with infliximab
Friday, June 29, 2012

Impact of Cutaneous Lupus on Quality of Life Evaluated
Cutaneous lupus erythematosus found to have similar negative impact for patients from two centers
Friday, June 29, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
'Individual-mandate' insurance requirement deemed constitutional
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Risk of Second Primary Melanoma Up in Pediatric Patients
Pediatric patients with invasive melanoma have nearly double the risk of second primary versus adults
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Duplicate Payments by Federal Government Increasing
Dually enrolled patients in the VA and Medicare account for substantial, duplicate costs
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Prenatal Exposure to Butylbenzyl Phthalate Linked to Eczema
Higher levels of urinary monobenzyl phthalate linked to higher risk of developing eczema by age 2
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cold-Air Anesthesia Reduces Pain of Laser Treatment
Less pain when used with topical anesthesia during fractionated carbon-dioxide laser treatment
Friday, June 22, 2012

Many Psoriasis Patients Undertreated for CV Risk Factors
Proportion of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis at treatment goal for risk factors not ideal
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Half of Residents Report Working While Sick
Most frequent reasons for presenteeism include feeling obligation to colleagues and to patient care
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Accuracy of Melanoma Detection Up in Specialized Clinics
From 1998 to 2007, the accuracy of melanoma detection improved only in specialized clinics
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

AACR: UV Radiation Linked to Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer risk reduced by about half for those with the most versus least sun-sensitive skin
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte Grade IDs Melanoma Survival
Independent predictor of sentinel lymph node status and survival in cutaneous melanoma
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Smoking Increases Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Smoking ups risk of squamous cell carcinoma, but not basal cell carcinoma, nonmelanoma skin cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Psoriasis Independently Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Dose-dependent link; patients with severe psoriasis more likely to receive diabetes pharmacotherapy
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CDC: Preventive Health Services Underused Before 2010
Underutilized services include cholesterol screening, BP control, smoking cessation assistance
Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Peri-Op Approach Accurately IDs Melanoma in Nail Matrix
Reflectance confocal microscopy can be used to diagnose subungual melanomas of the nail matrix
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Procedure Restores Pigmentation for Patients With Vitiligo
Melanocyte-keratinocyte transplantation procedure effectively improves skin pigmentation
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Head Lice Beginning to Show Permethrin Resistance
Approximately 14 percent of head lice in Parisian children resistant to the insecticide permethrin
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Slow-Growing Melanomas Lose Structure, Vary Color With Time
Little increase in lesion diameter, but structure, organization, and colors of lesions change
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Acne Medication Isotretinoin Increases Risk of Eye Disorders
Lack of lubrication, or dry eyes, may contribute to adverse ocular effects
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

NSAID Use Linked to Reduced Risk of Skin Cancer
Lower risk of squamous cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma; notably in long-term, high-intensity use
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Common Therapies for Basal Cell Carcinoma Offer Similar Survival
Long-term tumor-free survival similar for imiquimod, photodynamic therapy
Friday, May 25, 2012

Vemurafenib, Dabrafenib Linked to Cutaneous Side Effects
Squamous cell carcinoma, warty dyskeratomas, verrucous keratoses, and other lesions can occur
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hair Loss Pathology Identified in Pityriasis Versicolor Lesions
Hair loss, thinning within pityriasis lesions associated with Malassezia organism
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vigorous Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Psoriasis Risk
Walking not associated with a reduced risk of psoriasis in women
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dabrafenib Safe, Active Against Some Metastatic Melanomas
Drug shows antitumor activity against Val600-mutant BRAF tumors at phase 2 dose of 150 mg
Monday, May 21, 2012

Epidemiology of Rosacea Described in United Kingdom
Incidence of rosacea is 1.65 per 1,000 person-years; current smokers have decreased risk
Friday, May 18, 2012

Sunscreen Ingredient May Be Linked to Risk of Endometriosis
Higher urinary concentration of benzophenone-type derivatives ups odds of endometriosis diagnosis
Friday, May 18, 2012

PET More Sensitive Than CT for Merkel Cell Carcinoma
F-18-FDG PET more sensitive, equally specific to CT for assessing regional lymph node involvement
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sun Protective Behavior on the Rise in U.S. Adults
But sunburn still prevalent, as is the use of indoor tanning
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sun/Skin Cancer Counseling Recommended for Youth
Counseling moderately increases the use of sun-protective behaviors in 10- to 24-year-old patients
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Methodological Heterogeneity Seen in Clinical Trials
Trials registered with from 2007 to 2010 mainly small, single-center
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Food Allergy Risk Up for Children Born in the Fall
Seasonal association with food allergy only seen in Caucasians, children with eczema
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Women Have Clear Melanoma Survival Advantage Over Men
Consistent advantage in survival and time to progression across prognostic subgroups, ages
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Sunscreen Use May Lead to Vitamin D Deficiency
Amount and SPF of sunscreen recommended by the WHO suppresses vitamin D production
Friday, April 27, 2012

Subtype Best Predictor of Basal Cell Carcinoma Invasion Depth
Subtype superior to age, contours, necrosis, and solar elastosis as depth predictor
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Study Compares Effectiveness of Psoriasis Treatments
For patients with plaque psoriasis, treatment effectiveness may be lower than seen in trial settings
Friday, April 20, 2012

Basal Cell Carcinoma on Ear Significantly More Aggressive
BCC on ear primarily occurs in men, but aggressive phenotype seen in both men and women
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2001 to 2006 Saw Increase in Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
For Medicare beneficiaries, rate of micrographic surgery for nonmelanoma skin cancer doubled
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

High SPF Sunscreens Assure Protection From Solar Rays
Amount of sunscreen needed to filter ultraviolet rays isn't as critical in potent products
Monday, April 16, 2012

Small Number of Genes Involved in X-Linked Ichthyosis
Moisturizer treatment improves dryness; has no impact on skin barrier properties
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Medical Malpractice Claims Incur Substantial Defense Costs
Costs higher for claims resulting in indemnity payments; significant variation by specialty
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Melanoma Incidence Increasing Among Young Adults
Incidence rising, particularly among females, but all-cause, disease-specific mortality decreasing
Monday, April 02, 2012

Inhibition of Immune Pathway May Trigger Melanoma Growth
Colocalization of immune inhibitory B7-H1 and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes seen in melanocytes
Monday, April 02, 2012

Lasers Remove Inches From Fat Trouble Spots
Significant circumferential reductions throughout the body after two weeks of low-level laser therapy
Friday, March 30, 2012

Majority of Children Affected by Allergy-Related Diseases
Eczema, asthma, and rhinitis occur in 58 percent of children; 7.5 percent have comorbidities
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Study Looks at Effect of Emotions on Pain and Itch Intensity
Negative emotions can lead to higher levels of itch and pain in women
Friday, March 16, 2012

Poorer Health Literacy Linked to Increased Mortality
About one-third of older adults in England have medium or low functional health literacy
Friday, March 16, 2012

Analgesic Use After Surgery Linked to Long-Term Use
Prescription of opioids, NSAIDs within seven days of low-risk surgery increases risk of long-term use
Thursday, March 15, 2012

U.S. Mortality Rates Dropped 60 Percent From 1935 to 2010
For every year, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are among the five leading causes of death
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Flu Vaccine Up Among Medical Staff When They Believe It Works
Hospital health care workers more likely to get vaccinated when committed to preventing flu
Friday, March 09, 2012

Eating Fruits and Vegetables Improves Skin Color
Modest dietary changes could enhance apparent health and attractiveness
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Not Recommended
Abstinence-based therapy recommended instead for opioid-addicted health care professionals
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Smoking Is an Independent Risk Factor for Psoriasis
Increased risk for heavy smokers and those with longer duration of smoking
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Financial Burden of Medical Care Affects One in Three
More than one in five poor or near-poor adults younger than 65 have bills they are unable to pay
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Electronic Test Result Access Does Not Reduce Test Ordering
Office-based physician access to computerized images may up image ordering by 40 to 70 percent
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

AAAAI: Third Trimester Smoke Exposure Affects Infant Skin
Increased prevalence of atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome with exposure in third trimester
Monday, March 05, 2012

Retinol Supplementation May Lower Melanoma Risk
High-dose retinol supplementation associated with a 26 percent lower risk of melanoma
Monday, March 05, 2012

Thalidomide Induces Complete Response in Cutaneous Lupus
Low-dose thalidomide induces complete, sustained response for majority with refractory CLE
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Dose-Response Link Between Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer
Greater association for those who use tanning beds during high school/college
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Allergy-Related Diseases Affect Majority of Children
By age 12, 58 percent of children have had at least one disease, with comorbidity increasing with age
Friday, February 24, 2012

UVB Preferred for Treatment of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis
Dermatologist treatment preferences vary by geographical region
Friday, February 24, 2012

Male Pattern Baldness Linked to Prostate Symptoms
Link may be explained by role of androgens in pathogenic mechanisms
Friday, February 24, 2012

Cancer Risk Up in Bilateral Retinoblastoma Survivors
Survivors with family history have elevated risk of secondary cancers, especially melanoma
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Stability Predicts Treatment Success for Vitiligo
Melanocyte transplantation more successful in patients with longer clinical stability
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Skin Cancer Frequency in Chronic Leg Ulcers >10 Percent
Frequency high enough to consider systematic wound biopsy for treatment-refractory ulcers
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Abortive Acupuncture Reduces Allergen-Induced Itch
Similar effect to cetirizine in atopic dermatitis, with no impact on attention
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dermatologist Density Linked to Melanoma Mortality Rates
Presence of 0.001 to 2.0 dermatologists per 100,000 people reduces melanoma mortality
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Plastic Surgery Gives Younger Appearance to Aging Face
Effect of lowering of perceived age greater for those undergoing multiple procedures
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Transplanted Leg Hair Can Soften Hairline Appearance
Results from two patients undergoing leg hair transplant sustained at three and four years
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Improved Availability of Sunscreen Increases Usage
Usage up among female collegiate athletes when sunscreen is placed in golf bags, locker rooms
Friday, February 17, 2012

Topical Corticosteroids Impair Restoration of Skin Barrier
Corticosteroids OK for acute atopic dermatitis, but calcineurin inhibitors better for long-term treatment
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Staging System IDs cSCC Risk in Transplant Patients
Predicts risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma recurrence in heart and lung recipients
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Geographic Pattern of Lyme Disease Mapped in Eastern U.S.
Two risk foci identified in Northeast and upper Midwest
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Erivedge Approved to Treat Basal Cell Carinoma
The most common skin cancer
Monday, January 30, 2012

Not Enough Americans Being Screened for Cancer
Rates short of Healthy People 2020 targets for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Unemployed Have Poorer Mental and Physical Health
And are less likely to receive needed medical care and prescriptions
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Many Tweens Don't Follow Correct Sun Behaviors
More than half of 10 and 13 year olds report experiencing sunburn in the past year
Monday, January 23, 2012

Long-Term Adalimumab Safe, Effective for Psoriasis
Efficacy well maintained in patients with highest initial levels of drug response
Friday, January 20, 2012

Positive Patch Test Reaction Rates Similar for Elderly, Adults
Particularly sensitive to preservatives, fragrance and flavoring markers, and topical antimicrobials
Friday, January 20, 2012

Excess Weight Found to Double the Odds of Acne in Teen Girls
Same association not observed in adolescent boys
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

U.S. Health Care Expenditure Still Unevenly Distributed
In 2008 and 2009, 1 percent of population account for ~20 percent of spending
Friday, January 13, 2012

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Previous Psoriasis Diagnosis
Men with erectile dysfunction more likely to have been previously diagnosed with psoriasis
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Antiestrogens May Counter Increased Skin Cancer Risk
In breast cancer patients, no excess melanoma risk found in those receiving antiestrogen therapy
Monday, January 09, 2012

Cancer-Related Mortality Continues to Decrease
From 1999 to 2008, overall annual decrease of 1.6 percent in men, 1.8 percent in women
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Study Compares Onset of Action of Two Types of Botulinum Toxin
AbobotulinumtoxinA yields more significant improvements in crow's feet at day 4
Monday, December 26, 2011

Poor Compliance With Sunscreen Advice Found in Adult Skiers
Only 4.4 percent comply with all sunscreen advice; 20.4 percent comply with sunscreen reapplication
Friday, December 23, 2011

Recurrent Cutaneous Melanoma Hazard Rates Vary With Stage
Low hazard rates for stage IA and secondary melanoma; high rates for stage IB, II, and III
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sunless Tanning Product Use Tied to Reduced UV Exposure
Women who use sunless tanning products report less intentional sun exposure, use of tanning beds
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Initial Wound Debridement Faster With Maggot Therapy
Benefit over conventional therapy during first week of treatment loses significance by day 15
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Physician Opinions on Benefits of Open Visit Notes Vary
And, 79 percent of patients are interested in sharing their personal health record information
Monday, December 19, 2011

Combo Therapies in Psoriasis More Effective Than Monotherapy
Adding phototherapy to topical monotherapy improves psoriasis clearance
Monday, December 19, 2011

Factors Affecting Micro-RNA Detection Accuracy Identified
Include variations in plasma samples, collection method, anticoagulant used, inhibitors in plasma
Friday, December 09, 2011

Medical Students Fail to ID Hand Hygiene Indications
Preclinical phase medical students lack knowledge about hand disinfection indications
Monday, December 05, 2011

Cold Sore Susceptibility Linked to SNPs on C21orf91
Association seen in linkage analysis, parental transmission disequilibrium testing
Friday, December 02, 2011

U.S. Patients Highly Satisfied With Outpatient Medical Care
Patient satisfaction scores tied to waiting time, time spent with provider, and age category
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

High-Performing Docs Learn Equally From Success, Failure
High performers learn from successes, failures; low performers have asymmetric learning rates
Monday, November 28, 2011

Alendronate Ups BMD in Patients Taking Steroids for Skin Diseases
Bone mineral density increased at lumbar spine, femoral neck in immunobullous disorders
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Carbon Dioxide Laser Feasible in Primary Lentigo Maligna
Recurrence rate of 6.7 percent during a mean follow-up of 77.8 months
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Process Attributes Most Impact Psoriasis Therapy Choice
Treatment location, probability of benefit, delivery method affects patients' treatment preference
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Adverse Effects of Pediatric Acupuncture Usually Mild
Mild adverse effects include pain, bruising, bleeding, and worsening of symptoms
Monday, November 21, 2011

Oral Antibiotic Use in Acne Tied to Reported Pharyngitis
Odds of reporting pharyngitis more than three times higher for patients taking oral antibiotics
Monday, November 21, 2011

Nonpunitive Method Improves Medical Error Reporting
Most common errors: misfiled or incorrectly entered patient info
Monday, November 21, 2011

Grape Seed Extract Lowers Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk
Use of multivitamins is linked to borderline significant reduction in the risk of SCC
Monday, November 21, 2011

Minoxidil Foam Is Effective in Androgenic Alopecia
Once-daily 5 percent MTF is as effective as twice-daily 2 percent topical solution
Friday, November 18, 2011

Delayed Acyclovir Ups Hospital Stay for Eczema Herpeticum
One day delay in starting acylovir ups hospital stay by 11 percent in pediatric eczema herpeticum
Monday, November 14, 2011

Half of U.S. Adult Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
Cessation services, however, tend to be under-utilized
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glove Use Linked to Reduced Hand Hygiene Compliance
Gloves often worn when not indicated, and not worn when indicated
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Evidence Suggests Less Frequent Follow-Up OK for Melanoma
Needs of patients, clinicians may be better served with fewer visits and a more focused approach
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Great Achievement at Young Age Function of Time, Not Field
Age dynamics tied to proportion of theoretical work, age of attainment of foundation knowledge
Monday, November 07, 2011

ACR: Vitamin D Beneficial in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
And, interferon-α-kinoid immunization is safe, shows promise for SLE
Monday, November 07, 2011

Receptionists Contribute to Safety of Repeat Prescriptions
Clinicians often unaware of input of receptionists and administrative staff in repeat prescribing
Friday, November 04, 2011

Rooms of Patients With A. baumannii Often Contaminated
Supply carts, floors, infusion pumps, ventilator touch pads are most commonly contaminated
Friday, November 04, 2011

C1 Esterase Inhibitor Effective in Hereditary Angioedema
Single 20 U/kg dose safe, complete symptom resolution at any body location in 15.5 hrs
Thursday, November 03, 2011

No Medicare Savings From Disease-Management Hotline
Modest improvement in quality of care, but no reduction in costs of care or acute care utilization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Risks for C. difficile Infection, Colonization Identified
Host, pathogen factors differentially affect this health care-associated infection, colonization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

CDC: Opioid Overdoses Have Reached Epidemic Proportions
Overdose death rates, sales, OPR-related treatment admissions increased between 1999 and 2008
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Switching From IV to Oral Meds Cuts Health Care Costs
In patients eligible for oral intake, switch from IV to oral equivalents cuts hospital costs
Monday, October 31, 2011

Briakinumab More Effective Than Methotrexate in Psoriasis
Although more frequent serious infections and cancers seen with briakinumab
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ghost Authorship Prevalent in About One-Fifth of Articles
Prevalence of honorary, ghost authorship, down from 29.2 to 21.0 percent from 1996 to 2008
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

AACR: Coffee Tied to Lower Basal Cell Carcinoma Risk
Inverse link between coffee intake and basal cell, not squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma risk
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Excision Margin of 2 cm Safe in Melanoma Thicker Than 2 mm
Overall five-year survival in cutaneous melanoma similar with 2-cm, 4-cm resection margins
Monday, October 24, 2011

Article Collection Sheds Light on U.S. Melanoma Trends
Collaboration addresses costs, disparities, surveillance issues
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Low Lethal Potential for Atypical Spitz Tumors
ASTs have favorable prognosis, elevated melanoma risk, moderate risk of regional nodes mets
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix Shots Induce Cellular Changes
PRFM injection induces fibroblast activation, collagen deposition, angiogenesis, adipogenesis
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Deletion in ADAM17 Connected to Skin, Bowel Disease
Skin, small intestine biopsy samples from affected individuals show paucity of ADAM17 expression
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Distinct Risks for Superficial Spreading, Lentigo Melanomas
Solar lentigines are strongest predictors of lentigo maligna, nevi of superficial spreading type
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hair Professionals Are Potential Skin Cancer Educators
Frequency of observation of lesions tied to health communication practices, not cancer knowledge
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Readmission Risk Models Display Poor Predictive Ability
Current hospital readmission risk models for comparative or clinical purposes perform poorly
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rare Disorders ID'd by NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Integrated high-density SNP arrays, whole exome or genome analyses used to aid diagnosis
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent, Under-Reported
Conflicts of interest prevalent; under-reported by members, chairs of panels developing guidelines
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Electronic Records Enhance Care Transitions for Elderly
Complete and accurate transfer of information necessary to maximize patient care
Monday, October 10, 2011

UVA1 Induces Thymine Dimers in DNA of Human Skin in Vivo
UVA1 induces thymine dimers but not pyrimidine (6-4) pyrimidone photoproducts in skin epidermis
Friday, October 07, 2011

Use of Oral Steroids Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency
Steroid users have more than two-fold increased risk of vitamin D deficiency than steroid nonusers
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Fractional Lasers Effective, Safe in Dark-Skin Acne Scars
Non-ablative fractional 1,550 nm, ablative fractional CO2 lasers effective, safe in ethnic skin
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Vitamin D Insufficiency Prevalent in Psoriatic Arthritis
Researchers find that season and location appear to have no effect
Monday, October 03, 2011

Doctors, Patients Identify Tacit Clues in Their Interactions
Non-verbal tacit clues most common, but interpretation differs for doctors and patients
Friday, September 30, 2011

Maternal, Cord Blood Folate Not Tied to Childhood Eczema
But, infants exposed to >500 µg folic acid/day in third trimester have increased risk of eczema
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bed Bug Treatment Can Cause Illness
CDC recommends broad public education on effective bed bug management
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Study Compares Great Saphenous Vein Insufficiency Therapies
More adverse events with laser, but advantages in hemodynamics, recovery, cosmetic outcome
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mortality Up in Hospitals With More Minority Trauma Patients
Trauma patients' odds of mortality linked to the proportion of minority patients in the hospital
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Age, Treating Physician Tied to Pediatric Psoriasis Treatment
Dermatologists, internists prescribe high-potency steroids; pediatricians prescribe topical tacrolimus
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mycophenolate Mofetil Safe, Effective for Refractory Lupus
MMF, standard therapy tolerated for antimalarial-resistant cutaneous lupus erythematosus
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Xanthelasmata Predict Death, Ischemic Vascular Disease
Xanthelasmata either alone or combined with arcus corneae predict risk in general population
Friday, September 16, 2011

CDC: MRSA USA300 Strain Resistant to Topical Antibiotics
Most MRSA isolates susceptible to bacitracin, but USA300 isolates resistant to bacitracin, neomycin
Friday, September 16, 2011

TNF Inhibitors for RA Do Not Increase Malignancy Risk
But tumor necrosis factor inhibitor exposure ups non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma risk
Monday, September 12, 2011

Exclusive Breast-Feeding Doesn't Lower Eczema Risk
No evidence linking exclusive breast-feeding for four months or more with eczema prevention
Monday, August 29, 2011

Loss of Jobs Means Loss of Health Coverage for Many in U.S.
Majority report delay in getting needed healthcare and financial difficulties paying medical bills
Monday, August 29, 2011

Complementary Medicine Used More by Health Care Workers
U.S. health care providers use complementary, alternative medicine more than support workers
Friday, August 26, 2011

Pharmaceutical Ads Often Don't Adhere to U.S. FDA Guidelines
Only 18.1 percent of advertisements fully adhere to FDA guidelines, over half do not quantify serious risks
Thursday, August 25, 2011

CDC: 2010/2011 Flu Vaccination Coverage Studied
Coverage in health care personnel and pregnant women remained stable versus previous season
Thursday, August 18, 2011

UVR Exposure From Tanning Beds Ups Cerebral Blood Flow
Frequent exposure to UV radiation may reward central nervous system, encourage over tanning
Monday, August 15, 2011

Cost of Interacting With Payers Higher in U.S. Than Canada
U.S. physicians and nursing staff spend more time and money interacting with health plans
Friday, August 05, 2011

Greater Sun Safety Linked to Acculturation in Latinos
And social network contacts, education level, perceived health status mediate sunscreen use
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cardiac Transplants Tied to Increased Risk of Skin Cancer
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma risk is much higher than in general population
Monday, July 11, 2011

Melanoma Screening Advised for High-Risk Patients
Most patients younger than 50 with no medical or family history detect their own skin cancer
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Unequal Care Access for Children With Public Insurance
Disparities exist in providers' acceptance of public insurance compared to private insurance
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Life Expectancy in U.S. Counties Below Many Nations
Women, and black men and women have lower life expectancy in all U.S. counties
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Effect Estimates May Be Inflated in Biomarker Studies
Highly cited studies overestimate biomarker effect compared to meta-analyses
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Childhood Obesity Linked to Psoriasis
Cardiovascular risk factors significantly higher in adolescents with psoriasis
Friday, May 27, 2011

Contact With Drug Industry Linked to Positive Attitudes
Substantial proportion of medical students believe gifts from drug industry affect prescribing
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Psoriasis Linked to Difficult-to-Manage Hypertension
Patients with psoriasis more likely to be on multiple drug regimen or centrally acting agents
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No Skin Atrophy With Long-Term Topical Corticosteroids
Long-term use of topical corticosteroids is a safe option for children with dermatitis
Friday, May 20, 2011

No Evidence of Skin Infestation in Delusional Infestation
Although dermatitis seen in 61 percent of skin biopsies from patients with delusional skin infestation
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Most Nondermatologist Lesion Referrals Are Nonmalignant
But consulting dermatologists are better able to identify incident malignant lesions
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Childhood Eczema, Rhinitis Predict Adult Asthma
The conditions predict atopic asthma but are not associated with nonatopic asthma
Friday, May 13, 2011

Medical Education Participants Recognize Funding Bias
Yet most are unwilling to pay more for continuing medical education registration to overcome bias
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Increasing Cancer Burden Projected for Ethnic Minorities
Need for improved understanding of risk factors, progression, and outcomes in U.S. subpopulations
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Central Hair Loss Prevalent in African-American Women
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia may be tied to diabetes, certain hairstyles
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Antibiotics for Acne May Not Up Prevalence of S. aureus
Long-term tetracycline use for acne may lower prevalence without increasing resistance
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

'Global Trigger Tool' Identifies 10 Times More Errors
New tool identifies many more adverse events in hospital admissions compared to other methods
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Community-Associated MRSA Infections Are Seasonal
Seasonal variation of hospital-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus in children
Monday, April 04, 2011

Cancer Rates, Cancer Mortality Rates Falling in U.S.
Lung cancer mortality falls in women after decades of rising
Friday, April 01, 2011

Autoimmune Diseases Number Two Cause of Chronic Illness
Major burden on all U.S. health care costs, patient expenses, and loss of earnings
Friday, April 01, 2011

Online Health Records Less Used by Minorities, Poor
Low-income patients, blacks, and Hispanics less likely to use Internet personal health record
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

U.S. Shingles Vaccine Approval Expanded
To include people in their 50s
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reduced Hours for Trainees Has Had Little Effect in U.S.
Shorter work week for doctors in training has had little impact, positive or negative, on patient safety
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Increased Melanoma Incidence Tied to Socioeconomic Status
Melanoma rates 80 percent higher in areas with high socioeconomic status and high UV radiation
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AAAAI: One-Third of Infants Outgrow Milk Allergy
Children with more severe atopic dermatitis less likely to outgrow egg or milk allergy
Monday, March 21, 2011

AAAAI: Birth Order Impacts Specific Allergy Risk
Prevalence of rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and food allergy decrease with increasing birth order
Monday, March 21, 2011

Professional Values of U.S. and U.K. Doctors Examined
Nearly one-third of doctors fail to report inadequate colleague, often for fear of retribution
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Number of Cancer Survivors in U.S. Reaches 11.7 Million
The number increased from 9.8 million in 2001 to almost 12 million in 2007
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ethnic Differences Seen in Academic Measures for U.K. Docs
Gap exists in academic performance of white versus nonwhite medical students and doctors
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Pharmacological Meta-Analyses Rarely Report Disclosures
Meta-analyses of pharmacological interventions rarely disclose funding or conflicts of interest
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Majority of Pediatric Burn Admissions Due to Scalding
Annual 2.3 percent decrease in hospitalization rate for children under 5 in Western Australia
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Educational Intervention for Skin Self-Examination Effective
Kidney transplant recipients receptive to educational materials for skin self-examinations
Friday, February 25, 2011

Melanoma May Affect Women's Quality of Life More Than Men's
Women worry more about sun's effects, more likely to avoid exposure after surviving melanoma
Thursday, February 24, 2011

New U.S. Report on the Nation's Health 2010 Released
The 34th annual CDC report includes a special feature on death and dying
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Most Recalled Medical Devices Given Lenient Approval
Over 70 percent of the medical devices recalled were considered low or moderate risk
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Researchers Explore Nature of Difficult Clinical Encounters
Patients, physicians both contribute characteristics; difficult patients have worse outcomes
Monday, February 14, 2011

Public Sector Plays Big Role in Drug Research
Role of public-sector research institutions larger than previously thought
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

AAD: Athletes at Higher Risk of Contagious Skin Infections
Skin-to-skin contact of athletes increases the risk of bacterial, viral, and fungal skin infections
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

AAD: Treatment of Common Birthmarks Evaluated
Features of red, brown, and white birthmarks aid in determining type and timing of treatment
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

AAD: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Incidence in U.S. Rising
Data reveal that treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers nearly doubled from 1994 to 2006
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

AAD: Atopic Dermatitis Precursor for Food Allergies
Guidelines suggest children <5 years with atopic dermatitis should be evaluated for food allergies
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Electronic Health Records May Not Improve Care Quality
Use with clinical decision support not tied to better quality of care
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Severe Maternal Psoriasis Linked to Low Birth Weight
But mild psoriasis not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CDC Report Highlights Important Health Disparities
Outlines disparities by sex, race/ethnicity, income, and other social characteristics
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Burnout Levels Particularly High in Residents
High percentage of anesthesiology chairs also meet criteria for high or moderately-high burnout
Monday, January 10, 2011

Severe Skin Lesions Can Cause IBD Patients to Quit Therapy
If topical treatment fails, lesions caused by anti-tumor necrosis factor may cause discontinuation
Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Burnout Driving Away Many Emergency Physicians
French study finds work-family conflicts, poor teamwork associated with burnout
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Dermatitis May Not Influence Bone Density in Children
Topical corticosteroid use, too, seems to have no negative impact
Monday, November 29, 2010

Patch-Test Screening for Product Allergy Falls Flat
Combination standard, supplemental tests appear better for diagnosing skin care product reactions
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Skiers' Behavior May Not Align With Ultraviolet Risk
Study supports use of sunscreen even on cloudy days due to still-high UV radiation
Friday, November 19, 2010

U.S. Health Insurance Compared to 10 Other Nations
U.S. adults spend more time, money on insurance; have more coverage denials
Friday, November 19, 2010

Fraud in Scientific Literature Appears Intentional
Characteristics of articles retracted for fraud versus error suggest deliberate effort
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Patients Treated for Severe Acne Have Higher Suicide Risk
Those treated with isotretinoin have increased risk up to six months after treatment
Friday, November 12, 2010

Physician-Industry Financial Ties Decreased Since 2004
But 83.8 percent of physicians still have some type of industry financial relationship
Friday, November 12, 2010

Primary Care Trails Other Specialties in Hourly Wages
In other study, physicians point to Medicare reimbursement problems, differ on reforms
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Educational Campaigns May Improve Skin Cancer Screening
Campaigns with specific recommendations for who should be screened are needed
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vitamin D Levels Lower in Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
Most individuals with BCNS avoid sunlight at peak hours, use sunscreen over cancer concern
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dog Ownership Reduces Risk of Eczema in Dog-Sensitive Children
Allergic kids exposed to dogs, but not cats, have attenuated eczema risk at 4 years of age
Friday, October 01, 2010

Sunless Tanning Promotion Tied to Reduced Sunbathing
However, adolescent use of sunless tanning products linked to indoor tanning and sunburns
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sacrifice Makes Industry Gifts Seem More Acceptable
Residents reminded of med school sacrifices tend to perceive gifting more favorably
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Re-Consent Important Before Secondary Use of Genetic Data
Research participants want to be asked before their data are added to federal database
Monday, September 13, 2010

Annual Medical Liability Costs Surpass $50 Billion
Account for more than 2 percent of total health care spending in the United States
Thursday, September 09, 2010

Psoriasis Linked to Non-Light Beer and Mental Health Risks
However, UV-B treatments for psoriasis can result in beneficial vitamin D levels
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Industry-Funded Clinical Trials Yield More Positive Outcomes
Also less likely than government-, nonprofit-funded trials to be published within two years
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Deodorant Sprays Can Damage Skin When Used Incorrectly
Applied too close, for too long, sprays may result in frostbite-like lesions
Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Passing Tanning Bed Laws May Require New Strategy
Survey reveals need for coordination among organizations on underage tanning restrictions
Friday, July 02, 2010

Some Moist Toilet Paper Can Cause Severe Reaction
Chemical in toilet paper can cause perianal, perineal allergic contact dermatitis
Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rural Residents Less Likely to Use Sunscreen
However, rural-urban differences in sunscreen use could be explained by confounding factors
Thursday, June 03, 2010

Indoor Tanning Beds/Booths Increase Melanoma Risk
Greater risk with greater number of total hours, sessions, or years spent tanning
Thursday, May 27, 2010

FDA Warns Consumers Against Swallowing Topical Benadryl
Diphenhydramine in product can lead to unconsciousness, hallucinations, confusion
Thursday, May 13, 2010

New FDA Program Targets Misleading Drug Advertising
Aims to teach health care providers their role in recognizing, reporting untruthful ads
Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Risk Factors for Physician Misconduct Identified
Male sex, lower socioeconomic status, and difficulty in medical school increase misconduct risk
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FDA Changes Medical Device Advisory Committee Process
Expert panels reviewing devices for premarket approval will discuss information differently
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Financial Ties Negatively Affect Perceptions of Research Quality
Patients believe their physicians' ties also influence clinical care
Tuesday, April 27, 2010

T. Tonsurans Rate High in Black Children in Kansas City
12.9 percent of black kids tested were infected, compared with 6.6 percent of kids overall
Thursday, April 22, 2010

E-visits for Acne Patient Follow-Up Found Effective
Compared with conventional office visits, online follow-up results in equivalent clinical outcomes
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Shared Appointments Improve Census, Profit in Dermatology
More benefit seen with shared appointments for dermatology than for other specialties
Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FDA Updates Web Site With Triclosan Information
Agency says it does not have sufficient safety data to recommend changes in consumer regulation
Thursday, April 08, 2010

Asclera Approved to Treat Varicose Veins
FDA approves use of polidocanol (Asclera) for treatment of small varicose veins
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Study Finds Minority Children Lacking in Vitamin D
Insufficiency and deficiency prevalence high among low-income black and Hispanic children
Monday, March 29, 2010

Non-Toxic Lotion Effective Against Lice in Young Children
Benzyl alcohol lotion is FDA approved and found to be safe in children as young as 6 months
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Corticosteroid Suppresses VEGF in Infantile Hemangioma
Study of dexamethasone treatment in mouse model sheds light on mechanism of action
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Plastic Surgery Demand Drops 2 Percent From 2008 to 2009
Industry feels effects of recession, but almost 10 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ivermectin Shows Advantage Over Malathion for Head Lice
Oral drug more effective in eradicating hard-to-treat lice than topical malathion lotion
Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ultraviolet Light Exposure and Renal Cancer Risk Assessed
Study finds inverse association between occupational exposure and renal cancer in men
Monday, March 08, 2010

Adult Ocular Shingles Linked to Higher Stroke Risk
Study finds patients more likely to have ischemic strokes rather than hemorrhagic strokes
Thursday, March 04, 2010

2009 H1N1-Related Deaths and Hospitalizations Examined
CDC finds cases, related hospitalizations and deaths highest among 18 to 64 year olds
Monday, February 15, 2010

Dietary Supplement Suspected of Causing Selenium Poisoning
Case finding study suggests liquid supplement responsible for 201 cases in 10 states
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Reducing Skin Toxicity During Cancer Treatment Studied
Skin toxicity is the most common adverse event seen with certain cancer drugs
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Better Quality of Life Linked to Hypofractionated Radiation Doses
Study finds regimen associated with fewer adverse effects in women with breast cancer
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

AHRQ: U.S. Adults Seeing Big Barriers to Specialty Care
About one in 13 who need specialty care report 'big problem' in gaining access to specialists
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FDA Initiative Aims to Cut Medical Radiation Exposure
Focus of efforts include computed tomography, nuclear medicine studies and fluoroscopy
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

H1N1 Vaccination Still Highly Recommended
H1N1 activity leveling off, but CDC still recommends vaccination
Monday, February 08, 2010

Many American Adults Do Not Get Recommended Vaccines
40,000 to 50,000 die each year of vaccine-preventable diseases, per report
Monday, February 08, 2010

Coalition Launches Campaign to Limit Residents' Hours
Advocates say 30-hour workdays cause fatigue and medical errors that impact patient safety
Friday, February 05, 2010

Health Care Spending Makes Record Leap in GDP Share
GDP health share now estimated at 17.3 percent; health spending in 2019 projected at $4.5 trillion
Thursday, February 04, 2010

Diversity Growth Incremental in the Medical Professions
A century after the Flexner Report, minorities still woefully underrepresented and obstacles remain
Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Lancet Retracts Study Linking MMR Vaccine, Autism
Medical panel finds several elements of the controversial study to be incorrect
Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Tylenol Recall in Effect Includes Several Other Drugs
Motrin, Benadryl and Rolaids are also part of recall by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Biomedical Research Funding Shows Decline in 2008
The decline followed 7.8 percent annual increases in 1994 to 2003, 3.4 percent in 2003 to 2007
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Precautions and Training Can Reduce Scalpel Injuries
Study suggests technological innovations reduce the need for traditional blades
Thursday, December 31, 2009

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Body Sculpting Assessed
Study finds approach works over short-term but long-term maintenance needs further evaluation
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Patients Often Lack Knowledge of Their Own Medications
Study suggests incorporating them into medication management would improve safety
Thursday, December 10, 2009

Women Researchers Lag Behind Men in Grant Awards
Study finds 36.2 percent of women researchers earn awards versus 45.6 percent of men
Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Most Medical Journals Have Conflict of Interest Policies
Still, study suggests definition of conflict and disclosure requirements of authors vary greatly
Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Text Messages Shown to Help Improve Sunscreen Use
Study finds a daily reminder prompts people to apply sunscreen to protect their skin
Monday, November 23, 2009

Study Finds Costs of Quality Programs Burden Practices
Another study finds many clinical trials change study design outcomes without explanation
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Medical Errors Disclosure Can Help Physicians and Patients
Second study suggests patients give higher quality ratings when staff report mistakes
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Medical School Enrollment Continues to Expand
Number of residency slots also needs to increase to meet future demand for physicians
Monday, October 26, 2009

Some Hospital Staff Predicted to Be Infection Superspreaders
Hand washing compliance by staff in contact with all patients has biggest impact
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sources Find Different Numbers of Active Physicians
Study compares projections of future physician work force using U.S. Census, AMA Masterfile
Wednesday, October 21, 2009

FDA Launches Drug Disposal Advice Web Page
Flushing recommended for some drugs with potentially deadly effects
Friday, October 16, 2009

Health Care Disparities Among States Found to Be Widening
Commonwealth Fund Commission state report card emphasizes need for health care reform
Friday, October 09, 2009

Organ Donor Family Consent Request Protocols Compared
ACRE trial finds no advantage to organ donor collaborative requesting approach
Friday, October 09, 2009

Roundtable Discussion Tackles Health Care Reform
Improvements in payment, more data to guide decisions could lead to wiser health spending
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Medical Students Want More Practice of Medicine Training
Report finds time devoted to medical economics does not adversely affect clinical training quality
Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Effectiveness and Cost Help to Make Coverage Decisions
Study suggests countries that use these two criteria can also incorporate other factors
Tuesday, October 06, 2009

CDC Says States Not Meeting Fruit and Veggie Objectives
State-by-state report finds states deficient in supporting healthy food in stores and schools
Thursday, October 01, 2009

Bacterial Infections Are a Factor in Many H1N1 Deaths
Finding underscores importance of pneumococcal vaccination for those at high risk for pneumonia
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

H1N1 Virus's Genetic Makeup Appears to Be Staying Stable
CDC suggests forthcoming vaccine likely to be very effective in preventing the disease
Monday, September 28, 2009

Review Advises Hand Washing, Other Antiviral Measures
Masks, gloves, focusing on children's hygiene helpful in preventing respiratory virus spread
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Spotlight on Social Networking Use Among Medical Students
Survey finds a minority of medical schools have policies governing online posting by students
Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tanning May Put Very-Light-Skinned Youth at Higher Risk
Second study encourages more states to restrict young peoples' access to tanning salons
Monday, September 21, 2009

Drug Interaction E-Alerts Show Benefit to Patient Safety
Electronic alerts reduce adverse events including death and disability, as well as costs
Monday, September 14, 2009

Department Issues New HIPAA Notification Regulations
HHS regulations cover need to notify individuals after breaches of their health information
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Alarm Symptoms Often Do Not Result in Timely Diagnosis
Many evaluated for hematuria, hemoptysis, other conditions lack definite diagnoses after three years
Friday, August 14, 2009

HHS Releases Reports on Health Insurance Reform
Health and Human Services says reform would decrease costs, increase number of options
Friday, August 07, 2009

Electronic Disease Surveillance Systems Vary Widely
Lack of unified systems will increase cost of data sharing, report predicts
Friday, July 31, 2009

U.S. Health Data Network a Powerful Tool for Quality
DARTNet, a prototype for data sharing, already gives clinicians access to data on 400,000 patients
Friday, July 31, 2009

Methods to Determine Health Care Priorities Questioned
Debate over whether to base resource allocation on measures of patient or public attitudes
Friday, July 24, 2009

Camera Phones Can Help Doctors Make Rare Diagnoses
Patient captured images of transient symptoms and gave them to her doctor
Friday, July 24, 2009

Obesity Rates Highest Among African-American Population
Prevalence among African-Americans 51 percent higher than among Caucasians
Friday, July 17, 2009

Obesity Rates for American Adults Still Going Up
CDC survey finds a quarter of the population in 32 states is now obese
Thursday, July 09, 2009

Priorities Set for Comparative Effectiveness Research
Best ways to spend $400 million research budget identified
Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Americans Paying for More of Their Health Care Costs
Families with individual coverage may spend 22 to 50 percent of household income on health care
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

President Signs Tobacco Law, Acts on Medicare Coverage
New law regulates tobacco marketing; Medicare reform to cut costs for seniors in coverage gap
Monday, June 22, 2009

Reinforced Infection Control Needed to Combat H1N1
Health care personnel are picking up infections in medical and community settings
Monday, June 22, 2009

AMA: Policy Statement Supports Health Care Reform
Association also adopts strategies to reduce medical school debt, increase supply of physicians
Thursday, June 18, 2009

Individual Mandate for Health Insurance Affordable and Fair
Perspective offers that compulsory minimum health insurance would benefit health care reform
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

AMA: Air Travel Guidelines Needed to Prevent Flu's Spread
Separate policy recognizes health care facilities' role in sustainable, healthy food system
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

AMA: Guidance Offered on Medical Record Breaches
American Medical Association also addresses male breast cancer, anti-aging hormone use
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sweeping Medical Reforms Lack Medical Liability Element
Focus is on cost control, with other issues not yet addressed
Monday, June 15, 2009

Bill Giving FDA Authority Over Tobacco on Way to President
House of Representatives rapidly endorses Senate's version of bill passed late Thursday
Friday, June 12, 2009

Senate Approves Bill Giving FDA Authority Over Tobacco
Measure requires companies to list ingredients and agency to approve new products
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Many U.K. Trained Doctors Stay in National Health Service
And men and women found to choose similar career paths
Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Democrats Set Ambitious Goal for Health Care Reform
Physicians can take lead to get much-needed federal legislation passed
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Medical Center Press Releases Often Lacking Key Details
Many overstate importance and clinical relevance of studies but omit cautions and limitations
Tuesday, May 05, 2009

New Web-based Information Source to Support UK Clinicians
NHS Evidence employs technology and rigorous criteria to assure relevance and quality
Thursday, April 30, 2009

NEJM Commends New Conflict of Interest Proposal
Editorialist says comprehensive recommendations could significantly impact practices, institutions
Thursday, April 30, 2009

FDA Requires OTC Pain Relievers to Display Warnings
New rule requires warnings on stomach bleeding, liver damage on NSAIDs and acetaminophen
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pharmacist Involvement May Decrease Medication Errors
Two studies suggest benefits of an interdisciplinary medication reconciliation process
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Steep Copayments Increase Risk of Non-Adherence
Higher out-of-pocket drug costs delay initiation of therapy for patients with chronic conditions
Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ACP: Board Votes to Enhance Perception of Primary Care
Regents support measures including legislation to fund studies assessing value of primary care
Friday, April 24, 2009

Having Health Insurance May Not Improve Mortality Risk
Researchers say finding suggests universal coverage would not decrease US death rate
Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stretches Without Health Insurance More Common
Change from early 1980s to early 2000s seen particularly in those with lowest education level
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Continuity of Care Declining for Medicare Beneficiaries
Less than a third of beneficiaries saw their PCP when they were hospitalized in 2006
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Financial Rewards for Healthy Behavior Can Be Effective
But the practice can be fraught with moral dilemmas
Friday, April 10, 2009

Electronic Prescribing Online-Learning Tools Launched
American Medical Association tools will help physicians evaluate ePrescribing systems
Thursday, April 02, 2009

Changes Needed in New-Drug Evaluation Process
Patients get 'poor return on investment'; independent evaluation and transparency needed
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

New Health Program Leads to Questions in the UK
Program calls for each primary care trust to seek a general practitioner-led health center
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Safe Practice Scores Do Not Add Up to Fewer Patient Deaths
Safe Practices Survey data only shows how hospitals have implemented safety guidelines
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cost Barriers Slow Adoption of Electronic Health Records
But government intervention and funding could quickly spur improvement
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Transdermal Patches Pose Burn Risk During Scans
Metal in patches can cause burns during MRI
Friday, March 06, 2009

Obama Wants to Spend $630 Billion on Health Care Reform
President's plan calls for replacement of Medicare reimbursement system, increase in FDA budget
Thursday, March 05, 2009

US Motor Vehicle-Related Death Rates Vary Geographically
Mortality rate in the South double that of the Northeast
Monday, March 02, 2009

Insurance Essential for Good Health, Well-Being
Report calls on policymakers, public to address uninsurance problem
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

US Health Spending May Have Hit $2.4 Trillion in 2008
Private health spending growth due to hit 15-year low
Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Proposed Changes to Health Care Would Reduce Costs
Investing in health care reform will improve outcomes, save money
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Transparency, Globalization Growing in Clinical Research
Enhanced data reporting, increased globalization among recent trends in clinical trial research
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Implementing a Quality Improvement Faculty Path
Criteria include broadening promotion factors, considering publication alternatives
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ads Featuring 'Drug Facts Box' Help Educate Consumers
Replacement of brief summary with 'facts box' may lead to better informed medication choices
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Care Coordination Programs Don't Benefit Medicare Patients
Few such programs reduce hospitalizations, monthly expenditures or improve quality of care
Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Clinical Information Technology Leads to Safer Hospitals
Automated records associated with lower mortality, fewer complications
Tuesday, January 27, 2009

AHA: Medical Usage High Among Heart Failure Patients
Each year, those with severe disease see up to 23 clinicians
Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Premiums Up, Coverage Down for Medicare Part D Plans
Nearly all stand-alone Medicare Part D plans will have a coverage gap in 2009
Monday, November 10, 2008

Access to Primary Care Key to US Health Care Reform
Careers in primary care should be supported and promoted
Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Credit Crisis to Take Long-Term Toll on Health System
UK's National Health Service will have no real growth in funding
Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Placebo Treatments Commonly Utilized
Prescribing placebo treatments viewed as both common and ethical
Friday, October 24, 2008

Financial Bailout Puts US Health Care Reform in Jeopardy
Neither McCain's nor Obama's proposals would escape unscathed
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Biologicals Prone to Regulatory Actions
First to be approved in a subgroup at higher risk for regulatory action
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

UK Researchers Demand Regulatory Relief
Regulatory burden of clinical research threatens to inhibit delivery of potential life-saving benefits
Friday, October 17, 2008

News Media Under-Report Drug Company Funding of Research
Few newspapers have written policy on reporting funding and using generic names for drugs
Tuesday, September 30, 2008

No Change to 2009 Part B Medicare Premium
First time since 2000 that premium has not been raised yearly
Monday, September 22, 2008

Antibiotic Resistance Has Become a Global Pandemic
Major medical breakthroughs under threat from loss of antibiotic efficacy
Friday, September 19, 2008

Dermatology Residencies Need More Skin of Color Training
About half of US population will be non-white by 2050
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lancet Supports WHO Report on Health Inequality
Journal applauds report's call to action, will participate in conference and publish theme issue
Friday, August 29, 2008

Outlook Mixed on US Presidential Candidates' Health Plans
Commentary examines potential benefits, flaws in McCain and Obama health care proposals
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Seniors Likely to Find Medicare Health Web Site Unusable
Study of computer-savvy seniors shows the site is difficult to use and navigate
Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Over 1 Billion U.S. Doctor, Hospital Visits Logged in 2006
CDC attributes increase to aging of the U.S. population
Thursday, August 07, 2008

International Issue of Torture Complicity Analyzed
Medical community may condone torture or fail to intervene
Friday, August 01, 2008

Exception Reporting Improves Pay-for-Performance Benefits
Inappropriate exclusion is rare
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Health Cash Incentives for Poor People Debated
Affirmative side says they may reduce health inequality; negative side doubts significant benefit
Wednesday, July 09, 2008

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