News tagged with health providers

Some teen girls coerced into pregnancy: study

(HealthDay)—Girls as young as 14 have boyfriends who've pressured them to become pregnant, sabotaged their birth control, or otherwise tried to control their reproductive health, a new study finds.

May 05, 2016
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How cancer patients can manage pain

Studies suggest between 20 to 50 percent of cancer patients are in pain when they are first diagnosed with cancer. Approximately 80 percent of patients with advanced cancer say they are in moderate to severe pain. But not ...

May 11, 2016
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Sex, pregnancy and living with disabilities

How regularly do women with disabilities receive pelvic exams and Pap tests? Primary care related to their sexual and reproductive health? And how often do they experience unintended pregnancies in a country where roughly ...

May 02, 2016
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Is California ready for physician-aided suicide?

As California nears implementation of a new law that will let terminally ill patients end their lives by taking a physician-prescribed lethal dose of medication, a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research ...

May 19, 2016
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End-of-life talks aid in Latino advance care planning

Communication about end-of-life care can improve how likely Latino patients with terminal cancer are to sign a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order, helping to close the gap with white patients, according to research by Weill Cornell ...

May 20, 2016
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