News tagged with physicians
Medical study first to pinpoint best 'nerve block' treatments for patients needing surgery for hip fractures
(Medical Xpress)—Anesthesiologists now have more direction for treating patients who have broken their hip and are undergoing surgery.
Surgery Apr 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Women with atrial fibrilation have more symptoms and lower quality of life than men with the same heart condition, according to an analysis of patients in a large national registry compiled by the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Cardiology Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The pharmaceutical industry has pulled back on marketing to physicians and consumers, yet some enduring patterns persist. According to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, ...
Medications Mar 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A patient's relationship with his or her doctor has long been considered an important component of healing. Now, in a novel investigation in which physicians underwent brain scans while they believed they were actually treating ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—According to a new University of Virginia study, half of the 50 states could end their primary care physician shortages, and save billions annually in health care costs, by a simple policy change: equalizing ...
Health Jan 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Amid signs of a growing shortage of primary care physicians in the United States, a new study shows that the majority of newly minted doctors continues to gravitate toward training positions ...
Health Jan 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
While the number of overweight and obese Americans has increased, the amount of weight counseling offered by primary care physicians has decreased—especially for patients with high blood pressure and diabetes—according ...
Overweight and Obesity Jan 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Most people know a colonoscopy requires some preparation by the patient. Now, a Mayo Clinic physician suggests an additional step to lower the risk of colorectal cancer: Ask for your doctor's success rate detecting easy-to-miss ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
More than a third of U.S. physicians responding to a national survey indicated they often or sometimes prescribed brand-name drugs when appropriate generic substitutes were available simply because patients requested the ...
Medications Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
Efforts to help overweight patients avoid diabetes through lifestyle changes need not rely on intensive, one-on-one focused programs, a new clinical study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Palo Alto ...
Diabetes Dec 10, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Could the emergency room be a good place to spot undiagnosed eating disorders among teens, and help steer them to treatment? A new study from the University of Michigan suggests that could be the case.
Health Nov 19, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Women are more likely to die from a myocardial infarction than men, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2012. The gender gap in mortality was independent of patient characteristics, revascularisation ...
Cardiology Oct 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Many antibiotics can lose their ability to kill bacteria – Duke University bioengineers believe they can explain one of the reasons why.
Medical research Oct 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
People 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, and the danger also rises with a diet heavy in sugar, Mayo Clinic researchers have found. Those ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Oct 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
Physicians much less willing to prescribe drugs tested in pharmaceutical-industry funded trials, study finds
(Medical Xpress)—Physicians are less likely to trust the results of clinical trials when they know those trials were funded by pharmaceutical companies, regardless of the quality of the research, a recent ...
Medications Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A physician, medical practitioner, doctor of medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or medical doctor practices medicine, and is concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury. This is accomplished through a detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, diseases and treatment — the science of medicine — and its applied practice — the art or craft of medicine.
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