Surgery

Better planning could save millions in health care costs

Nearly 30% of the $3.6 trillion spent on health care costs in the United States is wasted. New research from Michigan State University and Rutgers University reveals the amount of money washed away in hospital operating rooms, ...

Health

Talking with trained doctors can help abused women

Women who are experiencing intimate partner violence feel better supported, more confident, and less depressed when trained family doctors counsel them, according to new research in the journal Family Practice.

Health

Menopausal night sweats linked with cognitive dysfunction

Experts frequently tout the value of a good night's sleep. However, a new study casts doubt on the value of sleep time suggesting that women who experience night sweats are more vulnerable to cognitive dysfunction as their ...

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More doctors fail to land residency positions after school

Doctors wanting to practice medicine in the U.S. cannot start treating patients on their own immediately after medical school. They typically must go through a residency program that provides additional training under the ...

Health

House leaders work on $213B plan on doc Medicare payments

Bipartisan House leaders are working on a $213 billion plan to permanently change how doctors are paid for treating Medicare patients, a costly problem that's vexed Congress for years, a document circulating among lawmakers ...

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