Health

Sharing clinical notes engages OB-GYN patients

(HealthDay)—Obstetrics and gynecology patients are interested in reading clinical notes, which seems to promote engagement and safety, according to a study published online June 11 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Pediatrics

Adopted children should undergo comprehensive health evaluation

(HealthDay)—Children who join families through the process of adoption should undergo a comprehensive health evaluation shortly after placement in an adoptive home, according to a clinical report published online April ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

When premenstrual syndrome becomes debilitating

Many women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS), but some experience a severe and possibly disabling subset of PMS known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Health

Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) was accompanied by a great deal of fanfare. Such systems, which replace old paper-based charts in doctor's offices and hospitals, were designed to make patient data more ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Finger joint enlargements may be linked to knee osteoarthritis

Heberden's nodes (HNs) are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. A new Arthritis & Rheumatology study found that the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Health care screening practices impact skin cancer diagnosis

(HealthDay)—Undergoing health care screening practices is associated with an increased likelihood of being diagnosed with skin cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 26 in JAMA Dermatology.

Cardiology

Strategies to cut cardiovascular risk factors show mixed results

(HealthDay)—Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors remain prevalent despite known, proven strategies to reduce risk, according to research published in the Sept. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...

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