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The patient-clinician relationship has a small but significant effect on health care outcomes, according to a study published online April 9 in PLOS ONE.
The key issues for future physicians are discussed in an article published by the American Medical Association.
Rates of diabetes-related complications have declined substantially over the past two decades, according to a study published in the April 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Physicians who use Windows XP in their practices may be affected by Microsoft's recent discontinuation of support for the program, according to an article published April 8 in Medical Economics.
Many Americans are paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in the cost of specialty medicines for rare or serious diseases, according to a new report.
The use of neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy for the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer is associated with a survival benefit in the general population, according to research published online April 14 in Cancer.
By Khaled M. Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI
An exploration into the elusive and controversial topic of renal artery stenosis and its optimal therapy.
Cytomegalovirus may contribute to anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease, according to a study published online April 10 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
With the resignation of US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday, the Affordable Care Act will get a fresh face. But turning around public perception of the controversial health care reform law in a politically charged mid-term election year poses an enormous challenge for the department's next leader, policy experts said.
By W. Todd Penberthy, PhD
Although they offer an alternative to warfarin for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, effective use of the new anticoagulants requires careful patient selection.
Physician's Money Digest
Nearly half of all physicians are age 50 or older, and many would retire today if they had the means. The importance of advance planning when it comes to an exit or retirement strategy cannot be overstated.
Reverse mortgages have been advertised more and more during the recent run-up in home prices, but not every senior is a good candidate for one.