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Friday, September 19, 2014
Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for the coming flu season. "It's really unfortunate that half of Americans are not getting the protection from flu they could get," said Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a morning news conference.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, according to early research published online Sept. 18 in Current Biology.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Strategies are presented to help physicians lower their tax burden in an article published Sept. 2 in Medical Economics.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Migraines in midlife may be associated with increased odds of developing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders in later years, according to research published online Sept. 17 in Neurology.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
According to an analysis of various scenarios, racial and ethnic factors may contribute to care and behavior in post-spinal cord and brain injury care.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Bodily pain and headache are highly prevalent in pituitary disease, making pain screening and therapy an important part of the work-up for these patients.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Use of electronic medical record systems is associated with considerable loss of free time per clinic day, according to a research letter published online Sept. 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Gale Scott
Contrary to standard definitions of autism in play a decade ago, children on the autism spectrum do not have problems with learning language. What they have trouble with is using their language skills in communicating effectively, a new study confirms.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
By Gale Scott
Physicians are often tasked with explaining vaccination safety to concerned parents. Parental fears that routine vaccines can trigger neurological diseases have led to decreasing vaccination rates in some countries and subsequent outbreaks of preventable illnesses. A team of Dutch researchers has debunked the idea that vaccination can cause severe epilepsy
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
More than one-quarter of hospital medicine services were rated by ordering physicians as at least a partially defensive order, according to a research letter published online Sept. 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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As Scotland moves forward from its rejection of independence, Eric Anderson, MD, profiles a physician who's made a name for himself playing a uniquely Scottish instrument -- the bagpipes.
A bill introduced in Congress this week would shorten the 2015 reporting period for the US Department of Health and Human Services' Electronic Health Records incentive program.