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Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Rosa Michaelis, MD, discusses her goals of cultivating more patient interaction within epilepsy research at the American Epilepsy Society 2014 Annual Meeting.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Doctors continue to prescribe benzodiazepines for seniors despite the significant risks they pose, a new study contends. The research was published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Psychiatry.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next 5 years, according to a report published by Accenture.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Therapy prevents suicide and more attempts in patients who have previously attempted suicide, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Under the Affordable Care Act, information must be made available to allow the public to compare physicians, although there are considerable challenges surrounding the development of the physician performance website, Physician Compare. These challenges are addressed in a health policy brief published online Dec. 11 in Health Affairs.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
With the issuing of the new US Senate report on interrogations, the American Medical Association is reminding physicians of their ethical obligations relating to torture and interrogation.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Consent and purpose are important for public support of secondary uses of electronic health information, according to a study published in the Dec. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Taking medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder might reduce the risk of young patients accidentally injuring themselves, new research suggests. The findings, published online Dec. 15 in Pediatrics, applied to both girls and boys.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Patient diaries kept during a hospital stay in the intensive care unit for a critical illness may be used as a therapeutic tool to assist survivors in recovery after discharge, according to research published online Dec. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Monday, December 15, 2014
For nursing home residents with dementia taking statins, most continue statins with the progression to advanced dementia, according to research published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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