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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.
Yoga and meditation are popular on the West Coast, Midwesterners often turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors, and nearly one in every five Americans use herbal supplements. These are among the findings of a new federal government report published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's April edition of the National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief.
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.
Herbal Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F is effective for the treatment of active rheumatoid arthritis in disease-modifying antirheumatic drug-naive patients, according to a study published online April 14 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
The updated valvular heart disease guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology now incorporate transcatheter aortic valve implantation, which is now recommended for patients who are not candidates for surgery and would be expected to survive longer than 1 year after intervention.
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 Jacquelyn Gray
For psoriatic arthritis patients, foot pain and inflammation are tied to foot structure, according to research published in the April 2014 issue of Rheumatology.
US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is stepping down from her position, after overseeing the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act that remains unpopular with some Americans and virtually all Republican lawmakers.
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.
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