Although the available methods for identifying autism are improving, a “multipronged approach” is needed to diagnose the developmental disorder earlier.
California is one of 10 states that have done the most to roll out provisions of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. These states, including CO, CT, HI, MD, MA, MN, NY, OR, and VT, have committed to implementing "the most significant aspects of health reform," the report states.
Health care personnel should consider their clinical attire, such as white lab coats, carefully with regards to risk of transmitting infection, according to guidelines published in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
New female-specific guidelines have been issued by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to more accurately reflect the risk of stroke in women across the lifespan and to address the gaps in current risk scores.
Many physicians in non-solo practice settings are paid using different methods, with just over half receiving all or most of their compensation from salary, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
Although physicians generally use smartphones rather than tablets for professional purposes, they are more likely to read articles from medical publications and access medically oriented webcasts/podcasts on tablets, according to the results of a survey conducted by Kantar Media.
Data about ideal screening for delirium in elderly patients presenting in the emergency department are scarce, according to a review published online Dec. 18 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Beginning in 2015, US businesses with 50 or more workers must provide health insurance to "full-time" employees, meaning workers who log at least 30 hours a week, on average.
Postmenopausal women with high estradiol levels have a two-fold higher risk of developing dementia, but the risk is 14-fold higher if they also have diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in Neurology.
Practice owners need to communicate with system vendors to coordinate International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision updates, according to an article published Dec. 25 in Medical Economics.