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Patient-Clinician Relationship Impacts Health Care Outcomes
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.
Educator Discusses Key Issues for Future Doctors to Consider
The key issues for future physicians are discussed in an article published by the American Medical Association.
Continued Reliance on Windows XP May Threaten Data Security
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.
Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
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.
Medicines Regulator to Review Cardiovascular Risks of Testosterone Treatment
The European Medicines Agency has announced it will evaluate all medications containing testosterone for cardiovascular risk.
Perioperative Chemotherapy Ups Survival in Bladder Cancer
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.
New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
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.
Abuse Not Tied to Pain Severity in Chronic Pelvic Pain
A history of adolescent or adult abuse is not associated with pain severity, but is linked to pain-related disability and depression in women with chronic pelvic pain, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary
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.
Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
While millions of Americans still feel hamstrung by medical expenses, a new government report shows that some people are getting relief.
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