The UroLift system has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat low or blocked urine flow in men aged 50 and older who have an enlarged prostate.
Mindfulness training is associated with improvements in physician burnout; and, clinicians who rate themselves as more mindful engage in more patient-centered communication.
New insurance protections, changes in how AIDS Drug Assistance Program benefits are counted, Medicaid expansion, and other provisions in the law will mean better care for many patients.
In regard to the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), achievement of "meaningful use" criteria is not uniform across all hospitals.
Most physicians report being satisfied with their career choice, although 40 percent would rethink their path given the chance to choose again.
The total annual cost associated with the five major health care-associated infections is $9.8 billion, according to a meta-analysis published online Sept. 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Higher coffee consumption before prostate cancer diagnosis is associated with a lower risk of recurrence/progression, according to a study published in the August issue of Cancer Causes & Control.
Physicians' confidence in their diagnostic accuracy is not associated with actual diagnostic accuracy or with case difficulty, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
For physicians, the male-female earnings gap has not changed significantly since 1987, according to a research letter published online Sept. 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Employer-sponsored health insurance premiums rose only modestly in 2013, according to research published in the August issue of Health Affairs.