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New Options Aim to Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates, Save Lives

April 23, 2015 – 3:17 PM |

By Trpko Dimovski, MD
As a physician, one of the most difficult aspects of my job is battling a patient’s advanced, and sometimes fatal, disease knowing …

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Doctors Say FDA Should Ban Flavoring, Ads for E-Cigarettes

April 23, 2015 – 1:58 PM |

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay

ecigs(HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians’ organization says.

There is scant evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, as claimed by manufacturers. And the chemicals used in these devices may be harmful to both smokers and bystanders, said Ryan Crowley, senior associate for health policy at the American College of Physicians (ACP). Read the full story »

Do Wearable Devices in Hospitals Pose Security Threats?

April 17, 2015 – 11:33 AM |
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Wearable tech has painted itself as the future of innovation for many different industries, but perhaps most notably for healthcare. Even now, wearable devices are …

Physicians Beware: CMS May Deny or Revoke Medicare Provider Privileges

April 16, 2015 – 10:22 AM |
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By Victoria H. Johnson and Edward J. Cyran
On February 3, 2015, the authority of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to deny Medicare …

Medical Schools Try To Reboot For 21st Century

April 13, 2015 – 2:29 PM |
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Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has not.
Until now.  Spurred on by the need to train a different …

Medicare Is Stingy In First Year Of Doctor Bonuses

April 6, 2015 – 11:56 AM |
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Dr. Michael Kitchell initially welcomed the federal government’s new quality incentives for doctors. His medical group in Iowa has always scored better than most in …

Violent Video Games Have No Effect on Kids’ Behavior: Study

April 6, 2015 – 11:25 AM |
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By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay
(HealthDay News) — A small study offers a mixed view on whether video games may make kids more aggressive.
Those children who spend more time …

These Doctors Want A Choice In How They Die

March 30, 2015 – 10:51 PM |
Photo by Anna Gorman

SAN FRANCISCO — Dan Swangard knows what death looks like.
As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome …