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Doctors, Hospitals Using Too Many Antibiotics

09/11/2014 – 8:56 AM |
antibiotics

By Mike Stobbe
AP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would …

New Cancer Care Payment Model Benefits Doctors and Patients

09/11/2014 – 8:35 AM |
cancer costs

By Anju Sikka, M.D.
A new study shows that changing the way insurers pay for cancer care can lower costs by 34 percent without affecting the …

Osteopathic Physicians Expected To Increase Due To Health Law

09/09/2014 – 8:55 AM |
osteopathic medicine

By Michael Ollove

Recent reforms in American health care weren’t designed with osteopathic medicine in mind. It only seems that way.
The emphasis on “patient-centered care”—the idea that …

Let Them Sleep! Doctors Say Teens Need Later School Start Time

08/25/2014 – 11:36 PM |
teens sleep

Have you ever wondered why elementary school students — who are awake and watching television by 6AM — don’t start school until 8:45AM while their …

Study: Medical Marijuana Decreases Drug Overdose Deaths

08/25/2014 – 4:01 PM | 2 Comments
medical cannabis

By Brad Broker
The legalization of medical marijuana has led to a decrease in drug overdose deaths, according to a new study.
Chronic pain is so common …

E-Cigs Can Help Smokers Quit, But Heart Assoc. Still Worries About Youths

08/25/2014 – 12:36 PM | 2 Comments
e-cigarette

By Alan Lyndon
E-cigs are booming and more research and regulation is needed — quickly — before a new generation becomes addicted or potentially harmed, according …