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Too Much Homework May Hurt Student Test Scores

March 27, 2015 – 10:47 AM |
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(HealthDay News) — More isn’t necessarily better for teens when it comes to homework, a new study finds.
About an hour a day is ideal, and …

Changes Coming for Medicare Physician Reimbursement

March 27, 2015 – 10:36 AM |
Medicare

By Laura Little
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the payment rates for physician groups participating in the first round of the …

Frequent Antibiotic Use May Lead to Type 2 Diabetes

March 25, 2015 – 1:39 PM |
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(HealthDay News) — Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person’s risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from one …

Docs Don’t Always Tell Patients of Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

March 25, 2015 – 9:24 AM |
Alzheimer's

(HealthDay News) — Doctors are not telling a majority of their patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s that they have the degenerative brain disease, a new report …

Malpractice Fears Lead Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests

March 25, 2015 – 9:13 AM |
medical malpractice

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay Reporter
(HealthDay News) — Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they …

Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer

March 23, 2015 – 3:22 PM |
vitamin d cancer

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay
(HealthDay News) — Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests.
“Vitamin D decreases inflammation in …