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How to Relieve the Growing Shortage of Stroke Specialists

December 17, 2014 – 5:10 PM |
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Although stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, there’s an increasing shortage of neurologists …

Outpatient Surgery Centers Are Very Popular; But Are They Safe?

December 16, 2014 – 3:42 PM | One Comment

Wendy Salo was alarmed when she learned where her doctor had scheduled her gynecologic operation: at an outpatient surgery center. “My first thought was ‘Am …

Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD

December 15, 2014 – 6:12 PM |
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MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) –Taking medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might reduce the risk of young patients accidentally injuring themselves, new research …

Nearly 9 Percent Of Medicaid Births Delivered Early For No Medical Reason

December 10, 2014 – 5:21 PM |
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Nearly 9 percent of the births covered by Medicaid — or about 160,000 each year — were elective deliveries before 39 weeks of gestation, which …

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy

December 10, 2014 – 2:55 PM |
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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many studies have affirmed that a newer, shorter course of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer works just …

Routine Ultrasound for Dense Breasts May Not Be Worth Cost

December 10, 2014 – 12:37 PM |
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TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research questions the value of ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts who’ve had a normal mammogram. …