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Doctor Google Will See You Now

October 14, 2014 – 2:11 PM |
Google health

By Brad Broker
What do you do when you need health information? Before you go to the doctor’s office, you most likely go online to Dr. …

New Artificial Hand Gives Amputees Sense of Touch

October 9, 2014 – 9:00 AM | One Comment

By Lauran Neergaard
AP Medical Writer 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are moving closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell …

Gov’t Website for Doctor Payments Not Quite Up to Snuff

October 2, 2014 – 3:04 PM |
open payments

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jack Gillum

WASHINGTON — Another year, another headache for the Obama administration over a health care website.
This one is called “Open …

Doctors Urge Caution As Pharmaceutical Payments Become Public

October 1, 2014 – 1:39 PM |

By Shefali Luthra

A federal database unveiled Tuesday afternoon details 4.4 million payments from pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to doctors and teaching hospitals, sparking concerns that consumers might …

Parents Consult Online Reviews To Choose Doctor For Their Child

September 22, 2014 – 10:09 AM |
doctors ratings

Patients, when they begin to feel sick, have become comfortable consulting with Dr. Internet for a cure or seeking a referral for themselves. …

Frustrated AMA Pitches New Plan for Use of Electronic Medical Records

September 19, 2014 – 2:56 PM |
medical record

By Roni Caryn Rabin

Saying that electronic health records distract doctors, take time away from care and make physicians less productive, an influential doctors’ group called on …