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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 …

How Doctors, Patients Will Use Apple’s HealthKit in Medical Trials

September 15, 2014 – 2:50 PM |

By Alan Lyndon
Apple’s plan to move into the healthcare market became a little clearer today.  Reuters reported that Stanford and Duke will host medical trials …

Silicon Valley’s Path to Conquer Heath Care Blocked by FDA Rules

September 12, 2014 – 6:00 AM |
health apps

By Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar — Silicon Valley …

Docs Say Electronic Medical Records Waste Time

September 10, 2014 – 3:31 PM |
medical records

While electronic medical records are supposed to advance the practice of medicine and health maintenance, doctors aren’t so sure.  In fact, the results of a …

New Lung Cancer Test May Benefit Heavy Smokers

September 10, 2014 – 9:43 AM |
Lung cancer

By Lauran Neergaard
AP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some current or former heavy smokers may benefit from a new lung cancer test even if they’re 65 …