Computerized Medical Records Subject To Cyber AttacksMany hospitals will need to turn to what is called cyberdefense in an effort to defend patient confidentiality.
Studies: Dementia Striking Later In LifeEven though there is no cure for dementia, studies show that it making be striking older people later in life than in had in the past.
Navigating Health Care And Its CostsA new report in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> has found that physicians need to talk to their patients more about treatment options and their costs.
The Future Of MedicineThanks to electronic medical records outputting data at an unprecedented rate and volume, databases for studies can now number in the millions. There are advantages and disadvantages as to how this might influence patient care and treatment.
Doctors As Drug PushersThree types of 'patients' turn to doctors for pain medication: those who are in pain, those who are addicted to the drugs and those who are filling prescriptions only to sell the drugs on the street.
Advances In Treatment For Cystic FibrosisFor the 70,000 people impacted and their families, cystic fibrosis is a life changing and shortening condition.
Blood Sugar Target For Type 2 DiabeticsAccording to a report in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em>, doctors now have confirmed a specific target for lowering blood sugar. It is to get the hemoglobin a1c to about seven percent -- but not much lower.
See A Doctor Before Getting PregnantIf you are considering getting pregnant, you should see an obstetrician as soon as you can.