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Computerized Medical Records Subject To Cyber Attacks

Many hospitals will need to turn to what is called cyberdefense in an effort to defend patient confidentiality.

08/08/2014

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Promising Alternative To A Colonoscopy

There is no test for colon cancer more accurate than a colonoscopy but an experimental testing of stool samples holds promise.

03/25/2014

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Studies: Dementia Striking Later In Life

Even 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.

12/09/2013

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Navigating Health Care And Its Costs

A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that physicians need to talk to their patients more about treatment options and their costs.

10/25/2013

Medical Emergencies In Flight

A new report indicates there is a medical emergency on about one out of every 600 flights.

06/05/2013

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Study: Smokers Lose 10 Years Of Life Expectancy

According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine smokers loose at least 10 years of life expectancy compared to non-smokers.

01/24/2013

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The Future Of Medicine

Thanks 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.

01/01/2013

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Doctors As Drug Pushers

Three 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.

11/01/2012

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Health: Birth Control Pills Not Most Effective Contraceptive, Despite Being Most Popular

The pill is not the most effective way to prevent pregnancy, despite millions taking it, according to a new study. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains why, and what is more reliable.

05/23/2012

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FDA Warns Women About Using Osteoporosis Drugs

Medicines like Boniva and Fosamax are prescribed to help build bone strength and prevent fracture. But the FDA review, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that after three to five years of use, the risks may outweigh the benefits of this class of drugs called bisphosphonates.

05/11/2012

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The Impact Of Computers On Health Care

The use of computers in the health care industry may mean that Information gained from the compilation of patient data and the ability for doctor’s to communicate with one another could revolutionize the way care is provided.

03/08/2012

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Study: Colonoscopy Is A Life Saver

Studies show identifying cancer causing polyps with a colonoscopy reduces the colon cancer death rate by 50%.

02/23/2012

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Social Media Helps Health Care

Social media helps facilitate health care during disasters.

08/08/2011

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Blood Sugar Target For Type 2 Diabetics

According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine, 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.

03/30/2011

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See A Doctor Before Getting Pregnant

If you are considering getting pregnant, you should see an obstetrician as soon as you can.

03/10/2011

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