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A Holiday Gift to Primary Care Doctors: Proof That There’s Not Enough Time For Everything They’re Expected to Do

The average primary care doctor needs to work six more hours a day than they already do, in order to make sure their patients get all the preventive and early-detection care they deserve, a new study finds. Fortunately, the new study was written as...
14-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Medical training or a family? Residents, training programs seek balance

A new analysis finds striking inconsistency in parental leave policies at the nation’s top residency programs, illustrating the enormous challenge these programs face balancing training the next generation of doctors and supporting trainees’...
6-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What more could we do to prevent veteran suicides? Survey reveals clues

Every day, 20 veterans die by suicide -- and most choose a firearm to do it. A new survey of veterans who receive VA mental health care could guide suicide prevention efforts. Ninety-three percent said they would approve of the VA offering options...
10-Dec-2018 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Missing the sweet spot: Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may be testing their blood sugar too often

For people with Type 2 diabetes, testing blood sugar levels becomes part of everyday life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. Fourteen percent of people with Type 2 diabetes who don’t require insulin are...
10-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Some people uncomfortable discontinuing colorectal cancer screening even when benefit is low

A new study finds 29 percent of veterans who underwent recommended screening colonoscopies were uncomfortable with the idea of stopping these screenings when the benefit was expected to be low for them personally.
4-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

What does expanded Medicaid mean for the health & work lives of enrollees? A lot, study finds

A new study could help states that will soon expand Medicaid, or may add a work requirement, understand what might be in store. Nearly half of enrollees in Michigan’s expanded Medicaid felt their physical health improved; more than a third cited...
6-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rise in meth and opioid-use during pregnancy

Among pregnant women , amphetamine-affected births (mostly attributed to methamphetamine) doubled .
27-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Stuck in a loop of wrongness: Brain study shows roots of OCD

No one knows what drives people with obsessive-compulsive disorder to do what they do, even when they’re aware that they shouldn’t do it, and when it interferes with normal life. That lack of understanding means about half can’t find effective...
27-Nov-2018 9:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

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