If the probes prove beneficial in human testing, the advance might lead to more precise and safer endoscopic surgeries.
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More lives could be saved in the United States by spending less money on making medical treatments better and more on getting existing treatments to the patients who need them.
Physicians' financial incentives disclosure may increase trust and loyalty among their patients.
Researchers have analyzed how often results are left pending and how they impact a patient's care plan.
Hundreds of hospitals across the country are now outsourcing certain medical services overseas and the growing trend has profound implications for health care policy and practice.
22% of Hispanic immigrants living in the United States for five years or longer were obese, compared to 16% of Hispanic immigrants residing in the US for less than 5 years.
Mayo Clinic Health Management Resources and Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) announce their collaboration on employee health and wellness. These two employee health management leaders are joining together to raise awareness of the importance of a health risk reduction strategy to help employers reach larger health and productivity goals. Risk reduction strategies are at the forefront of employer efforts to help empower people with information and tools to identify key health risks and offer interventions aimed at changing behaviors.
NHS surgeons are being left to "pick up the pieces" after poor surgery at private treatment centres.
Medical research depends on funding from the private sector, in particular from biotechnology and drug companies, but this funding may lead to conflicts of interest.
The analysis offers health system managers insight into the triumphs and challenges of colleagues who have tested initiatives to promote patient safety.
As humans diverged from their ape ancestors in the last five million years, genes for transcription factors were four times as likely to have changed their own expression patterns as the genes they regulate.
While people who speak little English have less access to health care and receive poorer quality care, there is little research on what solutions work best to overcome language barriers to care.
GeneDesign not only guides the user in designing the gene, but also automatically diagnoses design flaws in the sequence of bases making up the gene.
patients who described a "worst physician" experience focused on traits reflecting opposites of desired physician behaviors, especially perceived insensitive or disrespectful behavior.
Guidelines recommend examination and treatment without constraints, and without prison officers present, unless the risk of escape is high.
Health plans typically establish a set of minimum criteria that must be met by a physician to be granted privileges.
It is unknown how or if hospitals use board certification as a proxy measure of professional competence in their privileging decisions.
The finding could lead to ways to supercharge production of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in cancer patients who have received bone marrow transplants (also known as stem cell transplants).
Only 48 percent of U.S. academic medical centers have a formal policy requiring that financial conflicts of interest are disclosed to potential participants in their clinical trials.
The perception that racial barriers to health care exist in the rural South is prevalent, especially among African Americans, but also among whites.
Compared to traditional surgery for uterine fibroids, a new minimally invasive procedure leads to shorter hospitalization and a quicker return to everyday activities, researchers report.
Nature does it in large part by building bone at the nanoscale, the one billionth of a micron world that scientists have begun to pursue in the emerging field of nanotechnology.
On top of Everest (8,848 m) there is so little oxygen in the air that it barely permits human survival. Thus, reaching those altitudes without the help of supplementary oxygen is a very difficult task.
Study is first step to getting useful information about physicians to patients.
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