U.S. health care system has worked well for decades, but now it's coming apart at the seams.
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Tendon, the cord-like tissue that connects muscle to bone, contains a small subset of previously unknown adult stem cells.
A nationwide survey of the religious beliefs and practices of American physicians has found that the least religious of all medical specialties is psychiatry. Among psychiatrists who have a religion, more than twice as many are Jewish and far fewer are Protestant or Catholic, the two most common religions among physicians overall.
Researchers have shown that RNA polymerase II also constantly scans the cell's DNA for damage.
Government reforms to primary care have shifted professional control away from general practitioners and financial control away from government, argue senior doctors in this week's BMJ.
Marion County Health Department Public Health Laboratory has completed testing 1,782-blood lead samples taken since the first of several national recall of toys was announced August 2. The various toys were determined to pose a potential lead risk to children.
Of the samples completed to date, less than two percent of those tested had an elevated blood level. The health department will contact these individuals for a second, follow-up blood draw and screening.
A new clinical study will explore the brain-gut interaction in patients with functional dyspepsia and whether certain drugs can effectively relieve symptoms of this disorder.
Researchers have found that new national regulations greatly limiting work hours for physicians-in-training did not lead to increased patient deaths.
NIH has selected the first projects to be funded as part of the Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (GEI), a unique collaboration between geneticists and environmental scientists.
Sacramento health reform debate has focused too much on what hospitals will pay in fees for access to more patients, rather than what reform efforts will cost consumers.
Massachusetts physicians said the state should impose stricter regulations on retail health clinics to protect patient safety.
Some experts have raised concerns about the accuracy of medical data on emergency workers who helped with recovery efforts after the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
New Orleans activists called on Louisiana State University to reopen Charity Hospital, which closed after Hurricane Katrina.
A bill introduced in the Senate on Thursday would require drug and medical device manufacturers to publicly report payments and gifts to physicians, the New York Times reports. Under the bill, companies with at least $100 million in annual revenue would be required each quarter to disclose gifts or payments exceeding $25 in value, and the information would then be posted on a Web site.
NIH will fund nine interdisciplinary research consortia as a means of integrating aspects of different disciplines to address health challenges that have been resistant to traditional research approaches.
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin this week published a two-part series examining access to care at community health centers in Hawaii. Summaries of the articles appear below:
Medicaid payments to primary care physicians vary widely among states, while Medicare physician payments are more similar across the country.
The Netherlands last year enacted a health care system that uses competition and a small dose of regulation to pursue what many in the U.S. hunger to achieve.
Barack Obama will use an "open process" to enact universal health care.
Blood supply has reached a critical low in Downstate Illinois.
FC Dallas team physician Christopher Siodlarz, D.O., employs state-of-the-art medical technology to help diagnose everything from muscle strains in lower extremities to tears in hamstrings.
Few people show the slightest interest in what has happened in countries with government-controlled medical care.
About 20 U.S. hospitals are allowing patients and their families to make emergency calls to rapid response teams.
Guidelines that limit medical residents to 80 work hours per week have had little effect on reducing patient mortality rates.
Six hospitals in the north of England are implementing a Varian Medical Systems software system that enables them to function as one clinical network.
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