When patients have psychosocial problems such as anxiety, depression, a general practice doctor is often the first health care professional they see.
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Scientists have designed a synthetic material that starts with the dry adhesive properties of the gecko lizard and supplements it with the underwater adhesive properties of a mussel.
A coalition of 18 health organizations released a consensus report with 53 strategic recommendations to more effectively prepare for and respond to catastrophic emergencies.
In almost every sector of our economy, brilliant, effective innovators have forced sluggish U.S. industries to become more productive.
Fertility clinics might be overusing a laboratory technique called intracytoplasmic sperm injection despite the technique's additional cost.
The demand for services at federally approved community health centers has increased dramatically within the last 10 years, and Hispanics are outpacing all other groups seeking care
Loudoun County is reminding parents of the recent changes in the Virginia child safety seat laws and a new measure regarding cell phone usage by provisional drivers.
US Department Of Health has provided another $896.7 million to the states to improve their ability to respond to public health emergencies.
Rising regulatory requirements and growing security demands are driving healthcare providers to integrated business credentialing and compliance monitoring solutions from Vendormate.
San Francisco Chronicle xamined how biotechnology companies soon could face generic competition under a bipartisan Senate bill.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on Thursday said he plans to introduce legislation that would aim to protect the Office of the Surgeon General from political interference, CQ HealthBeat reports (Carey, CQ HealthBeat, 7/13).
Waxman's move comes after former Surgeon General Richard Carmona on Tuesday in a hearing with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said the Bush administration routinely blocked him from speaking out or issuing reports on human embryonic stem cell research, abstinence-only sex education, emergency contraception and other sensitive public health issues.
The Boston Globe looked at the fast-growing field of research documenting how racism literally hurts the body.
Researchers report how the gene for utrophin puts the brakes on its own expression in muscle cells, thereby suggesting a new target for treatment.
University of Michigan Health System was able to significantly improve both the quality and efficiency of care.
Effective at the opening of trading Express Scripts will replace Genesis HealthCare in the HealthShares Patient Care Services Index.
The United Kingdom should introduce a "stop at two children" or "have one child less" guideline.
Exactech has received premarket approval from FDA for the Novation Ceramic Articulation Hip System thereby granting Exactech permission to market the system.
Wisconsin is failing in terms of the health of several of its subgroups.
North General Hospital highlights the complexity of the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate formulas.
Medical Professionals Not Required To Dedicate 30% Of Practice To Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries, Uninsured
Medical professionals do not need to dedicate 30% of their practice to treating Medicaid, Medicare and uninsured patients.
Medical Malpractice Suits
"Though the medical tort system is designed to deter unsafe practices and to make negligently injured patients whole,it does neither. Nor does it prevent a high frequency of frivolous lawsuits," Jeffrey Segal, a neurosurgeon and founder and CEO of Medical Justice Services, and Michael Sacopulos, general counsel for the organization, write in a Wall Street Journalopinion piece.
A pay-for-performance system showed that coordinating care and reducing hospitalizations can lower Medicare costs.
Unique technology, that uses the enzymes of fireflies to read the genetic code of DNA, has been installed at the University of Liverpool.
Electronic health records have a limited effect on the quality of care provided during ambulatory visits to certain physicians.
Some academic medical centers have launched centers and training programs for proceduralists.
Miniature pieces of RNA, called microRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression.
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