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To Sell Medical Students On Joys Of Geriatrics, Send In 90-Year-Olds

When doctors told Robert Madison that his wife had dementia, they didn't explain very much. His successful career as an architect hardly prepared him for what came next.<p>"A week before she passed away her behavior was different, and I was angry because I thought she was deliberately not doing …

Some tips for patients to reduce odds of being misdiagnosed

The Institute of Medicine says patient input is critical as health providers try to figure out the right diagnosis. Here are tips from the IOM's …

UPDATE 1-Amgen, Allergan say Avastin copycat succeeds in lung cancer study

(Adds details)<p>Sept 23 (Reuters) - Amgen Inc and Allergan Plc said a late-stage study showed their biosimilar candidate for a type of lung cancer was as effective as Roche AG’s Avastin in preventing disease progression and improving survival.<p>Avastin is Roche’s best-selling cancer drug, raking in …

FDA

Why I can’t get a good night’s sleep

I t’s 1 in the morning and I’ve been in bed for a few hours now. Maybe it’s the few drops of caffeine I mistakenly drank earlier in the day. Or perhaps it’s the 26 wires that are attached to my scalp, face, finger and legs and the strap pulled taut around my waist. All I know is I’m not doing what …

Are you at risk for prostate cancer?

In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to revisit who is at risk for the disease and possible symptoms they should be aware of.<p>Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, with 233,000 new cases diagnosed annually. If and when a man should get …

This Surgeon Found The Perfect Way To Stop His Young Patient Crying

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New Study: Two Weird Foods That Could Rebuild Muscle As You Age

Losing muscle mass as you age is unfortunately inevitable. But we do know there are tons of things we can do to prevent and slow it. For instance, …

Research

‘Never events’: Report highlights mistakes hospitals must eliminate

An infant abducted from a hospital. Surgery performed on the wrong side of the body. A patient dying because no one asked about his or her allergies.<p>Those are examples of "never events" – the kinds of medical errors or in-hospital occurrences that should never occur in Canadian health-care …

Cancer treatment is on the brink of a data revolution

It would be nearly impossible to have the resources to test all 100 people, of course, which is why you chose a smaller sample amount. As simple as it sounds, this is a boiled-down scenario of how actual cancer clinical trials play out.<p>In the real world, only about 3% of cancer patients participate …

Cancer

How Medicare’s 'chronic care management' payments could affect primary care

(Reuters Health) - Medicare’s new “chronic care management” (CCM) payment program could make it more financially feasible for physicians to deliver services between visits.<p>Under the new program, Medicare could reimburse primary care practices about $40 month for such things as medication management …

Health Care

6 Things People With Sleep Apnea Wish You Knew

Snoring might not be simply harmless for people living with sleep apnea.<p>Misinformation persists about obstructive sleep apnea — when you stop breathing briefly and repeatedly during sleep — even though about 18 million Americans have the common condition, according to the National Sleep …

How to get blood pressure down to 120

<b>(CNN) —</b> Doctors have long known that systolic blood pressure below 120 was considered normal and meant a lower risk of heart disease and kidney problems. But they would often only treat patients if that top number crept above 140, the threshold for officially having high blood pressure.<p>Recent …

Diabetes

Surge in statin use among very elderly without heart trouble raises doubts

Many doctors are choosing a better-safe-than-sorry approach to heading off heart trouble in very elderly patients.<p>Inexpensive statin drugs are given …

Humira: One drug. Nine uses. More on the way?

You might call it the Swiss army knife of pharmaceutical drugs.<p>Since it hit the market in 2002 to treat rheumatoid arthritis, Humira has racked up one governmental approval after another to treat maladies ranging from your scalp (itchy, painful red patches) to your midsection (rigidity of the …

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

11 secrets ER insiders know—and you should, too

A trip to a hospital emergency room is no one's idea of a swell time. But more than 130 million times a year, people in the U.S end up there—often with non-life-threatening problems that can mean hours of waiting for treatment. As a volunteer EMT, I can see the frustration, confusion, and fear on …

What Happens to Your Junk When You See a Beautiful Woman

This is the best cartoon about your boner that you'll watch all day<p>When you stare at an attractive, scantily clad woman, you get aroused. Nothing shocking, right?<p>But the science behind your babe-fueled boner is actually a lot more complex than you think, says Darius Paduch, M.D., Ph.D., director of …

How Prescription Drugs Get So Wildly Expensive

Martin Shkreli is the Internet's villain of the week. After buying and then immediately jacking up the price of a drug that treats a potentially …

What Has the Biggest Impact on Hospital Readmission Rates

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Health spas, stone fireplaces, and five-star restaurant chefs are amenities typically associated with luxury hotel brands such as The Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons. They are increasingly found in U.S. hospitals eager to improve their patient-experience scores that now affect Medicare …

Health Care

'Disruptive' doctors rattle nurses, increase safety risks

Society may be getting more politically correct, but there's new evidence that hasn't trickled down to hospital operating rooms.<p>A medical journal published an anonymous essay last month by a physician recounting other doctors' crude and sexual comments and behavior with patients during obstetric …

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Generic drug price gouging: How Shkreli and other monopolists cornered the market on essential medications.

A few months ago, I treated a patient for a case of pinworm, a parasitic infestation that affects roughly 400 million people worldwide, with 40 …

World Health Organization

Controversy over testosterone therapy lands in Chicago court

The ads promise to restore a man's vitality to that of a teenager: one "trick" that makes him strong and energetic, helps him "regain his former glory" and "leaves wives speechless."<p>The so-called trick is testosterone therapy. Once prescribed mainly for men with "low T" because of sickness or …

Medicine

Top Cancer Doc Gives 5 Lifestyle Strategies That Help You Avoid Cancer

These small tweaks could make a monumental difference to your health<p>People who have suffered and beaten cancer are willing to do anything they can to prevent the disease from returning. And that’s probably a mindset everyone should adopt, whether they’ve had cancer or not.<p>The good news: “Almost all …

Doctors respond to Turing drug price hike: 'It's scare mongering'

Turing Pharmaceuticals has become the center of a media maelstrom after raising the price of its toxoplasmosis treatment Daraprim by over 5,000% …

Taking blood pressure drugs at night wards off diabetes, study finds

Sometimes, disease-prevention really is this simple: Adults with high blood pressure who take all of their hypertension medications before they go to bed, rather than in the morning, are less likely to develop Type 2<p>diabetes, new research has found.<p>The new findings are in line with other insights …

The first smart drugs are coming and they could change the way we take medicine

Every year between $100 to $300 billion in healthcare costs are attributed to "medical nonadherence" or people not taking their medication the right way. Now researchers are hoping an ingestible sensor the size of a grain of sand will change that.<p>For the first time, an FDA-approved medication has …

A new study about blood pressure will change the way doctors practice medicine

<i>A single study will change the way I practice medicine, with guidelines from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health soon to follow.</i><p>It's easy to get confused by the overly dramatic daily news about health and medicine. One day coffee is great for you; the next day it …

Urologists say this may be the cure for erectile dysfunction

Gordon Lawson has had prostate cancer, high blood pressure, and issues with his kidneys—all medical conditions that research has linked with erectile dysfunction (ED).<p>Yet despite Lawson’s health problems, the 75-year-old said his sex life is as solid today as it was when he was 18. And it isn’t …

Less Is More: 5 Unexpected Benefits Of Sleeping Naked

Sleeping in the buff offers more benefits than just saving extra cash through not buying pajamas.<p>There are a number of unexpected benefits that …