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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans Affairs hospitals seem to do just as well as other U.S. hospitals when it comes to treating older men with heart disease or pneumonia, a new study suggests.

    The findings, published online Feb. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical A...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical safety checklist reduced patients' risk of death over 90 days and shortened their hospital stay, a new study found.

    The findings suggest that surgical safety checklists can reduce health care costs by reducing the risk of complication...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long hours for surgical residents don't seem to put patients at risk when the doctors-in-training are allowed to work longer shifts, a new study finds.

    In fact, patients likely benefit, especially if the residents stay with their patients through ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Few cases of severe brain damage in newborns are due to mistakes made during delivery, a new, small study indicates.

    Researchers analyzed the medical records of 32 full-term infants with cerebral palsy and mental retardation, and found that the br...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just 1 percent of active U.S. physicians are responsible for nearly a third of the nation's paid malpractice claims, a new study finds.

    And, the more paid claims doctors incurred, the higher their risk of future paid claims, the study found.Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests.

    In fact, patients suffering from colon, prostate or thyroid cancers who...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Heart surgery patients who receive home visits from physician's assistants are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, a new study finds.

    They also have lower overall health care costs, the researchers said.

    The study followed nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans than ever are satisfied with their visits to the doctor, a new survey shows.

    The online poll of over 3,000 people aged 18 and older found that 88 percent of those who visited a doctor's office in the past year were satisfied with th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, a new study reveals.

    Relatives reported a better end-of-life experience mor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. patients whose health insurance plans have high deductibles undergo fewer diagnostic imaging tests, a nationwide study finds.

    Researchers analyzed 2010 insurance data from more than 21 million adults nationwide and considered plans with hig...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis is costly, and new research suggests that it remains costly even after the disease has been treated.

    "Cancer survivors are facing high costs even after years. The economic burden is substantial," said study author Zhiyuan Zheng...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Palliative care reduces hospital costs for incurable cancer patients who have other serious health conditions, a new study says.

    Palliative care is team-based specialized treatment aiming to provide patients with relief from the symptoms and stress...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Nursing:

    MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many hospitals still restrict who can visit critically ill patients and when. But new survey results suggest that lifting such restrictions can improve family satisfaction and patient well-being.

    "The term 'visiting hours...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rules for judging when a patient is brain dead vary widely from hospital to hospital, despite the existence of national standards created to ensure accuracy, a new study has found.

    The American Academy of Neurology a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients can be taught to safely self-administer long-term intravenous antibiotics at home, without the help of a health care worker, a new study suggests.

    The finding could have a significant impact on uninsured patients who might otherwise sp...Full Article