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Funding in short supply for pediatric on-the-job training

Funding in short supply for pediatric on-the-job training

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — Funding for graduate medical education (GME) for doctors-in-training needs to be changed to deal with a shortage of pediatric specialists, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in an updated policy statement. This shortage comes at a time when a growing number of American children have chronic health problems and special [...]

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Is your doctor trustworthy? Past records tough to find, experts say

Is your doctor trustworthy? Past records tough to find, experts say

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 — Most Americans would want to know if their doctor has a troubled past, but getting that information is difficult, a new report finds. Thousands of practicing doctors in the United States are on probation for offenses such as sexual misconduct, drug addiction or unprofessional treatment of patients, according to Consumer [...]

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Software aids in thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment

Software aids in thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment

LOS ANGELES, March 29  — Scientists created a web application that mimics the thyroid’s function of controlling the hormone system, which they say allows them to analyze the effects of treatment on the organ and better treat patients. Thyrosim, is a browser-based app that analyzes multiple sets of patient data offering simulated responses to treatment [...]

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Children with Cushing syndrome have higher suicide risk, study says

Children with Cushing syndrome have higher suicide risk, study says

BETHESDA, Md., March 29  — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health say doctors should more proactively screen children with Cushing syndrome for depression after treatment because of an increased risk for suicide. Raised concern for children with the disorder is based on a recent study suggesting changes in mood after they are treated commonly [...]

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Study: Uncertainty causes more stress than inevitable pain

Study: Uncertainty causes more stress than inevitable pain

LONDON, March 29 (UPI) — Ignorance may be bliss for some, but a recent study in England found people who were most unsure whether they would receive an electric shock were more stressed about it than those who knew they would be shocked. Researchers at University College London report uncertainty that something might happen, or [...]

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Preterm births tied to smog cost U.S. billions

Preterm births tied to smog cost U.S. billions

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 — Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of preterm birth, and the consequences may be costing the United States more than $4 billion a year, a new study estimates. In recent years, a number of studies have found that pregnant women exposed to heavy air pollution have a slightly [...]

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New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu

New vaccine may prevent multiple strains of the flu

ATHENS, Ga., March 29  — Each year, researchers identify influenza strains expected to circulate during flu season and manufacture a vaccine aimed at them. Many years, strains not expected to pose a threat emerge, sickening people who have been vaccinated. Scientists at the University of Georgia and Sanofi Pasteur developed a vaccine forH1N1 influenza that [...]

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How to Manage Higher Health Insurance Costs in 2016

How to Manage Higher Health Insurance Costs in 2016

If you have health insurance, there’s a good chance you’ll pay more for it in 2016. Health care and health insurance costs increase year to year, like most expenses. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, growth in premiums has mostly slowed (as has the rise in health care costs overall), while your share [...]

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The Benefits of Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Over Ordinary Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Benefits of Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Over Ordinary Cardiac Rehabilitation

Despite considerable progress in prevention and treatment, heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States. When patients suffer from a heart attack or other cardiac event, it’s critical that they get appropriate care and adopt lifestyle changes to prevent future damage. Participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program has been proven [...]

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How to Get the Best Plan When You Have a Chronic Illness

How to Get the Best Plan When You Have a Chronic Illness

Purchasing medical coverage on one of the health exchanges is complicated enough. Add a chronic illness to the mix, and it can be downright impossible to choose the right plan. People suffering from chronic illnesses often take multiple medications and have an army of specialists and a preferred physician, all of which has to be [...]

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Michigan outlines Flint recovery plan

Michigan outlines Flint recovery plan

Michigan’s government on Monday released goals to help the city of Flint recover from a health crisis caused by the lead contamination of its drinking water. The plan, involving several state agencies, is meant to address water infrastructure shortcomings and the health of children who have tested for high lead levels in their blood, expand [...]

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In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In Uganda’s Zika Forest, global health scare seems a world away

In a tiny patch of tall trees and tangled undergrowth near the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Zika-carrying mosquitoes buzz around local people who are unperturbed by the global health emergency that the virus has triggered. “Zika? That one I have never heard about – what kind of disease is that?” said Julius Makumbi, [...]

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