Teaching doctors about domestic violence benefits patients

Training physicians to counsel people experiencing domestic violence improves confidence and reduces depression, research finds.

Holly Watkins-U. Melbourne | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine abuse physicians primary-care-physicians

Assessment improves cancer care of older adults

When doctors appreciate the concerns of older adults with cancer, such as function and forgetfulness, both care and patient satisfaction get a boost.

Leslie Orr-Rochester | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer chemotherapy communication physicians seniors

1 simple talk cuts opioid use after hysterectomy

After a hysterectomy, doctors often prescribe women twice as many opioids as they use. There may be a simple way to change that without losing pain control.

U. Michigan | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine communication opioids pain physicians

Health care provider collaboration benefits patients with HIV

Getting better access to testing and primary care for people vulnerable to HIV could be as simple as a telephone call or email among health providers.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care hiv physicians

Poll: Most older adults wary of telemedicine

Most people older than 50 aren't ready to embrace virtual health visits with their doctors—unless they're traveling or need follow-up on previous care.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs older-adults physicians telemedicine

For patients with fungal infections, specialists save lives

About 40% to 50% of people with fungal infections that Candida caused die, but when infectious disease specialists oversee care, death rates can drop 20%.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Sept. 25, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood fungi hospitals infections physicians

New doctors face widespread sexual harassment in residency

A new survey shows just how widespread sexual harrassment is for women during their medical residency, particularly in surgery.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Sept. 20, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine education gender hospitals physicians sexual-harassment

Doctors are prescribing kids more ‘off label’ meds

In visits with at least one drug order, doctors ordered drugs off-label in about 83% of newborn visits, 49% of infant visits, and about 40% of visits for other ages.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Sept. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health medications physicians

Overdose death more likely after coming off opioids for pain

New findings on coming off opioids suggest "the policy recommendations intended to make opioid prescribing safer are not working as intended."

Bobbi Nodell-Washington | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine death medications opioids overdose pain physicians

Many doctors hold back health advice for cancer survivors

"Even though oncologists clearly believe that cancer survivors should adopt a healthy lifestyle, they said they don't have the time..."

Kristin Samuelson-Northwestern | Sept. 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer communication physicians stress

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