Tag: Doctors

As doctors taper or end opioid prescriptions, many patients driven to despair, suicide

Treating America’s Pain: Unintended Victims of the Opioid Crackdown, Part 1 – The Suicides The national opioid crisis propelled a crackdown on prescription painkillers, causing hundreds of doctors to abruptly reduce or completely cut off their patients’ prescriptions, leaving many among the estimated 20 million Americans who suffer from daily debilitating chronic pain to consider

In California, some doctors sell ‘medical exemptions’ for kids’ vaccinations

(HealthDay)—A handful of California doctors are making hay off anti-vaccine parents, charging hundreds of dollars to issue medical exemptions for required childhood vaccinations, a new study claims. In 2015, California passed a law eliminating personal belief exemptions for vaccinations that kids must receive before they can attend public school. In the years since, there’s been

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure

Common antibiotic doctors say could give you organ failure as millions of Britons are at risk of devastating permanent side effect as a result of over-prescribing Some 2,500 Britons a year are killed as a result of antibiotic resistant super bugs  Some patients suffer devastating side effects using common antibiotics Patients can suffer ruptured tendons

Canadian doctors to start prescribing museum visits

A group of Canadian doctors are to begin prescribing trips to an art gallery to help patients suffering a range of ailments become a picture of health. A partnership between the Francophone Association of Doctors in Canada (MFdC) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will allow patients suffering from a number of physical

COPD diagnosis: Which tests do doctors use and how are they done?

Symptoms of COPD, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and fatigue, can be similar to the signs of other lung conditions. COPD often gets progressively worse over time. Getting an accurate and early diagnosis allows doctors to develop an effective treatment plan that can help slow the progression of a person’s disease. Doctors begin diagnosing

All children should receive flu vaccine ASAP, doctors advise

(HealthDay)—All children 6 months of age and older should have a flu shot, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. A flu shot significantly reduces a child’s risk of severe illness and flu-related death, according to the policy statement published online Sept. 3 in the journal Pediatrics. “The flu virus is common—and unpredictable. It can

Doctors’ intuition linked to number of imaging tests ordered

(HealthDay)—Doctors’ intuition plays a role in determining how many imaging tests are ordered for a patient, according to research presented at the 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, held from July 17 to 21 in Honolulu. Mohammad M. Ghassemi, Ph.D., from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, and

Doctors Can Help Children, Teens Adhere to Eczema Treatment Plan

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — Physicians can create an adherence protocol for patients, particularly children and teens, receiving treatment for atopic dermatitis, according to an article published in Dermatology Times. Lack of adherence to treatment protocols can arise for many reasons, including a lack of motivation or laziness, giving up after trying the treatment (e.g.,