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For dying patients, early plans can improve quality of life

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Careful documentation of a hospice patient's end-of-life wishes - and prominently noting that information in health records early - could prevent...

Walking speed points to future clinical outcomes for older patients with...

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the VA Boston Healthcare System have uncovered a new vital sign for gauging survival and likelihood of having...

Deaths from falls are soaring – here’s how to prevent them

ByOlder Americans, beware: Falling can be dangerous, even deadly. The number of deaths from falling tripled between 2000 and 2016, from about 8,600...

Merger uncertainty and impending clinical trials for Bristol-Myers leave investors in...

Investors are taking a wait-and-see approach to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. That's according to Credit Suisse analysts, based on conversations they say they had with...

Fruit juice is not healthy. Taxing it will slash American obesity.

tResearch at the University of Waterloo claims that taxing fruit juice results in healthier purchasing habits. tParticipants that were taxed "produced greater reductions in...

Dartmouth study reveals how ACOs use home visits to improve care...

A new Dartmouth-led study, published this week in the June issue of Health Affairs, offers new details about how one key approach--home visits--is helping...

Researchers identify link between more frequent, intense heat events and deaths...

Over the last several decades, extreme heat events around the world--particularly in the American Southwest--have gotten hotter, occurred more frequently, and lasted...

Empathy in healthcare is finally making a comeback

A doctor friend - let's call her Anne - was teaching three smart medical students who were told to diagnose a woman complaining of...

Association for Molecular Pathology expresses serious concerns with Congress’ attempt to...

ROCKVILLE, Md. - June 4, 2019 - The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostic professional society, expressed serious concerns with...

JAMA study: The cost of brand-name prescription drugs doubles every 7...

ByThe costs of these top-selling drugs saw a median increase of 76% over the six-year period, according to new research published in JAMA...