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Accessing online health records tied to more well-child visits

Accessing online health records tied to more well-child visits

October 15, 2013 2:55 pm by | 1 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Babies were more likely to have all of their recommended well-child visits when parents accessed their health records online, in a new study.
At one of two healthcare locations offering the online access, researchers also f…


Consistent bedtimes can help kid’s behavior problems

Consistent bedtimes can help kid’s behavior problems

October 15, 2013 1:32 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Kids without a regular bedtime tend to have more behavior problems at home and at school, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that when children started going to sleep at a more consistent time, their behavior improved …



Happy patients, advanced tech linked to higher pay for hospital CEOs

Happy patients, advanced tech linked to higher pay for hospital CEOs

October 15, 2013 11:20 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Hospital CEOs’ pay isn’t linked to their hospital’s benefit to the community. Nor is it linked to the quality of care the hospital provides, a…


Cognitive behavior therapy may help kids with abdominal pain

Cognitive behavior therapy may help kids with abdominal pain

October 14, 2013 12:33 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Talk therapy may help some children with frequent and unexplained stomach pain, a new study suggests.
More than half of kids and teenagers who met weekly with a therapist had their stomach aches lessen or go away within a y…


Depression more likely in teens when mothers were depressed during pregnancy

Depression more likely in teens when mothers were depressed during pregnancy

October 10, 2013 4:10 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Teenagers are more likely to be depressed if their mothers were depressed while pregnant, according to a new study.
Mothers’ depression after giving birth was also tied to their children’s mental health years later, but pos…


Survey: U.S. gov’t shouldn’t have power to weigh costs of new treatments

Survey: U.S. gov’t shouldn’t have power to weigh costs of new treatments

October 8, 2013 4:12 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Most Americans don’t want the government to decide if medical treatments are economical before letting patients use them, a new survey suggests. In some places,…


Study finds sun precautions don’t last after melanoma diagnosis

Study finds sun precautions don’t last after melanoma diagnosis

October 3, 2013 12:04 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with the most dangerous type of skin cancer tend to stay out of the sun and wear extra sunscreen the year after being diagnosed. But a new small study suggests those precautions don’t last.
Two to three years after b…



Study finds dermatology apps useful, but they can’t replace a doctor’s visit

Study finds dermatology apps useful, but they can’t replace a doctor’s visit

September 26, 2013 8:37 am by | 2 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Mobile dermatology applications may help people learn about UV rays or keep tabs on their moles, but they are not a substitute for seeing a…


Sharing the bed with infant tied to longer breastfeeding, but also raises SIDS risk

Sharing the bed with infant tied to longer breastfeeding, but also raises SIDS risk

September 24, 2013 4:02 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sharing the bed with baby may make it easier for mothers to breastfeed for the full time that health experts recommend, suggests a new study.
But it could also raise the baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), r…


Black kids less likely to recieve pain medications in ER

Black kids less likely to recieve pain medications in ER

September 23, 2013 1:01 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Black children who are brought to the emergency room for stomach pain and cramps are less likely than white children to be given painkillers, a new study suggests.
Using records from more than 2,000 ER visits, researchers f…


Heart disease patients with a positive attitude tend to live longer

Heart disease patients with a positive attitude tend to live longer

September 20, 2013 9:20 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with heart disease who are more upbeat and excited tend to live longer than those who don’t have such a positive outlook, a new…


Study shows $5K average out-of-pocket costs for fertility treatments

Study shows $5K average out-of-pocket costs for fertility treatments

September 19, 2013 12:54 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Couples starting infertility treatment can expect to pay an average of more than $5,000 out of pocket for office visits, medication and related expenses, a new study of people attending San Francisco-area clinics suggests.


Study: Women with breast cancer overestimate benefits of double mastectomy

Study: Women with breast cancer overestimate benefits of double mastectomy

September 17, 2013 5:23 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Young women with breast cancer often overestimate both their chance of developing cancer in the other breast and how much removal of that breast is likely to protect them, a new U.S. study suggests.
In a survey of women dia…


Study: Kids in the U.S. are getting more exercise, watching TV less often

Study: Kids in the U.S. are getting more exercise, watching TV less often

September 16, 2013 12:43 am by | 1 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Over the last decade, U.S. kids and teenagers have started getting slightly more exercise and reduced their television watching, a new study suggests.
Using surveys conducted in middle and high schools, researchers also fou…


Study finds move to EHRs tied to fewer ER visits, hospitalizations for patients with diabetes

Study finds move to EHRs tied to fewer ER visits, hospitalizations for patients with diabetes

September 10, 2013 4:25 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Switching from paper to electronic medical records at health clinics led to “modest reductions” in the number of people with diabetes that went to the…