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How VR is Revolutionizing the Way Future Doctors are Learning About Our Bodies

September 20, 2017

The first-year medical student at UC San Francisco wasn’t touching any real tissues, though. He was using new…
Will the doctor see your child now?

March 21, 2017

Parents often want medical advice when their child gets sick but only about half are very confident they…
Fear of stigma or sanction keeps many doctors from revealing mental health issues, study finds

September 26, 2016

Even as doctors across America encourage their patients to share concerns about depression, anxiety and other concerns, so…
Unfulfilled Promise: Doctor bonuses

June 28, 2016

Early studies have suggested that paying doctors bonuses for meeting targets for certain health care measures would lead to…
Parents wary of online doctor ratings

March 21, 2016

For many, checking online reviews has become nearly routine for decisions on everything from cars to restaurants. But…
Diversity training helps docs provide culturally aware care

January 20, 2016

Diversity training was the most important contributor to improving oncology surgeons’ ability to provide “culturally congruent” patient care,…
Helicopter parenting at the doctor’s office may impact teen health

December 15, 2015

Parents of teens may struggle letting go of the reins when it comes to their children’s health checkups,…
Less than half of U.S. hospitals require flu shots for staff, study suggests — despite risk to patients

December 10, 2015

Within weeks, flu will start spreading across North America, sickening millions of people. It will hit people with…
One in four new doctors may be depressed – and their patients may suffer because of it

December 9, 2015

More than one in four doctors in the early stages of their careers has signs of depression, a…
Rudeness Damages Medical Staff Performance

September 17, 2015

Researchers have proven that rudeness — like poison in the water cooler — is toxic in the workplace,…
Assessing Ebola Risk

September 2, 2015

While most primary care physicians responding to a survey taken in late 2014 and early 2015 expressed confidence…
Are temper, anxiety, homework trouble medical issues? Many parents don’t realize it

May 20, 2015

Parents often bring their school-aged children to check-ups or sick visits armed with questions. What should he put…
Study links incentives for primary care doctors to improved quality, lower cost

April 9, 2015

Fee-for-value—a physician-reimbursement model that maintains traditional fees for service but includes quality and spending incentives—can reduce spending and…
How robots can help build better doctors

April 8, 2015

A young doctor leans over a patient who has been in a serious car accident and invariably must…
Study: Neurologists’ Focus on Face-to-Face Time with Patients Undervalued by Medicare

April 2, 2015

Most neurologists provide face-to-face care of neurology patients, many of whom have complex diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease,…
Exercise largely absent from U.S. medical school curriculum, study shows

April 1, 2015

Exercise may play a critical role in maintaining good health, but fewer than half of the physicians trained…
Majority of new pediatricians satisfied with first jobs; work matches lifestyle, family and career goals

March 25, 2015

Despite reports indicating job dissatisfaction among some physicians, at least one group of doctors seems to be starting…
General Practitioners Often Turn Out To Be Correct When They Suspect Serious Disease

June 26, 2014

A new study equates the general practitioner’s (GP) interpretation of signs of serious disease with the classical alarm…
Study: Medical education is still worth the cost

November 5, 2013

In 2000, the soaring dot.com industry crashed. Seven years later, the housing boom ended abruptly. With tuition rates…
Physics give rise to a new fly rod

October 15, 2013

A new Norwegian fishing rod is about to be launched onto the world market. The inventor calls it…
Oxford Questions seek to pull back the curtain on the foundations of quantum physics

July 22, 2013

Relativity and quantum theory form the backbone of modern physics, but a group of physicists stresses that daily…
Medical Researchers Implant Telescope for Macular Degeneration

April 16, 2013

Physicians at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center have become the first in Virginia to successfully implant a…
‘Spooky action at a distance’ aboard the International Space Station

April 10, 2013

Albert Einstein famously described quantum entanglement as “spooky action at distance”; however, up until now experiments that examine…
Engineering Students Teach Children About the Physics of Skateboarding

April 8, 2013

“Five! Four! Three! Two! One!” A robotic skateboard soared high into the air and above Paul Schmitt, a…
Mining physicians’ notes for medical insights

October 31, 2012

A new approach to algorithmically distinguishing words with multiple possible meanings could help find useful data in electronic…
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