A new medical school, the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine, aims to encourage and mint its students into a career in primary care.
A new study released Monday shows that elderly Canadian patients discuss advance care planning (ACP) with their physicians, but often times those end-of-life plans are not added to the patients' medical records.
Researchers found that the number of vaccinations an infant receives in one day does not increase the risk for autism.
Researchers found that the presence of a high concentration of methane and hydrogen determined through a breath test can indicate one's risks for developing obesity.
Researchers found that shorter shifts did not lead to less medical errors.
A new study recommended physicians to administer mental health evaluations as a part of a regular physical check up.
An updated consensus statement on how to treat athletes with concussions was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Survey reveals that primary care physicians may forget to look at important patient test results due to the overabundance of alerts they receive a day.
Doctors recently compile a list of 135 medical tests and procedures that should be considered unnecessary, and may in fact be harmful for the body.
Who needs a doctor when you have a Walmart?
Advice regarding the initial course of physiotherapy can just as effectively be given over the phone as in face-to-face contact, and yields the same good result.
The trust a patient places on his or her doctor is very important for the course of recovery. A recent study has found that doctors are able to feel the pain as well as the relief of being cured that their patients feel.
It might not be possible for a doctor to correctly detect pneumonia based only on the symptoms and the patients medical history.
The top five issues that will affect both doctors and patients in 2013 were identified with the help of the study done by The Physicians Foundation which is a non-profit organization working towards the advancement of practicing clinicians and a better delivery of healthcare to patients.
While currently, doctors asking for the details of number of hours their patient stays active is not a common practice, a movement is stirring to change that. A new national survey has indicated that only one-third of Americans have their doctors asking them about their physical activity or prescribing it.