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United States

Marilynn Larkin

Liver donation for transplant misunderstood, underutilized

Jun 19 2019

(Reuters Health) - Lack of knowledge among community physicians may be keeping them from raising the possibility of living donor transplants with their patients with liver disease, new survey data suggest.

No quick fix for physician burnout, depression

Jan 16 2019

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to 44 percent of U.S. physicians are burned out, and 15 percent are depressed and thinking about suicide, according to a survey conducted by Medscape.

Physicians not immune to sexual harassment in the workplace

Jun 13 2018

(Reuters Health) - Sexual comments about body parts or anatomy, leering and unwanted groping, hugging and patting are among the most common types of on-the-job harassment reported by respondents to a new Medscape survey on sexual harassment of physicians.

Opioids overprescribed to patients taking certain sedatives

Apr 20 2018

(Reuters Health) - Narcotic painkillers can be particularly dangerous for patients who also take tranquilizing drugs known as benzodiazepines, but a study suggests doctors are still over-prescribing this combination of medicines.

Pay gaps persist for female and African American physicians in US

Apr 11 2018

(Reuters Health) - Although salaries for U.S. physicians edged higher in 2018, gaps in compensation remained unchanged for females and African Americans, according to Medscape's latest Physician Compensation Report, online April 11.

Doctors' group issues controversial advice for type 2 diabetes

Mar 05 2018

(Reuters Health) - A large organization of internal medicine physicians said today that adults with type 2 diabetes can aim for an easier-to-achieve blood sugar target than what’s been used to guide treatment in the past.

Physician burnout takes a toll on U.S. patients

Jan 17 2018

(Reuters Health) - Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors feel burned out, depressed, or both – and those feelings affect how they relate to patients, according to a survey conducted by Medscape.

Immune cells linked to very early spread of breast cancer

Jan 02 2018

(Reuters Health) - Normal immune cells that live near milk ducts in healthy breast tissue may play a key role in helping early breast cancer cells leave the breast for other parts of the body, researchers say.

Breast surgeons exert 'enormous influence' on patients’ choices

Sep 25 2017

(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer surgeons play a big role in deciding whether women with early-stage breast cancer undergo a controversial operation to have both breasts removed, even when cancer is found in only one, a new study shows.

Eating in synch with your body clock may help curb fat gain

Sep 11 2017

(Reuters Health) - Timing meals relative to your own body clock, rather than to the time of day, may affect how lean you are, researchers suggest.

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