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Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors
Progressive MS Linked to Faster Retinal Atrophy Than RRMS
Blood Pressure, Retinal Vessel Diameters Connected in Children
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Affordable Care Act
Safety Climate Perceptions Linked to Health Provider Stress
Court Rules Against Drug Price Disclosures in TV Ads
Globally, ~11 Percent of Children Live With One of Four Disabilities
FDA OKs Second Treatment for Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder
Sleep Apnea in Patients With T2DM Ups Risk for Comorbidities
Signs, Symptoms Vary Widely for Children Presenting With PIMS-TS
Risk Factors for Suicide ID'd in Health Care Professionals
Vision, Balance Issues Common With Pediatric Concussions
ASCO: Drop in Cancer Mortality Greater With Medicaid Expansion
9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019
Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry
Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services
AI Model Predicts Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows
Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.
28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19
Co-Occurring Visual Impairment, Dementia Heighten Disability Risk
Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results
ATS Issues Guideline on the Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis
Symptomatic Health Care Staff in U.K. Screened for COVID-19
David Shulkin, M.D., on COVID-19 Financial Consequences for Health Care System
Roadmap Developed for Resuming Elective Surgery During COVID-19
Low Doses of Bevacizumab Tested for Retinopathy of Prematurity
Visual Impairment May Up Risk for Dementia in Older Women
Firework-Related ED Visits Peak Around Independence Day
Scoring System Helps Guide Surgical Care During COVID-19
Benefit of Social Distancing Outweighs Economic Impact
Guidance Presented for Contact Lens Use During COVID-19
Medical Masks May Be Sufficient During COVID-19 Routine Care
High Rates of Appropriate E-Consults Seen Across Specialties
Majority of Physicians Report Serious Concerns About COVID-19
Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA
Ocular Abnormalities Seen in One-Third of COVID-19 Patients
Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds
U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City
PPE Negative for SARS-CoV-2 After Patient Contact
Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training
National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028
Virtual Reality Can Help Assess Glaucoma-Related Visual Disability
Recommendations Issued for Pediatric Abuse-Related Head Trauma
Serial Interval of COVID-19 Estimated at 3.96 Days
Guidelines Provided for Ophthalmologists in COVID-19 Setting
Decreases Seen in Cancer Incidence, Death Rates
More U.S. Adults at High Risk for Vision Loss in 2017 Than 2002
Ophthalmologic Symptoms Common in Parkinson Disease
2018 Health Care Spending Up Due to Higher Prices
Increase Seen in Melatonin Secretion After Cataract Surgery
Female Clinical Chairs Paid Significantly Less Than Men
Considerable Increase Seen in List, Net Prices of Branded Drugs
Racial/Ethnic Insurance Coverage Disparity Down Since ACA
1996 to 2016 Saw Increases in U.S. Spending on Health Care
Eye Movement Training Efficacious for Hemianopic Patients
Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students
Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
FDA Approves Voltaren Arthritis Pain, Pataday for OTC Use
U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
Subconcussive Head Impacts May Affect Neuro-Ophthalmologic Function
2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Broad Clinical Spectrum Linked to Pediatric MOG Antibodies
Empathy Declines as Students Progress Through Medical School
Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance
Low-Contrast Sensitivity Predicts Poor Vision in Seniors
Reference Pricing Linked to Lower Prices Paid by Employers
Visit Adherence, Visual Acuity Linked in Macular Degeneration
2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Life Expectancy in the United States
U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy
Gender Gap Persists in Starting Salary for Physicians
Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care
Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs
Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws
Teprotumumab Bests Placebo for Active Thyroid Eye Disease
Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
FDA Approves First Drug for Thyroid Eye Disease
ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix 'Ill' U.S. Health Care System
New Guidance Issued for Care of Children With Williams Syndrome
Americans Lack Knowledge About Eye Health
Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
Globally, Men Have Higher Burden of Glaucoma Than Women
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Cancer Mortality Continuing to Drop, With Lung Cancer a Driver
Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications
Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings
Treating Oral Disease Could Yield T2DM-Related Cost Savings
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
Western Diet Linked to Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Household Cleaning Product-Linked Ocular Exposure Declining
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Cellphone-Related Injuries to Head, Neck on the Rise
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution May Increase Risk for Glaucoma
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
New Screening Criteria Help Better ID Retinopathy of Prematurity
Overall Rate of Pediatric Nonpowder Firearm Injuries Down
Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
CDC: 63.5 Percent of 3- to 5-Year-Olds Have Had Vision Tested
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Bipartisan Bill to Curb Drug Costs Backed by White House
FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Slows Myopia Progression
Too Few Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes Getting Eye Exams
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
Seriously Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Face Financial Hardship
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
Pain Control Adequate With Fewer Opioids After Corneal Surgery
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
In T2DM Patients, Anemia Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
Vergence/Accommodative Tx Improves Visual Function
Poor Health Literacy Tied to More Hardships Among Cancer Survivors
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Linked to Choroidal Thinning in Children
Study Looks at Pediatric Firearm-Related Eye Injuries in the U.S.
Retinal Nerve Fiber Loss Linked to Disability in Multiple Sclerosis
Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors
At Least 2.2 Billion People Have Vision Impairment Worldwide
Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments
Aggressive Lowering of HbA1c in T1DM Does Not Reduce Eye, Kidney Disease
Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature
Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels Predict Retinopathy Risk in Lupus
Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
Infectious Disease Consultation May Lower Candida Mortality
Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.
Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data
Rate of Opioid Rx Increasing for Incisional Ocular Surgery
Medical Students Not Ready to Provide Nutritional Care
Cancer Survival Increasing in High-Income Countries
EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
Spending Up With Treatment in Hospital-Owned Practices
Mycophenolate Mofetil Does Not Top MTX in Noninfectious Uveitis
Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
Retinal Vein Occlusion Linked to Higher Risk for CV Events
Racial, Ethnic Underrepresentation Found in Med School Matriculants
Majority of U.S. Doctors Believe ACA Has Improved Access to Care
Netarsudil Lowers IOP in Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension
Online Information About Diabetic Retinopathy Is Poor
Exposure to Air Pollutants May Up Risk for Macular Degeneration
Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research
Patients Recall Few Suggestions for Contact Lens Wear, Care
One-Third of Physicians Will Take 10+ Years to Pay Off Debt
Unused Pharmaceuticals Common After Cataract Surgery
Giant Cell Arteritis Occurs at Similar Rate in Blacks, Whites
Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs
Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015
Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market
Many Hospitals Lack Sufficient Surgery Volumes
Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada
Burnout Symptoms May Up Racial Bias Among Resident Physicians
$70 Million Settlement Reached in Generic Drug Delay Case
National Norms Developed for Assessing Medical School Empathy
First U.S. Trial Using CRISPR Within the Body Set to Begin
Senate Bill Would Reduce Drug Costs for Seniors
Female Ophthalmology Residents Perform Fewer Procedures
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
CDC Assesses Burden of Eye Disorders in Adults With Diabetes
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
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