Why is achieving work-life balance as a healthcare professional so difficult? As noted in the first part of this three-part series, it is difficult for everyone to agree on what work-life balance really is. Without a common vocabulary on the subject, it is hard to determine...
In cost-effectiveness analyses that compare robotic-assisted laparoscopic cases with conventional laparoscopy, “there’s no contest—robotic surgery almost always comes out more expensive on a case-by-case basis,” said Michael Awad, M.D., PhD, director...
Cancer survivors often fear disease recurrence, and this can affect the quality of their sleep, according to a new report. In a survey of 67 cancer survivors, 52 percent reported poor sleep quality during the previous month. People with some college education and those more...
When bevacizumab was added to standard chemotherapy, the patients with a poor prognosis of ovarian cancer had an overall survival benefit, according to the ICON7 study published online this week in journal The Lancet Oncology....
The American College of Physicians released clinical guidelines for screening average-risk adults without symptoms for several common cancers. An ACP High-Value Care Task Force compiled the guidelines, which focused primarily on breast, colorectal, ovarian, prostate and...
Largo Medical Center recently announced the first single incision bariatric/surgical weight loss adjustable gastric band in the state of Florida. This type of minimally invasive surgery is often the preferred method of treatment when available. The hospital’s robotic...
Women may be receiving unnecessary antibiotics for overdiagnosed urinary tract infections while their sexually transmitted infections go undetected, according to a recent study in an urban academic emergency department.
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