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2 years 2 months ago

Electronic health records need work

WASHINGTON (AP) -- America may be a technology-driven nation, but the health care system's conversion from paper to computerized records needs lots of work to get the bugs out, according to experts who spent months studying the issue. Hospitals and doctors' offices increasingly are going digital, the Bipartisan Policy...

2 years 4 months ago

Doctors: George Michael recovering in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) - Doctors treating George Michael say the ex-front man for the pop group "Wham!" is making progress as he recovers from pneumonia. Doctors Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski say the 48-year-old Michael remains hospitalized nonetheless. They say in a statement that he "needed intensive care because of the...

2 years 8 months ago

Doctors play a role in Pro Cycling

As pro cyclists gear up for the Pro Cycling Challenge that starts on Monday, so do their medical teams. Centura Health Partners will be providing all the race medical support for the hundred plus competitors. Doctors will be equipped with everything from cars and motorcycles to Flight for Life....

3 years 1 month ago

Pot docs face new rules in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's dispute over which doctors can recommend medical marijuana could become more confusing this week when state health authorities consider tighter limits at the same time lawmakers debate conflicting rules. One question is whether doctors with conditions on their medical licenses - such as a surgeon...

3 years 6 months ago

Hospital ERs increase use of CT and MRI

When someone comes into the emergency room with an injury the chance they'll get a CT scan or MRI is more likely now than ever before. A nationwide study finds emergency doctors ordered medical imaging for about 6-percent of injured patients in 1998. In 2007, that percentage rose to...

3 years 6 months ago

Governor Ritter changes rules on anesthesia

Gov. Bill Ritter announced Monday that Colorado will opt out of a federal Medicare rule that requires physician supervision in rural hospitals for certified registered nurse anesthetists. Colorado will join 15 other states - many of them large, Western and rural - that have opted out of the rule since...

3 years 8 months ago

Study: Weight loss surgery is safe

Serious complications after bariatric surgery appear to be low, according to a new study from the University of Michigan. Researchers there analyzed data on more than 15,000 patients. Overall, about 7-percent of patients who underwent weight-loss surgery like gastric bypass had complications, most of which were minor. Bariatric surgery...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado company settles kickback complaint

A manufacturer of Cochlear implants has agreed to pay $880,000 to the U.S. government to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement with Cochlear Americas on Wednesday. The company in Centennial, Colorado, is a subsidiary of Australia's Cochlear Limited and officials...

3 years 11 months ago

Vice President Joe Biden's son out of hospital

Vice President Joe Biden's son is on his way home from the hospital a week after what doctors said was a mild stroke. Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was released from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia early Tuesday afternoon. The 41-year-old will continue recuperating at home, and...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Doctors calls for 500-foot zone around clinics

One of the few doctors who performs late-term abortions is calling for tougher limits on protesters and says he's working on a city ordinance that would create a 500-foot buffer zone around his clinic. Dr. Warren Hern says people regularly "harass" patients who visit the Boulder Abortion Clinic, prompting him...

4 years 4 months ago

Military experiment seeks to predict PTSD

A military experiment is under way to try to predict who's most at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. Doctors say understanding underlying triggers might help reduce the burden of those who return from combat psychologically wounded, if they can get early help. PTSD is a crippling condition that can emerge...

4 years 5 months ago

Many doctors ignore heart drug guidelines

Most hospitalized heart failure patients are sent home without widely recommended inexpensive pills, despite a program to get more doctors to follow treatment guidelines, a study suggests. Only one-third of 12,565 patients eligible for the drugs got them - even though they were treated at 201 hospitals that had...

4 years 6 months ago

Pueblo seeking medical volunteers

Medical volunteers are needed to help with mass vaccination clinics, and provide basic medical care as needed in Pueblo County. The Pueblo County Medical Reserve Corps and the Pueblo City-County Health Department are seeking Physicians, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Emergency Medical Technician Intermediates (EMTI), Paramedics, RN's, LPN's, and Nursing Students....

4 years 6 months ago

New treatment to prevent strokes

Combining two generic drugs could protect against heart attack and strokes in high-risk patients. The drugs are a cholesterol-lowering medication called lovastatin and a blood pressure drug called lisinopril. Kaiser Permanente researchers gave the drugs to people with diabetes or heart disease . Within two years, doctors said...

4 years 6 months ago

GlaxoSmithKline changes doctor training policy

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline PLC is making major changes in its spending on training programs for doctors, fees paid to doctors for consulting, and even political contributions. The changes include immediate bans on all corporate political contributions and on using commercial medical education and communication companies to run programs teaching doctors...

4 years 7 months ago

Doctors campaign in Denver for reform

A coalition of doctors from Oregon is campaign for a single-payer health care system at the Colorado state Capitol. The doctors are holding a rally Monday to express their indignation over the lack of universal health care. The doctors are being joined by local supporters, including state lawmakers and Colorado...

4 years 7 months ago

15 doctors behind most pot referrals in Colorado

Statistics from the Colorado health department show two doctors are responsible for referring more than a third of the patients on the state's medical-marijuana registry. The Denver Post reports that of the roughly 10,000 medical-marijuana patients on the registry, 75 percent received their recommendations from one of 15 doctors. ...

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