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Only 15.4 percent of physicians work in practices that use telemedicine for a wide spectrum of patient interactions

Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine

Specialty and larger practice size are correlates of telemedicine use
Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men

Significant association for men, with positive but not statistically significant link seen for women
Many patients intentionally withhold information from clinicians

Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians

Reasons for nondisclosure include not wanting to be judged or lectured, being embarrassed

Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 25-30

The 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America The annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has developed a draft strategy to reduce the health information technology burden

HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden

Strategy is open for public comment through Jan. 28, 2019

November 2018 Briefing – Gastroenterology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Gastroenterology for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest...
Targeted hepatitis C virus testing misses a substantial number of cases among individuals in correctional facilities

Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons

Findings based on birth cohort, risk-based testing versus opt-out testing in prison system
For patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Hypnotherapy Beats Education for Relief of IBS Symptoms

Group, individual hypnotherapy both effective; group hypnotherapy noninferior to individual tx
A major update of the United States' system for approving medical devices was announced yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration.

FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process

Revised process will ensure new medical devices meet safety and effectiveness standards
Patient and family partnership in care should include treatment of patients and families with dignity and respect

Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care

Patients, families should be treated with dignity and respect, be actively engaged in care