Tag: medical records

Doctor Wins Restraining Order Against CVS After Prescription Ban

A Kentucky pain specialist has won a temporary restraining order against CVS Pharmacy after the retail chain forbade its pharmacies to fill his prescriptions. In...

Records Reveal Tennessee’s Claims for Firing Vaccine Leader

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As controversy raged on over the firing...

‘Trauma Centers’ Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home

The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home...

‘I Did Nothing Wrong:’ MDs Used Own Sperm for Fertility Patients

Martin D. Greenberg, MD, was sued in May for secretly using his own sperm to inseminate one of his infertility patients 38 years earlier. The...

Apple Making Strides in Health Record Sharing

June 22, 2021 — A growing number of consumers can now download their electronic health records to the Apple Health Record on their iPhones...

Extended AF Monitoring Worth Considering After Eye Stroke

Extended cardiac monitoring for the detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) should be considered in patients who have a stroke caused by central retinal artery occlusion,...

‘Conceivable’ COVID Came From Cave in China

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Anthony Fauci, MD, the chief White House medical adviser, has called...

High ‘Remnant’ Cholesterol Linked to Fivefold Increase in PAD

Elevated levels of remnant cholesterol, or cholesterol other than high-density lipoprotein and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), are associated with a substantially increased risk of developing peripheral...

Old Records Shed New Light on Smallpox Outbreaks in 1700s

A prayer Rev. Ebenezer Storer, a pastor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, wrote in which he gives thanks for the recovery of family members from the disease....

Ob/gyn Sentenced to 59 Years for Unnecessary Surgeries, Fraud

A federal judge sentenced Javaid Perwaiz, MD, to 59 years in prison for healthcare fraud and performing unnecessary gynecologic and obstetrical procedures, including sterilizations without...

Risk Factors for Late Seizure Relapse After Epilepsy Surgery

Incomplete resection and very early epilepsy onset were among the chief predictors of late seizure relapse following epilepsy surgery, according to a new study on the...

Contact Tracing Breach Impacts Private Info of 72K People

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Employees of a vendor paid to conduct...

Worldwide COVID-19 Cases Reached New Weekly Record

More COVID-19 cases were reported worldwide last week than in any other seven-day period during the pandemic, according to new data published Tuesday by the...

Veterinarian Helps Perform ‘Unproven’ Human Surgery

Millions Paid to Resolve Multiple Claims Involving “Unproven” Knee Surgery In what’s believed to be one of the largest public payouts in recent years, the...

More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died of COVID in First Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the...

Despite COVID, Many Wealthy Hospitals Had a Banner Year

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Last May, Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest nonprofit hospital...

A Single-County Measles Outbreak Cost Millions, Study Finds

A measles outbreak that infected 72 people in Washington State cost approximately $3.4 million, including costs of the public health response, medical treatment expenses, and...

2021 NRMP Specialty Match Sees Record Numbers

The number of applicants to the Specialties Matching Service (SMS) of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) continued to grow this year, as did the...

San Francisco, LA Prioritize 2nd Shots, Close Some Sites

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is the latest California city...

Neighborhood Police Complaints Tied to Black Preterm Birth Rates

The more complaints of excessive force by police reported by neighborhood residents, the more likely it is that Black pregnant people living in that neighborhood will...

Gaps in Data Make It Impossible to Know Who Got the Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As they rush to vaccinate millions of Americans, health officials are...

Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a publicly owned hospital delivering good care at lower prices than most others and still...

Obesity ‘Clearly’ Not Tied to Worse Survival in MBC

The relationship between obesity and overweight and breast cancer has some elements of mystery. But this is not one of them: in metastatic breast cancer...

South Has High Rate of Unreported COVID Deaths, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Southern states have higher rates of unreported COVID-related deaths than other...

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds...