Tag: patient counseling

Patient Views on Dermatologic Surgery Antibiotic Use Vary

More than one-quarter of patients undergoing dermatologic surgery said they would prefer not to take an oral antibiotic, even if it could eliminate the risk...

First Mammography Guidelines for Older Breast Cancer Survivors

The first guidelines ever released for screening mammography for older survivors of breast cancer (>75 years) recommend that routine mammography be discontinued for women whose...

New HCM Guidelines Make Shared Decision-making Top Priority

Greater involvement of the patient and family in decision-making, clarity on the role of genetic testing and parameters for team-oriented care, and use of high-volume...

Prescribe Halloween Safety by Region, Current Conditions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Halloween is fast approaching and retail stores are fully stocked with...

Physicians, Patients Need to Know Limits of DNA Privacy Law

Because of the role genetic testing now plays in the management of cancer, and in the identification of risk for the disease, physicians should make...

AAN Issues COVID-19 Ethical Guidance for Neurologists

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued new ethical guidance...

CMS Sets Phased-In Path to Resume Elective Procedures

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Federal officials and medical groups are outlining pathways for allowing elective...

Why Clinicians’ Spiritual Health Matters in the COVID-19 Crisis

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 12, 2020 — On Friday, March 20, an identity-protected Georgia physician told CNN’s Sara Sidner,...

Maintaining Cancer Care in the Face of COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 31, 2020 —  Medical oncologist Anne Chiang, MD, PhD, is scrambling to maintain cancer care...