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When Are Computers Better Than Doctors?

A computer system did better than doctors when it came to collecting and reporting information about patients, according to a study by researchers at Cedars-Sinai.

The investigators said that their study indicates the possibility of computers to improve the quality of medical care.

They emphasized that they didn’t expect technology to replace physicians in clinical settings. But, they said, the computer can help doctors practice medicine more efficiently.  

Make 2015 The Year of You!

by Monisha Vasa, M.D.

As a psychiatrist, I have the honor of being with people through the ups and downs of life's journey.  I bear witness to joy, fear, anger, and sorrow, and the ways in which we deal with these emotions.  My patients often say to me, "I think what I need is to just stay busy.  I need to distract myself."

Best Health Screenings for Men Over 50

As we get older, it’s crucial to monitor our health. Even though we may not have any symptoms of an illness, a screening test can catch a small problem before it becomes a big one. ThirdAge has already published an article on recommended screenings for women over 50. (http://thirdage.com/article/most-recommended-screenings-women-50-and-above).

Surprise! Cutting “Bad” Carbs Doesn’t Reduce Risk of Diabetes & Heart Disease

Research led by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore resulted in unexpected findings about high carbohydrate foods that increase blood sugar, known as the glycemic index. The team looked at the glycemic index's effect on cardiovascular disease and diabetes and found that low-glycemic diets did not improve insulin sensitivity or cardiovascular risk factors.

Next-Generation UTI Treatment

University of Michigan Medical School researchers have identified bacterial genes that cause the urinary tract infections (UTIs) to spread. The discovery points the way to a potential new target for treating UTIs, which are a global public health concern mostly affecting women. UTIs lead to lost work time, emergency room visits, and health care spending of $3.5 billion in the United States.

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