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  • WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many primary care doctors feel ill-equipped to discuss cancer treatment options with patients, according to a new study. Researchers surveyed 517 primary care doctors who had 1,077 female patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Doctors were asked if they had...
  • It’s not just about feelings. When physicians fail to show patients compassion, it can have a big impact on their mental and physical health. What can you do when your doctor makes you feel like you’re just another number? Nothing makes a doctor’s visit more discouraging than an unempathetic physician. Whether you’re...
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - When we were told our son had a potentially life-threatening brain tumor, our family was lucky to have world-class doctors and hospitals close to home and health insurance that covered nearly all his medical expenses and prescription drug costs. These resources helped us make a difficult decision...
  • STUDIES SHOW THAT FEMALE DOCTORS TEND TO LISTEN MORE, AND THEIR PATIENTS — BOTH MALE AND FEMALE — TEND TO FARE BETTER. Does gender matter when choosing a doctor? Whether your doctor is male or female could be a matter of life or death, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 580,000 heart patients admitted over...
  • In recent entertainment news, celebrities have talked about the importance of seeking a second medical opinion when you face a serious medical diagnosis. A second opinion allows you to determine if the diagnosis is correct, and it helps you determine if the recommended treatment is optimal for you. If a person is...